Quite a bit to update on, some of it overlapping with my other blog. Firstly, I've completed a scrapbook of our trip over to Germany just before Christmas. I had wanted to go for a long time and we had a great time, just doing a long weekend. I took pics and wrote about it in my main blog, but had decided it would make a lovely subject for a scrapbook. I ordered prints using my credits from Photobox (they are an excellent company), they arrived in the New Year, and I've been waiting for the right moment to get started.


I may have previously mentioned two bottomless Brenda Pinnick kits I bought from QVC about two or three years ago, one Christmas themed, the other more general. Using the general box, I decided to use the 12 x 12 scrapbook. There were lots and lots of matching papers, in various sizes, plus a panoply of brads, ribbons, chipboard shapes and letters, stickers, alphabets and die cut cardboard shapes. Getting it all out meant making a huge mess in the craft room, so once I started on it, I kept going rather than swapping between different activities as I do more often. Having been lavish with the papers and embellishments, I appear to have made no identifiable difference to the box, and in fact when finished, struggled to get it all back in. I also used some papers that I bought a while back for Sarah's 18th - a DCWV stack called "Once upon a Time". The fairytale castles were actually very much like the ones on the Rhine, along with the medieval buildings and general feel, so in some cases these papers were used instead. Along with the photos, I included other mementoes such as our tickets, luggage labels, itinerary, beer mats and so on. I attach some pics of the scrapbook, and a couple of the pages.


Boola, our recently adopted greyhound, celebrated his 10th birthday a couple of weeks ago. He got sent a fabulous card by our nephews (aged 10,8 and 6) featuring popup rabbits they had drawn. I made a card to send them to say thanks, featuring a photo of Boola, with a thought bubble coming out of the side. I layered it up on some paper scraps, added the photo and bubble with foam tape, then rubbed over the top with Rock Candy Stickles. Next, I punched a hole and added a grommet, then threaded through some blue ribbon, with a chipboard star attached that I'd inked and glittered. Photo attached.

          Europe Under-21 Championship: Germany edge out England on penalty to each final   
We have definitely been here before. Southampton’s Nathan Redmond joined the long list of England penalty shootout villains as Germany progressed to the final of the European Under-21 Championship after a thrilling encounter in which Aidy Boothroyd’s side were outplayed for large periods.
          Germany dump Cameroon out of Confederation Cup   
Kerem Demirbay marked his full international debut with a brilliant goal and Timo Werner hit a brace as Germany booked their place in the Confederations Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win against 10-man Cameroon on Sunday, but the game was marred by more Video Assistant Replay (VAR) confusion.
          Record Breaker! Sanchez becomes Chile highest goal scorer   
Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s all-time leading scorer when he grabbed an early goal in their 1-1 draw with Germany at the FIFA Confederations Cup on Thursday in Russia.
          South Wonston film club to show "The Promise"   
THIS month’s film at South Wonston Village Hall will be “A Promise”, a romantic drama set in Germany just before the Great War, starring Rebecca Hall and Alan Rickman.
          Germany Cracks Down On Illegal Speech On Social Media.   
ArmoredDragon writes: German police have raided 36 homes of people accused of using illegal speech on Facebook and Twitter. Much of it was aimed at political speech. According to the article, "Most of the raids concerned politically motivated right-wing incitement, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office, whose officers conducted home searches and interrogations. But the raids also targeted two people accused of left-wing extremist content, as well as one person accused of making threats ...
          Time   

As a tour guide, my work day is never routine. I may have a tour in the morning then nothing for the whole afternoon, as many as three in the one day, or none at all! But I'm always in tour guide mode: walking the streets of Dublin, reminded of the history on every street with every step; a tweet here, a Facebook photo there; a frequent glance at my to do list. Even looking at the time reminds me of work. But in a different way than what you might think.

It's 19.13 now, and I just put on the washing. (Most people would just say 'quarter past seven', but accuracy is a tour guide's calling card / pet peeve, so when I say 'I'll be there in 5 minutes', I mean 5, not 6. Well, ok, not 7, anyway!) This time of the day reminds different people of different events. For some it might mean they've already missed the start of their favourite show. For others, simply that they're overdue for dinner. But for me, for me it reminds me of Jim Larkin and the Lockout in the year 1913.

Having watched Odyssey, the 1997 film today, it inspires me to persevere and keep reading the 'modern' modern dead tree version. And so, feeling a bit Joycean, I wish for you to join me through one day in the life of a tour guide in Dublin:

If I wake up in the morning in Dublin and the Vikings have already established it, t'will not be the most productive day. During my coffee break, I'm enjoying the last century before the Normans come to Ireland, but before I know it they've already built St. Patrick's Cathedral according to my watch. Give or take a minute or two.

"Oh, look it's '1:23'", a girl on Grafton st shares with her friends. I look at my watch. 13.25. Damn! I missed the match. Scotland were playing England on Irish soil. They both lost. Oh, and Ireland lost too.

The start of Irish dinner time. The best time to be in Dublin. No fresh pizza today so should be a longer process than the Irish Houses of Parliament, but hopefully not as complicated.

I try to make sure I'm somewhere else when it's quarter to seven. Ah, sure I'll do a bit of planning for me travels. Little more than half an hour later and I'm already in Germany gift-wrapping some presents for the lads back home.

"Should have thrown out this fruit!" It's rotten. Been here too long. "Wait, sure I only brought it home seven hours ago!" And it drips all over the floor. Some cleanup!

It's 20.13.

The washing must just be finished.

Only took a hundred years.


          igra istine   
Neeeeeeceeeeeeeeemooooooooo u CG evil



sto ne volEte Germany?
          First freight train sets off for China from UK    
First freight train sets off for China from UK
A train loaded with British goods, has started a 12,000 km journey from England to China, opening a regular direct service between the countries.
It pulled away from Stanford-le-Hope in Essex on Monday to arrive in China in three weeks.
Whisky, soft drinks, vitamins, pharmaceuticals and baby products are among the items in 30 containers carried by train.

The locomotive will travel through the Channel Tunnel, and then seven countries - France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan – before arriving on April 27.
The rail journey to China is cheaper than sending freight by air and faster than a voyage by ship, operators say.

The route is part of China’s "one belt, one road" program aimed at reviving the ancient Silk Road trading routes between the East and the West. In January, the first freight train from China arrived in the UK.
"This new rail link with China is another boost for global Britain, following the ancient Silk Road trade route to carry British products around the world,” UK International Trade Minister Greg Hands said, adding that the rail link "shows the huge global demand for quality UK goods.”

The freight service makes London the 15th European city to have a direct rail link with China.
"This is the first export train and just the start of a regular direct service between the UK and China,” said Xubin Feng, chairman of Yiwu Timex Industrial Investment which is organizing the service.
"We have great faith in the UK as an export nation and rail provides an excellent alternative for moving large volumes of goods over long distances faster," he added.
Restoring the Silk Road route was "an important and exciting initiative,” according to Feng.

https://www.rt.com/business/384355-uk-china-freight-train/

The UK’s first-ever freight train for China started its long haul on Monday along a modern-day “Silk Road” trade route, as the UK cements a new golden age of trade with China and prepares to leave the EU.




          Comment on Code Enforcement by david verweire   
the grass next to 1417ford ct was mowed once in a year needs to be mowed again the owners live in Germany an don't speak English this is an on going problem the snakes an other rodents are a problem if something is not done please address this quickly. Some day I would like to square this piece of property so it does not look so vacant thanks Dave verweire 1417ford ct
          Summer Breeze 2017   
Summer Breeze 2017 will take place in Dinkelsbühl, Germany on August 16-19, 2017. Kreator, Amon Amarth and Asphyx are among the bands that will perform at Summer Breeze 2017 festival.
          Party.San Metal Open Air 2016   
Party.San Metal Open Air 2016 will take place in Schlotheim, Flugplatz Obermehler, Germany on August 11-13, 2016. Carcass, At The Gates and Sodom are among the bands that will perform at Party.San Metal Open Air 2016 festival.
          Death Feast 2015   
Death Feast 2015 will take place at Stadionstraße 88 56626 Andernach, 56626 Andernach, Germany on September 10-12, 2015. Asphyx, Nile and Suffocation are among the bands that will perform at the Death Feast 2015 festival.
          Karlie Buffalo Ultra Führleine - Braun/Hellbraun 15 mm / 200 cm   
69,90 EUR
Buffalo Ultra - eine elegante, gen?hte F?hrleine mit neuartigen Aluminium-Karabinerhaken. Die F?hrleine ist vielseitig verwendbar durch ihre 3-fache Verstellbarkeit. Aufgrund einer speziellen Scotchgard Behandlung ist das verwendete B?ffelleder unempfindlich und Wasser abweisend. Eine zus?tzliche Nyloneinlage sorgt f?r Stabilit?t und Rei?festigkeit. Die F?hrleine ist mit weichem Futterleder unterlegt und angenehm zu halten. Made in Germany. .Sehen Sie sich als Erg?nzung zu diesem Artikel das passende Halsband an! Die Buffalo Ultra Halsb?nder sind stufenlos verstellbar und mit einem Alu-Schnellverschluss ausgestattet, was sie zu einer wirklichen Innovation macht!Farbe: Braun/Hellbraun Gesamtl?nge: 200 cm Breite: 15 mm

          NEGARA PALING BERSIH DI DUNIA   
Daftar ini dibuat oleh ahli lingkungan dari universitas Yale dan Univ Colombia dengan menggunakan EPI (Environmental Performance Index):

1. Switzerland

2. Sweden.

3. Norway

4. Finland

5. Costa Rica

6. Austria

7. New Zeland

8. Latvia

9. Colombia

10. France

11. Island

12. Canada



13. Germany



14. UK

15. Slovenia

16. Lithuania

17. Slovakia

18. Portugal

19. Estonia

20. Croatia



          [NEW PIC] Bill Kaulitz & Mira Wiesinger - ICON Magazine Interview Backstage [Berlin, Germany - 28.06.2017]   




          [NEW PIC] Bill & Tom Kaulitz with Verena Rosenkranz - Berlin, Germany [28.06.2017]   



          Karlie Buffalo Ultra Halsband - Schwarz/Hellbeige 15 mm / 30-45 cm   
34,95 EUR
Das ganz neue Buffalo Ultra Halsband ist ein elegantes, gen?htes und in der Form neuartiges Halsband mit Alu-Steckschnalle. Es ist stufenlos verstellbar, was bei Lederhalsb?ndern eine echte Innovation ist, dieses Gebrauchsmuster hat sich der Hersteller Karlie gesch?tzt. ? Dank des Steckverschlusses aus Alu bietet sich bei diesem Halsband eine schnelle und leichte Verschlussm?glichkeit, wie es bislang nur bei Nylonhalsb?ndern m?glich war. Aufgrund einer speziellen Scotchgard Behandlung ist das verwendete echte B?ffelleder unempfindlich und Wasser abweisend. Eine zus?tzliche Nyloneinlage sorgt f?r Stabilit?t und Rei?festigkeit. Durch das unterlegte weiche Futterleder ist das Halsband angenehm f?r den Hund zu tragen. Made in Germany. .L?nge verstellbar ca. von 30 bis 45 cm Breite: 15 mm Farbe: Schwarz/Hellbeige

          William Manchester: The Reasonable Warrior   
“War is literally unreasonable,” wrote the author, biographer and historian William Manchester in his 1979 Pacific combat memoir Goodbye, Darkness.
“Today’s youth cannot understand it; mine, I suppose, was the last generation to believe audacity in combat is a virtue. And I don’t know why we believed it. The mystery troubled me and baffled me, for some of my actions in the early 1940s make no sense to me now.
“On Okinawa, on Saturday, June 2, 1945, I suffered a superficial gunshot wound just above my right kneecap and was ship back to a field hospital. Mine was what we called a ‘million-dollar wound.’ Although I could hear the Long Toms in the distance, I was warm, dry and safe. My machismo was intact; I was simply hors de combat.
“The next day I heard that my regiment was going to land behind enemy lines on Oroku Penisula. I left my cot, jumped hospital, hitchhiked to the front and made the landing on Monday.
“Why had I returned to terror? To be sure, I had been gung ho at the outbreak of war. But I had quickly become a summer soldier and a sunshine patriot. I was indifferent toward rank, and I certainly sought no glory. ‘We owe God a death,” wrote Shakespeare. So we do, but I hoped God would extend my line of credit indefinitely. I was very young. I hadn’t published a short story, fathered a child or even slept with a girl. And because I am possessed, like most writers, by an intense curiosity, I wanted to stick around until, at the very least, I knew which side had won the war.
“So, craftily, I became the least intrepid of warriors, a survivor, not a hero, more terrier than lion. If there was a coward’s way, I took it. The word hero, to me, is redolent of Nelson Eddy in his Smokey Bear hat, with Jeanette McDonald shrieking in his ear, or of John Wayne being booed in a Hawaiian hospital by an audience of wounded Marines from Iwo Jima and Okinawa, men who had macho acts, in a phrase of the day, up their asses to their armpits.
“To be sure, I was not an inept fighter. I was lean and hard and tough and proud. I had tremendous reserves of stamina. I never bolted. I was a crack shot. I had a shifty, shambling run, and a lovely eye for defilade — for what the Duke of Wellington called ‘dead ground,’ that is, a spot shielded from flat-trajectory enemy fire by a natural obstacle, like a tree or a rock — coupled with a good sense of direction and a better sense of ground. To this day, I check emergency exits immediately after registering in a hotel, and in bars you will find me occupying a corner table, with my flanks secure.
“But that was the sum of my military skills. I had walked through the valley of the shadow of death and had been terribly frightened. Afterward, those few of us in my unit who had survived received a document from Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal citing us for ‘gallantry,’ ‘valor,’ ‘tenacity’ and ‘extraordinary heroism against enemy Japanese forces,’ but those shining words didn’t really apply to me. Indeed, at times it seemed that they applied to no one except the dead. I agreed with Hemingway: ‘Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the number of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates.’
“For us, they had been Buna and Suribachi; the Kokoda Trail and Tarawa; the First Marine Division and the Eleventh Airborne; the Kumusi and the Asa Kawa; December 7, 1941, and V-J Day. I honored them while hating the whole red and ragged business of war.”
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Manchester, who had harrowing experiences as a Marine in World War II, was an eloquent and even compassionate writer with a determined honesty, and yet a blind spot.
Reading his memoir, you find it easy to spot a theme that constantly reappears. It’s that the concerns and fates and white male warriors are the only things that really matter, and that their extreme sacrifices somehow sanctified that principle. Only his band of brothers and their fathers were fully real existentially. All others were somewhat shadowy figures who owed them gratitude.
By 1979, Manchester felt himself to be someone whom time was passing by. And he was right. It was and it has. A growing awareness of justice has entirely swept his worldview away, leaving the reader to admire him, yes, but also to feel a little embarrassed for him. But how few of us manage not to embarrass our descendants.
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“War monuments have never stirred me,” Manchester wrote. “They are like the reconstructed buildings at Colonial Williamsburg, or elaborate reproductions of great paintings; no matter how deft the execution, they are essentially counterfeit.
“In addition, they are usually beautiful and in good taste, whereas combat is neither. Before the war I thought that Hemingway, by stripping battle narratives of their ripe prose, was describing the real thing. Afterward I realized that he had simply replaced traditional overstatement with romantic understatement.
“War is never understated. Combat as I saw it was exorbitant, outrageous, excruciating and above all tasteless, perhaps because the number of fighting men who had read Hemingway or Remarque was a fraction of those who had seen B movies about bloodshed. If a platoon leader had watched Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Errol Flynn, Victor McLaglen, John Wayne or Gary Cooper leap recklessly about, he was likely to follow his role model.
“In crises, most people are imitative. Soldiers received ‘Dear John’ letters copied from those quoted in the press. The minority who avoid Hollywood paradigms were, like me, people who watched fewer B movies than we had read books. That does not mean we were better soldiers and citizens. We certainly weren’t braver. I do think that our optics were clearer, however — that what we saw was closer to the truth because we weren’t looking through MGM or RKO prisms.”
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Manchester’s already passé notions about gender roles mixed with melancholy about humanity’s fate when he visited Tinian, the island from which, on the late afternoon of Aug. 6, 1945, the B-29 named Enola Gay took off to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
“There is an air of forbidding stillness on the isle, a desolation unmatched in, say, rebuilt Hiroshima,” Manchester wrote. “This is where the nuclear shadow first appeared. I feel forlorn, alienated, wholly without empathy for the men who did what they did. This was not my war. In my war, a single fighter with one rifle could make a difference, however infinitesimal, in the struggle against the Axis. It was here that the role of men as protectors began to fade until women, seeing how much it had diminished, left their own traditional roleas behind and shouldered their way upward.”
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The bored Marines stood at attention, listening to Buck Rogers describe homosexual sex acts.
Manchester recalled that his captain, “Buck” Rogers, would read aloud from Navy courts-martial arising from sexual indiscretions.
“As unsubtly as possible, we were being warned that no matter how horny we got, we couldn’t go down on each other,” Manchester wrote. “It mystified us. Youth is more sophisticated today, but in our innocence we knew almost nothing about homosexuality.”
“There was so much excitement (and apocrypha about) heterosexuality that we seldom gave homosexuality a second thought. Had we been told that practitioners of oral sodomy wanted to live together openly, with the approval of society, and insisted on being called ‘gay,’ we would have guffawed. That just wasn’t one of the rights we were fighting to protect. We weren’t exactly prejudiced. It was, literally, mindlessness. We hadn’t thought about it. That didn’t make it unique. We weren’t fighting for the emancipation of housewives, either, or for the right of blacks, who performed menial, if safe, tasks far behind the lines, to bleed alongside us. Like most soldiers in most wars, we were fighting for status quo ante bellum. And like the others, we were doomed to disappointment.”
All those bored Marines knew were that perverts were guys who lisped and longed to put on a dress. “Therefore the other NCOs and I laughed when our sergeant major told us, in a drunken moment (and an unusual one, because liquor was generally reserved for officers; enlisted men, including sergeants, got beer), that he had slept with men. Mike Powers was in the regular Marine Corps, a professional soldier; he had served in Nicaragua, Haiti and on Gibraltar. It was on Gibraltar that he had, by his soused account, violated Chapter Two Specification Seventeen almost nightly. His lovers had been civilians, he said, some of them distinguished European civilians.”
Powers told them that when he retired, he planned to write a book calledFamous Cocks I Have Sucked.
“We didn’t take him seriously, partly because in the Marine Corps there was a constant rivalry to see who could be coarsest,” Manchester wrote. “His behavior was in many ways regrettable, but always in macho ways which, we thought, were the exact opposite of homosexuality. Six feet two, blond and virile, he was heavily muscled and deep voiced.”
Powers was tough and brave, but he had a flaw in combat. “Our strutting, bullying, powerfully built sergeant major just couldn’t stand the strain of concentrated enemy shellfire,” Manchester said. “He could take small-arms fire, and once he demolished a Nambu light-machine-gun nest with a hand grenade. But artillery turned his bowels to water.”
And so one night, when the firing stopped after a sustained attack from 81-millimeter mortar shells, Powers cracked up. The Marines knew that the silence was a tactic to draw them out in the open so they could relieve themselves, at which point they’d be caught in a fresh fusillade. Powers began ranting and yelling and ordering a charge that would have gotten them all killed, so Manchester was forced to relieve Powers and get him to a battalion aid station.
Manchester never saw Powers again, but he learned Powers’ fate much later, when Manchester, bedridden in a naval hospital, heard the officer of the day describe the court martial of one Michael J. Powers. Powers had been caught having oral sex with the young medical corpsman who had soothed and befriended him when Manchester left him at the aid station. And he’d been sentenced to 85 years in Portsmouth Naval Prison for it.
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One perverse irony of war, Manchester found, is how it sanctifies bloody disasters while underrating undramatic military victories.
“Time (magazine) trumpeted the defense of the American tactics: ‘Last week some 2,000 or 3,000 United States Marines, most of them now dead or wounded, gave the nation a name to stand beside those of … the Alamo, Little Big Horn and Belleau Wood. The name was Tarawa,’” Manchester wrote. As a sergeant, he’d been in the middle of that 76-hour battle in which roughly 6,400 Japanese, Koreans and Americans died, mostly on and around the small coral island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll.
“That made everyone on Betio stand tall, but it deserves second thoughts. The Alamo and Little Big Horn were massacres for Americans, and the Fifth and Sixth Marines had been cut to pieces in Belleau Wood. Time’s comment may be attributed to a curious principle which seems to guide those who write of titanic battles. The longer the casualty lists — the vaster the investment in blood — the greater the need to justify the slain. Thus the fallen are honored by hallowing the names of the places were they fell, thus writers enshrine in memory the Verduns, the Passchendaeles, the Dunkirks and the Iwo Jimas, while neglecting decisive struggles in which the loss of life was small.
“At the turn of the 18thcentury, the Duke of Marlborough led 10 successful, relatively bloodless campaigns on the Continent, after which he was hounded into exile by his political enemies. In World War I, Douglas Haig butchered the flower of England’s youth on the Somme and in Flanders without winning a single victory. He was raised to the peerage and awarded 100,000 pounds by a grateful Parliament...”
“Similarly, in World War II, Anzio and Peleliu are apotheosized, though neither contributed to the defeat of Germany and Japan, while the capture of Ulithi, one of the Pacific’s finest anchorages, is unsung since the enemy had evacuated it, and Hollandia, (Gen. Douglas) MacArthur’s greatest triumph in that war, is forgotten because the general’s genius outfoxed the Japanese and limited his losses to a handful of GIs.
“In the Pacific, we received ‘pony’ editions — reduced in size, with no ads — of Time and the New Yorker. The comparison of Tarawa with great battles of the past didn’t impress most of us; we saw it for what it was: wartime propaganda designed to boost the morale of subscribers, a sophisticated version of the rhapsodies about the Glorious Dead who had Given Their All, making the Supreme Sacrifice. Our sympathies were with those who protested the high casualties.”
From his vantage point on the battlefield, Manchester immediately saw through military myth-making, but years would pass before he could bring himself to cast a cold eye on other hypocrisies of war. “At the time it was impolitic to pay the slightest tribute to the enemy, and Nip determination, their refusal to say die, was commonly attributed to ‘fanaticism,’” he recalled. “In retrospect, it is indistinguishable from heroism. To call it anything less cheapens the victory, for American valor was necessary to defeat it.”
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Memory was Manchester’s thing. He remembered sights like this: “You could always tell whether men were moving up or coming off the line. Usually those coming off had samurai swords jutting from their packs. And they had a different look — dull, sightless eyes showing the strain, misery, shock, sleeplessness and, in veteran fighters, the supreme indifference of young men who have lost their youth and will never recover it. The Spanish poet Frederico Garcio Lorca caught their expressions. They had ‘sad infinite eyes, like those of a newborn beast of burden.’”
Manchester remembered, even as he watched others forget. “When a man reaches his late fifties almost any change empties him a little,” he wrote. “It is disconcerting to feel quaint.”
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Thirty-five years after the war, Manchester ticked off the Marines he had known well and seen killed.
“Shiloh Davidson II, Williams ’44, a strong candidate for his family’s stock exchange seat, crawled out on a one-man twilight patrol up Sugar Loaf. He had just cleared our wire when a Nambu burst eviscerated him. Thrown back, he was caught on improvised wire. The only natural light came from the palest wash of moon, but the Japs illuminated that side of the hill all night with their green flares. There was no way that any of us could reach Shiloh, so he hung there, screaming for his mother, until about 4:30 in the morning, when he died.
“After the war, I visited his mother. She had heard, on a Gabriel Heatter broadcast, that the Twenty-ninth was assaulting Sugar Loaf. She had spent the night on her knees, praying for her son. She said to me, ‘God didn’t answer my prayers.’ I said, ‘He didn’t answer any of mine.’’
Recalling Okinawa, Manchester wrote, “I was in the midst of satanic madness: I knew it. I wanted to return to sanity: I couldn’t. All one could do, it seemed to me, was to stop combat from breaking you in half, to keep going until you reached the other side of your immediate objective, hoping it would be different from this side while knowing all the time, with the weary cynicism of the veteran, that it would be exactly the same. It was in this mood that we scapegoated all cases of combat fatigue — my father’s generation of infantrymen had called it ‘shell shock’ — because we felt that those so diagnosed were taking the dishonorable way out. We were all psychotic, inmates of the greatest madhouse in history, but staying on the line was a matter of pride. Pride was important to young men then. Today it is derided as machismo. But without that macho spirit, California and Australia would have been invaded long before this final battle.”

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          Siemens to Buy Oilfield Equipment Maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 Billion   

HOUSTON -- German electronics and engineering company Siemens has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion. Under the dealaannounced early Monday in Germany, Siemensawill pay $83 a share for Dresser-Rand. Dresser Rand's market capitalization is $6.12 billion. The deal includes assumption of debt. Shares of Dresser-Rand rose 2.2% in premarket trading to $81.65. Siemensasaid in a statement that Dresser-Rand's portfolio of compressors, steam and gas turbines and engines complements itsaexisting offerings mainly in the growing global oil and gas and power generation businesses. a

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          Comment on County Sheriff Bill Masters Celebrates Three Decades with the Department by drh   
The most important tools to a free people, in this day, are guns, drugs, information and communication. They are necessities and natural, universal human rights. The means and methods of their liberation and acquisition from an adversary or predator are not subject to any restraints or limitations." "Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves." ~ Henry David Thoreau "When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw." -- Nelson Mandela "Whoever lays his hand on me to govern me is a usurper and tyrant, and I declare him my enemy." -- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon See Law Enforcement Against Prohibition at http://www.leap.cc "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual." -- Thomas Jefferson This is NOT a nation of LAWS. This is a nation of FREEDOM, where one's propriety is determined, ultimately, by PEER REVIEW. Nazi Germany was a nation of LAWS - and everything Hitler did was legal. If you are UNWILLING to break a bad law, you are a fool and a threat to all free people. And if you are UNABLE to break a bad law, you will have discovered why.
          WATCH: Germany-Mexico predictions   
The FC guys discuss the storylines ahead of Germany's Confederations Cup semifinal against Mexico and predict who will come out on top.
          Chicharito calls for Gold Cup type effort   
Chicharito believes Mexico will need a similar effort to their Gold Cup performances to defeat Germany.
          Grosjean Tercepat, Alonso Terpuruk   

BARCELONA – Sesi tes kedua di Sirkuit Katalunya, menampilkan kejutan di mana driver Lotus, Romain Grosjean tampil tercepat. Tapi bagi para fans Ferrari, sepertinya mesti gigit jari lantaran Fernando Alonso, tampil buruk dan hanya menempati posisi 11.
 
Dari 88 lap yang dijalani, Grosjean mencatat waktu tercepat 1 menit 22,716 detik. Di tempat kedua, disusul Jenson Button di kokpit McLaren, dengan torehan waktu 1 menit 23,181 detik dari 72 lap yang dilahapnya.
 
Pilot asal Venezuela di mobil Williams, Pastor Maldonado, juga jadi kejutan berikutnya sebagai pembalap tercepat ketiga. Menghabiskan tiga lap lebih banyak dari Button, Maldonado menempuh waktu paling cepat, 1 menit 23,628 detik.
 
Duo driver asal Jerman, Sebastian Vettel dan Nico Hulkenberg, masing-masing menghuni tercepat keempat dan kelima. Sang juara bertahan menorehkan waktu 1 menit 23,743 detik, sementara Hulkenberg di kokpit Sauber mendulang 1 menit 23,744 detik sebagai catatan tercepatnya dalam 79 lap.
 
Alonso yang sedianya tampil di ‘rumah sendiri’, malah terpuruk dan terlempar dari 10 besar. Pembalap utama tim kuda jingkrak itu meski melintasi sirkuit lebih dari 100 putaran, hanya sanggup mengumpulkan waktu tercepat, 1 menit 27,878 detik.
 
Hasil Lengkap Sesi Tes Katalunya Hari Kedua:
1. Romain Grosjean France Lotus-Renault 1min 22.716secs 88 laps
2. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1min 23.181secs 72 laps
3. Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Williams-Renault 1min 23.628secs 75 laps
4. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1min 23.743secs 65 laps
5. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Sauber-Ferrari 1min 23.744secs 79 laps
6. Adrian Sutil Germany Force India-Mercedes 1min 24.215secs 62 laps
7. Daniel Ricciardo Australia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1min 25.483secs 61 laps
8. Max Chilton Britain Marussia-Cosworth 1min 25.598secs 75 laps
9. Giedo van der Garde Holland Caterham-Renault 1min 26.316secs 48 laps
10. Nico Rosberg Mercedes Mercedes-Mercedes 1min 26.655secs 120 laps
11. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari-Ferrari 1min 27.878secs 102 laps.
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          Albany Hangover Half Marathon - 01-01-10   
This little halfie was hard to locate on the internet but my friend Mary Karen told me it existed - and it did. A few months back, I e-mailed the president of the running club in Albany, NY for the information about this half-marathon and he responded by saying it was very low-key, started on the Albany Univeristy campus at noon, and the more the merrier. (sounds like my kind of event)


Getting ready for the starting signal

Per usual, last week brought a nice sinus infection and a series of migraines that made me feel right at home. I can't remember a race that I've been 100%, so this one was no exception.

My father-in-law had decided to run with us quite a few months ago. When we arrived in the area two days before the race, he attempted to talk his way out of it (claiming he was sick with a horrible cold.) I threw the gauntlet down as fast as you can say...... well, pretty fast. NO WAY, sir, THERE WILL BE NO USING THAT CARD ON ME - you're running this race. He did!


Bill getting psyched for 13.1 miles of fun

We met Mary Karen at 11am for registration. The ambiance of this pre-race locale was great - a fantastic way to start the year. I plopped my $5 registration on the desk and managed a quick visit with my kids and husband before making the way to the start.



Mary Karen looking so happy at the start - isn't she cute?

I had promised Mary Karen and Bill that my goal was to complete this event together. Starting my garmin at the starting bell and we were off to a great 11 minute mile pace. The route was a complex five-loop course that was enjoyably hilly. (odd, right?) No, seriously, it was hilly but not unbearable - the kind of hills that you don't really notice until they are just about done (except for that last one that was about .4 miles from the end....)

We were card-holding members of the "back of the pack club" (PROUD BACKPACKERS UNITE!!!) but that did not prevent me from striking up conversations with some other runners. (MK and Bill made fun of me for this, but I think that they just were jealous that I met a really cool lady (Nora) - turns out that she was a Rotary Exchange student to Germany the year after Kari and I were in Belgium..... enough said! She got the whole story and won herself a Road to Paris pin.) btw - we also had a wonderful conversation about Born to Run (and I know the book review must be next - and it will)

In the end, the memorable moment of this race will be the inner strength that Mary Karen found when she hit the wall at mile 11.5. She impressed me with her determination.These are the moments that people miss when they run alone  -  they are ot lost on me. I loved that I had the chance to run this event with her and my father-in-law.....good stuff.


My #1 fans!

Got home a few hours ago and got to work on my next half-marathon plans. (Williamsburg, VA on February 28th)   Keeping with my goal to run with as many friends as possible, I was elated to find out that my very dear friend Francine and her daughter Bailey (residents of Williamsburg) will be running their first half-marathon with me.....can you say PSYCHED????

Happy New Year - and be sure to get out there and run.


          playing with zigs   
Hi friends. It's been awhile, eh? When we last "spoke" I was heading to MI to be with my Mom who wasn't feeling well. Well that journey took a few turns ending with her passing peacefully on my birthday. Then there was Dad to get settled in his "new normal". And now I find myself in my "new normal" - back in Germany with my head in MI half the time AND with my baby graduated from high school!

Thought I'd share a series of cards I made before all hell broke loose in my life. I had been having a play with my Zig markers...and some fantasy coloring...


flower stamp
sentiment stamp

It feels nice to be back. Haven't quite made it to my craft room yet, but I will. I've missed you all. (Thank you to those who sent wonderful cards to cheer Mom up or comfort me and Dad when she passed - Shirley, Darnell, Ruth, Amy T, Bev, Shery, Cornelia, Bonnie ... and any others I'm forgetting. You're the best!)
          All against Seb   
Mid season. 9 races to go. 

Yet "The Finger" still leads by 4 races.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing

A glimmer of hope. Everybody is catching up.

A red car scored the most points in the last 3 races.

A silver car took Germany. 

A glimmer of hope indeed as a Spaniard hitches a ride with an Australian in an English-based team owned by an Austrian and powered by a French V8.

(image from f1fanatic.co.uk)
All against Seb.
          Transition to a Sustainable Commons Society   
Recorded at the 4th International Degrowth Conference 2014 in Leipzig Germany September 5th Speaker Michel Bauwens Degrowth will only be possible by changing the artificial scarcity-based design practices and engineering of the for-profit sector and by removing the incentive to externalize the true production costs in terms of matter and energy. A commons-oriented approach should […]
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          In Search of a Candidate - Who'll lead the SPD in next year's election? | People    
Officially, the Social Democrats say they're going to wait to name their candidate for chancellor in the 2013 Bundestag election. But grass ... tags: Bundestag_electioncandidate_for_chancellordeutsche_welleGabrielGermanyMerkelpeople_politicsIn Search of a Candidate - Who'll lead the SPD in next year's election? | People
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          The Social Democrats and their Candidate for Chancellor | People    
Germany's Social Democrats have thoroughly overhauled their platform, and chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrck is giving it to voters ... tags: chancellordeutsche_wellemerkelpeople_politicsspdsteinbrückThe Social Democrats and their Candidate for Chancellor | People
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          Far Behind - Chancellor Candidate Peer Steinbrück | People    
All the recent opinion polls reveal that Peer Steinbrck and his Social Democrats are trailing the governing Christian Democrats. Now ... tags: deutsche_welledwgermanypeople_politicspollssocial_democratsspdFar Behind - Chancellor Candidate Peer Steinbrück | People
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          Germany Votes - Merkel Forever? | Quadriga   
The German election campaign is entering its final phase. None of the parties has identified the issues that can really excite the voters ... tags: bundestagcdudeutsche_welledwelectiongermanymerkelGermany Votes - Merkel Forever? | Quadriga
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          Germany Goes to the Polls - Interests and Positions Compared | Made in Germany   
In the run-up to federal elections, the interests of entrepreneurs are on a collision course with those of their employees. Who should pay ... tags: costsdeutsche_welledweconomicselectionsenergygermanyGermany Goes to the Polls - Interests and Positions Compared | Made in Germany
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          Germany: Grossenbroder Strand   
360° panorama by Marc Gruber .
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          Germany: Grossenbroder Strand   
360° panorama by Marc Gruber .
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          Germany: Ostsee Heiligenhafen MS 4HAI   
360° panorama by Marc Gruber .
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          Germany: Ostsee Heiligenhafen 1   
360° panorama by Marc Gruber .
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          Germany: Ostsee Heiligenhafen 3   
360° panorama by Marc Gruber .
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          Germany: Meereszentrum Fehmarn   
360° panorama by Marc Gruber .
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          Germany: Ostsee Burgstaaken U-Boot U-11   
360° panorama by Marc Gruber .
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Dieses U-Boot wurde von 1966 bis 1968 in den Howaldtswerken Kiel gebaut und gehörte bis 1998 dem 1. U-Bootgeschwader an. Danach erfolgte die Verlegung nach Eckernförde. Zur Zeit des "Kalten Krieges" war das Boot bis Mitte der achtziger Jahre als reines Küstenunterseeboot zum Schutz von Seeverbindungswegen und für die Abwehr von Angriffen gegen die Küsten des eigenen Territoriums eingesetzt. Von 1987 bis 1988 wurde es zu einem Zweihüllenboot umgebaut, d.h. es bekam im Bereich des Druckkörpers eine zweite Hülle, die es bei eventuellen Torpedotreffern schützen sollte. Mit dem Umbau erhielt die Deutsche Marine das bislang einzige Unterwasserzielboot für U-Boote, Überwasserschiffe und Flugzeuge innerhalb der NATO, das seine Leistungsfähigkeit bei nationalen und internationalen Manövern und Übungen immer wieder eindrucksvoll unter Beweis stellen konnte. Während der gesamten 35 Jahre legte die "U-11" in 2140 Seetagen rund 177900 Seemeilen zurück. Text von : http://www.ostsee-u-boot.de/index_de.php
          Germany: Ostsee Burgstaaken U-Boot U-11   
360° panorama by Marc Gruber .
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Dieses U-Boot wurde von 1966 bis 1968 in den Howaldtswerken Kiel gebaut und gehörte bis 1998 dem 1. U-Bootgeschwader an. Danach erfolgte die Verlegung nach Eckernförde. Zur Zeit des "Kalten Krieges" war das Boot bis Mitte der achtziger Jahre als reines Küstenunterseeboot zum Schutz von Seeverbindungswegen und für die Abwehr von Angriffen gegen die Küsten des eigenen Territoriums eingesetzt. Von 1987 bis 1988 wurde es zu einem Zweihüllenboot umgebaut, d.h. es bekam im Bereich des Druckkörpers eine zweite Hülle, die es bei eventuellen Torpedotreffern schützen sollte. Mit dem Umbau erhielt die Deutsche Marine das bislang einzige Unterwasserzielboot für U-Boote, Überwasserschiffe und Flugzeuge innerhalb der NATO, das seine Leistungsfähigkeit bei nationalen und internationalen Manövern und Übungen immer wieder eindrucksvoll unter Beweis stellen konnte. Während der gesamten 35 Jahre legte die "U-11" in 2140 Seetagen rund 177900 Seemeilen zurück. Text von : http://www.ostsee-u-boot.de/index_de.php
          Germany: Ostsee Burgstaaken U-Boot U-11   
360° panorama by Marc Gruber .
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Dieses U-Boot wurde von 1966 bis 1968 in den Howaldtswerken Kiel gebaut und gehörte bis 1998 dem 1. U-Bootgeschwader an. Danach erfolgte die Verlegung nach Eckernförde. Zur Zeit des "Kalten Krieges" war das Boot bis Mitte der achtziger Jahre als reines Küstenunterseeboot zum Schutz von Seeverbindungswegen und für die Abwehr von Angriffen gegen die Küsten des eigenen Territoriums eingesetzt. Von 1987 bis 1988 wurde es zu einem Zweihüllenboot umgebaut, d.h. es bekam im Bereich des Druckkörpers eine zweite Hülle, die es bei eventuellen Torpedotreffern schützen sollte. Mit dem Umbau erhielt die Deutsche Marine das bislang einzige Unterwasserzielboot für U-Boote, Überwasserschiffe und Flugzeuge innerhalb der NATO, das seine Leistungsfähigkeit bei nationalen und internationalen Manövern und Übungen immer wieder eindrucksvoll unter Beweis stellen konnte. Während der gesamten 35 Jahre legte die "U-11" in 2140 Seetagen rund 177900 Seemeilen zurück. Text von : http://www.ostsee-u-boot.de/index_de.php
          Germany: Meereszentrum Fehmarn   
360° panorama by Marc Gruber .
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          Bulgaria to press EU over 'double standards' in food products   
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has found that food products sold by multinational companies in the country contained different ingredients to identical-brand products sold in Austria and Germany, and said it would press the European Union to tackle this "double standard".

          4/4 バイオリン Karl Hofner #225 Germany label 超美品   
4/4 バイオリン Karl Hofner #225 Germany…
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          The Warhound and the World's Pain   
The first stop on my long journey into Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion saga is his short novel. The War Hound and the World's Pain. Although written more than a decade after the first Elric novel, Moorcock himself now suggests it and the following books in the Von Bek series as the best starting point for getting a handle on the whole Eternal Champion thing.

The main character (I hesitate to use the word hero for any Moorcock book) is Ulrich von Bek. Son of a learned nobleman, he rejected his father and family by first becoming a soldier and, later on, a mercenary for hire. The novel opens towards the end of the Thirty Years War, with Europe in general and Germany in particular largely torn apart by the long, violent clash between nations. Ulrich (whose similarity in name to Elric is certainly purposeful) is battle-weary at this point. We see him travelling across a devastated landscape looking for temporary sanctuary before joining yet another conflict.

Ulrich stumbles across an ancient castle. Lacking any guards, he first thinks it empty and helps himself to a nice bed and some food. But it isn’t long before he discovers Sabrina, a beautiful raven-haired woman he instantly falls for. After a wild night of debauchery, Sabrina openly admits to being a slave for Lucifer and that she’s being used to help arrange a meeting between Ulrich and her master. Ulrich thinks Sabrina, despite her intelligence and beauty, might be a bit crazy. Or at least her master might be. Curious, he decides to play along to see what will happen.

The Lucifer he meets, as it turns out, is quite real. But this Lucifer is not the stereotypical fire-and-brimstone devil. There’s no pitchfork, no horns, no tail. Ulrich walks into the fallen angel’s private study and finds “Seated at the table and apparently reading a book...the most wonderful being I had ever seen. I became light-headed. My body refused any commands. I found myself bowing” (34). This description sits closer to the descriptions we see of Angels in the Bible than it does to the stereotypical descriptions of demons and devils. Which makes sense since Lucifer is, after all, an Angel God kicked out of heaven. The portrayal here reminds me of Lucifer as Neil Gaiman portrays him in his Sandman series, and, of course Mike Carey’s spinoff comic book series Lucifer. It would not surprise me to find out that this novel was an influence on both writers. Lucifer has a deal for Ulrich.

Since Ulrich has spent most of his life bringing war to the world, Ulrich’s soul belongs fully to Lucifer. The fallen angel vows to release Ulrich’s soul on the condition that Ulrich locate the Holy Grail. Lucifer believes it to hold the secret to the cure for the world’s pain and through its use hopes to both bring mankind eternal happiness and reclaim his own place in heaven at God’s side. Despite the being’s obvious power, Ulrich remains dubious that this could be the one and only Lucifer. So the demon takes the warrior on a whilrwind tour of hell, showing him everything from bored spirits to tormented souls. Ulrich accepts Lucifer’s deal, on the one condition that Sabrina’s soul be released as well if he succeeds. The quest takes Ulrich across war-torn Europe and deep into forgotten mystical lands. Along the way he acquires a companion, a not-too-bright East European warrior named Sedenko who pledges his life to help Ulrich. He also meets Groot, a strange mystic who holds the key to the Grail’s location. These two very different companions represent two different ways of looking at the world---Sedenko’s being filled with supersition and mistrust while Groot holds tight to ideas of mysticism and idealism. The two of them have several disagreements throughout the tale. Discouraged about there progress, at one point Ulrich asks, “What’s the use?”

Groot replies, “Because we are alive, I suppose, Captain von Bek. Because we have no choice but to hope to make it better, through our own designs.” “The world is the world,” said Sedenko. “We cannot change it. That is for God to do”.“Perhaps he thinks it is for us to do,” said Groot quietly. 156

This last line is key to the ideas of free will and taking responsibility, two of the great themes of this book.





But this is also an adventure story, and what would an adventure be without a villain? Early in his journey Ulrich meets a man named Klosterheim. A former valiant knight who also once sought the grail, Klosterheim now serves a demon of hell hoping to take advantage of Lucifer’s failure and usurp control of both Hell and Earth. Groot tells us:



...should Lucifer be defeated, there will be a wild carelessness come upon Creation and it will be the end of the world, indeed. There will be no single Anti-Christ, though Klosterheim could be said to represent them all. There will be open warfare, in every region, between Heaven and Hell. It will be Armageddon, gentlemen, as has been predicted. Mankind will perish. And I believe, no matter what the Christian Bible predicts, that the outcome will be uncertain. 151

When Ulrich first meets Klosterheim he is little more than a gang-leader controlling a handful of vagabonds. But by the end he is a true threat, reigning over a vast army of men, demons and undead eager to stop Ulrich from fulfilling his quest. Because this is a heroic tale Ulrich does ultimately find the Grail and sees it for what it is---a simple clay pot. In a final confrontation between himself and Klosterheim, Ulrich holds the Grail out towards Klosterheim’s blood-hungry horde.


I held the Grail up high. No shining came out of it. No music came out if it. No great event took place. It remained what it was: a small clay pot.Yet, here and there in the ranks of Hell, pairs of eyes became transfixed. The looked. And a certain sort of peace came upon the faces of those who looked....They were falling to their knees. The were dismounting from their beasts. Even the most grotesque of them was transfixed by the clay pot. 175-176


The evil warriors defeated, Ulrich travels back to the castle to give the Grail to Lucifer and end his quest. Ulrich finds Lucifer not a champion but a being given a new task.



I am charged to bring Reason and Humanity into the world and thus discover a Cure for the World’s Pain. I am charged to understand the nature of this cup. When I understand its nature and mankind understands its nature, we shall both be redeemed...Your destiny is yours. Your lives are your own....You are at the beginning of a new age for Man. Man, whether he be Christian or pagan, must learn to rule himself, to understand himself, to take responsibility for himself. There can be no Armageddon now. If Man is destroyed, he shall have destroyed himself.



So we are to live without aid? Sabrina asks.


“And without hindrance," Lucifer replied. 180


Like all great stories, while the tale of Ulrich ends here it plants the seeds for another story. At this ending I couldn’t help but think what would come next of humanity and I see with interest that the next volume in the series takes place in Europe in the late 1700’s----after the influence of the Age of Reason stirred populations in colonial America and Europe to revolt against the long-held power of the royal families .



Overall the book is a mix of (sometimes heavy-handed) philosophy and action, so basically I loved it. It explores some high-minded thoughts you don’t always see in fantasy---or even traditional fiction----very often. I was also quite surprised by how much I liked Ulrich as a character. While Elric with his constant hand-wringing and wanting to change the established order is certainly a interesting I can’t say I’ve ever liked him. Ulrich, on the other hand, is a man of action but smart enough to think about beforehand. He’s a good leader but also willing do the hard-work and also sit down, have a beer and get to know his men. Much more interesting and rich a character. Since the next two books look at other generations of his family I’ll be especially interested to see what they are like and how this will tie into the whole Eternal Champions thing.


Next up: Book II in the Von Bek Cycle: The City in the Autumn Stars

Excelsior


          Review: Peter & Max: A Fables Novel   
I've been reading BIll Willingham for years, ever since he started putting out the second volume of his comic book series The Elementals back in the late 80's. Since that time he's created and written all the issues of Fables for Vertigo; with 12 Eisner wins, a Hugo nomination and a couple of awards from YALSA's best graphic novels for Young Adults Fables has been one of the more critically successful comic book series of the last decade. Willingham now steps into the world of straight prose with his first novel, a charming fantasy set in his Fables world titled Peter & Max.


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For the uninitiated, the Fables series takes characters from fairy tales, folklore and other open properties and– referring to them all as "Fables" – forces them out of their Homeland, a mystical realm that sits parallel to our own. Peter & Max begins in modern Fabletown, a magical village hidden in New York City where many of the immortal Fables now live. Peter Piper---the same Peter who picked a peck of pickled peppers and challenged the great wolf---is warned that his older and very evil brother Max, aka the Pied Piper, has been causing major problems out in the world. Peter heads for Hamelin, Germany to challenge his brother and put a stop to Max's dark ways for good.

Readers then get a series of flashbacks that take things back to medieval times and set the stage for the final conflict. Fiercely jealous when their father gives the Piper family heirloom, a magical flute named Frost, to the younger Peter Max murders his own father and seeks out dark magical secrets to someday take Frost for his own. After wandering for months in the Black Forest Max meets a powerful witch who gives him his own magical flute, which he quickly dubs Fire. Max learns to use the powers of Fire, first using it to enact the his legendary theft of the children of Hamelin and later to spread disease, chaos and fear everywhere he travels. We also get some snippets of Peter's early life as a thief, as well as his marriage to the trained assassin Bo Peep. Yes, I said trained assassin Bo Peep. The flashbacks feed into a nice, albeit somewhat short, final clash between the brothers.

Fantasy readers new to Fables will get a nice a taste of Willingham’s rich and satisfying world while fans of the comic series will find themselves treated to cameo appearances by popular characters like Bigby (aka the Big Bad Wolf), the Beast and Peter’s wife, Bo Peep. Artist Steve Leialoha (Fables, New Mutants) contributes several black-and-white drawings that very smartly enhance the fairy tale feeling of story.

Unfortunately, the early chapters of the novel have some big problems. Readers are given a brief historical tour of Fabletown as Rose Red tracks down Peter Piper to tell him about his brother. These long sections sit mired within a quagmire of exposition explaining the extensive background of Willingham’s inventive world; all written in a faux-Brothers Grimm style they weigh down the early pages of the book and might scare away readers who need to be grabbed right away. While many of the details given are necessary, they would have worked more effectively had they been sprinkled and used throughout the wider narrative. Readers willing to dig past this slow section, though, will find an action-packed fantasy built around two absolutely captivating characters.

Excelsior

          My Impressions Of My First FGS Conference   
Last week I attended my first FGS Conference. Having worked for my dad since I was a child on internationally attended conferences and seminars, I know exactly how much work goes into them. In my opinion based on my experience at the FGS Conference they worked very hard and it showed. Aside from a fire alarm that went off Thursday all went extremely well. The sessions and their speakers were all outstanding. Of course, my favorite speakers were Elizabeth Shown Mills who inspires us all to be the very best and thorough as we can be as well as how to properly conduct research, document and of course, site those sources. I cannot forget to mention Judy Russell (AKA The Legal Genealogist) whose passion and humor not only teaches but inspires and entertains. I think if Judy wanted to, she could add professional comedienne to her list of professions. In addition to that, Judy keeps us out of trouble. Based on her session on copyright law, I think I had better go through my websites and check those images! I was also impressed with Laura Prescott's obvious passion. But all the speakers were great and they had quite a list of speakers that represented the best genealogy has to offer. I attended this conference to learn and with their impressive list of speakers, I certainly did that. I also had the opportunity to meet many people, network and have fun.
The exhibits in the exhibit hall were all great and several book and map vendors were there. I had been to their booths every day looking through their collections of books and maps. They had books on everything you could imagine. I found books on researching every state in the United States, African American, Germany, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Scandinavian, Slovakian, Czech, Serbian, Russian, Jewish even several Caribbean Islands. What I did not find was anything related to Italian Roots. One vendor had a map of Sicily and Naples. That was all for Italian resources! I have been aware for years that the genealogy community in general has mostly ignored the Italians. But not a single session included anything Italian related and even the vendors have ignored those with Italian roots. Family Search understands well how many people with Italian roots are looking which probably explains why they have put so many Italian records online. I think the time the genealogy community begin to offer at least something for the Italian community is long overdue. My experience at the conference did not entirely lack an Italian experience though. Thanks to Dr. John Phillip Colletta and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Italians did have some representation. Dr. Colletta was the speaker for the APG luncheon and did an outstanding, extremely funny speech regarding the keepers of the records and his experiences in Sicily. His presentation was very funny and he rocked an awesome imitation of the Italians.
Lessons Learned
If you want it buy it now: I found several books I wished to purchase in the exhibit hall, however, because I found them on short breaks between sessions and did not wish to carry these heavy volumes around, I waited. When I returned to purchase them, they were gone. One of these books was a 2 volume set on Colonial Virginia printed in 1906. The set was offered for an extremely reasonable price of $50 for the pair and was probably a once in a lifetime opportunity. Next time, I will at the very least ask if they can either hold them until the end of the day after I purchase them or have them shipped. At least one of the book vendors did offer free shipping for purchases.
Carry light: I have a huge bag I use all the time when visiting repositories, etc. It is a huge heavy thick leather bag with big brass clips. Empty this bag weights about 5 pounds. Next time, I leave that bag home! By the time I packed everything I needed into that bag, it felt like it weighted 50 pounds! I doubt it did but by the end of the conference my back and shoulders were hurting quite bad.
Book the hotel early! By the time I committed to go, the venue hotel was booked, as was the hotel across the street. In fact, my top 4 choices were all booked. Next time I will book the hotel before the conference - as soon as the dates are announced.
Come early, stay late! This particular conference was held in Fort Wayne. Located here is one of the largest genealogy libraries in the country. Next time I attend a conference (particularly one with a genealogy library I can use) I will book a hotel at least a day early and stay a day after the conference so I have more time for research. Roots Tech will be held in Salt Lake City, the Mecca of genealogists. Booking an additional week still would not be enough time to go through the amazing collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. I need to choose a few lines to concentrate on and be super organized for this visit.
Overall it was a great experience that I cannot wait to repeat.



          I Wish You Would - Episode 185 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to Kelsea Ballerini & Fight Song by Rachel Platten   

Episode 185 - Taylor Talk gives you everything and nothing. Just kidding. We give you a new episode, of course! In Episode 185 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts delve into the narrative complexity that is “I Wish You Would.” Taylor Swift wrote this song with Jack Antonoff, and they were inspired by the John Hughes movies of the 1980s. Which movie does this song remind you of? What’s your favorite lyric in the song? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 185 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “I Wish You Would” Song Analysis

– Fun fact: Taylor wrote this song based on a track Jack Antonoff gave her.

– Why does 2AM seem to constantly re-appear in Taylor’s songs?

– Serious question: why can’t this girl pick up the phone and tell him what she never said?

– We analyze her most creative lyric: “We’re a crooked love, in a straight line down.”

– Diane realizes something mid-episode that changes EVERYTHING!

– Check out Steve’s “I Wish You Would” Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/stevesplaylist/playlist/524ypzVyWk9fkBKdcr47Gg

Other Topics:

 

– New Taylor Talk t-shirts are available for a limited time only! Shop at Taylortalk.org/store

– So far, Taylor has had Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons and Little Big Town as surprise guests on tour!

– Remember: you MUST go visit Taylor Nation Headquarters if you attend a concert!

– Swifties (and Taylor Swift) are listening to “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.

– The Swifties and Taylor are also listening to Kelsea Ballerini! Check out her interview with us on Taylor Talk Episode 178. 

Calendar

– June 8: The 1989 World Tour – Charlotte, NC

– June 9: The 1989 World Tour – Raleigh, NC

– June 12 & 13: The 1989 World Tour – Philadelphia, PA

 

– June 19 & 20: The 1989 World Tour – Cologne, Germany.


          Meet OTRS@ IT & Business on October 04-06 in Stuttgart, Germany   
Visit us at trade fair “IT & Business” in Stuttgart: Hall 1, Booth C57 Get a free ticket from us and visit our booth to become an OTRS winner, an expert and an OTRS insider This year the IT&Business, trade fair for digital processes and solutions will take place from October 04-06, 2016 in Stuttgart.
          You Can Buy Justin Bieber's Right Yeezy for $5,700   
Justin Bieber is currently traveling all over Europe for his Purpose the Stadium Tour, and last weekend, Bieber hit the stage in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Wireless Festival. Mid-performance, the Biebs got comfortable and took off his Yeezy Boost 350 V2s onstage and proceeded to throw them into the audience, and each shoe was obtained by two different fans.
             
Sally Drennan To Represent Ireland

Sally Drennan, long term Midleton AC  member and committee member has been selected to represent Ireland at the European triathlon in Germany this Sunday.
We are immensely proud of not only Sally's National achievements and now her international success.
Well done to Sally on reaching this weekend relatively injury free. Midleton AC are fully behind you and wish you  a terrific experience. Claire Fitzgerald Club Captain
          City bankruptcy doesn't mean Detroit business at a dead stop   
The City of Detroit might be going through bankruptcy, but the commerce of Detroit is growing in some areas. A new business that will open this summer is the latest in a fast-growing trend. Tucked away in the Eastern Market on Riopelle Street is a nondescript building. Go through the squeaky, jail-like door and you'll see one of Michigan’s newest whiskey, gin, and vodka distillers, the Detroit City Distillery . Right now, though, it’s mostly a dusty construction site. There are no whiskey barrels here- yet. They’re stored at a licensed facility. There’s no copper pot still- yet. It’s being manufactured in Germany right now. But they do have a classic wooden bar. Michael Forsyth and his partners found it in a vacant storefront in downtown Detroit and bought it.
           It’s Berlin, Circa 1989, and the Media Industries Are East Germany   

Allow me to add my voice to the chorus of those applauding the fall of the Berlin wall twenty years ago this month. It was this event that taught me firsthand why revolution is simultaneously impossible as well as inevitable. In 1986 I sat with other students from around the globe just blocks from the wall and debated whether it would ever come down. The naïve among us insisted freedom was imperative: It was inevitable. The others asked if we had stopped to think about the massive relocation of people, economic resources, and government structures that such a revolution would require: It was impossible.

Until it happened, just three years later.

The author, pictured left, photographed in front of the Brandenburg
Gate from what was then the East German side

Such is the content industry's less political but equally momentous dilemma. Walls are crumbling on every side: First the CD and now the DVD. Traditional structures that held entire industries together like little Warsaw Pacts are under threat. Media companies that deal in any flavor of print, audio, or video are under siege from the economic effects of content digitization, forever altering how content is created, packaged, and distributed.

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          SUNDOWNING LP    
The new LP from Germanys Sundowning, "Seizures Of the World". It is six pieces long. I wanted to maintain the simple and heavy rung of the album title in the artwork. You can listen to it here. It is released via Moment Of Collapse Records. 

             
Well it's been a while since I last wrote anything but so much has gone on.
We're finally here in Hungary :o)
I sold my Lada Niva and bought a Ducati 900ss to take to Hungary.
We moved out of our house in Rossendale on May 30th, put the cats into a cattery and ourselves at my Mother's and Erika's mother's. Things dragged on a little longer than we expected due to getting totally ripped off with a people carrier that we bought... a £2,000 repair bill later and we were ready to go on May 30th. Thankyou to all those who helped in any way they could. It's been really hard to leave everyone behind and we're missing people very much.
We set off at 4.15am and headed for the 12 o'clock sailing from Dover to Dunkerque. Just before we boarded the ferry a warning light came on but I ignored it and it bother us again until we reached Brussels and the most horrendous traffic jam when the light re-appeared. To cut a long story short, we spent 2 hours on the hard shoulder waiting for everything to cool down and find out what the warning light was. It turned out to probably be the oil thinning due to excessive strain on the engine.
Instead of reaching Wurzburg for an overnight stay on the 1st night we only made it as far as a motel near Aachen. This was the 1st taste of freedom for the cats who'd been stuck in a large cage in the back of the car for over 20 hours.
The next morning I checked the oil level and realised that I'd slightly overfilled it the day before so we drove a few miles up the motorway then pulled in at a service stop. My intention was to slacken the drain bolt in the sump and let a small amount of oil out. Unfortunately the oil wouldn't drip out and before I knew what was happenining the bolt had come out completely and my hand was being covered in extremely hot oil so I had to watch 5 litres of oil pour all over the floor. After asking a few people for help with no success, I came across a friendly German who didn't speak English but understood that I needed to get some oil and he drove me to the next town then returned me to the layby. I filled the sump and we were off once again.
Later that day I contacted my insurance company to confirm some details with them only to find that they'd cancelled my insurance earlier that day due to a minor technicality. They said there was nothing they could do but I could re-instate it via the internet!!! Great when you're in a lay-by in Germany. Anyway I phoned the AA and sorted insurance out with them (I'm dreading my mobile phone bill).
We stopped that night at a motel near Linz in Austria having travelled the length of Germany and part of Austria that day. The next day there were no problems and we reached Erika's cousin's house in Maklar near Eger at around 4pm. We left the trailer there and headed home to our little house in Almar.
The following day we collected the trailer and drove it to Sirok to unload it. I managed to bend the towbar on the car as I reversed the trailer and it got stuck! Then rode the bike back to Maklar where it's stayed so far.
Since arriving we've arranged a plumber to finish off the work that Joe and I started last August so we now have flushing toilets and running water. We've also got an electrician to re-wire part of the house to suit our needs and he should be finished in the next couple of days. Joe, Anne and family have been over for a week and it was great to see them and drive around looking for a house for them. We've been introduced to the owner of a school teaching English to children and Erika starts her training in August ready to start work in September. Hopefully I'll also be able to get some work there.
The Hungarian Bike Week started In Sirok yesterday and w ewere due to go down today and pitch our tent but the weather's turned cold and very wet so we may not go, which is a shame as we were looking forward to it. Hopefully it'll pick up by the weekend as up to now we've had some ridiculously hot days.
Anyway that's enough for now. I'll try not to leave it so long next time.
             




With us planning on moving to Hungary later this year we decided to drive over at the end of December 2007 and spend New Year tucked away in our little house in Almar. By driving we could take a trailer and transport many of the items that were already boxed up therefore leaving less to take when we move for good.

Getting ready for the trip was a nightmare with having to make a solid lid for my trailer, then I couldn't get hold of a spare wheel for it or any European breakdown cover for the trip. I also ended up without any van insurance for the whole trip but didn't realise this until I returned home!!

We set off for Dover on December 27th and sailed to Dunkerque at 12 lunchtime. The journey was straightforeward and we stopped in a layby off the motorway at 11.30pm somewhere beyond Frankfurt, having covered around 750 miles. Our intention was to sleep in the back of the van to save money. We overslept and awoke at around 8.15am but the battery was totally flat (I'd inadvertantly flicked the spotlight switch when climbing into the back of the van the previous night, thus flattening the battery). Many thanks to the kind German who jump started the van.

On through Germany, Austria and in to Hungary by mid evening, arriving at our destination at midnight. Due to the extreme low temperature (-8*c) the road surfaces were very slippery and the windscreen kept freezing up so we stopped at a relative's house on the 1st night.

We got up the following morning and drove to Sirok where we unloaded the van and trailer and headed back to Eger to stock up on food and drink for a few days. How fantastic it was to finally arrive at our house on the mountain.

The temperature for the next few days only fluctuated between -8*c and -6*c but we wrapped up well and locked ourselves away from the outside world. It started snowing on New Year's Eve and we celebrated on the terrace watching the fireworks and celebrations in Eger in the distance.

Overnight we had about 10cm of snow which brought some problems getting up and down the mountain, even with snow chains. The scenery, however, was absolutely stunning. We went for a couple of long walks through the forests on a couple of days.

Over the next couple of days we visited family and did a little more shopping, visited our Sirok house again and ate out on a few occasions. Unfortunately I couldn't dig the trailer out of the snow so had to leave it behind our house in Sirok. Hopefully it will still be there when we next go over.

We were up early on the morning of January 4th, loaded the van and left Eger at 7.30am with ta temperature of -10*c. Once again there were no problems until we hit the cobbled streets of Budapest where a suspension bush collapsed on the van. I had a look and decided that we should be ok to continue on. Across the border into Austria then on through Germany, only stopping for fuel and food. We finally bedded down near Aachen, only a short distance from the Belgian border at 10.30pm, having travelled around 850 miles.

The following morning we'd arranged to have a coffee with some friends in Tongeren (Hi Didier & Edith) then hit the motorway again towards Dunkerque, arriving at the port with an hour to spare before our ferry left. That night we were kindly invited to stay with Erika's brother and his wife in Leicester which broke the journey up nicely.

Now we're back home we need to crack on and finish the last few jobs on our house here so that we can get it up for sale.

             









After returning home for a few days I bought another bike, an older one which looked good for its age but turned out to be a bit of a dog.

On Friday night of August 10th I set off to Joe (Erika's brother) and Anne's in Leicester. We then loaded his people carrier and set off early Saturday morning on the long drive back to Hungary. Joe did all the driving . We stopped over night in a layby somewhere in Germany. We took sleeping bags and air beds and Joe had adapted the back of his vehicle so that we could sleep there, saving money on accomodation. We landed in Eger on Sunday evening after a long and tiring journey. The next 5 days were spent working on the Sirok house, installing a kitchen on the ground floor and creating 2 bathrooms, a walk-in wardrobe, a bedroom and a shower room in the cellar. Unfortunately we didn't finish the work but got well on with it and completed the hardest part. We worked long hours and made a huge impact. Thankyou Joe. Set off back on Saturday morning, stopped overnight once again in a lay by in Germany then briefly dropped a present in Didier's garage at 6am then hit the ferry port at 8am but unfortunately couldn't get on an earlier sailing than 2.30pm.

Arrived back at Joe and Anne's at tea time, ate then set off for home in the pouring rain on the bike. I arrived at around 11pm to a very surprised erika who wasn't expecting me until the following day :o). As much of a surprise was the tattoo I'd had done whilst in Hungary with her name in it.

Whilst in Hungary it became very apparent that Erika and I would not be able to move there in September due to finances. We discussed this when I returned and although incredibly disappointed we have decided to move next year instead when we will be in a better position to make it work.

After only being home a few days a colleague and I took 2 of the boys from work on a camping barn trip to Keswick in Cumbria. We were due to stay for 3 nights but decided to bring one of the young people back a day early due to his behaviour. At this point things went haywire and the lad who was due to go home became extremely abusive and threaned to stab my self and my colleague. After about half an hour of abuse he came to attack me and attempted to stab me in the head and face. He continued his abuse by throwing large stones at myself and my colleague. He was eventually arrested and charged with affray.

To cut a long story short, I felt unable to return to work and have now been off for nearly 3 months. The lad appeared in court and had his charges reduced, then appeared again and had his case adjourned!!

I'm now applying for another job as a countryside ranger which I hope will suit me better.

Erika and I have also set a date for our wedding. We are getting married on April 26th 2008 at The Sparth House Hotel near Accrington :o).

We then intend to leave for Hungary sometime after this but have not set a date. We will go when everything is in place.

Still hoping to drive over again in late December for New Year as I have sold my bike and bought a small van and a trailer. If we do get to go we will take as much as possible with us as there are many boxes packed and waiting to go.


Until next time..................






          Back to Hungary for the Hungarian Bike Week   
Erika in Germany


Paul outside bike rally


Nearly there! A welcome break in Hungary en route


Bike outside Sirok house

Well, we got there! We set off on Sunday morning at 5.30am and headed for Dover, arriving late and missing our ferry. Then across France, into Belgium and staying overnight with friends in Tongeren rather than making it to Frankfurt. A total of 500 miles. Monday morning we headed for Germany, several breaks and then into Austria. By 9.30pm Erika had really had enough on the back of the bike so we stopped overnight in Vienna. 650 miles today. Tuesday morning we headed for the Hungarian border, on through Budapest and out to Eger, a total of 300 miles.

The track to our house was treacherous, being very dry and covered in dirt and gravel.

We met up with Erika's brother, Joe and his family on Tuesday who'd been staying in Eger and travelled over to Sirok to make a list of fittings that we needed to buy ready for my next trip back in a couple of weeks.

Erika was seriously considering flying home rather than returning on the bike as the trip had been too much for her. We looked into bike prices and decided to put my bike up for sale in Hungary as it was worth more over there than in England. On Thursday we bought a tent and pitched it at the bike rally in Sirok. We stayed overnight there on Friday and Saturday and put a "for sale" sign on the bike. It sold within 3 hours! There were some great bands playing and good, cheap food and drink.

On Monday we exchanged money and documents with Tomas, the buyer of the bike :o( . Tuesday we caught the bus to Budapest and then flew back to England. It has been an eventful trip, enjoyable, relaxing and stressful all at the same time.lol.

Next year we should be living about a mile from the bike rally so it will be a lot easier to visit.

Not long to go now before we leave.
             
Things have been really hectic since my last post. We've nearly finished the kitchen and Erika's been busy painting other areas of the house. But there's still so much more to do.
We're due to ride out to Hungary on Sunday but my bike's still not back from the Bike shop that was checking some problems I'd been having. I'm off work sick with a really bad cold/flu and the weather's terrible. If everything comes together for Sunday morning we'll be heading down to Dover, across to Dunkirk then heading for Frankfurt where we'll stay overnight, a journey of around 600 miles on the 1st day!! All being well we'll set off Monday morning, continuing through Germany, into Austria and on to Hungary, arriving in Eger on Monday evening in time to meet up with Joe who set off last weekend. Tuesday should be spent working out what materials we will need when Joe and I return in August. The rest of the week we will buy these items in and get them to the house in Sirok. Hopefully we'll get time to spend a day at the Bike show. We set off back on the 30th, arriving home on the 31st, one day at home then back to work.
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          GAS’ FAST ATTITUDE   

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GAS’ founder has always been a sports enthusiast. Like in competitions, life is a constant race. If you run to shoot a basket, to score a goal or to be the first to cross the finish line, there is no time to lose: in every second there’s a bit of the future. It’s an attitude that belongs to GAS, starting from the choice of its name. The acronym for Grotto Abbigliamento Sportivo (Grotto Sportswear) was also the nickname of the young Claudio Grotto that, since then, was rushing back and forth with his Simca from Germany to take the orders and deliver the freshly sewn jeans. In the spare time he used to go to assist to races, competitions and matches and, with his first earnings, he sustained the most disparate sports. From niche sports, often defined as minor, like women’s cycling, hockey, beach soccer, golf, bobsleigh and many more, up to the highest level of the rugby national team and the Yugoslavian national basketball team with which, irony of fate, in 1997 he won the European tournament beating the Italian team at the final match and he did not know whether to celebrate or go into hiding.


In the same years GAS approached the two-wheeled world. In 1996 it wins the Paris Dakar race with Edi Orioli, the following year he celebrates the 125cc World Championship with the Aprilia team and a young Valentino Rossi. Since 1998 it the becomes one of the main sponsors of the Repsol Honda team for the MotoGP World Championship. The affinity with this sport are really strong. The two wheels and denim combination, inseparable since the era of iconic “rebels”. Marlon Brando, James Dean, Steve McQueen are the everlasting style-icons for all denim addicts. Its one of the most popular sports among GAS’ consumers, young people, in age and spirt, and above all it’s a world with which GAS and its founder share most of their fundamental values. The same ones that were crucial in overcoming difficulties and achieving the successes that have been a feature of the brand’s history: passion, determination, ability to challenge your own limits to give the best of yourself and a pinch of (lucid) folly.


          AN INTERWIEW WITH CLAUDIO GROTTO, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF GAS    

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Jeanswear is a way of being even more than a choice of look

 

The first GAS collection was born more than 30 years ago, in 1984. What was the starting point of this new brand? Why a denim brand?

 

I grew up admiring the disruptive style of American movie stars like Marlon Brando, James Dean... In my twenties the swinging London of the Beatles and the Stones was a sort of promise land. Those were the years of the youth counter-culture and from London we started to hear the echo of a new lifestyle and a free and casual look that reflected it. In those days the Italian market lacked a range of clothing that could “dress” the changing world. This is why I started from my family’s haberdashery’s shop to sell the symbol of that epochal change: jeans. Soon after that I felt the need of producing something original and unique that reflected my taste and my vision.I started from the basement of my house but very soon my little workshop started to gradually evolve into a proper company. In 1984 my dream became true with the launch of the first collection with my brand that still today has its DNA in denim, the cornerstone that the collections revolve around.

 

What do you remember about the first GAS collection?

 

GAS was started as a menswear brand that, then and now, revolves around denim. The women’s line was born right after in a very natural and spontaneous way. In 1984 Italy was just coming out of the controversial 70s and the economy was booming. Young people were breathing wealth and hope. The “paninari” movement was exploding and, beyond the consumerism and the disengagement that don’t belong to our brand’s attitude, the style was strongly influenced by that phenomenon. Colourful down jackets and sweatshirts, big prints, denim jackets with faux fur collars and straight, over-cuffed jeans were essential, almost a uniform.

 

How was the double rainbow logo born?

 

One day I was in Cape Town, South Africa, and after a storm, right where the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean meet, two rainbows crossing over each other appeared through the sunlight. This natural phenomenon with its immense energy was the inspiration to associate to our brand the symbol that still today reflects the basic values of the brand and its collections: essentiality, sensuality, positivity, freshness and authenticity.

 

GAS at the beginning was an artisan brand. Now the brand is global. What is your vision and what is remaining of its original spirit?

 

The brand is maintaining an artisan flavour thanks to the accuracy in the making of our products. This goes hand-in-hand with our global vision. Our craftsmanship sits on the values of our product values. The know-how, the accuracy in every detail, the quality of the materials and the manufacturing, the balance of quality and style, function and style go together with our natural vocation for innovation. This urge finds its expression thanks to our artisanal room. A place where all new production processes are tried out “in vitro”. Concerning our international vision, despite the fact that it was born in a small town in the North-East of Italy, the project for GAS has always been that of making it a global brand. Since the first years of my adventure as an entrepreneur, I got some important contacts in Germany where I had worked when I was very young. Every week I took the car to hand over the jeans just packed in the laboratory under the house and gather new orders. Since then I never living out of a carry-on bag, chasing every inspiration and opportunity that moved. This experience took me gradually to the establishment of commercial subsidiaries and to the signature of distribution agreements at a global level.

 

How does your vision of fashion has changed over these three decades?

 

Style and trends have changed over these years and our collections evolved with them. Nevertheless, my vision is still the same of the early history: offer quality products that meet the needs of intelligent, aware, international and cosmopolitan consumers. Clothes that have a contemporary flavor but go beyond current fashions to express the wearer’s individuality on every occasion.

 

One last question, you are the founder and the chairman of a big company. How do you manage to reconcile work and private life?

 

I could say I work all the time or that I have never worked in my whole life. Mine is not a profession, it’s a passion. Also, there isn’t any effort that the satisfaction of having created an international company where my daughters have set their career cannot compensate. Then, when the pressure becomes too strong and the risk is that of lose the contact with my roots, I wear my trekking shoes and my backpack and at the first light of the day, I climb the mountains that surround my house.

 


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          Re: Searching for a whiteBf in Germany   
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A


* Al-Jazari, (12th century), Mesopotamia — Crankshaft
* Archimedes, (c 287 BC-212 BC), Greece — Archimedes screw
* Ami Argand, (1750-1803), France — Argand lamp
* Edwin H. Armstrong,(1890-1954), USA — FM radio
* William George Armstrong, (1810-1900), UK — hydraulic crane
* Joseph Aspdin, (1788-1855), England — Portland cement
* John Vincent Atanasoff, (1903-1995), United States — modern programmable computer
* Neil Arnott, (1788-1874), UK — waterbed

B


* Charles Babbage, (1791-1871), UK — Analytical engine
* Roger Bacon, (1214-1292), England — magnifying glass
* Leo Baekeland, (1863-1944), Belgian–American — Velox photographic paper and Bakelite
* Ralph H. Baer, (1922-), German born American — video game console
* John Logie Baird, (1888-1946), Uk — an electromechanical television
* Donat Banki, (1859-1922), Hungary — inventor of the carburetor
* John Bardeen, (1908-1991), USA — co-inventor of the transistor
* Anthony R. Barringer Canadian – American — INPUT (Induced Pulse Transient) airborne electromagnetic system
* Earl W. Bascom, (1906-1995), Canada and United States — side-delivery rodeo chute, hornless rodeo saddle, rodeo bareback rigging, rodeo chaps
* Eugen Baumann, (1846-1896), Germany — PVC
* Trevor Baylis, (1937-), UK — a wind-up radio
* Francis Beaufort, (1774-1857), France — Beaufort scale
* Arnold O. Beckman, (1900-2004), USA — pH meter
* Alexander Graham Bell, (1847-1922), Canada — telephone
* Karl Benz, (1844-1929), Germany — the petrol-powered automobile
* Emile Berliner, (1851-1929), Germany and USA — the disc record gramophone
* Tim Berners-Lee, (1955-), UK — with Robert Cailliau, the World Wide Web
* Bi Sheng (Chinese:畢昇), (ca.990-1052), China — clay movable type printing
* Laszlo Biro, (1899-1985), Hungary — modern ballpoint pen
* J. Stuart Blackton, (1875-1941), USA — stop-motion film
* Otto Blathy (1860-1939), Hungary — co-inventor of the transformer, wattmeter, alternating current (AC) and turbogenerator
* Katharine B. Blodgett, (1898-1979), UK — nonreflective glass
* Nils Bohlin, (1920-2002), Sweden — the three-point seat belt
* Joseph-Armand Bombardier, (1907-1964), Canada — snowmobile
* Robert W. Bower, (1936-), USA — self-aligned–gate MOSFET
* Seth Boyden, (1788-1870), USA — nail-making machine
* Walter Houser Brattain, (1902-1987), USA — co-inventor of the transistor
* Louis Braille, (1809-1852), France — the Braille writing system
* Karl Ferdinand Braun, (1850-1918), Germany — cathode-ray tube oscilloscope
* Harry Brearley, (1871-1948), UK — stainless steel
* John Moses Browning, (1855-1926), USA — automatic handgun
* Edwin Beard Budding, (1795-1846), UK — lawnmower

C


* C`ai Lun, (50 AD - 121), China — paper
* Marvin Camras, (1916 - 1995), USA — magnetic recording
* Chester Carlson, (1906-1968), USA — Xerography
* Wallace Carothers, (1896-1937), USA — Nylon
* Dennis Charter, (1952-), Australia — Secure Electronic Payment System
* Adrian Chernoff, (1971-), USA — GM Autonomy, GM Hy-wire, Rubber Bandits
* Niels Christensen (1865- 1952), USA — O-ring
* Samuel Hunter Christie, (1784-1865), UK — Wheatstone bridge
* Christopher Cockerell, (1910-1999), UK — Hovercraft
* Jacques Cousteau, (1910-1997), France — co-inventor of the aqualung and the Nikonos underwater camera
* Aeneas Coffey, (1780-1852), Ireland, heat exchanger, inventor of the Coffey still
* Holger Crafoord, (1908-1982), Sweden — inventor of the artificial kidney
* János Csonka, (1852-1939), Hungary — co-inventor of carburetor
* Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, (1725-1804), France — automobile
* Juan de la Cierva, (1895-1936), Spain — the autogyro
* William Cullen, (1710-1790), UK — first artificial refrigerator
* Glenn Curtiss, (1878 - 1930), USA — ailerons
* Corliss Orville Burandt, USA — Variable valve timing
* Joseph Constantine Carpue, (1764-1846), France — rhinoplastic surgery
* Joseph Bienaimé Caventou, (1795-1877), France — caffeine, chlorophyll, strychnine
* George Cayley, (1773-1857), (UK) — tension-spoke wheels, Caterpillar track
* Georges Claude, (1870-1960), France — neon lamp
* Josephine Cochrane, (1839-1913), USA — dishwasher
* Cornelis Corneliszoon, (1550-1607), The Netherlands — sawmill
* Bartolomeo Cristofori, (1655-1731), Italy — piano
* William Cumberland Cruikshank, (1745-1800), UK — chlorinated water

D


* Gustaf Dalen, (1869-1937), Sweden — AGA cooker; Dalen Light; Agamassan
* Salvino D'Armate, (?-?), Italy — credited for inventing eyeglasses in 1284
* Joseph Day, (1855-1946), UK — the crankcase compression two stroke engine
* Lee DeForest, (1873-1961), USA — triode
* Sir James Dewar, (1842-1923), UK — Thermos flask
* Miksa Deri (1854-1938), Hungary — co-inventor of transformer
* William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, (1860-1935), UK — motion picture camera
* Rudolf Diesel, (1858-1913), Germany — Diesel engine
* William H. Dobelle, (1943-2004), United States — first functioning artificial eye
* Karl Drais, (1785-1851), Germany — dandy horse (Draisine)
* Cornelius Drebbel, (1572-1633), The Netherlands — first navigable submarine
* Richard Drew, (1899-1980), USA — Sticky Tape
* Charles Brace Darrow, (1889-1967). USA — Monopoly
* Jacob Davis, (1868-1908), USA — riveted jeans
* Edmund Davy, (1785-1857), Ireland — acetylene
* Humphry Davy, (1778-1829), UK — Davy miners lamp
* Bryan Donkin, (1768-1855), UK — print industry composition roller
* John Boyd Dunlop, (1840-1921) UK — first practical pneumatic tyre
* Karl Drais, (1785-1851), Germany — velocipede


E


* George Eastman, (1854-1932), USA — film-roll
* Thomas Edison, (1847-1931), USA — phonograph, commercially practical light bulb, motion picture projector, stock ticker, etc.
* Willem Einthoven, (1860-1927), The Netherlands — the electrocardiogram
* Douglas Engelbart, (1925-), USA — the computer mouse [1]
* Rune Elmqvist, (1857-1924), Sweden — implantable pacemaker
* John Ericsson, (1803-1889), Sweden — the two screw-propeller
* Lars Magnus Ericsson, (1846-1926), Sweden — the handheld micro telephone
* Ole Evinrude, (1877-1934), Norway — outboard motor

F


* Samuel Face, (1923-2001), USA — concrete flatness/levelness technology; Lightning Switch
* Philo Farnsworth, (1906-1971), USA — electronic television
* James Fergason, (1934-), USA — improved liquid crystal display
* Reginald Fessenden, (1866-1932), Canada — two-way radio
* Adolf Eugen Fick, (1829-1901), Germany — contact lens
* Alexander Fleming, (1881-1955), Scotland — penicillin
* Sandford Fleming, (1827-1915), inventor of Standard Universal Time (1879)
* John Ambrose Fleming, (1848-1945), England — vacuum diode
* Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790), USA — the pointed lightning rod conductor, bifocal glasses, the Franklin stove, the glass harmonica
* William Friese-Greene, (1855-1921), England — cinematography
* Buckminster Fuller, (1895-1983), USA — geodesic dome
* Gerhard Fischer, Germany/USA — hand-held metal detector
* Augustin-Jean Fresnel, (1788-1827), France — Fresnel lens
* Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, (1819-1868), France — Foucault pendulum (earth rotation), gyroscope, eddy current
* Benoît Fourneyron, (1802-1867), France — water turbine
* Enrico Fermi, (1901-1954), Italy — nuclear reactor
* Michael Faraday, (1791-1867), England — rubber balloon, electric transformer

G


* Dennis Gabor, (1900-1979), Hungary — holography
* Elmer R. Gates, (1859-1923), foam fire extinguisher, electric loom mechanisms, magnetic & diamagnetic separators, educational toy ("box & blocks")
* William Henry Gates III, (1955-), Windows operating system, chief architect of Visual Basic
* Robert Goddard, (1882-1945), USA — liquid fuel rocket
* Heinrich Göbel, (1818-1893), Germany — first functional incandescent lamp
* Peter Carl Goldmark, (1906-1977), Hungary — vinyl record (LP)
* Gordon Gould, (1920-2005), USA — co-inventor of laser
* Richard Hall Gower, (1768-1833), England — ship's hull and rigging
* Bette Nesmith Graham, (1924-1980), USA — Liquid Paper
* Chester Greenwood, (1858-1937), USA — thermal earmuffs
* James Gregory, (1638-1675), Scotland — reflecting telescope
* William Robert Grove, (1811-1896), Wales — fuel cell
* Otto von Guericke, (1602-1686), Germany — vacuum pump, manometer, dasymeter,
* Johann Gutenberg, (c 1390s-1468), Germany — modern movable type printing press
* Hans Wilhelm Geiger, (1882-1945), Germany — Geiger counter
* Henri Giffard, (1825-1882), France — powered airship, injector
* Charles Goodyear, (1800-1860), USA — vulcanization of rubber
* Samuel Guthrie, (1782 - 1848), USA — discovered chloroform
* James Henry Greathead, (1844-1896), South Africa — tunnel boring machine, tunnelling shield technique

H


* John Hadley, (1682-1744), England — the sextant
* James Hargreaves, (1720-1778), England — invented the spinning jenny
* John Harrison, (1693-1776), England — marine chronometer
* Victor Hasselblad, (1906-1978), Sweden — invented the 6 x 6 cm single-lens reflex camera
* Rudolf Hell, (1901-2002), Germany — the Hellschreiber
* Avram Hershko, (1937-), Hungary — Ubiquitin
* Jozef Karol Hell, (1713-1789), Slovakia — the water pillar
* Joseph Henry, (1797-1898), USA — electromagnetic relay
* George de Hevesy, (1885-1966), Hungary — radioactive tracer
* Erna Schneider Hoover, (1926-), USA — computerized telephone switching system
* Frank Hornby, (1863-1936), England — invented Meccano
* Heron, Greece — invented Aeolipile
* Joseph Hon – book index thumb notch system for dictionaries Patent #561888
* Christopher Hansteen, (1783-1873), Norway — discovery of terrestrial magnetism
* William Harvey, (1578-1657), England — blood circulation in the human body
* Robert A. Heinlein, (1907-1988), USA — waterbed
* Henry J. Heinz, USA — tomato ketchup
* Joseph Henry, (1797-1878), Scotland — electromagnetic relay
* Heinrich Hertz, (1857-1894), Germany — radio telegraphy, electromagnetic radiation
* Rowland Hill, (1795-1879), UK — postage stamp
* Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), (1868-1949), Germany — Aspirin
* Herman Hollerith, (1860-1929), USA — mechanical tabulator based on punched cards
* Nick Holonyak, (1928- ), USA — LED (Light Emitting Diode)
* Robert Hooke, (1635-1703), England — balance wheel, iris diaphragm
* Coenraad Johannes van Houten, (1801-1887), Netherlands — cocoa powder, cacao butter, chocolate milk
* Elias Howe, (1819-1867), USA — sewing machine
* Christiaan Huygens, (1629-1695), Netherlands — pendulum clock

I


* János Irinyi, (1817-1895), Hungary — noiseless match
* Sumio Iijima, (1939- ), Japan — nanotubes

J


* Karl Jatho, (1873-1933), Germany — aeroplane
* György Jendrassik, (1898-1954), Hungary — turboprop
* Thomas Jefferson, (1743-1826), USA — swivel chair
* Steve Jobs, (1955-), Macintosh operating system
* Carl Edvard Johansson, (1864-1943), Sweden — Gauge blocks
* Johan Petter Johansson, (1853-1943), Sweden — the pipe wrench and the modern adjustable spanner
* Nancy Johnson, USA — American version of the hand cranked ice cream machine in (1843)
* Scott A. Jones, (1960-), USA — created one of the most successful versions of voicemail as well as ChaCha Search, a human-assisted internet search engine.
* Whitcomb Judson, (1836-1909), USA — zipper

K


* Dean Kamen, (1951-), USA — Invented the Segway HT scooter and the IBOT Mobility Device
* John George Kemeny, (1926-1992), Hungary — co-inventor of BASIC
* Charles F. Kettering, (1876-1958), USA — invented automobile self-starter ignition, Freon ethyl gasoline and more
* Jack Kilby, (1923-2005), USA — patented the first integrated circuit
* Fritz Klatte, (1880-1934), Germany — vinyl chloride, forerunner to polyvinyl chloride
* Margaret Knight, (1838-1914), USA — machine that completely constructs box-bottom brown paper bags
* Ivan Knunyants, (1906-1990), Ukraine — invented Nylon-6
* Willem Johan Kolff, (1911-), Netherlands — artificial kidney hemodialysis machine
* Gleb Kotelnikov, (1872-1944), Russia — knapsack parachute
* Stephanie Kwolek, (1923-), USA — Kevlar
* John Howard Kyan (1774-1850), Ireland — The process of Kyanization used for wood preservation
* Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, (1853-1926), Netherlands — liquify helium
* Theophilus Van Kannel, revolving door (1888)
* John Harvey Kellogg, (1852-1943), cornflake breakfasts
* Robert Koch, (1843-1910), method for culturing bacteria on solid media
* Willem Johan Kolff, Netherlands/USA, (1911- ) — hemodialysis, pioneer in the field of other artificial organs

L


* Hedy Lamarr, (1913-2000), Austria and USA — Spread spectrum radio
* Edwin H. Land, (1909-1991), USA — Polaroid polarizing filters and the Land Camera
* Irving Langmuir, (1851-1957), USA — gas filled incandescent light bulb, hydrogen welding
* Lewis Latimer, (1848-1928), — worked with Thomas Edison and patented an improved lightbulb manufacturing process
* Gustav de Laval, (1845-1913), Sweden — invented the milk separator and the milking machine
* Sergei Vasiljevich Lebedev, (1874-1934), Russia — synthetic rubber
* Tim Berners-Lee, (1955- ) England — World Wide Web
* Justus von Liebig, (1803-1873), Germany — nitrogen-based fertilizer
* Frans Wilhelm Lindqvist, (1862-1931), Sweden — Kerosene stove operated by compressed air
* Archibald Low, (1882-1956), Britain — Pioneer of radio guidance systems
* Giovanni Luppis, (1813-1875), Austrian Empire (ethnical Italian) — self-propelled torpedo
* René Laënnec, (1781-1826), France — stethoscope
* Karl Landsteiner, (1868-1943), Austria — classification of blood groups
* Samuel P. Langley, (1834-1906), USA — bolometer
* John Bennet Lawes, (1814-1900), England — superphosphate or chemical fertilizer
* Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, (1632-1723), Netherlands — development of the microscope, discovery of bacteria, spermatozoa and celled organisms
* Jean-Joseph Etienne Lenoir, (1822-1900), Belgium — internal combustion engine, motorboat
* Willard Frank Libby, (1908-1980), USA — Radiocarbon dating
* Otto Lilienthal, (1848-1896), Germany — air glider
* Hans Lippershey, (1570-1619), Netherlands — telescope
* Auguste and Louis Lumière, France — Cinématographe

M


* Ma Jun, (c. 200-265 AD), China, South Pointing Chariot (for navigation, see differential gear), mechanical puppet theater, chain pumps, improved silk looms
* Charles Macintosh, (1766-1843), Scotland — waterproof raincoat, life vest
* George William Manby, (1765-1854), England — Fire extinguisher
* Guglielmo Marconi, (1874-1937), Italy — radio, transatlantic radiosignals
* John Landis Mason, (1826-1902), USA — Mason jars
* Henry Maudslay, (1771-1831), England — screw-cutting lathe, bench micrometer
* James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) and Thomas Sutton Scotland — colour photography
* John McAdam, (1756-1836), Scotland — improved "macadam" road surface
* Elijah McCoy, (1843-1929), Canada — Displacement lubricator
* Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, (1817-1880), France — margarine
* Antonio Meucci, (1808-1889), Italy — telephone (prototype)
* Edouard Michelin, (1859-1940), France — pneumatic tyre
* Narcis Monturiol i Estarriol, (1819-1885), Spain — steam powered submarine
* Robert Moog, (1934-2005), USA — the Moog synthesizer
* Montgolfier brothers, (1740-1810) and (1745-1799), France — hot-air balloon
* John J. Montgomery, (1858-1911), USA — heavier-than-air gliders
* Samuel Morey, (1762-1843), USA — internal combustion engine
* Garrett A. Morgan, (1877-1963), USA — inventor of the gas mask, and traffic signal.
* Samuel Morse, (1791-1872), USA — telegraph
* Jozef Murgas, (1864-1929), Slovakia — inventor of the wireless telegraph (forerunner of the radio)
* William Murdoch, (1754-1839), Scotland — Gas lighting
* Pieter van Musschenbroek, (1692-1761), Netherlands — Leyden jar, pyrometer

N


* Yoshiro Nakamatsu, (1928-), Japan — Floppy disk (world record holder for over 3,000 patented inventions)
* John von Neumann, (1903-1957), Hungary — Von Neumann computer architecture
* Isaac Newton,(1642-1727), England — reflecting telescope (which reduces chromatic aberration)
* Jun-Ichi Nishizawa, (1926-), Japan — Optical communication system, SIT/SITh (Static Induction Transistor/Thyristor), Laser diode, PIN diode
* Alfred Nobel, (1833-1896), Sweden — dynamite
* Carl Rickard Nyberg, (1858-1939), Sweden — the blowtorch
* John Napier, (1550-1617), Scotland — logarithms
* James Nasmyth, (1808-1890), Scotland — steam hammer
* Joseph Nicephore Niépce, (1765-1833), France — photography

O


* Theophil Wilgodt Odhner, (1845-1903), Sweden — the Odhner Arithmometer, a mechanical calculator
* Elisha Otis, (1811-1861), USA — passenger elevator with safety device
* J. Robert Oppenheimer , (1904-1967), USA — the father of the atomic Dome
* Hans Christian Ørsted, (1777-1851), Denmark — electromagnetism, aluminium

P


* Helge Palmcrantz, (1842-1880), Sweden — the multi-barrel, lever-actuated, machine gun
* Les Paul, (1915-), USA — Multitrack recording
* Spede Pasanen, (1930-2001), Finland — The ski jumping sling
* Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, (1871-1922), Croatia — mechanical pencil
* Gustaf Erik Pasch, (1788-1862), Sweden — the safety match
* Arthur Paul Pedrick, England — chromatically selective cat flap and others
* Henry Perky, (1843-1906), USA — Shredded wheat
* Peter Petroff, (1919-2004), Bulgaria — digital wrist watch, heart monitor, weather instruments
* Christopher Polhem, (1661-1751), Sweden — the modern padlock
* Olivia Poole, (1889-1975), USA, — the Jolly Jumper baby harness
* Baltzar von Platen, (1898-1984), Sweden — refrigerator
* Mihajlo Pupin, (1858-1935), Serbia — pupinization (loading coils), tunable oscillator
* Tivadar Puskas, (1844-1893), Hungary — telephone exchange
* Daniel David Palmer, (1845-1913), Canada — Chiropractic
* Luigi Palmieri, (1807-1896), Italy — seismometer
* Alexander Parkes, (1831-1890), England — celluloid
* Blaise Pascal, (1623-1662), France — barometer
* Charles Algernon Parsons, (1854-1931), British — steam turbine
* John Pemberton, (1831-1888), USA — Coca-Cola
* Joseph Plateau, (1801-1883), Belgium — phenakistiscope (stroboscope)
* James Leonard Plimpton, USA — roller skates
* George Pullman, (1831-1897), USA — Pullman sleep wagon

Q


R


* Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, (1845-1923), Germany — the X-ray machine
* Josef Ressel, (1793-1857), Czechoslovakia — ship propeller
* John Roebuck, (1718-1794) England — lead chamber process for sulfuric acid synthesis
* Erno Rubik, (1944-), Hungary — Rubik's cube, Rubik's Magic and Rubik's Clock
* Karl von Reichenbach, (1788-1869), paraffin, creosote oil, phenol
* Ira Remsen, (1646-1927), USA — saccharin
* Charles Francis Richter, (1900-1985), USA — Richter magnitude scale
* Ernst Ruska, (1906-1988), Germany — electron microscope

S


* Hassan Kamel Al-Sabbah, (1895-1935), Lebanon — solar power, cathode ray tube
* Kees A. Schouhamer Immink (1946- ), Netherlands Major contributor to development of Compact Disc
* Augustus Siebe, (1788-1872), Saxony&England Inventor of the standard diving dress
* Alberto Santos-Dumont, (1873-1932), Brazil — non-rigid airship and airplane
* Isidor Sauers, (1948- ), inventor of a process for measuring the degradation of SF6 in high-voltage systems
* Adolphe Sax, (1814-1894), Belgium — saxophone
* Christian Schnabel (1878-1936), German, designed simplistic food cutleries
* August Schrader, USA — Schrader valve for Pneumatic tire
* David Schwarz, (1852-1897), Croatia, — rigid ship, later called Zeppelin
* Bela Schick, (1877-1967), Hungary — diphtheria test
* Iwan Serrurier, (active 1920s), Netherlands/USA — inventor of the Moviola for film editing.
* Mark Serrurier, (190?-1988), USA — Serrurier truss for Optical telescopes
* William Bradford Shockley, (1910-1989), USA — co-inventor of transistor
* Werner von Siemens, (1816-1892), Germany — an electromechanical "dynamic"
* Sir William Siemens, (1823-1883), Germany — regenerative furnace
* Igor Sikorsky, (1889-1972), Ukraine — helicopter
* Charles Simonyi, (1948-), Hungary — Hungarian notation
* Aurel Stodola, (1859-1942), Slovakia - gas turbines
* Elmer Ambrose Sperry, (1860-1930), USA — gyroscope-guided automatic pilot
* Reverend Dr Robert Stirling (1790-1878), Scotland — Stirling engine
* Levi Strauss, (1829-1902), USA — blue jeans
* John Stringfellow, (1799-1883), England — airplane
* Almon Strowger, (1839-1902), USA — automatic telephone exchange
* Su Song, (1020-1101), China, invented the first hydraulic-powered astronomical clock tower that operated an armillary sphere with the escapement mechanism and chain drive
* Simon Sunatori, (1959-), Canada — inventor of Sunatori Pen
* Joseph Swan, (1828-1914), England — Incandescent light bulb
* Thomas Savery, (1650-1715), England — steam engine
* Marc Seguin, (1786-1875), France — wire-cable suspension bridge
* Henry Shrapnel, (1761-1842), England — Shrapnel shell ammunition
* Augustus Siebe, (1788-1872), Germany — standard diving dress
* Isaac Singer, (1811-1875), USA — sewing machine
* Percy Spencer, (1894-1970), USA — microwave oven
* George Stephenson, (1781-1848), England — steam locomotive
* Simon Stevin, (1548-1620), Netherlands — land yacht

T


* Bernhard Tellegen, (1900-1990), Netherlands pentode
* Edward Teller (Ede Teller), (1908-2003), Hungary — hydrogen bomb
* Nikola Tesla, (1856-1943), Serbian-Croatian-American — developer of the Tesla Coil and inventor of the induction motor, alternating current polyphase power distribution system, wireless communication, robotics, logic gates, the bladeless turbine, radio, VTOL aircraft, etc.
* Kalman Tihanyi, (1897-1947), Hungary — co-inventor of cathode ray tube and iconoscope
* Benjamin Chew Tilghman, (1821-1897), USA — sandblasting
* Alfred Traeger, (1895-1980), Australia — the pedal radio
* Franc Trkman, (1903-1978), Slovenia — electrical switches, accessories for opening windows
* Alan Turing, (1912-1954), England — the Turing machine

U


* Lewis Urry, (1927-2004), Canada — long-lasting alkaline battery

V


* Hub van Doorne, (1900-1979), Netherlands, continuously variable transmission
* Louis R. Vitullo, (1924?-2006), United States — developed the first sexual assault evidence kit
* Alessandro Volta, (1745-1827), Italy — battery
* Faust Vrancic, (1551-1617), Croatia — parachute

W


* Barnes Wallis, (1887-1979), England — bouncing bomb
* Robert Watson-Watt, (1892-1973), Scotland — microwave radar
* James Watt, (1736-1819), Scotland — improved Steam engine
* Jonas Wenström, (1855-1893), Sweden — three-phase electrical system
* George Westinghouse, (1846-1914), USA — Air brake
* Charles Wheatstone, (1802-1875), England — concertina, stereoscope, microphone, Playfair cipher
* Eli Whitney, (1765-1825), USA — the cotton gin
* Frank Whittle, (1907-1996), England — co-inventor of the jet engine
* Otto Wichterle, (1913-1989), Czechoslovakia — invented modern contact lenses
* Paul Winchell, (1922-2005), USA — the artificial heart
* Edmund Wingate, (c.1593-1656), England — straight slide rule
* A. Baldwin Wood, (1879-1956), USA — high volume pump
* Granville Woods, (1856-1910), USA — the Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph
* The Wright brothers, Orville Wright, (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright, (1867-1912), USA — powered airplane
* Bruce Wydner, (1935-), USA — inventor of Cost-Effective Machine Translation
* Arthur Wynne, (1862-1945), England — creator of crossword puzzle
* Thomas Wedgwood, (1771-1805), England — first (not permanent) photograph

Y


* Hidetsugu Yagi, (1886-1976), Japan — Yagi antenna
* Yi Xing, (683-727), China, invented the first hydraulic-powered armillary sphere that used the escapement mechanism
* Arthur M. Young, (1905-1995), USA — the Bell Helicopter

Z


* Zhang Heng, (78-139), China, invented the first hydraulic-powered armillary sphere

Penemu Mesin uap Adalah James Watt Berasal dari Negara Inggris
Penemu Mesin 4 tak Adalah Nicolaus Otto Berasal dari Negara Jerman
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Penemu Mesin cetak Adalah Johannes Guttenberg Berasal dari Negara Jerman
Penemu Mesin ketik Adalah Christopher Sholes Berasal dari Negara Amerika
Penemu Radio Adalah C. Marconi Berasal dari Negara Italia
Penemu Televisi Adalah J.L. Baird & C.F. Jenkins Berasal dari Negara Amerika
Penemu Telegrap Adalah Samuel F.B. Morse Berasal dari Negara Amerika Serikat
Penemu Telepon Adalah Alexander Graham Bell Berasal dari Negara Amerika Serikat
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Max Planck 1858-1947/Jerman Quantum Theori.


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          finding nice black men in Germany   
Hi guys..are their any nice black men inGermany and around?

Or visiting Germany and passing by Frankfurt International airport?

message me RalphofFFM@gmx.de
          Gothic Engagement Rings   

The Gothic style of ornamentation and styling is not a fashion fad, which is followed by the teenagers and the adolescent. It is a recurring symbol of a classical era that has gone by. Goth is a cultural tribe from East Germany, which had a very big role in the fall of the West Roman Empire. Their style and fashion in ornaments range from classy to shocking.    

It is a timeless era that was in minority of tolerant behavior pacifism spiritualism, self-analysis, moral values and behavior, intellect analysis,        ideas of beauty creativity individuality and various other beliefs.    

Gothic engagement rings are of various kinds, which have been used prior to the Roman Empire. There is a huge range for man and woman. We can talk about some:    

1. “DUES ET NATURA RING: These are the Latin words “Dues Et Natura No Faciunt Frusta” which means that God in nature do not work together in vain. It symbolizes the harmony of nature and the creator. It is a beautiful inspiration of beautiful designs of an ancient Gothic pattern. This Gothic Engagement ring is of English pewter and solid brass and the pewter edge inscription inside says, “Nature will always win through”.    

2. AGLA RING: Agla which is the central Kabbalistic sigil which stands for “Thou art mighty forever, O’Lord. It is a Gothic Engagement ring of English        Pewter, which symbolizes the magical talismans love, memory, protection, safety, profit and peace.    

3. LIFE AND DEATH BAND: This Gothic engagement ring symbolizes the coming together of two powerful opposites Life and Death. In this Gothic engagement ring the words Life and Death can be read in a reversible manner.    

4. TREFOIL SANGUIS RING: This is a round English Pewter Gothic Engagement ring in blood red enamel work polished of alternating gothic trefoils that looks like a crown.    

 5. FANGORIAN RING: Deep engraved abstract tribal Gothic ‘Batesque’ design encircles thorn edged Gothic engagement ring.

6. HEMLOCK POISON RING: This is a massive Gothic engagement ring for men. It has a hinged lid where one can hide poison, tiny scrolls etc. It is made   out of black crystal stone.    

7. BETROTHAL RING: This is a fabulous Gothic scrollwork frame with a deep red enamel heart of passion made of English Pewter. This Gothic engagement   ring symbolizes love and passion.    

8. IMMORTAL KIST POISON RING: This Gothic engagement ring has a secret compartment. It is a Gothically detailed coffin poison ring of blood red enamel of English pewter. It is ultimate proclaim of Gothdom. The secret compartment lies under the lid of the coffin with a immaculate clasp to shut it.    

9. ADDER BITE RING: This is a massive reptile ring spanning two fingers and teeth sinking in the flash into the third finger. It is Gothic Engagement        ring in English pewter and a very bold one too.    

10. HOLYBLOOD RUNEBAND: This ring has inscription on both sides in Latin, which says ‘Sanguis’ meaning blood and runic bright meaning the lineage of enlightment. This Gothic Engagement ring has a bright red faceted crystal at the centre.    


          Re: In search of love ....   
Visiting Germany soon
I'm coming from Africa
I'm visiting Frankfurt and munchen are you living closer to these city?
          Re: Seeking something serious!   
Hello you there ....I am looking for a relationship with my soul mate. I am 46 years young and I'm from Lauterbach, Germany. I live in a cozy row house here. But unfortunately alone. I am romantic and like sports. MTB ride and running. I am fit and feel TOP. Can I get your email address? Then we can send pictures to us so ....My name is Bruno :D
          A Brief History of Santa Claus,   

Santa Claus has been called by several different names throughout the years. Traditions and legends of Santa Claus for the evolution of the modern-day Santa may have been based on the early Dutch legend of Sinterklaas, originating in the 1600's.

Santa Claus really started to get famous when American author Washington Irving published stories about Santa Claus, referring to him as Saint Nicholas who arrived on Christmas Eve bringing presents for children.

Santa Claus changed and became more famous when writer Clement Clarke Moore wrote a poem in 1823 about a Christmas Eve visit from Saint Nicholas, better known as "The Night Before Christmas" (listed below). Millions of children now could have a consistent description of Santa Claus and his eight flying reindeer.

Around the world Santa Claus is known as:

English - Kris Kringle or Father Christmas = The Santa Claus name more likely evolved from the name of Saint Nicholas.

Belgium - De Kerstman (Christmas Man) is celebrated on Dec. 26th


note: Sinterklass (which is derived from the Dutch name Sint Nicolaas) is celebrated on December 6th

Italy - Babbo Natale

Germany - Weihnachtsmann or Sankt Nikolaus

Sweden - Jultomten, or Christmas Brownie

Hawaii - Kanakaloka

Chile - Viejo Pascuerro

France - Pere Noel

Japan - Hoteiosho - a priest who bears gifts or Santa Kurohsu

Russia - Ded Moroz - or Grandfather Frost who is accompanied by his grand daughter Snegurochka (Miss Snow or Snow Maiden) - note: "Babushka" or elderly woman does not appear in Russian Christmas stories.



          Mein Tagebuch und der Datenschutz - Reloaded aus 2015   
In den 90ern des vergangenen Jahrhunderts war ich Ewigkeiten circa vierzehn Jahre alt. 
Wie nahezu alle meinen pubertierenden Geschlechtsgenossinnen, schrieb ich passioniert Tagebuch. 



Bewegendes im DIN-A6 Format. Oft mit verwackelten Fotos aus der letzten 36er Filmrolle und den Duckface-Selfies der ersten Stunde illustriert. Das wahre #nofilter und #picoftheday.

Auch Gedichte über die Liebe oder den Geschmack von Wolken finden sich darin. Liedtexte über Freundschaft, Atomkraft und den Weltfrieden, wie beispielsweise mein Song "Kein Geld für Öl" mit drei Akkorden zur Gitarre aus dem April 1993. Ich vermute, dass ich mich eigentlich gegen "Krieg für Öl" aussprechen wollte, aber "Geld für Öl" hatte ich damals auch nicht, daher zählt das als Protest.


Tiefsinnige Miss-Germany-Wahl-Weisheiten wie 
"Live your dreams. Face your fears"  
zierten als Grafittientwurf in Ballonschrift meine Seiten. Ein Konflikt, geschrieben mit meinem königsblauen Lamyfüller und ultrahipper, smaragdgrüner Tinte. Mein Büchlein war, wie meine Bettwäsche auch, mit einem schwarz-weiß Foto eines amerikanischen Teenagerpärchens in Levi's Jeans auf der Route66 bedruckt und beinhaltet folgenden Meilenstein aus dem Oktober 1994:
"Liebes Tagebuch
,
 * 19.10.1995 -
† 08.12.1995.
Es ist Schluß. Es hat genau 1 Monat und 19 Tage gehalten.
Chris und ich haben uns auseinandergelebt.
Polka ist gestern gestorben.*
Morgen schreiben wir Mathe.
Deine Nina."

*Polka war mein einäugiges Meerschweinchen. Das sollte ich für Polkafans sicherheitshalber erwähnt haben.

Logischerweise übermalte ich Chris' Gesicht auf dem vier Wochen zuvor eingeklebten Foto sofort mit schwarzem Edding und hörte tagelang "Where did you sleep last Night" von NirvanaKurt Cobain verstand mich. Ich vertraute dem Tagebuch an, dass ich beabsichtige nach Seattle zu pilgern um suizidäre Gedanken mit Kurts Grabstein auszutauschen. Meine Tochter sollte in seinem Andenken eines Tages auf den Namen "Frances Bean" hören. Meine beste Freundin präferierte zu dieser Zeit den Namen "Anna-Bêlle Juliètte Christin" für ihre Erstgeborene.


Warum zum Teufel erzähle ich Euch, was in meinem Tagebuch steht?
Weil es privat ist. 

Es scheint so, dass das Label "Privat" aber heute hinten ansteht. Hinter Terror. Hinter Gesundheit. Hinter Wirtschaft. Deswegen kann ja gleich jeder wissen was drin steht. Oder nicht

Das Tagebuch hatte 1995 eine vorinstallierte Schließanlage. 
Sie bestand aus einem winzigen, herzförmigen Vorhängeschloss aus Blech und einem dazugehörigen, mikroskopisch kleinen Schlüsselchen. Beides bewahrte ich an sehr geheimen Orten, getrennt voneinander auf. Meine Teenagererlebnisse erforderten selbstverständlich maximale Einbruchsicherheit. Ein unumstößlicher Grundsatz. Niemanden ging es etwas an, was mein Herz bewegte. Alle meine Freundinnen wären solidarisch mit Pechfackeln losgezogen, um meine Privatheit zu rächen, hätte jemand dreist meine Firewall aus Blech mit einem Zahnstocher, oder so, umgangen und einfach mal still mitgelesen.

Welche Naivität und trügerische Sicherheit trage ich 20 Jahre später zur Schau, gemeinsam mit nahezu allen Ex-Tagebuchschreiberinnen in diesem Land, wenn wir uns heute tatsächlich einbilden, dass wir "nichts zu verbergen haben."  

Als Vierzehnjährige, mit unseren Blechschlüsseln, hatten wir ein deutlich gesünderes Verhältnis zu unseren "Geheimnissen", als wir es heute haben. 


Hurra, Hurra, der Landesverrat ist wieder da


Die reale Bedrohung wegen "Landesverrats" der Journalisten von Netzpolitik.org ist ein guter Aufhänger, um zu umreißen, was die deutschen Behörden auf dem Gebiet der Überwachung so treiben dürfen und was mit unseren Daten geschieht.
(Nachtrag 2017: Der Bundestrojaner der auf unsere WhatsApp Daten zugreifen kann ebenfalls)

Landesverrat in den Zeitungen im In- und Ausland.

Die Journalisten von netzpolitik.org hatten unlängst Papiere veröffentlicht, denen zu entnehmen war, dass der deutsche Verfassungsschutz eine interne Abteilung geschaffen hat, die das Internet überwachen und Internetinhalte massenhaft erfassen und auswerten soll. 
Wer hat mit wem Kontakt. 
Wer surft auf welcher Website. Eine kostspielige Angelegenheit. Die Geheimhaltungsstufe entsprach der geringsten Klassifizierung und hat durch die Veröffentlichung der Journalisten genau den Wirbel verursacht, den Sachen wie diese in einer gesunden Demokratie auch verursachen sollten.

Verdächtige dürfen durchsucht werden. Zu Hause und im Internet.
Wer ist denn "Verdächtig"? Wer entscheidet das? Wir selbst? Oder jemand anderes, der uns für verdächtig hält? Jemand der Anzeige gegen uns erstattet? Oder fallen wir auf, weil jemand anderes was unrechtes tat und wir vielleicht mit drin hängen?

Schon der Verdacht einer Straftat hat durchaus Konsequenzen. Die Behörden beginnen zu ermitteln. "Verdächtiger" klingt so gemein. So schuldig. Aber schuldig ist man gerade (noch) nicht. 
Mein Sohn hat mich heute morgen verdächtigt, heimlich mit seinem Kleinkind-Fahrrad mit Stützrädern zum Bäcker gefahren zu sein. Wer mich kennt, weiß, dass dieser Verdacht nicht der Stützräder wegen absurd ist, sondern weil ich generell niemals Fahrradfahren würde. Nirgendwohin. 
Ein Ermittler aber kennt mich nicht, der müsste das nachforschen. Und beginnt zu wühlen. 

Darf man mich immer überwachen oder abhören?
Nein.
Nur bestimmte Straftaten oder der Verdacht, sie begangen zu haben, erlauben es den Behörden, die Verdächtigen zu durchsuchen, abzuhören und zu überwachen um den Verdacht zu bestätigen.
Diese möglichen Straftaten sind in § 100a der Strafprozessordnung  (StPO) aufgelistet und beeindruckend umfangreich. "Landesverrat" ist eine von ihnen. Sie reicht über Mord und Brandstiftung, Steuerhinterziehung und Mitgliedschaft in einer Bande, die Straftaten plant, bis hin zu Verstößen gegen das Betäubungsmittelgesetz, wenn man also verdächtig ist, Drogen zu verkaufen. Die große "Terrorgefahr" ist also in der Liste enthalten. Aber auch, wenn man verdächtig ist ein paar Einkünfte nicht ordentlich zu versteuern. 

Was darf der Ermittler dann tun?

Früher, zu Zeiten der Freundschaftsbücher, der Liebesbriefe und der Zettelchen, die durch's Klassenzimmer flogen, war die sogenannte "Hausdurchsuchung" nach § 102 bis § 110 StPO das Mittel der Wahl und ist nach wie vor ein dickes Ding. Ein Richter muss das -auch noch heute noch- erlauben. Das ist der "Richtervorbehalt".  Meist ist das eine viel zu leichte Hürde für die Behörden, finden Anwälte. Strafverteidiger wissen, dass der Richter einfach den ausformulierten Antrag der Staatsanwaltschaft unterschreibt. Die Zeit, umfangreich zu prüfen ob man zu Recht so massiv im Auge der Staatsanwaltschaft landete, hat er nicht. Wohnungen sind grundrechtlich geschützt, sie sind sehr privat. Briefe ebenfalls. Würde ich morgen ins Koma fallen, dürfte mein Mann nicht mal legal meine Post öffnen, er würde das Briefgeheimis verletzen. Für die Vorratsdatenspeicherung wird noch gestritten, ob ein solcher Richervorbehalt sein muss. Das ist irgendwie schräg. Der Bundestrojaner steht unter einem solchen Vorbehalt und dieser ist, da sind sich einige Juristen einig, eher Deko als Bürgerschutz.


Wir sind heute digital. Das ist ein Problem. Für uns.

Echte Papierbriefe verschicken wir heute nur noch beruflich. Fotos sind sämtlich digital auf dem Handy oder in der "Cloud". Rechnungen kommen per Email. Briefe an die Lieben ersetzen wir heute durch WhatsApp oder SMS mit Herzchen und lachenden Kackhaufen-Emojis an deren Handynummer. Der Dia-Abend vom Urlaub liegt heute als .jpg Datei hochgeladen beim Rossmann-Online-Fotoportal, geshared auf Flickr und die Tagebücher sind die Facebook-Timeline. Ganze Wohnungen mit Unterlagen befinden sich quasi digital im Internet.

Die Rückschlüsse, die sich aus diesen Aufzeichnungen unseres Alltags ziehen lassen, sind dagegen nicht weniger persönlich geworden, nur weil wir jetzt tippen statt Füllfedern schwingen. Im Gegenteil.


Hausdurchsuchung vs. digitales Mitlesen

Was wir bei der Nutzung des Internets und beispielsweise über WhatsApp in seinen vielfältigen Formen über uns preisgeben, ist viel mehr, als jede Hausdurchsuchung jemals über uns zu Tage fördern würde. Wir googlen heute alles kurz und klein. Früher dachten wir nur drüber nach oder schlugen mal im Lexikon nach. 
Wenn wir befürchteten, uns bei einem One-Night-Stand einen Tripper eingefangen zu haben, wusste dies einst nur unser Hausarzt und die Sprechstundenhilfe. 
Heute weiß es zuerst Google, dann der Arzt, dann die Sprechstundenhilfe und dank der zentralen, internetbasierten Speicherung unserer Gesundheitsdaten auch eine gewaltige Datenbank, verwaltet von...wem eigentlich? Wissen wir das alle? Und wissen wir wer sie liest? Oder wer sie in 10 Jahren lesen darf, wenn die Versicherungsleistungen noch knapper werden?

Die Heimlichkeit ist das Problem. Und die Perspektive der Ermittelnden. Für uns.

Es macht einen Unterschied, WER unser Geschriebenes oder Getipptes  liest. WARUM er es liest und mit welchen Hintergedanken. Will er einen Verdacht ausräumen? Ihn bestätigen? Ist er nur neugierig oder ein Kontrollfreak? Die Staatsanwaltschaft soll auch Entlastendes ermitteln. Die Praxis sieht da, so sagen Strafverteidiger, ebenfalls durchaus anders aus.

Meine Eltern beispielsweise hätten mich ausweislich meiner Tagebucheinträge für eine suizidäre Anarcho-Schwangere mit fragwürdigen Prioritäten halten müssen, die zudem Gefahr läuft, eine Karriere als gitarrespielende Frontfrau in der linken Liegefahrradfahrer-Szene anzustreben. Vermutlich hätte sie das mit der Gitarre am meisten besorgt.

Warum sollte die Fremdwahrnehmung bei bei unseren SMS, unseren Emails und unseren Fotos anders sein als bei Tagebüchern und Briefen?

Die digitale Durchsuchung vollzieht sich nämlich vollkommen still, stumm und unbemerkt. Eine Hausdurchsuchung geht dagegen nicht 
unbemerkt am Verdächtigen vorbei. Die meisten von uns merken nämlich, wenn 3-4 Erwachsene sich durch die Schubladen im Wohnzimmer pflügen und Habseligkeiten in Umzugskartons aus der Tür tragen. 

Vielleicht erfährt es ein Verdächtiger sogar nie, wenn sein WhatsApp Account, sein Facebook und GMX-Account ausgelesen wurde und sich der Verdacht gegen ihn eben nicht erhärtete. Dann geht die Akte der Behörden einfach innerhalb der Verjährungsfrist wieder zu. Fehlalarm. Anklage wird nicht erhoben. 
Kein Brief wie dieser erreicht den zu Unrecht ausgeforschten: "Hallo Herr Schultze, wir dachten, ihre Skatrunde wäre eine Geldwäschebande. Wir haben uns geirrt. Wir hatten ihren Facebook Account gehackt und bei WhatsApp ein paar Wochen mitgelesen. Nette Freunde haben Sie. Die Blonde mit den Brüsten finden wir auch am BestenBis bald, ihr Landeskriminalamt"

Das passiert doch alles nicht! Doch. Das passiert. Jeder Strafverteidiger weiß das.

Wer sind diese Nerds und warum regen sie sich so auf ?

Viele Datenschützer (das sind die Leute die diesen ganzen IT-Kram verstanden haben, den wir permanent nutzen, aber nicht durchschauen) schreien deswegen seit Monaten und Jahren mit Schaum vor dem Mund herum, wenn es um das "Telekommunikationsgesetz" geht, um "Vorratsdatenspeicherung" und um "Bestandsdaten" oder den "Bundestrojaner".  

Und was machen wir Internetuser derweil? Wir sind gewohnt irritiert von den Computer-Nerds, wie damals schon, in der neunten Klasse. 

Wir sollten zuhören, denn es trifft unsere Generation ganz direkt mitten ins Herz unserer Freiheit. Verdammt nochmal.


Ihr gehört gar nicht auf eine Liste der Verdächtigen? 

Den 318-Seiten langen Datenschutzbericht (hier die Anlage in Kurzform) unserer Bundesdatenschutzbeauftragten Daniela Voßhoff für 2013 und 2014 habe ich mir mit blutunterlaufenen Augen im Urlaub durchgelesen. Seitdem ist mir ködderig. Ich will meinen Blechschlüssel zurück und fordere eine Brieftaube. * Nachtrag: Mittlerweile gibt es einen aktuellen. Er ist ebenso gruselig.

Die Datenschutzbeauftragte Voßhoff beanstandet darin zum Beispiel, dass gesetzliche Löschungsfristen bestimmter Daten über Deutschlands Bürger einfach nicht eingehalten werden. Ignoriert? Keine Lust? Keine Zeit? "Nach sieben Tagen/30 Tagen sind die Daten zu löschen" steht in vielen Gesetzen als Gegengewicht zur erlaubten Datensammelei der Behörden. Verhältnismäßigkeit nennt man das. Wenn aber der menschliche Arm des Gesetzes, der Sachbearbeiter, nicht auf "Erase" drückt, dann löscht sich da eben auch nichts. 

Der ehemalige Datenschutzbeauftragte Thilo Weichert sagte es ähnlich unabhängig und deutlich:
 "Unbestreitbar ist, dass die bestehenden rechtlichen Anforderungen in der Praxis oft nicht beachtet werden." 
Ein Gesetz, dass nicht beachtet wird, ist Schrott
Vollkommen nutzlos. 
Das gilt für uns Bürger und den Staat aber gleichermaßen.  Man gibt eben nur ungern wieder her, was man schonmal hat. Kennen wir alle.


Anti-Atomkraft ist extrem? So schnell wird man einer der Abhörbaren!
Frau Voßhoff berichtet in dem Papier von einem fidelen Haufen Anti-Atomkraftdemonstranten, deren Personalien irgendwie auf der Liste des Verfassungschutzes über "gewaltbereite Extremisten" gelandet waren. Das BfV begründete die Speicherung damit, dass "gegen Atomkraft demonstrieren" ein linksexremes Gewaltpotential habe. 
Fand Daniela Voßhoff nicht so gut und nannte das, zu Recht, einen "schweren Rechtsverstoß". Da gaben das Bundeskriminalamt und das BfV klein bei und räumten ein, dass sie diese unbescholtenen Menschen, die in ihrer Freizeit gegen Atomkraft umhermarschierten, nicht hätten speichern sollen. Diese Menschen hätten - wie oben erläutert- abgehört werden dürfen und ihre WhatsApp mitgelesen werden dürfen. 

So schnell geht das. 
#Hoppala. 

Manch' einer findet es nicht schlimm, auf einer Liste zu stehen, von der er gar nichts weiß

Was wir nicht wissen, macht uns nicht heiß?
Nun,  es gab mal eine Liste über Homosexuelle in Deutschland. Als sich die Stimmung in unserem Land recht plötzlich änderte, damals, als der schnauzbärtige Irre seine rechten Parolen durchgesetzt hatte, diente die einst "harmlose" Liste ein paar Jahre später dazu, diese Menschen unerbittlich zu verfolgen. Passte nicht mehr in die Gesinnung und schon hat eine Liste ungeahntes Zerstörungspotential für unser Leben, Glück und Freiheit.

So schnell geht das.
#Hoppala.
Quelle: Bild.de
Vielleicht darf man in 10 Jahren das Land nur noch verlassen oder wieder rein, wenn man nicht auf der "Hat-mit-Döner-herumgeworfen-Liste" steht? Meine Freundin Katrin hat mal alleine in der Fußgängerzone gegen durch Reifen springende Blauwale protestiert. Macht sie das zum militanten Tierschützer und steht sie auf einer gewaltbereiten Extremisten-Liste? Darf sie nächstes Jahr noch ausreisen, wenn jetzt die Fluggastdaten gespeichert werden? Vielleicht ist dieser Artikel schon unbequem und ich stehe auf der Blogs-die-wir-scheiße-finden-Liste? Ich weiß es schlicht nicht und etwas nicht zu wissen, macht unsicher. 


Der Staat möchte keine Systeme, die er nicht ständig mitlesen kann.WhatsApp wird verboten.

Der britische Premier David Cameron hat unlängst erwogen, Whats App, den iPhone "iMessanger" und auch Facetime zu verbieten. Deutschland stimmt ihm zu. Der Brite Cameron  begründete dies mit folgenden Worten, die Erstaunen hervorrufen: 
 „Müssen wir in unserem Land Kommunikationswege hinnehmen, die wir nicht mitlesen können? Nein, das müssen wir nicht.“
Puh, also ich wäre da jetzt zumindest mal zwiegespalten? 

Briefe sind auch ein Kommunikationsweg. 
Werden die auch schon durchleuchtet? 
Abgefangen und wieder verklebt? Hier wäre ein Aufschrei vorprogrammiert. Ist der Brief getippt statt geschrieben, nehmen wir das hin. 

Ich will nicht, dass "mein Land" meine Whats-App lesen kann, ohne dass ich es weiß. 
Ich weiß ja nicht mal wer genau "mein Land" ist. Mein Nachbar bei der Kripo?
Text Messages sind wie kleine Briefe. Wie ein Tagebuch. 

Helmut Schmidt sagte vor 40 Jahren anlässlich des RAF-Terrors:
"Wer den Rechtsstaat zuverlässig schützen will, der muss innerlich auch bereit sein, bis an die Grenzen dessen zu gehen, was im Rechtsstaat erlaubt ist“.  
Damals wurde vom Fräulein zum Diktat in Steno mitgeschrieben. Die Grenzen haben sich durch das Internet heute massiv verschoben. Vom Internet ahnte der Helmut damals noch nichts. Thomas de Maizière weiß heute aber auch noch nicht, was 2045 an der Tagesordung sein wird

Ja. Terror durch radikale Extremisten macht mir Angst.  

Den braunen Mob, der Flüchtlingslager anzündet und auf Twitter Stimmung macht, möchte ich verfolgt wissen. Natürlich möchte ich, dass niemand meine Kinder stiehlt oder Menschen hochbombt, die ich liebe. Ich möchte sie lebenslang wegsperren und sie sollen dem System nicht entwischen. Ich bin all den Beamten und Sicherheitsleuten dankbar, die sich damit täglich rumschlagen müssen.

Aber wenn der SPD-Politiker Reinhold Gall twittert: 
"Ich verzichte gerne auf #vermeintliche Freiheitsrechte, wenn wir damit einen Kinderschänder überführen", 
dann möchte ich trotzdem entschieden widersprechen. Meine ungestörte Kommunikation mit Anderen sind echte Freiheitsrechte. Ich möchte auch anzweifeln, dass sich die Beweislage in der Edathy-Affaire mit der Speicherung irgendwelcher Daten auf Vorrat verbessert hätte. 

Die Franzosen sammeln bereits massenhaft Telefondaten und haben Charlie-Hebdo leider nicht kommen sehen. 
Mein allgemeines Lebensrisiko kann ich nicht durch eine Überwachung meines Alltags ausschalten lassen, das verschiebt nur die Quelle des Risikos, nicht die Gefahr.

Es darf schon sehr viel ausgelesen und gespeichert werden, ohne dass ich "verdächtig" war.

Die neue Fluggastdatenspeicherung erlaubt nicht nur, dass meine Reiseroute und meine Kreditkartendaten gespeichert werden, sondern auch, wer auf dem Platz neben mir saß. Auch die Daten von Ingo, meinem Reisebüromenschen, werden gespeichert. Dazu noch was ich an Bord gegessen habe. Fünf Jahre langIch finde Menschen die Lactose-Gluten-Fructosefrei-Vegan im Flugzeug bestellen, zwar schräg, aber nicht verdächtig.

Nicht fliegen aber unbeobachtet mit dem Auto wegfahren können wir leider auch nicht, denn Bordcomputer in Autos übermitteln das. An wen, weiß keiner so genau, oder? Warum sind die Daten wichtig? Vielleicht wird die KFZ-Versicherung auch deutlich teurer, der Versicherer kann bald sehen, wieviel ich und wohin ich wirklich fahre

Das Fitnessarmband  mit dem "Mach' Sport, Du fauler Sack" Tracker ist vielleicht bald Voraussetzung, wenn man den extra günstigen Krankenkassentarif haben möchte. Wer es verweigert, zahlt mehr. Wer wenig Sport machte, egal aus welchem Grund, bekommt weniger Zuschuss zu einer späteren OP? 

Hier auf dieser Seite, beschreibt der ehemalige Bundesdatenschutzbeauftragte Peter Schaar, warum der eine bereits heute stundenlang in der Telefonhotline kleben bleibt und der andere sofort durchgestellt wird. Ich hänge da ewig fest, übrigens.

In 2014 wurde ausweislich der Statistik der deutschen Bundesnetzagentur alle 5 Sekunden bei ihr abgefragt, welcher Name zu welcher Telefonnummer gehört. 

Fast 7 Millionen mal. Soviele Mörder, Pädophile und Terroristen weilen hoffentlich nicht unter uns, sonst kauf ich mir morgen illegal 'ne Wumme und ziehe mit den Kindern auf einen Baum. 

Trotzdem werden Gesetze, wie das Telekommunikationsgesetz, fast ausschließlich mit unseren Ängsten vor diesen furchtbaren Leuten begründet. Die Masse der Anfragen zeigt, was passiert, wenn etwas erstmal erlaubt ist.

Diese Freimütigkeit der staatlichen Kontrolle macht mir Sorgen.

Sie unterliegt politischen Schwankungen und aufgeheizten Stimmungen und wird von normalen Menschen ausgeübt, die auch mal Fehler machen, schlampig arbeiten, überfordert und unterbezahlt sind, Eigeninteressen und die ganze Bandbreite an menschlichem Versagen in sich vereinen. Das ist normal. 


Sophie Scholl. Quelle: Bundesarchiv
1962 sang Elvis "We can't go on together with suspicious minds." Wie Recht er hat, auch wenn er nicht Vater Staat und Mutter Erde sondern Liebespaare meint.


Sophie Scholl spielte an einer Gefängnismauer auf der Flöte "Die Gedanken sind frei" von Hoffmann von Fallersleben für einen hitlerkritischen Verdächtigen. Ihren Vater. 

Hätte es damals Emails gegeben, wäre er als Verdächtiger staatsfeindlicher Gesinnung sicherlich digital ausgespäht und ebenso inhaftiert worden.

Wie sieht unsere Politik in 20 Jahren aus? 
Wer ist dann Feind des Staates, wer ist sein Freund?
Welche Nachteile können wir heute noch nicht absehen?

Also lest Eure Tagebücher, falls ihr mal was zum Lachen braucht und seid Euch bewusst, was um Euch, still und leise in Bits und Bytes, geschieht. Datenschutz ist wichtiger denn je. 

          Spielt mit mir "Wer bin ich ?" - Facebook und die Klarnamen.   
Ich wurde ausgeschlossen. Aus einer Gruppe. Vor fünf Tagen. Das letzte Mal ist mir das vor 20 Jahren passiert. Da wollte mich eine Gruppe von blöden Pferdemädchen nicht auf einen Ausritt mitnehmen. Sie haben mir erzählt, alle Ponys wären schon besetzt. Ich saß weinend in der stinkenden Pferdebox und zählte Pferdeäpfel. Meine Reiterhofkarriere war beendet bevor sie anfing.




Diesmal hat mich Facebook aus seiner Mitte katapultiert. 
Erbarmungslos wurde mein privater Account gelöscht und ich dazu aufgefordert, meinen Ausweis mit Lichtbild zur Überprüfung bei Facebook einzureichen, sollte ich weiterhin ein Teil des größten sozialen Netzwerkes der Welt sein wollen. Ich wurde kurzerhand aus einer Weltgemeinschaft entfernt! Wie gemein! Ich hatte offenbar gegen die "Klarnamenpflicht" verstoßen, weil ich in meinem privaten Profil unter einem Spitznamen auftrat und damit Facebook in seinen "Gemeinschaftstandards" tief verletzt habe. So tief, dass sie nichts mehr mit mir zu tun haben wollen. 

Ich fühlte mich fünf Tage lang wie Nordkorea, nur dass ich nicht mit atomarer Aufrüstung sondern mit automatischer Entrüstung und stillem Protest reagierte. Beleidigt und stur schickte ich meinen Ausweis natürlich nicht hin. Ich wollte mich nicht täuschen lassen, von dem falsch-freundlichen Hinweis: "Ni! Deine Freunde wollen wissen wer Du wirklich bist. Nenne uns Deinen echten Namen, dann schalten wir Dein Konto wieder frei."
Mann ey, meine Freunde wissen doch, dass ich das bin! Selbst wenn ich mich auf Facebook Xena, Göttin des Feuers  nennen würde. Vermutlich gerade dann.

Vor einigen Monaten habe ich bereits über den Datenschutz und seine Tücken geschrieben. Darüber, wie gläsern wir alle werden und warum der Satz "Ich habe ja nichts zu verbergen" leider zu kurz greift. Aus diesem Grund biss ich mir jetzt natürlich die Fingernägel kurz. Ich haderte tagelang mit mir selbst und Facebook lies mich am langen Arm verhungern. Facebook vermisste mich überhaupt nicht. Wer mich suchte, mich verlinken oder kontaktieren wollte, fand nur noch einen gelb unterlegten Hinweis "Der Nutzer wird derzeit überprüft". Alarmiert riefen nach zwei Tagen vereinzelt Freunde bei mir an, ob ich vielleicht tot, im Knast oder im besten Falle komisch geworden sei, aber egal wie oft ich versuchte, mich wieder einzuloggen: Es blieb beim gelöschten Account. 

Wäre meine Juramama-Facebookseite nicht zwingend mit meinem persönlichen Profil verlinkt und mir der Zugriff darauf nicht ebenfalls verwehrt geblieben, hätte ich vielleicht einfach wieder weinend Pferdeäpfel gezählt und wäre ein beleidigter Facebookausgestoßener geblieben. 

Aber ich knickte ein. 
Heute morgen.
Vor mich hin schimpfend wie das Faktu-Akut-Männchen aus der Hämorrhoidenwerbung, fotografierte ich meine Krankenkassenkarte mit dem abscheulichen Lichtbild und schickte sie an Facebook. Die Datenkrake hat mich besiegt und ich liege geschlagen auf dem Rücken. Getragen von der Hoffung, dass die biometrischen Daten meines verzerrten Fotos nicht nutzbar sein werden. Ich hoffe, dass ich jetzt nicht in fünf Jahren von Facebook über jede Überwachungskamera automatisch gesichtserkannt werde, wenn ich heimlich Sexspielzeug kaufen will und danach noch in den Baumarkt gehe. Nicht auszudenken, was das mit den Werbebannern auf meinem PC und den Vorschlägen für "Dinge, die mich interessieren könnten" Newsfeeds anstellen könnte.

Wenige Stunden später war mein privates Profil dann tatsächlich wieder da. Wortlos. Kein "Ach Nina, altes Haus. Du bist das! Wie schön, dass Du wieder da bist." oder etwas ähnlich angemessenes.
Wie eine zurückgenommene Ex-Freundin bin ich aber noch immer etwas schmallippig. Ich wollte zwar zurück zu ihm, aber jetzt wo es so weit ist, werde ich mal ein bißchen an den Hausregeln feilen. Ich will wissen, ob Facebook es nun wirklich ernst meint mit mir oder vielleicht nur mein Geld will? Oder meine Jungfräulichkeit? Beides ist nicht vorhanden, warum also diese Klarnamenpflicht? 

Was wissen die über mich und was dürfen sie wissen? 

Ich habe während meiner Wut-Recherchen in den fünf facebookfreien Tagen erfahren, dass Facebook mich durch das ganze Netz verfolgt, wenn ich den "Auf-Facebook-angemeldet-bleiben"-Haken setze oder den Privat-Surfen-Modus meines Browers nicht verwende. Facebook sammelt nicht nur Informationen aus Inhalten, die wir selbst bei Facebook teilen.  Auch aus Seiten, die uns gefallen oder aus Artikeln und Videos, die wir anklicken und sogar aus externen Webseiten, die wir besuchen, wenn wir so durchs fröhlich Netz klickern. Wir werden also von Marc Zuckerberg beschattet. Besuchen wir die Webseite eines Fahrradgeschäftes, speichert Facebook beispielsweise "Radfahren". Haben wir eine Fitness-App auf dem Handy, speichert Facebook "Fitness" oder vielleicht "Diät".

Durch all diese zusammengetragenen Informationen werden wir zu einer definierten Zielperson, die in eine bestimmte Zielgruppe gehört. Diese Zielgruppen möchten Unternehmen gezielt erreichen, deswegen bezahlen sie Facebook dafür, dass sie an diesen Informationen teilhaben dürfen und uns Werbung für ihre Produkte oder Dienstleistungen anbieten können. In unseren Kontoeinstellungen können wir ausstellen, dass uns diese auf uns zugeschnittene Werbung angezeigt wird. Das heißt aber nicht, dass dann auch keine Informationen mehr über uns getrackt und gespeichert werden. Es gibt also kein Entrinnen. Übrigens ist es juristisch wirkungslos auf der eigenen Pinnwand einen Widerspruch oder ähnliches gegen die Facebook AGB zu posten, da diese Widerspuchserklärung mangels Zugang bei Facebook nicht wirksam werden kann.

Die klassische philosophische Frage "Wer bin ich?" oder das älteste Rätsel für Generationen von Männern "Was will die Frau eigentlich?" kann Facebook echt beantworten? 
Im eigenen Profil unter "Einstellungen" kann jeder die über die eigene Person gesammelten Informationen mal anschauen. Ich tat es. Ich war sehr gespannt, was ich so für eine Type bin. 

Tja, was soll ich sagen, ich bin einigermaßen bestürzt.
Ich möchte eigentlich nichts mehr mit mir zu tun haben, wenn das alles stimmt.
Die Pferdemädchen damals hatten absolut Recht, mit mir stimmt was nicht.

Ich firmiere in der Kategorie "Lifestyle und Kultur" beispielsweise unter folgenden Begriffen:
Weihnachten, Weiblichkeit, Ritter, Subkultur, Föderalismus, Meinungsführerschaft und Langeweile. Langeweile! Unter "Lifestyle"? Ich grab mich ein.

Unter "Hobbies" gibt es über mich zu wissen, dass ich gerne kreuzfahre, stricke, Hunde mag und Gartenarbeit. What? Ich beginne sofort systematisch über jede Reling zu kotzen, sobald ich ein Boot betrete. Stricken macht mich aggressiv, Hunde ignorieren seit jeher meine Autorität und ich hab es geschafft, dass der 50 Jahre alte Efeu in unserem Garten komplett eingegangen ist. Efeu ist eine Friedhofspflanze, die überlebt quasi überall. Nur nicht mit meiner Fürsorge.

Die Ausnahme in diesem offenbar schlechtesten Profiler-Programm aller Zeiten bildet die Kategorie "Essen und Trinken". Sie ist sowohl in Reihenfolge als auch Inhalt erstaunlich präzise: Bier. Wein. Schokolade. Kaffee. Hamburger. Gourmet. Wiener Schnitzel und Mett. Offenbar esse ich auch Lamas und Goldfische.

All diese Dinge gibt es über mich zu wissen. Nun auch unter meinem richtigen Namen. Und 80% sind falsch, es bringt also niemandem etwas. Ich finde das doof.

Ist die Klarnamenverpflichtung in Deutschland überhaupt erlaubt?

In den USA, da wo Facebook wohnt, sind bekanntlich Dinge erlaubt, die hier nicht erlaubt sind (mit Schußwaffen spazieren gehen). Es sind dort aber auch Dinge nicht erlaubt, die hier erlaubt sind (Brüste öffentlich zeigen). Die Klarnamenverpflichtung hat aber nicht nur bei uns sondern auch in den USA für heftige Debatten gesorgt. Deutsche Juristen sind überwiegend der Ansicht, dass die Klarnamenverpflichtung von Facebook gegen deutsches Recht verstößt. Bei uns gilt nämlich das Telemediengesetz, das recht klar aber auch pauschal in § 13 TMG sagt:

„Der Diensteanbieter hat die Nutzung von Telemedien und ihre Bezahlung anonym oder unter Pseudonym zu ermöglichen, soweit dies technisch möglich und zumutbar ist. Der Nutzer ist über diese Möglichkeit zu informieren.“

Privatpersonen wie uns nützt das TMG aber nicht viel, wir können daraus keine direkten Recht ableiten. Speziell berufene Personengruppen, wie Datenschutzbeauftragte, dürfen aber aufgrund des TMG zur Tat schreiten und Streit anfangen. Die Schleswig-Holsteiner Datenschützer und jüngst auch der Datenschutzbeauftragte der Stadt Hamburg, Johannes Caspar, haben gehandelt und sind gegen die Klarnamenverpflichtung vorgegangen. Da Facebook eine deutsche Niederlassung hat, die Facebook Germany GmbH in Hamburg nämlich, ist der oberste Datenschützer der Hansestadt hierfür zuständig und auch befugt.  Er hat also 2015 seinen Datenschützerdrucker angeworfen und Facebook eine Verwaltungsanordnung geschickt. Unter Androhung von Bußgeldern von bis zu 50.000 € forderte er "Facebook Deutschland" auf, die Klarnamenforderung zurückzunehmen und betroffene Profile wieder unter den von den Nutzern gewünschten Namen freizugeben. Das Milliardenunternehmen Facebook zählte vermutlich erstmal kurz in der Kaffeekasse nach, ob da vielleicht noch 50.000 € in Münzen rumkullern, entschied sich aber trotzdem, der Anordnung nicht zu folgen und einen Eilantrag zu stellen. Das geht und Facebook bekam auch Recht.

Das Hamburger Verwaltungsgericht hat Facebook den Rücken gestärkt (Beschl. v. 03.03.2016, Az. 15 E 4482/15.) Das deutsche Telemediengesetz erlaubt zwar eine anonyme Nutzung, jedoch sei das deutsche Recht in diesem Fall nicht anwendbar, sondern das irische Recht.

Das europäische Datenschutzrecht und auch das Bundesdatenschutzgesetz sehen vor, dass in Fällen der "Datenverarbeitung" das Recht des Landes anzuwenden ist, in dem die Datenverarbeitung stattfindet, also dort wo die Server stehen. Die EU-Datenschutzrichtlinie nennt das das "Sitzlandprinzip". Die Hamburger Niederlassung kümmert sich, so das Gericht, hauptsächlich um das Marketing, die Datenverarbeitung selbst finde aber in Irland statt, da Facebook seine europäischen Server dort und nicht in Deutschland aufgebaut hat. Aus steuerlichen Gründen.

Schon das OLG Schlewig 2013 und im März 2016 auch das Hamburger VG haben also entschieden, dass quasi die Iren für die Sache zuständig seien. Die Iren werden aber natürlich einen Teufel tun und sich für deutsche Standards stark machen und damit ein solches Unternehmen wie Facebook verprellen. Hier offenbart sich leider die große Tücke des Europarechts. Leider machen die Gerichte hiervon viel zu oft Gebrauch und drücken sich um mutige Entscheidungen. Das Ergebnis ist dann leider oft: Stillstand. Außer Caspar ist nochmal ein wackerer Krieger und legt Beschwerde beim Hamburger Oberverwaltungsgericht ein, die Chancen stehen nicht schlecht.

Die Entscheidung des VG Hamburg über die Klarnamen steht nämlich nicht unbedingt im Einklang mit der Rechtsprechung des Europäischen Gerichtshofes. 

Der hatte im Fall von Suchmaschinen im Jahr 2014 entschieden, dass sehr wohl das jeweilige nationale Recht anwendbar sein könne, selbst wenn die Server in einem anderen EU Land stünden. In Bezug auf Datenschutzrechte und das "Recht auf Vergessenwerden" hatte ein Spanier Google-Spain verklagt, weil ein Eintrag über ihn aus dem Jahre 1998 zwar inhaltlich korrekt, aber veraltet war. Der EuGH überaschte damals sogar die Datenschützer, als es sich im Fall "Google" vom "Sitzlandprinzip" (und damit Irland) verabschiedete und auf das "Marktortprinzip" (Spanien) verwies, mit der Folge, dass sich Google an die Datenschutzrechte des jeweiligen europäischen Landes halten muss, in dem es eine Niederlassung hat. Das Urteil des EuGH hatte zur Folge, dass Internetnutzer nun Anträge auf Löschung von Einträgen bei Google stellen können. Über 1,2 Millionen Links wurden seit dem Urteil bereits gelöscht.


Nicht mehr Ni Espunkt?
Nun, uns nützt das momentan nicht viel. Ich heiße jetzt wie ich wirklich heiße und Facebook behauptet zahlenden Werbetreibenden gegenüber, ich würde Goldfische essen und dabei stricken und auf meinen englischen Rasen blicken.

Ob ich für Facebook bezahlen würde, damit ich es nutzen darf und dafür auf Tracking verzichten würde? Ja, ich glaube, das würde ich vielleicht sogar tun. Kostenpflichtige Plattformen wie Xing gibt der Erfolg Recht. Ob wir mit der Klarnamenpflicht Terroristen aufspüren oder Hetzer leichter dingfest machen können? Kann sein, aber solange blanke Busen stillender Mütter auf Facebook gesperrt werden und rechtradikale Hetze unter Meinungsäußerung fallen, mag ich das Argument nicht so recht gelten lassen.
 

Daxaio Productions/Shutterstock
Ich grill mir jetzt erstmal ganz in Ruhe ein Lama und dann versuche ich vor lauter Langeweile die Weltherrschaft an mich zu reißen.

Ich freue mich übrigens über Eure Ergebnisse von "Wer bin ich". Wessen Lifestyle ebenfalls von so spannenden Themen wie "Langeweile" oder "Föderalismus" geprägt ist, möge sich bitte auf meiner Terrasse einfinden. Es gibt Bier.

Prost,
JURAMAMA


Hier eine Linkleiste, wer jetzt sein Facebookprofil mal überarbeiten möchte:
-Wer bin ich? Hier überprüft ihr, wer ihr seid.
- Datenschutzeinstellungen auf Facebook überprüfen
- Das "Recht auf Vergessenwerden" bei Google, die Pressemitteilung des EuGH
- Der Antrag bei Google



          Mein Tagebuch, Polka und der Landesverrat   

In den 90ern des vergangenen Jahrhunderts war ich Ewigkeiten circa vierzehn Jahre alt. 
Wie nahezu alle meinen pubertierenden Geschlechtsgenossinnen, schrieb ich passioniert Tagebuch.



Bewegendes im DIN-A6 Format. Oft mit verwackelten Fotos aus der letzten 36er Filmrolle und den Duckface-Selfies der ersten Stunde illustriert. Das wahre #nofilter und #picoftheday.

Auch Gedichte über die Liebe oder den Geschmack von Wolken finden sich darin. Liedtexte über Freundschaft, Atomkraft und den Weltfrieden, wie beispielsweise mein Song "Kein Geld für Öl" mit drei Akkorden zur Gitarre aus dem April 1993. Ich vermute, dass ich mich eigentlich gegen "Krieg für Öl" aussprechen wollte, aber "Geld für Öl" hatte ich damals auch nicht, daher zählt das als Protest.


Tiefsinnige Miss-Germany-Wahl-Weisheiten wie 
"Live your dreams. Face your fears"  
zierten als Grafittientwurf in Ballonschrift meine Seiten. Ein Konflikt, geschrieben mit meinem königsblauen Lamyfüller und ultrahipper, smaragdgrüner Tinte. Mein Büchlein war, wie meine Bettwäsche auch, mit einem schwarz-weiß Foto eines amerikanischen Teenagerpärchens in Levi's Jeans auf der Route66 bedruckt und beinhaltet folgenden Meilenstein aus dem Oktober 1994:
"Liebes Tagebuch,
 * 19.10.1995 -
† 08.12.1995.
Es ist Schluß. Es hat genau 1 Monat und 19 Tage gehalten.
Chris und ich haben uns auseinandergelebt.
Polka ist gestern gestorben.*
Morgen schreiben wir Mathe.
Deine Nina."

*Polka war mein einäugiges Meerschweinchen. Das sollte ich für Polkafans sicherheitshalber erwähnt haben.

Logischerweise übermalte ich Chris' Gesicht auf dem vier Wochen zuvor eingeklebten Foto sofort mit schwarzem Edding und hörte tagelang "Where did you sleep last Night" von Nirvana. Kurt Cobain verstand mich. Ich vertraute dem Tagebuch an, dass ich beabsichtige nach Seattle zu pilgern um suizidäre Gedanken mit Kurts Grabstein auszutauschen. Meine Tochter sollte in seinem Andenken eines Tages auf den Namen "Frances Bean" hören. Meine beste Freundin präferierte zu dieser Zeit den Namen "Anna-Bêlle Juliètte Christin" für ihre Erstgeborene.


Warum zum Teufel erzähle ich Euch, was in meinem Tagebuch steht?
Weil es privat ist.

Es scheint so, dass das Label "Privat" aber heute hinten ansteht. Hinter Terror. Hinter Gesundheit. Hinter Wirtschaft. Deswegen kann ja gleich jeder wissen was drin steht. Oder nicht?

Das Tagebuch hatte 1995 eine vorinstallierte Schließanlage. 
Sie bestand aus einem winzigen, herzförmigen Vorhängeschloss aus Blech und einem dazugehörigen, mikroskopisch kleinen Schlüsselchen. Beides bewahrte ich an sehr geheimen Orten, getrennt voneinander auf. Meine Teenagererlebnisse erforderten selbstverständlich maximale Einbruchsicherheit. Ein unumstößlicher Grundsatz. Niemanden ging es etwas an, was mein Herz bewegte. Alle meine Freundinnen wären solidarisch mit Pechfackeln losgezogen, um meine Privatheit zu rächen, hätte jemand dreist meine Firewall aus Blech mit einem Zahnstocher, oder so, umgangen und einfach mal still mitgelesen.

Welche Naivität und trügerische Sicherheit trage ich 20 Jahre später zur Schau, gemeinsam mit nahezu allen Ex-Tagebuchschreiberinnen in diesem Land, wenn wir uns heute tatsächlich einbilden, dass wir "nichts zu verbergen haben."  

Als Vierzehnjährige, mit unseren Blechschlüsseln, hatten wir ein deutlich gesünderes Verhältnis zu unseren "Geheimnissen", als wir es heute haben. 


Hurra, Hurra, der Landesverrat ist wieder da


Die reale Bedrohung wegen "Landesverrats" der Journalisten von Netzpolitik.org ist ein guter Aufhänger, um zu umreißen, was die deutschen Behörden auf dem Gebiet der Überwachung so treiben dürfen und was mit unseren Daten geschieht.
(Nachtrag 2017: Der Bundestrojaner der auf unsere WhatsApp Daten zugreifen kann ebenfalls)

Landesverrat in den Zeitungen im In- und Ausland.

Die Journalisten von netzpolitik.org hatten unlängst Papiere veröffentlicht, denen zu entnehmen war, dass der deutsche Verfassungsschutz eine interne Abteilung geschaffen hat, die das Internet überwachen und Internetinhalte massenhaft erfassen und auswerten soll. 
Wer hat mit wem Kontakt. 
Wer surft auf welcher Website. Eine kostspielige Angelegenheit. Die Geheimhaltungsstufe entsprach der geringsten Klassifizierung und hat durch die Veröffentlichung der Journalisten genau den Wirbel verursacht, den Sachen wie diese in einer gesunden Demokratie auch verursachen sollten.

Verdächtige dürfen durchsucht werden. Zu Hause und im Internet.
 
Wer ist denn "Verdächtig"? Wer entscheidet das? Wir selbst? Oder jemand anderes, der uns für verdächtig hält? Jemand der Anzeige gegen uns erstattet? Oder fallen wir auf, weil jemand anderes was unrechtes tat und wir vielleicht mit drin hängen?

Schon der Verdacht einer Straftat hat durchaus Konsequenzen. Die Behörden beginnen zu ermitteln. "Verdächtiger" klingt so gemein. So schuldig. Aber schuldig ist man gerade (noch) nicht. 
Mein Sohn hat mich heute morgen verdächtigt, heimlich mit seinem Kleinkind-Fahrrad mit Stützrädern zum Bäcker gefahren zu sein. Wer mich kennt, weiß, dass dieser Verdacht nicht der Stützräder wegen absurd ist, sondern weil ich generell niemals Fahrradfahren würde. Nirgendwohin. 
Ein Ermittler aber kennt mich nicht, der müsste das nachforschen. Und beginnt zu wühlen. 

Darf man mich immer überwachen oder abhören?
Nein.
Nur bestimmte Straftaten oder der Verdacht, sie begangen zu haben, erlauben es den Behörden, die Verdächtigen zu durchsuchen, abzuhören und zu überwachen um den Verdacht zu bestätigen.
Diese möglichen Straftaten sind in § 100a der Strafprozessordnung  (StPO) aufgelistet und beeindruckend umfangreich. "Landesverrat" ist eine von ihnen. Sie reicht über Mord und Brandstiftung, Steuerhinterziehung und Mitgliedschaft in einer Bande, die Straftaten plant, bis hin zu Verstößen gegen das Betäubungsmittelgesetz, wenn man also verdächtig ist, Drogen zu verkaufen. Die große "Terrorgefahr" ist also in der Liste enthalten. Aber auch, wenn man verdächtig ist ein paar Einkünfte nicht ordentlich zu versteuern. 

Was darf der Ermittler dann tun?

Früher, zu Zeiten der Freundschaftsbücher, der Liebesbriefe und der Zettelchen, die durch's Klassenzimmer flogen, war die sogenannte "Hausdurchsuchung" nach § 102 bis § 110 StPO das Mittel der Wahl und ist nach wie vor ein dickes Ding. Ein Richter muss das -auch noch heute noch- erlauben. Das ist der "Richtervorbehalt".  Meist ist das eine viel zu leichte Hürde für die Behörden, finden Anwälte. Strafverteidiger wissen, dass der Richter einfach den ausformulierten Antrag der Staatsanwaltschaft unterschreibt. Die Zeit, umfangreich zu prüfen ob man zu Recht so massiv im Auge der Staatsanwaltschaft landete, hat er nicht. Wohnungen sind grundrechtlich geschützt, sie sind sehr privat. Briefe ebenfalls. Würde ich morgen ins Koma fallen, dürfte mein Mann nicht mal legal meine Post öffnen, er würde das Briefgeheimis verletzen. Für die Vorratsdatenspeicherung wird noch gestritten, ob ein solcher Richervorbehalt sein muss. Das ist irgendwie schräg. Der Bundestrojaner steht unter einem solchen Vorbehalt und dieser ist, da sind sich einige Juristen einig, eher Deko als Bürgerschutz.


Wir sind heute digital. Das ist ein Problem. Für uns.

Echte Papierbriefe verschicken wir heute nur noch beruflich. Fotos sind sämtlich digital auf dem Handy oder in der "Cloud". Rechnungen kommen per Email. Briefe an die Lieben ersetzen wir heute durch WhatsApp oder SMS mit Herzchen und lachenden Kackhaufen-Emojis an deren Handynummer. Der Dia-Abend vom Urlaub liegt heute als .jpg Datei hochgeladen beim Rossmann-Online-Fotoportal, geshared auf Flickr und die Tagebücher sind die Facebook-Timeline. Ganze Wohnungen mit Unterlagen befinden sich quasi digital im Internet.

Die Rückschlüsse, die sich aus diesen Aufzeichnungen unseres Alltags ziehen lassen, sind dagegen nicht weniger persönlich geworden, nur weil wir jetzt tippen statt Füllfedern schwingen. Im Gegenteil.


Hausdurchsuchung vs. digitales Mitlesen

Was wir bei der Nutzung des Internets und beispielsweise über WhatsApp in seinen vielfältigen Formen über uns preisgeben, ist viel mehr, als jede Hausdurchsuchung jemals über uns zu Tage fördern würde. Wir googlen heute alles kurz und klein. Früher dachten wir nur drüber nach oder schlugen mal im Lexikon nach. 
Wenn wir befürchteten, uns bei einem One-Night-Stand einen Tripper eingefangen zu haben, wusste dies einst nur unser Hausarzt und die Sprechstundenhilfe. 
Heute weiß es zuerst Google, dann der Arzt, dann die Sprechstundenhilfe und dank der zentralen, internetbasierten Speicherung unserer Gesundheitsdaten auch eine gewaltige Datenbank, verwaltet von...wem eigentlich? Wissen wir das alle? Und wissen wir wer sie liest? Oder wer sie in 10 Jahren lesen darf, wenn die Versicherungsleistungen noch knapper werden?

Die Heimlichkeit ist das Problem. Und die Perspektive der Ermittelnden. Für uns.

Es macht einen Unterschied, WER unser Geschriebenes oder Getipptes  liest. WARUM er es liest und mit welchen Hintergedanken. Will er einen Verdacht ausräumen? Ihn bestätigen? Ist er nur neugierig oder ein Kontrollfreak? Die Staatsanwaltschaft soll auch Entlastendes ermitteln. Die Praxis sieht da, so sagen Strafverteidiger, ebenfalls durchaus anders aus.

Meine Eltern beispielsweise hätten mich ausweislich meiner Tagebucheinträge für eine suizidäre Anarcho-Schwangere mit fragwürdigen Prioritäten halten müssen, die zudem Gefahr läuft, eine Karriere als gitarrespielende Frontfrau in der linken Liegefahrradfahrer-Szene anzustreben. Vermutlich hätte sie das mit der Gitarre am meisten besorgt.

Warum sollte die Fremdwahrnehmung bei bei unseren SMS, unseren Emails und unseren Fotos anders sein als bei Tagebüchern und Briefen?

Die digitale Durchsuchung vollzieht sich nämlich vollkommen still, stumm und unbemerkt. Eine Hausdurchsuchung geht dagegen nicht unbemerkt am Verdächtigen vorbei. Die meisten von uns merken nämlich, wenn 3-4 Erwachsene sich durch die Schubladen im Wohnzimmer pflügen und Habseligkeiten in Umzugskartons aus der Tür tragen. 

Vielleicht erfährt es ein Verdächtiger sogar nie, wenn sein WhatsApp Account, sein Facebook und GMX-Account ausgelesen wurde und sich der Verdacht gegen ihn eben nicht erhärtete. Dann geht die Akte der Behörden einfach innerhalb der Verjährungsfrist wieder zu. Fehlalarm. Anklage wird nicht erhoben. 
Kein Brief wie dieser erreicht den zu Unrecht ausgeforschten: "Hallo Herr Schultze, wir dachten, ihre Skatrunde wäre eine Geldwäschebande. Wir haben uns geirrt. Wir hatten ihren Facebook Account gehackt und bei WhatsApp ein paar Wochen mitgelesen. Nette Freunde haben Sie. Die Blonde mit den Brüsten finden wir auch am Besten. Bis bald, ihr Landeskriminalamt"

Das passiert doch alles nicht! Doch. Das passiert. Jeder Strafverteidiger weiß das.

Wer sind diese Nerds und warum regen sie sich so auf ?

Viele Datenschützer (das sind die Leute die diesen ganzen IT-Kram verstanden haben, den wir permanent nutzen, aber nicht durchschauen) schreien deswegen seit Monaten und Jahren mit Schaum vor dem Mund herum, wenn es um das "Telekommunikationsgesetz" geht, um "Vorratsdatenspeicherung" und um "Bestandsdaten" oder den "Bundestrojaner".  

Und was machen wir Internetuser derweil? Wir sind gewohnt irritiert von den Computer-Nerds, wie damals schon, in der neunten Klasse. 

Wir sollten zuhören, denn es trifft unsere Generation ganz direkt mitten ins Herz unserer Freiheit. Verdammt nochmal.


Ihr gehört gar nicht auf eine Liste der Verdächtigen?

Den 318-Seiten langen Datenschutzbericht (hier die Anlage in Kurzform) unserer Bundesdatenschutzbeauftragten Daniela Voßhoff für 2013 und 2014 habe ich mir mit blutunterlaufenen Augen im Urlaub durchgelesen. Seitdem ist mir ködderig. Ich will meinen Blechschlüssel zurück und fordere eine Brieftaube. * Nachtrag: Mittlerweile gibt es einen aktuellen. Er ist ebenso gruselig.

Die Datenschutzbeauftragte Voßhoff beanstandet darin zum Beispiel, dass gesetzliche Löschungsfristen bestimmter Daten über Deutschlands Bürger einfach nicht eingehalten werden. Ignoriert? Keine Lust? Keine Zeit? "Nach sieben Tagen/30 Tagen sind die Daten zu löschen" steht in vielen Gesetzen als Gegengewicht zur erlaubten Datensammelei der Behörden. Verhältnismäßigkeit nennt man das. Wenn aber der menschliche Arm des Gesetzes, der Sachbearbeiter, nicht auf "Erase" drückt, dann löscht sich da eben auch nichts. 

Der ehemalige Datenschutzbeauftragte Thilo Weichert sagte es ähnlich unabhängig und deutlich:
 "Unbestreitbar ist, dass die bestehenden rechtlichen Anforderungen in der Praxis oft nicht beachtet werden." 
Ein Gesetz, dass nicht beachtet wird, ist Schrott
Vollkommen nutzlos. 
Das gilt für uns Bürger und den Staat aber gleichermaßen.  Man gibt eben nur ungern wieder her, was man schonmal hat. Kennen wir alle.


Anti-Atomkraft ist extrem? So schnell wird man einer der Abhörbaren!
Frau Voßhoff berichtet in dem Papier von einem fidelen Haufen Anti-Atomkraftdemonstranten, deren Personalien irgendwie auf der Liste des Verfassungschutzes über "gewaltbereite Extremisten" gelandet waren. Das BfV begründete die Speicherung damit, dass "gegen Atomkraft demonstrieren" ein linksexremes Gewaltpotential habe. 
Fand Daniela Voßhoff nicht so gut und nannte das, zu Recht, einen "schweren Rechtsverstoß". Da gaben das Bundeskriminalamt und das BfV klein bei und räumten ein, dass sie diese unbescholtenen Menschen, die in ihrer Freizeit gegen Atomkraft umhermarschierten, nicht hätten speichern sollen. Diese Menschen hätten - wie oben erläutert- abgehört werden dürfen und ihre WhatsApp mitgelesen werden dürfen. 

So schnell geht das. 
#Hoppala. 

Manch' einer findet es nicht schlimm, auf einer Liste zu stehen, von der er gar nichts weiß

Was wir nicht wissen, macht uns nicht heiß?
Nun,  es gab mal eine Liste über Homosexuelle in Deutschland. Als sich die Stimmung in unserem Land recht plötzlich änderte, damals, als der schnauzbärtige Irre seine rechten Parolen durchgesetzt hatte, diente die einst "harmlose" Liste ein paar Jahre später dazu, diese Menschen unerbittlich zu verfolgen. Passte nicht mehr in die Gesinnung und schon hat eine Liste ungeahntes Zerstörungspotential für unser Leben, Glück und Freiheit.

So schnell geht das.
#Hoppala.
Quelle: Bild.de
Vielleicht darf man in 10 Jahren das Land nur noch verlassen oder wieder rein, wenn man nicht auf der "Hat-mit-Döner-herumgeworfen-Liste" steht? Meine Freundin Katrin hat mal alleine in der Fußgängerzone gegen durch Reifen springende Blauwale protestiert. Macht sie das zum militanten Tierschützer und steht sie auf einer gewaltbereiten Extremisten-Liste? Darf sie nächstes Jahr noch ausreisen, wenn jetzt die Fluggastdaten gespeichert werden? Vielleicht ist dieser Artikel schon unbequem und ich stehe auf der Blogs-die-wir-scheiße-finden-Liste? Ich weiß es schlicht nicht und etwas nicht zu wissen, macht unsicher.


Der Staat möchte keine Systeme, die er nicht ständig mitlesen kann.WhatsApp wird verboten.

Der britische Premier David Cameron hat unlängst erwogen, Whats App, den iPhone "iMessanger" und auch Facetime zu verbieten. Deutschland stimmt ihm zu. Der Brite Cameron  begründete dies mit folgenden Worten, die Erstaunen hervorrufen: 
 „Müssen wir in unserem Land Kommunikationswege hinnehmen, die wir nicht mitlesen können? Nein, das müssen wir nicht.“
Puh, also ich wäre da jetzt zumindest mal zwiegespalten? 

Briefe sind auch ein Kommunikationsweg. 
Werden die auch schon durchleuchtet? 
Abgefangen und wieder verklebt? Hier wäre ein Aufschrei vorprogrammiert. Ist der Brief getippt statt geschrieben, nehmen wir das hin. 

Ich will nicht, dass "mein Land" meine Whats-App lesen kann, ohne dass ich es weiß. 
Ich weiß ja nicht mal wer genau "mein Land" ist. Mein Nachbar bei der Kripo?
Text Messages sind wie kleine Briefe. Wie ein Tagebuch. 

Helmut Schmidt sagte vor 40 Jahren anlässlich des RAF-Terrors:
"Wer den Rechtsstaat zuverlässig schützen will, der muss innerlich auch bereit sein, bis an die Grenzen dessen zu gehen, was im Rechtsstaat erlaubt ist“.  
Damals wurde vom Fräulein zum Diktat in Steno mitgeschrieben. Die Grenzen haben sich durch das Internet heute massiv verschoben. Vom Internet ahnte der Helmut damals noch nichts. Thomas de Maizière weiß heute aber auch noch nicht, was 2045 an der Tagesordung sein wird
 
Ja. Terror durch radikale Extremisten macht mir Angst.  

Den braunen Mob, der Flüchtlingslager anzündet und auf Twitter Stimmung macht, möchte ich verfolgt wissen. Natürlich möchte ich, dass niemand meine Kinder stiehlt oder Menschen hochbombt, die ich liebe. Ich möchte sie lebenslang wegsperren und sie sollen dem System nicht entwischen. Ich bin all den Beamten und Sicherheitsleuten dankbar, die sich damit täglich rumschlagen müssen.

Aber wenn der SPD-Politiker Reinhold Gall twittert: 
"Ich verzichte gerne auf #vermeintliche Freiheitsrechte, wenn wir damit einen Kinderschänder überführen", 
dann möchte ich trotzdem entschieden widersprechen. Meine ungestörte Kommunikation mit Anderen sind echte Freiheitsrechte. Ich möchte auch anzweifeln, dass sich die Beweislage in der Edathy-Affaire mit der Speicherung irgendwelcher Daten auf Vorrat verbessert hätte. 

Die Franzosen sammeln bereits massenhaft Telefondaten und haben Charlie-Hebdo leider nicht kommen sehen. 
Mein allgemeines Lebensrisiko kann ich nicht durch eine Überwachung meines Alltags ausschalten lassen, das verschiebt nur die Quelle des Risikos, nicht die Gefahr.

Es darf schon sehr viel ausgelesen und gespeichert werden, ohne dass ich "verdächtig" war.

Die neue Fluggastdatenspeicherung erlaubt nicht nur, dass meine Reiseroute und meine Kreditkartendaten gespeichert werden, sondern auch, wer auf dem Platz neben mir saß. Auch die Daten von Ingo, meinem Reisebüromenschen, werden gespeichert. Dazu noch was ich an Bord gegessen habe. Fünf Jahre lang. Ich finde Menschen die Lactose-Gluten-Fructosefrei-Vegan im Flugzeug bestellen, zwar schräg, aber nicht verdächtig.

Nicht fliegen aber unbeobachtet mit dem Auto wegfahren können wir leider auch nicht, denn Bordcomputer in Autos übermitteln das. An wen, weiß keiner so genau, oder? Warum sind die Daten wichtig? Vielleicht wird die KFZ-Versicherung auch deutlich teurer, der Versicherer kann bald sehen, wieviel ich und wohin ich wirklich fahre

Das Fitnessarmband  mit dem "Mach' Sport, Du fauler Sack" Tracker ist vielleicht bald Voraussetzung, wenn man den extra günstigen Krankenkassentarif haben möchte. Wer es verweigert, zahlt mehr. Wer wenig Sport machte, egal aus welchem Grund, bekommt weniger Zuschuss zu einer späteren OP? 

Hier auf dieser Seite, beschreibt der ehemalige Bundesdatenschutzbeauftragte Peter Schaar, warum der eine bereits heute stundenlang in der Telefonhotline kleben bleibt und der andere sofort durchgestellt wird. Ich hänge da ewig fest, übrigens.

In 2014 wurde ausweislich der Statistik der deutschen Bundesnetzagentur alle 5 Sekunden bei ihr abgefragt, welcher Name zu welcher Telefonnummer gehört. 

Fast 7 Millionen mal. Soviele Mörder, Pädophile und Terroristen weilen hoffentlich nicht unter uns, sonst kauf ich mir morgen illegal 'ne Wumme und ziehe mit den Kindern auf einen Baum. 

Trotzdem werden Gesetze, wie das Telekommunikationsgesetz, fast ausschließlich mit unseren Ängsten vor diesen furchtbaren Leuten begründet. Die Masse der Anfragen zeigt, was passiert, wenn etwas erstmal erlaubt ist.

Diese Freimütigkeit der staatlichen Kontrolle macht mir Sorgen.

Sie unterliegt politischen Schwankungen und aufgeheizten Stimmungen und wird von normalen Menschen ausgeübt, die auch mal Fehler machen, schlampig arbeiten, überfordert und unterbezahlt sind, Eigeninteressen und die ganze Bandbreite an menschlichem Versagen in sich vereinen. Das ist normal. 


Sophie Scholl. Quelle: Bundesarchiv
1962 sang Elvis "We can't go on together with suspicious minds." Wie Recht er hat, auch wenn er nicht Vater Staat und Mutter Erde sondern Liebespaare meint.


Sophie Scholl spielte an einer Gefängnismauer auf der Flöte "Die Gedanken sind frei" von Hoffmann von Fallersleben für einen hitlerkritischen Verdächtigen. Ihren Vater. 

Hätte es damals Emails gegeben, wäre er als Verdächtiger staatsfeindlicher Gesinnung sicherlich digital ausgespäht und ebenso inhaftiert worden.

Wie sieht unsere Politik in 20 Jahren aus? 
Wer ist dann Feind des Staates, wer ist sein Freund?
Welche Nachteile können wir heute noch nicht absehen?

Also lest Eure Tagebücher, falls ihr mal was zum Lachen braucht und seid Euch bewusst, was um Euch, still und leise in Bits und Bytes, geschieht. Datenschutz ist wichtiger denn je. 



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          Brexit is not at top of Germany’s agenda, ambassador says   
However Peter Ammon said the UK’s decision to leave the EU would not mean a “divorce” from Germany.
          Comment on One-handed backhand volley by Tom Hlavacek   
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Full text here, from Nature News.

Physicists await dark-matter confirmation

PAMELA mission offers tantalizing hint of success.

Geoff Brumfiel

Rumours are swirling that a European satellite mission may have detected dark matter, the mysterious particles thought to make up as much of 85% of all matter in the Universe.

Nature has learned that the PAMELA (Payload for Antimatter Matter Exploration and Light-nuclei Astrophysics) mission — a collaboration between Italy, Russia, Germany and Sweden — has detected a surplus of high-energy antielectrons whizzing through space. The antielectrons, also called positrons, could be the clearest signature yet of the dark matter lurking in the Milky Way, according to Dan Hooper, a theoretical physicist at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois. “If it's true, it's a major discovery,” he says. 

[...]

For now, however, the community is waiting with bated breath. As McElrath says: “We all wonder what's going on up there.”

          gruebler on "Flattr widget for WordPress.com ?"   

As flattr (http://flattr.com/) generated some hype this week here in Germany and most influential blogs (netzpolitik.org) and even some newspapers (taz.de) promoted and started to use it.

So I just asked support whether we can expect flattr on wordpress.com and got the following reply:

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          Bob Lutz Sounds Off On Germany’s Trade Problem   
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Remember the president's Germany comments? Bob Lutz has something to say.
          The So-Called Refugee Cantata   
Yesterday I listened to Bach's Cantata 39, Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot.

Alfred Dürr, The Cantatas of J.S. Bach. Revised and translated by Richard D.P. Jones (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005; rpt. 2006), p. 394:
It is sometimes maintained that Bach composed his so-called 'Refugee Cantata' in 1732 for a service to celebrate the banished Protestants of Salzburg. This is no more than an agreeable legend, however, for research has established that the work was in fact written for 23 June 1726. It is, of course, possible that at a repeat performance six years later the cantata found a new purpose which had been anticipated by neither librettist nor composer, but whether this really happened we do not know.
Mack Walker, The Salzburg Transaction: Expulsion and Redemption in Eighteenth-Century Germany (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992), p. 102:
Probably the most widely distributed and reprinted contemporary account of the expulsion—also the earliest and in most respects quite accurate—was written by Christoph Sancke, pastor at the Thomaskirche at Leipzig (where J.S. Bach was musical director).39

39 Characteristic of the legendary magnetism already gathering about the Salzburg emigration is the story that J.S. Bach's cantata "Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, und die, so im Elend sind, führe ins Haus," called the "Flüchtlings-kantate," was inspired by the Salzburg expulsion and was introduced before an audience of emigrants by the Thomasschule choir at Leipzig in June 1732. This was not the case: S. Jost Casper, "Johann Sebastian Bach and die Salzburger Emigranten—eine unheilige Legende," MGSL 122 (1982), 341-70. I owe the reference to Tanya Kevorkian.
MGSL is Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Salzburger Landeskunde.

By chance yesterday I also read a newspaper article by Germany's chief promoter of refugee resettlement, Angela Merkel. The article is her answer to the question "Was ist deutsch?" and takes the form of an alphabetical list. The list is an idiosyncratic one, as such lists must be, and it contains what look to me like some evident contradictions (e.g. both Ordnung under O, and Unordnung under U). Among other items on the list are:
  • Christlich-jüdische Tradition (Judaeo-Christian tradition), Chorgesang (choral singing)
  • Flüchtlingshilfe (refugee aid)
  • Lutherbibel (Luther's translation of the Bible)
  • Muslime (Muslims)
  • Migrationshintergrund (migrant background)
  • Schwarz-Rot-Gold (Black, Red, and Gold, the colors of Germany's flag)
  • Sicherheit des Staates (security of the state), Israel ist Staatsräson (Israel's right to exist)
  • Vielfalt (diversity)
  • Zusammenhalt (cohesion)
Whether all of these things are echt deutsch and can exist together in harmony, I couldn't say. But as for Chorgesang and Lutherbibel, here are the words of the opening chorus of Bach's cantata 39, taken from Isaiah 58.7-8:
Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot und die, so im Elend sind, führe ins Haus! So du einen nacket siehest, so kleide ihn und entzeuch dich nicht von deinem Fleisch.

Alsdenn wird dein Licht herfür brechen wie die Morgenröte, und deine Besserung wird schnell wachsen, und deine Gerechtigkeit wird für dir hergehen, und die Herrlichkeit des Herrn wird dich zu sich nehmen.
As translated in Dürr, pp. 392-393:
Break your bread with the hungry, and bring those who are in distress into your house! If you see someone naked, then clothe him, and do not avoid your own kin.

Then your light shall break forth like the dawn and your improvement shall grow swiftly, and your righteousness shall go before you, and the glory of the Lord shall take you to His own home.

Fritz Eichenberg, Christ of the Breadline

P.S. Some items on Merkel's list which I wholeheartedly embrace:
  • Butterbrot, Bratwurst
  • Frühstücksei, Federbett
  • „Die Gedanken sind frei“
  • Heimat, Handwerk, Hausmannskost
  • Naturschutz
  • Oktoberfest
  • Umweltschutz
  • Volkslied ...Vollkornbrot
  • Weihnachtsgebäck, Windrad, Wandern, Wald

          Comment on Over To You: How Often Do You Put Out A Mix? by DJ Quga   
Hey, because I'm just a hobby-DJ I don't make regular mixtapes. I have different "sorts" of Mixtapes, e.g. a Deep House Chill Mix or a Dance Mix or a Trance Mix. When I have a new song I'll put it in a fitting Playlist, for example Summer Mix or Dance Mix. And if one of the playlists has enough tracks in it, and if I've got the time I'll make a new Mix and upload it on Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/DJQuga/ I think its necessary to have Mixtapes in different styles if you want to play different styles, but I wouldn't switch to much in one Mix. Greetings DJ Quga from Germany
          TOUR 2017: Froome sees Porte challenge on unfavorable route   

Past success aside, there isn't much to suggest that Chris Froome will cruise to a fourth Tour de France title in five years when the race begins in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Saturday. For the first time since Froome began dominating four years ago, the Team Sky rider enters cycling's showpiece event without having won a single warm-up race - or even a stage for that matter.


          MAYHEM To Embark On Second Leg Of Purgatorium Europæ Tour This Fall   
Norwegian black metal icons Mayhem will embark on the second leg of their European live takeover this fall. The Purgatorium Europæ - Pars Duorum tour will commence September 29th in Berlin, Germany and ravage its way through twelve countries and nineteen cities, drawing to a close on October 27th in Gothenburg...
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Stass is the new band created by Crematory vocalist Felix Stass and Paganizer guitarist Rogga Johansson. They have released an official lyric video for their first single, "Warriors Land”, available for streaming below. Stass was formed after Felix and Rogga met at a Paganizer gig in Germany in 2012. Paganizer...
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          3rd IND EX Safety Congress Nuremberg, Germany April 24-25    
 
Nuremberg Castle
Photo Credit: Vitold Muratov

Industrial explosion protection IND EX Safety Congress  in conjunction with POWTECH 2013 International Trade Fair for Mechanical Processing Technologies and Instrumentation.For instance, at  POWTECH 2011: 704 exhibitors from 73 countries, 15,498 trade visitors (including TechnoPharm)

Two days of explosion protection session topics which also includes live dust explosions (outdoors) at the Nürnberg Convention Center. IND EX, the German based Association of Experts for Explosion Safety, organizes this two day extravaganza. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bert Reichert -Nürnberg Hospital for Burn Traumas- "Fatal consequences of insufficient safety concepts - burn and explosion traumas to the human body."

Sessions chaired by Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lottermann, Dipl.-Ing. Richard Siwek, and Stefan Penno

Presentation topics include:

  • Dust explosion in a Fiber Board Factory
  • Protection of Mixers and Blenders against explosions
  • Combustion of Biomass - Influence of material specifications on explosion protection measures
  • Are we sure that certified safety systems are really safe?
  • Trends in norms, guidelines vs. old school approaches from the past
  • The design of explosion proof Battery Rooms for solar driven boats and consequences for other applications in the field of renewable energy
  • Modeling of Dust Explosions to determine optimum protection when EN standards and codes are not relevant or considered too conservative
  • State of the art in explosion isolation
  • Of using a belt as well as additional suspenders: Explosion safety repeated unnecessarily
  • Explosion safety goes South America - about the ABNT + its standardization efforts in Brazil
  • Simplified explosion protection of filters - explosion venting, explosion isolation + improved separation all in one
  •  CFD simulations of the 20 liter explosion vessel
  • Dispersion of two-phase jets from accidental releases in hydraulic pipes
  • Hydrogen Hazards

 


 


          NATAHART: Немецкое барокко в архитектуре.   

Это цитата сообщения Майя_Пешкова Оригинальное сообщениеНЕМЕЦКОЕ БАРОККО В АРХИТЕКТУРЕ

Барокко по праву называют искусством эпохи абсолютизма. Оно зародилось в Южной Европе, проникло в Англию, Голландию, Францию, в последней трети XVII в. пришло в Германию. Здесь оно получило название «имперского стиля» и нашло свое проявление в архитектуре, скульптуре, живописи, а также музыке, театре и поэзии.

Аугустусбург

Фалькенлуст

Дворец Аугустусбург и охотничий замок Фалькенлуст расположены в садовом ландшафте города Брюль и относятся к самым ранним образцам архитектуры барокко в Германии XVIII века. В 1984 году причислены к списку объектов Всемирного наследия ЮНЕСКО.

Оба замка возведены в начале XVIII века по распоряжению архиепископа и курфюрста кёльнского Клеменса Августа Баварского (1700—1761). Архитектором дворца Аугустусбург стал Йохан Конрад Шлаун, который спроектировал его в U-образной форме с трёмя основными и двумя мансардными этажами. Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст был построен архитектором Франсуа де Кювийе между 1729 и 1740 годами, как вспомогательное здание.

Церковь в стиле барокко-рококо, с ее блистательным убранством, подчеркивала присутствие в ней Бога и оказывала поразительное влияние на человека.В архитектуре идеал естественной красоты дополнился великолепием сверхъестественного, изображенного с помощью возвышенных форм, цвета и символов. Новая архитектура, наполненная причудливыми орнаментальными мотивами в виде раковин (в так называемом стиле рококо, особенно развившемся во Франции при Людовике XV), воплотилась в возведенных княжеских замках с их садами, скверами, аллеями, театрами, которые служили не просто местом приемов и представлений дворянского общества, но и показателем благосостояния и символом власти.

Замок Бенрат (— дворец с подсобными флигелями в стиле рококо, находящийся в административном районе Бенрат на юге Дюссельдорфа, на берегу Рейна. С 1929 года — музей.Парк, дворец и сопутствующие сооружения были построены по воле курфюрста Пфальца и Баварии Карла-Теодора (1724—1799) ландшафтным архитектором Николя де Пигажем (1723—1796). Постройка, начатая в 1755 в стиле рококо, завершилась только в 1770; законченный дворец приобрёл свойственные этому времени черты раннего классицизма.

Центры архитектуры барокко находились в Австрии, Баварии, Верхней Швабии, Франконии и на Рейне. Среди наиболее знаменитых сооружений, выполненных в этом стиле, — венский Бельведер (Иоганн Лука Гильдебранд), королевский дворец в Берлине (Андреас Шлютер), епископская резиденция в Вюрцбурге (Иоганн Бальтазар Нейман), дворец и парк Шёнбрунн в Вене (Иоганн Бернхард Фишер фон Эрлах) и др.

Vue de l'Université de Bonn.

Bonn, Ehemaliges Kurfürstliches Schloss

Этому стилю отдали должное строители Цвингера в Дрездене и Сан-Суси в Потсдаме, замков в Мангейме, Карлсруэ, Бреслау и др. Всего с 1691 до 1773 г. было возведено 40 дворцов. Эти неповторимые ансамбли до сего дня остаются непревзойденными памятниками немецкой архитектуры.

Дворец Шарлоттенбург — один из наиболее изысканных примеров архитектуры барокко в Германии. Расположен в одноимённом районе Берлина. Дворец был построен по распоряжению супруги Фридриха I, королевы Софии Шарлотты.

Первоначально дворец носил название Литценбург и был летней резиденцией, но постепенно разросся в массивное сооружение. Главный вход в замок имеет 48-метровый купол, увенчанный позолоченной статуей Фортуны.

На службе архитектуры стояли скульптура и живопись барокко. Произведения искусства (росписи стен и потолков) украшали дворцы и храмы. Другие шедевры были еще редкостью. Один из них — это скульптура Великого курфюрста, исполненная Андреасом Шлютером.

Schloss Hachenburg

Германия в рассматриваемый период еще не вышла из состояния феодальной раздробленности, поэтому сложно выстроить единую картину развития визуальных искусств в этом регионе. Но самый последовательно барочный немецкий город, несомненно, главный город Саксонского королевства - Дрезден.

В второй половине 16 века иезуитская церковь святого Михаила в Мюнхене стала первым духовным зданием, которое содержало некоторые элементы барокко. Образцом при ее проектировании для архитектора Сустриса послужила Иль-Джезу (церковь иезуитов в Риме).

Свет, проникая через большие окна, создает контраст между темным сводчатым потолком и лучезарно освещенными алтарем и арками. Богатая штукатурка и скульптурный орнамент придают интерьеру почти праздничное веселье, чего не было в четко сконструированных церквях Возрождения. Не смотря на это, статическая прочность конструкций и прямые линии указывают на все еще ренессансную постройку.

В этот период саксонским королем был Август Сильный (1670-1733), легендарная личность, соответствующая идеалам эпохи. Он преуспел и на поле брани, и в делах любовных (его многолетний роман с графиней Коссель послужил материалом для нескольких книг, а позднее - фильмов), но особенно - в коммерции.

Дрезденский Цвингер  — архитектурный комплекс в Дрездене в стиле барокко и неоренессанс с внутренним садом. Название происходит от его местоположения, в средневековье цвингером называли часть крепости между наружной и внутренней крепостными стенами (в русском языке использовался термин захаб).

Первое здание Дрезденского цвингера было построено между крепостными стенами города. Изначально комплекс строился как оранжерея для выращивания апельсиновых деревьев. Сегодня здесь находятся уникальные музеи, среди которых Физико-математический салон, собрание фарфора, скульптурное собрание и наиболее известная Дрезденская картинная галерея или, как её ещё называют, Галерея Старые Мастера.

Он, пользуясь современной лексикой, инвестировал крупные денежные суммы в производство фарфора. И это принесло Саксонии колоссальные доходы. На эти деньги столица стала обустраиваться, заполняясь нарядными сооружениями в стиле барокко. Самым ярким из них является королевский дворец Цвингер.

Одну из сторон замкнутого в плане строения Август предназначил для картинной галереи. Она постепенно распространилась на весь дворец и известна во всем мире как Дрезденская картинная галерея.

Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann 

Ее строительством руководил главный персонаж немецкого барокко Маттеус Даниэль Пеппельман. Главное творческое достижение этого архитектора и декоратора - дворцовый комплекс Цвингер в Дрездене.

Название дворца в переводе означает "клетка", оно произошло от того, что дворцовый комплекс построен около крепостного рва, где раньше держали диких животных. К тому же в плане здание образует замкнутый двор.

Комплекс был предназначен для празднеств на открытом воздухе. Наиболее величественна длинная галерея, расположенная вдоль берега рва, заполненного водой. В ее центре, акцентируя вход и мост, выстроены парадные ворота, увенчанные короной. Скульптурное изображение короны несет сложной формы купол.

В оформлении ворот и входных павильонов наиболее ярко проявился динамичный, напряженный стиль Пеппельмана. Декоративная скульптура дворцового комплекса выполнена скульптурой из Австрии Балыпазаром Премозером.

Другим выдающимся архитектором эпохи барокко в Германии был Иоганн Балтазар Нейман (1687-1770).

Барочная церковь Св. Паулина в Трире

Им была спроектирована и воплощена постройка городского дворцового комплекса, на тот момент едва ли не самого крупного в Европе, сооруженного для духовного лица: епископского дворца в баварском городе Вюрцбурге.

Дворец-резиденция в Вюрцбурге

Сооружение состоит из главного корпуса и боковых крыльев, ограничивающих с двух сторон открытый двор. Особенно хороши интерьеры дворца. Значительна трехмаршевая лестница главного вестибюля, плафон для которой был расписан знаменитым венецианским художником Дж.-Б. Тьеполо.

Балтазар Нойман. Базилика в Гёсвайнштайне

Монастырь Эбрах Общий вид

Грандиозная роспись плафона посвящена четырем сторонам света. В убранстве вестибюля использованы также разнообразные скульптурные украшения, переходящие в роспись кое-где только визуально, а в некоторых частях реально: нога одного из изображенных слуг переходит в горельеф, реально выступая из стены, плащ одного из рисованных персонажей переходит в реальную ткань, покрытую стуком, и т.д.

Francois De Cuvillies 

Франсуа Кювилье (1695-1798), французский архитектор, много работал в столице Баварии Мюнхене. Наиболее совершенное его творение - дворец Амалиенбург под Мюнхеном. Часть искусстоведов относит его к стилю рококо. Это один из немногих памятников немецкой архитектуры, полностью сохранившийся после всех войн.

Франсуа де Кювилье. Богато декорированные покои  в Мюнхенской Резиденции.

Дворец Хольнштайн (Palais Holnstein). Возведен по проекту Франсуа де Кювилье в 1733-1737 гг. для графини Хольнштайн, фаворитки баварского курфюрста Карла Альбрехта.

Портал Дворца Хольнштайн, 1733-1737 гг.

Дворец Амалиенбург (Amalienburg 1734-1739 гг.)

Театр Кювилье (Cuvilliéstheater) (Театр Старой Резиденции – Alte Residenztheater,1751-1753 гг.)

Андреас Шлютер (1660-1714), архитектор и скульптор, работал в это время в Пруссии, украшая ее столицу Берлин и загородный комплекс королевских резиденций Потсдам. Он работал над расширением королевского дворца, пристроив к нему флигели. Данью происхождению мастера была церковь св. Хедвиги, возведенная им для эмигрировавших в Пруссию гугенотов.

Скульптурное оформление дворца Красиньских

Наиболее ярко национальная художественная традиция получила воплощение в церковных интерьерах, сооруженных братьями Азамами: Космосом Дамианом (1686-1739) и Эгидом Квирином (1692-1750). Братья работали как архитекторы, строители, живописцы, декораторы, скульпторы.

Эгид Квирин Азам и Космас Дамиан Азам 

Их самая известная работа находится в городе Pop в Баварии.

В местной церкви они создали смелую композицию на один из таинственных христианских сюжетов: Вознесение Марии.

В этой работе, выполненной из разноцветного и монохромного стука, фигура Богоматери парит между небом и землей вопреки всем законам земного притяжения. Лица и позы апостолов, собравшихся возле открытого гроба, выражают их реакцию на совершившееся чудо. Они выглядят как настоящие трагические актеры, исполняющие свои роли со страстной убежденностью.

Братья Азамы были учениками Бернини. В "Вознесении Марии" они выступают как достойные продолжатели великого учителя.

Георг Венцеслаус фон Кнобельсдорф (1699-1753) возвел в парке загородной резиденции прусских королей дворцовый комплекс Сансуси. Другое выдающееся произведение Кнобельсдорфа - театр на улице Унтер ден Линден.

В отделке фасадов использованы портики коринфского ордера. Внутренняя часть являет собой триумф рококо. Это здание обозначает переломный момент в истории искусства: из недр барокко начинает вырастать классицизм.

В 1702 г. началось строительство Бенедиктинского аббатства в Мельке на Дунае (архитектор — Якоб Прандтауэр). Взаимодействие благодати и солидности, невесомости и массы, этот монастырь — яркий пример немецкого барокко.

Jakob Prandtauer

Одним из самых оригинальных изобретений архитектуры барокко — сделать основным планом овал. Овал имеет ту же бесконечность, что и круг, но две его стороны дают чувство направления; это изящно сочетает в себе центральные и продольные планы и создает гармоничное целое.

Базилика Фирценхайлиген (арх. — Бальтазар Нейман) имеет массивный фасад из двух башен и выпуклой центральной части. Интерьер ее состоит из искусно переплетающихся кругов и овалов (многие сопоставляют его с фугами Баха). Разнообразие стало единством, представляя богатство удивительного движения.

Базилика Фирценхайлиген

Немецкое барокко стремится к единству. Стены заменяются тонкими колоннами, а световые потоки охватывают твердые формы, создают золотой блеск на алтарях и святых, приводят в движение тени. Штукатурка и скульптура становятся необузданными и непредсказуемыми. Как будто преодолев все законы гравитации, ракушки, фрукты, цветы и виноград висят между стеной и потолком.

Кобленские ворота – парадные ворота архангела Михаила, построенные в стиле барокко. Раньше они служили помещением для собраний одноименного рыцарского ордена. Фасад ворот украшает позолоченная фигура Михаила, убивающего дракона.

Ворота были возведены в период 1751-1757 годов по приказу курфюрста Клеменса Августа по проекту Франсуа дем Альтерена. Верхняя часть ворот изображает персонификации четырех добродетелей ордена святого Михаила: религиозность, настойчивость, силу и верность. Сооружение в виде арки размещается на дороге, ведущей в город Кобленц.Фигура Михаила, убивающая дракона, является репродукцией, а ее оригинал хранится в университетском лекционном зале. Арка серьезно пострадала во время войны, но позже была восстановлена. Сейчас в помещениях ворот находятся административные офисы Боннского университета.

Небеса разверзлись, и под небесным светом ангелы и святые парят в церкви. А алтарь как будто спустился с небес и является посредником между жизнью на земле и небесами. В таких церквях прихожане не смирялись, они становились частью всего этого. Верующий забывает о себе, повседневной жизни и чувствует неограниченное великолепие и могущество сверхъестественного.

Дворец Карлсруэ — бывшая резиденция маркграфов и великих герцогов Бадена, построенная в 1715 году маркграфом Карлом III Вильгельмом и прослужившая в этом качестве до 1918 года. В настоящее время во дворце находится Музей земли Баден и часть Конституционного суда Германии, основное здание которого расположено в непосредственной близости от дворца. В планировке города дворец служит центральной точкой, от которой лучеобразно во все стороны проложены улицы.

Такие грандиозные эффекты не достигались только за счет архитектуры; скульптура и живопись также сыграли свою роль. Три основных типа изобразительного искусства — архитектура, скульптура и живопись — считались независимыми в эпоху Возрождения, но стиль барокко объединял их все. Не удивительно, что в те времена мастера сочетали в себе несколько навыков.

Potsdam New Palace from Entrance side

Сан-Суси́ (— без забот) — самый известный дворец Фридриха Великого, расположенный в восточной части одноимённого парка в Потсдаме. Дворец был возведён в 1745—1747 годах по проекту самого короля. Практическая сторона осуществления королевского замысла была поручена близкому другу короля — архитектору Георгу Венцеслаусу фон Кнобельсдорфу.

Areal view of the New Palace in Park Sanssouci in Potsdam, Germany, i

Живопись тоже была необходима. Фресковая живопись на потолке создавала воображаемый мир аллегорических и небесных фигур. Реальная архитектура продолжалась в архитектуре нарисованной, смешивая реальность и иллюзию. Небо и земля перестают существовать отдельно.

Нордкирхенский дворец — барочный дворцово-парковый ансамбль в Нордкирхене (Вестфалия).Строился на месте ренессансного «замка на воде» с 1703 по 1734 гг. мюнстерскими епископами из семейства Плеттенбергов. В туристических буклетах получил прозвище Вестфальский Версаль, хотя внешним видом больше напоминает голландский Хет Лоо.После секуляризации епископских владений дворец принадлежал княжеским родам Эстерхази и Аренбергов, пока в 1959 году его не выкупили власти земли Северный Рейн-Вестфалия. Кирпичное здание стоит на искусственном острове квадратной формы, по углам которого поставлены садовые павильоны. Регулярный парк украшен барочными статуями, некоторые из которых были обновлены в первые годы XX века.

Palais Stutterheim in Erlangen

Schloss Monrepos, Südansicht

Neues Schloss (new palace), Schlossplatzspringbrunnen (Schlossplatz, Stuttgart, Germany).

Барокко в восточной Европе также оставляет свой след. По большей части барочные постройки там производились приглашенными итальянскими и немецкими архитекторами. Но был ряд мастеров из Польши, Чехии, которые получали образование в Риме и затем, возвращаясь на родину, использовали усвоенное.

http://studme.org/

http://www.stilbarocco.ru/

http://maxbooks.ru/germani1/

Серия сообщений "Стили в архитектуре.Барокко":
Часть 1 - Русское барокко.Кунсткамера.
Часть 2 - Русское барокко:Большой Екатерининский дворец.Часть 2.Янтарная комната
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Часть 12 - Русское барокко в архитектуре
Часть 13 - Собор Вознесения Девы Марии в Дубровнике
Часть 14 - НЕМЕЦКОЕ БАРОККО В АРХИТЕКТУРЕ

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          Some People Know More Stupid People Than Most...   
Stupid People

My sister is a very intelligent woman when it comes to "book smarts," but a little naive in the ways of the real world. She used to work as a waitress, which I won't knock, because it IS a hard job. But when the cooks told her to go to the basement (restaurant had no basement) to get the dehydrated water, she searched for the basement entrance for an hour before realizing she'd been the butt of a joke. Another time, one of the salad girls had been busy, so my sister decided to make the salad herself. Just as she was carrying it to the customer, the salad girl grabbed her and said "what are you doing?" My sister said "well, she asked for the dressing on the side." You guessed it- she had put a little salad in the middle of the plate and poured dressing around the edges!

I was on my way to work early one morning. Having stayed up late with friends at a club, I wasn't feeling too hot! I decided to get some coffee from McDonald's and pulled into the drive through. I sat behind a car for a long time before I had noticed it had its window shade up! As I patiently continued to wait,I began to wonder how on earth this person was able to drive with this shade on.

It was quite some time before I realized I had pulled up behind a parked car!!!!!!!

One day I was working in the office at my college. I was asked to phone a list of 20 students and tell them that their exam for that Friday had been cancelled. So after I got to about the 10th person I realized that this was one of my classes. I went to lectures during the week and on Friday went to take my exam. But I saw no-one from my class there. Confused, I went to the office to find out what was going on, only to be told that the exam had been cancelled. The sweet little old receptionist told me that a young girl who sometimes worked in the office had phoned everyone. Perhaps, thought the little old lady, the girl who helped out had tried to reach me but hadn't gotten through. I felt so stupid since I was the one who phoned everyone. One of my prouder blonde moments.

One time I went to Taco Bell, and the front window of our car was broken so my mom made me order the food from the back seat. I ordered just fine, then the lady asked if I wanted any sauce. I said, "Just ketchup please." Oh Man! She looked at me so funny. THAT was embarrassing.

I have a friend who's really stupid. Over the summer I dyed my hair red and I didn't tell anyone about it. So one day, she phoned me to go do something, and when I saw her she said, "Oh, you dyed your hair!'" Then she asked me what colour.

I have a friend, Brandy, who was told if you gargle paroxide it will make your teeth whiter. When she did it her gums also turned white. Being the bright blonde that she is, she panicked and ate a piece of red candy to turn her gums back pink. Needless to say her newly whitened teeth were also red.

During a daily Biology class, we were discussing how DNA is made by taking enzymes from eaten food and using the enzymes to build the DNA. ANYWAY, my teacher said "Now, when I eat the carrot, the enzymes from the carrot help to build strands of DNA." And this girl in the front row asks without a hitch "So then is DNA made of carrots?"

One time I was playing around in the kitchen when I decided it would be a good a idea to try and scare my dog with our black and decker dough mixer. So I put it on turbo speed and aimed it at the dog who started to run away. To prove to the dog that it was harmless I attempted to stop the blades with my hand. My fingers got bent back to my wrist before the mixer gave up and I had to turn it off and run it back manually to pull my fingers out.

I went to Sixflags one time, and while going in, I noticed a hotdog stand! Instead of looking where I was going, I kept my head trained onto the stand in the hopes that my mom would buy me one. Because she didn't notice me, I decided to say "Mmmmmm, hotdogs" just like Homer Simpson would, but right after I said this, I crashed into the knee high brick wall. After falling over into the garden on the other side of the wall, I yelled out, "Owwwwww, my knees!" Everyone heard this and stared at me. Anyway, I hurt my knees and I didn't even get a hotdog.

My friend Pico, Jamal and I were riding in Pico's new Ford Explorer. We were on the interstate driving about seventy MPH. Pico's truck sounded funny. Jamal said, "Hey, is your truck OK?" Pico looked at the dash and saw that the automatic gear shift was in 2nd gear. Pico asks, "Hey, it's in '2.' I should pull over at the next exit then shift back to 'D' right?" Jamal and I beat Pico with our hats and I reached over and shifted the selector back to "D."

I hate to tell on myself but.... One night, I was in a friend's 3rd story apartment. We were grilling food on the apartment balcony. We were smart enough to realize that this wasn't a safe action. We decided to go to the park to grill. I had to run to the toilet. After I wrapped up the business, I went and found that my friends were all in the truck ready to go. I decided to jump off of the balcony to get to the car quicker. I fell 3 stories and hit the concrete...a perrrfect cat-like landing on 2 feet. Too bad I broke my ankle and my leg. They rushed me to the hospital. I got fixed up with a cast and pain killers :). We returned to the park. I was on crutches and had to lay on my back and keep my leg elevated. They all teased me well into the night. After the party ended, everyone packed to leave. Everybody said BYE!! One of my friends yelled HEY MOE! We have to do this again sometime!! Yeah right.......

My mom's friend is a teacher at a nearby high school. Well, one day, she assigned her class a paper on World War 2. The day it was due, one boy came in empty handed. The teacher asked him why. He simply replied, "I went to every library I could find, but I found NOTHING on World War 2. I found a lot of books on World War 11, though."

I work in a convenience store. A while ago, a woman came in, grabbed a bottle of soda and a candy bar, and came up to the counter. "That'll be $1.65," I told her. She looked at me kind of strangely for a moment, then picked up the soda and asked, "How much is this?" "A dollar," I said. Then she picked up the candy bar. "And how much is this?" she asked.

I broke my knee and was out of lacrosse for the season. Well the day after one of the games a friend of mine who is on the team walked up to me and asked, "Hey, how many goals did you have yesterday?"

I had an ex-girlfriend who was stupid. One day her stupid things were getting on my nerves and I asked her what her I.Q. was.
She responded "20/20"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a friend we will call him Maki. I told everyone at the lunch table at school that I aced my social studies test. He said "Did you get an A on it?"

I know someone who lives right down the street. One day she was walking along and struck up a conversation with my Mom. I had nothing to do and was overhearing it. The topic went to dogs. Then she said, "You know, there is this really strange thing that happens every time I drive to school. I pass this street and there is this dead dog. And once I get out of school and pass the street again, someone moved the dog. It's really weird! Every day someone moves this dead dog back and forth!" So, one day, we drove down that street to get to the supermarket, and remembering that conversation looked down the street and saw the dog laying there. The dog wasn't dead, it was sleeping!

My family were on a road trip with our caravan, when one of the wheels fell off. We happened to lose a couple of the nuts before putting it back on, so we stopped at the next service station to try and get some replacements. My father asked the attendant if they had any wheel nuts and she thought for a bit and replied, "No, but we have Nobby's Nuts."

After purchasing our house, my wife and I decided to rip up most of the carpeting in the living room and put down a tile floor. While relating this story to my boss I said, "...it was a long job. There was 300 square feet of floor to cover with 12 inch by 12 inch tiles." He then asked me, "Really! How many tiles did you use?"

My friend Rachel announced she was going to bleach her hair in the summer. My friend Tracey asked, "What color?"

We were listening to a story about my friend's next door neighbor who went to Germany and had a one night stand with a German bloke. When her husband found out they divorced. Tracey suddenly shouted "Oh! Just think! The baby will come out speaking German!"

In one of my high school classes we were going to have a mock trial. The teacher asked who wanted what roles. My friend raised her hand and said, "I'll be the prostituting attorney!"

I worked at a gift store just across a small open area from the world famous Space Needle here in Seattle. Two questions from tourists that never failed to amaze and amuse me were, "Where is the Space Needle?" (Honestly, it only looms 610 feet above your head at this very moment.) and "Is this where I get tickets to the Space Needle?" (No, you get them AT the Space Needle. I was tempted sometimes to send them to some remote corner of the Seattle Center in effort to obtain them. Shame on me.)

I had just gotten my debit-card. I hadn't had a chance to sign it yet and I went into the store. The girl, seeing that it wasn't signed, gave me her pen and asked if I would sign the card. I did. So she proceeds with the purchase, hands me the receipt to sign and then takes the card holds it up next to the receipt and compares the signatures…

My mom took out her old wedding album and built into the binding was a small music box that you had to wind up. Well, over the years a piece had fallen off the winding mechanism but mom had discovered if you put a dime in the slot to turn it, it still worked fine. So we're reading it and my niece (honor student, governor's school, etc.) comes over. My sister says, "Here, this part plays music. Do you have a dime on you?" And my niece says "Do you have to PAY?"

I had just punched in at my place of employment and was putting my things away, when the coworker I take over for came up to me and said, "I can't get the lint thingy back in the dryer right. I think I broke it." I went to see what the problem was. I found that HE, yes it was a male, had put the lint filter in backwards. As I took it back out and proceeded to put it in correctly, he stopped me and said, "Wait, I forgot to put this back in." I turned to see what he was talking about and in his hand was a big wad of lint.

My aunts were driving somewhere one day, and they stopped at a tollbooth. While they were sitting there they saw a part of someone's car rolling down the street, and started laughing. Then they realized that it was a part of their car.

My friend was driving me home from school one day. On the way home I saw a car that looked exactly like my mom's parked on the side of the road. I started laughing at it, and making fun of it because the tires had all busted and there was nothing left but the rim. When I got home she called to tell me that she wouldn't be home for a few hours because the wheels on her car had gotten messed up. I felt so stupid because I had been making fun of my mom's car.

After spending the afternoon snorkeling in St. Croix, I was standing near the dive shop when I overheard the following conversation between 2 middle-aged American ladies. They were watching a bare-footed man trudging (on hot gravel) with an empty scuba air-tank on his back. He was hunched over and grimacing. I presumed his posture and expression was due to the hot gravel on his bare feet. But apparently the ladies didn't see it that way. Lady1: My, those tanks must be awfully heavy! Look how he's walking! Lady2: Oh? Do you suppose that tank is all that heavy? Lady1: Well, I don't know if it's empty or not, but I heard someone say that those things can hold 70 lbs. of air! Lady2: Well that's hard to believe. Looks like they'd drown if they were all that heavy. How can they swim w/ all that weight? Lady1: Oh that's because it's weightless in water. You know everything is much lighter in water. Lady2: I suppose so. You're so smart about these things!

My wife was very excited upon hearing the 1996 Olympics would be held in Atlanta, Ga. Before she began planning the events she wanted to see, she asked me, "Will it be the winter or summer games?"

This is an actual conversation that took place in my educational psychology class (mind you everyone in this class is training to be a teacher). We were learning about the best way to teach kids concepts and the Prof. was using the word "bird." He asked us what characteristics made a bird different from other animals. Obviously people said "feathers, lays eggs, etc." One person said the beak made them different. The prof. asked the class if we all agreed that all birds had to have a beak. Everyone said, "YES" then from the back of the room this girl said "What about ducks? They don't have a beak. They have a bill." The prof. asked, "Aren't a beak and a bill the same thing?" She said "No a beak is used for pecking and a bill is used to sift things." Another student then said, "We know a duck is a bird. It is a biological fact." She replied, "Look, I don't know the biological reasons for it, but I am saying that a duck isn't a bird because it has a bill." The whole class sat there in amazement. Just think SHE could be teaching YOUR kids someday.

To prove just how smart the people who work for McDonalds are I told my brother that I would order a cheeseburger without cheese to find out what the guy would say. He did just what I thought he would do, he called back to the grill for a cheeseburger with no cheese instead of handing me a burger off the warmer. The guy working the grill didn't catch on either, because he wrapped it in a special wrapper instead of suggesting that he give me a regular hamburger.

Back in high school, I had THE stupidest music teacher. I was a brunette, but over Christmas vacation, I dyed my hair red. When I came back to his class after the vacation, he stared at me long and hard, then said "You know, last semester I had a student just like you, only she had brown hair."

Once my aunt had a terrible headache so she took an aspirin and soon felt better. Later that day she was looking for a button that had fallen off her blouse. She didn't find the button but she found an aspirin in her pocket!

I love telling this story because it is about my ex girlfriend. I was at her house for Easter. Her mother was making some cookies. They were "slice and bake" with little rabbits on them. My girlfriend said with an amazed look "Wow the little bunnies go through to the other side" ...(hence, slice and bake cookies)

Once while riding around Myrtle Beach with my parents, I saw a sign that read "Topless Bar." My sister and I, both pre-adolescents, wondered how did the bar-goers keep from getting wet when it rains. The thought occupied my mind for years until someone finally told me what a topless bar was!

I was 18 and in the Air Force, and had just bought my first car. It was at Fairchild AFB, near Spokane, Washington, and the car was a 1955 Oldsmobile. I had paid $50.00 for it. My buddy and I decided to take it for a drive over to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Nearing the city, we heard a "chop...chop...chop" sound. We parked at a restaurant and shut the car off. Went inside to eat, and then returned to the car. The car would not start. I raised the hood, and my buddy and I, (both of us REALY STUPID!) just stood there looking at the engine, not knowing a thing about cars. A man came up to see if we needed help. He told us that my battery was gone. Apparently, it was not tied or bolted down and it fell into my fan blades. Well, this man put his battery in my car to get it started and then took it out. He told us that when we get back to Spokane, to go buy a battery. Well, we drove all the way back to Spokane, and stopped in a gas station and bought a battery, ($19.95 in 1971). Well, we put that battery in, and as we went around the cloverleaf onramp to get back on the freeway, we heard, "chop..chop..chop."

I drive a city bus for a living. Bus drivers rule is once the door is closed and the bus is moving do not open the door. One night about 10pm I pull into a stop, pick up the people and proceed to pull out. All of a sudden out of the side mirror I see a person running toward the now moving bus. I stopped at a traffic light, the person caught up and passed the bus and ran 2 blocks to the next stop. I pull into the stop and open the door. The person looks up, puts one foot up on the steps, panting out of breath and says to me as he pulls a cigarette, "EXCUSE ME BUT DO YOU HAVE A LIGHT"

One day I took out the vacuum cleaner to vacuum my rugs and saw the bag inside was full. I went to get a new bag and saw I was out of the bags. I decided instead to put a plastic garbage bag into the vacuum cleaner. Being this vacuum cleaner was an upright it was an easy thing to do. When I turned on the vacuum cleaner imagine my surprise when the 30 gallon garbage bag blew up like a huge balloon and my vacuum cleaner danced across the living room rug.

During a hot summer day a woman called up our hospital proclaiming that her daughter had eaten and swallowed some ants on accident. We told her that she would be ok and that they would be dead before they could do any harm. Towards the end of the phone conversation something caught our attention. She said that she gave her daughter some ant poison to kill the ants. We then told her that she better come in right away. Everything ended up ok though, and we all still laugh about it to this day.

One day I was talking to my brother about a girl I know named Heather. I was telling him that I thought that she was cheating on her boyfriend and pregnant with the other guy's child. My brother got this very surprised look on his face and said, "Does Heather know?"

My old roommate had a burned out turn indicator. After telling him about it, he asked, "Do you think it needs more blinker fluid?"

I was with my sister in a restaurant in Ocean City and I was walking to the table. When I glanced to my side I thought that I saw someone with the same shirt on as me, and since I only got a quick glance, I looked the other way and said to my sister, "Hey that girl has my shirt." She replied, "Ummmm, I think that is a mirror..."

One day my sister, mother and I were all in the kitchen. My mother began to make dinner when my sister asked if she wanted some help. My mother of course said; "Yes, you can help by getting the ingredients out." My sister began to get all the ingredients out when my mother asked, "What are the olives for?" My sister replied, "We need olive oil."

Back in my high school days, I had just barely got my new pair of contact lenses. I came home really late from somewhere one night and went to take out my contacts and put them to soak. I didn't bother to turn on the lights. The optical had given me some small sample bottles of lens cleaner and I went to reach for this and put my lenses to soak. It wasn't until the next morning when I put my lenses in that I discovered my mistake. I had grabbed a bottle of Murine eye drops instead of the cleaning solution, and had dyed my contact lenses yellow! Except for the faint yellow tint, I could still see out of them just fine and wore them for 2 weeks until my replacement lenses arrived. Now think about this; my eyes are bright blue. Yellow contact lenses mixed with blue eyes produce the most "glow in the dark", bright GREEN cat eyes that you ever saw! I'd be sitting in class and the teacher would look at me, then look again! When I called different opticals and explained the problem, asking what could be done, nobody believed me. They all were laughing their heads off and a few of them said "no way!" and hung up on me.

A friend and I were house sitting for my dad while he was on vacation. One morning I went to fix breakfast and made pancakes. My friend had just poured syrup all over his pancakes and took several bytes. I asked him how they were and he said, "These are really good!"I sat down to eat, grabbed the syrup bottle and poured some over my pancakes. I took one byte and about gagged and said, "Yuck! These taste horrible!" "Hmm? They taste ok to me.." I grabbed the syrup bottle and looked at the label. In very small writing, my dad had scribbled "vegetable oil" on the bottle. What kind of moron dumps his used cooking oil into a syrup bottle and puts in back in the cupboard with all the other syrup bottles?

I live in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and I'm 14 years old. The tourists here can get so stupid because they always ask me what time they turn off the falls. I usually reply back, trying to sound like an idiot too 'about the same time they roll up the side walks. And they look at ME weird!

One day some friends and I went out to get some fruit at a curbside stand. There is a big sign selling plums 4 for a dollar. My buddy picks one up, looks at it and asks the guy, "How much for one?"


My friend Emily and I went to K-Mart. We were walking to the restrooms. I found a motorized cart. I hopped on cart. We went to the undergarments (after the restroom). Next thing I know the wheel on the cart got stuck on a bra rack. Next thing I know bra's are all over me, the cart and the floor. I stood up in shock and did not realize that there were people standing there. Emily shouts out "It's a miracle, you can walk."


My ex-wife once called me at a bar and asked, "Where are you?"

I was working in a large Western National Park and a woman who was a notorious chain smoker came out of her office and lit up a cigarette. I said, "What are you up to?." She took a long drag off of her cigarette and with smoke coming out of her mouth and nose said, "I just came out for a little fresh air"!

I went to McDonalds's the other day, and ordered a cheeseburger with ketchup only, meaning bread, meat, cheese, and ketchup. When I pulled away from the window, I checked the burger to make sure it didn't have anything but ketchup, and there was no cheese on it! I drove around and said to the guy at the window "This doesn't have any cheese."He said "Right, you ordered it with ketchup only."

I was at sleep away camp and there was a really bad storm. Eventually we lost power and most of my friends went scrambling for our flashlights. My best friend at camp (sadly), shouted, "Oh no! Since we don't have electricity our flashlights won't work!" It took awhile, but we managed to explain to her that flashlights run on batteries. I'm still not sure she gets it, but someday she'll understand.

I worked the night shift at a restaurant and every Friday night the same 5 deaf men would come to eat. They usually came very late and often stayed passed closing time. One night when they had stayed well passed closing time, I asked my boss if he could please give them some kind of sign that we would like to close the restaurant so they would leave. He reached up and shut off the music.


* © 1999, Lynn Sebourn
          Shameless Promoting of 'OZ' Here's what others have to say about 'OZ' - The 'Other' Side of the Rainbow   

QUOTES I just wanted to thank you for your website. I don't know how I came across your website but I'm glad I did. I'm a married mom of three kids and I check what's going on in Oz everyday. Your postings are very entertaining and informative and I can usually count on at least one good laugh per day. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for all the funnies and information!! --Tracy


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your site rocks. --AngryAzn

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          The Significance of The "Rainbow Flag" - PRIDE WEEK SASKATOON   
In 1978, Gilbert Baker of San Francisco designed and made a flag with six stripes representing the six colours of the rainbow as a symbol of gay and lesbian community pride. Slowly the flag took hold, offering a colourful and optimistic alternative to the more common pink triangle symbol. Today it is recognized by the International Congress of Flag Makers, and is flown in lesbian and gay pride marches worldwide. In 1989, the rainbow flag received nationwide attention after John Stout successfully sued his landlords in West Hollywood, when they prohibited him from displaying the flag from his apartment balcony. Meanwhile, Baker is still in San Francisco, and still making more flags.

Rainbow Flag


Colour has long played an important role in our community's expression of pride. In Victorian England, for example, the colour green was associated with homosexuality. The colour purple (or, more accurately, lavender) became popularized as a symbol for pride in the late 1960s - a frequent post-Stonewall catchword for the gay community was "Purple Power". And, of course, there's the pink triangle. Although it was first used in Nazi Germany to identify gay males in concentration camps, the pink triangle only received widespread use as a gay pop icon in the early 1980s. But the most colourful of our symbols is the Rainbow Flag, and its rainbow of colours - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple - represents the diversity of our community.

The first Rainbow Flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco artist, who created the flag in response to a local activist's call for the need of a community symbol. (This was before the pink triangle was popularly used as a symbol of pride.) Using the five-striped "Flag of the Race" as his inspiration, Baker designed a flag with eight stripes: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. According to Baker, those colours represented, respectively: sexuality, life, healing, sun, nature, art (or magic), harmony (or serenity), and spirit. Baker dyed and sewed the material for the first flag himself - in the true spirit of Betsy Ross.

The Original Rainbow Flag

Baker soon approached San Francisco's Paramount Flag Company about mass producing and selling his "gay flag". Unfortunately, Baker had hand-dyed all the colours, and since the colour "hot pink" was not commercially available, mass production of his eight-striped version became impossible. The flag was thus reduced to seven stripes.

In November 1978, San Francisco's gay community was stunned when the city's first openly gay supervisor, Harvey Milk, was assassinated, Wishing to demonstrate the gay community's strength and solidarity in the aftermath of this tragedy, the 1979 Pride Parade Committee decided to use Baker's flag. The committee eliminated the indigo stripe so they could divide the colours evenly along the parade route - three colours on one side of the street and three on the other. Soon the six colors were incorporated into a six-striped version that became popularized and that, today, is recognized by the International Congress of Flag Makers.

In San Francisco, the Rainbow Flag is everywhere: it can be seen hanging from apartment windows throughout the city (most notably in the Castro district), local bars frequently display the flag, and Rainbow Flag banners are hung from lampposts on Market Street (San Francisco's main avenue) throughout Pride Month. Visiting the city, one can not help but feel a tremendous sense of pride at seeing this powerful symbol displayed so prominently.

We are everywhere

Although the Rainbow Flag was initially used as a symbol of pride only in San Francisco, it has received increased visibility in recent years. Today, it is a frequent sight in a number of other cities as well - New York, West Hollywood, and Amsterdam, among them. Even in the Twin Cities, the flag seems to be gaining in popularity. Indeed, the Rainbow Flag reminds us that ours is a diverse community - composed of people with a variety of individual tastes of which we should all be proud.

So now you know!

          Turkey's Presidential Guards Not Allowed At G-20 Summit, Germany Says   
Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: And let's go to Germany now, where fear of potential terror attacks means local security is going to be very tight when world leaders gather at next month's G-20 summit in Hamburg. Leaders will also be bringing their own armed security details with one important exception. The German foreign ministry is asking Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to leave his bodyguards behind. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explains why. SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, BYLINE: The German decision is in reaction to what Erdogan's security detail did during a May visit to Washington, D.C. (SOUNDBITE OF VIDEO) UNIDENTIFIED MAN: (Foreign language spoken). NELSON: Videos show his bodyguards and officers pushing past U.S. police officers outside the Turkish ambassador's residence. (SOUNDBITE OF VIDEO) UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Get back. NELSON: They then punched and kicked Kurdish protesters, including a woman lying on the ground. Nine people were injured. In
          #ICRC hands over management of International Tracing Service   
Germany: ICRC hands over management of International Tracing Service
Geneva (ICRC) –The ICRC is to hand over management of the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen to the German Federal Archives after over half a century. The ITS was founded in 1943 to provide answers to millions of families who had lost touch with relatives during the Second World War.


Speaking at the ITS on 29 November, ICRC president Peter Maurer explained that "The ICRC is handing over management of the ITS, but we’re not leaving it." He stressed that the ICRC would remain in regular contact with the ITS, through its Central Tracing Agency in Geneva, tracing agencies in ICRC delegations, and the tracing services of national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world. The ICRC will continue to provide its technical expertise, helping the ITS serve the victims of Nazi persecution and their families.

“The ITS strives to be of service to people,” Maurer added. “Yes, it possesses archives, but those archives reflect human beings and the unthinkable suffering of so many millions during the Second World War and beyond.”

Indeed, the archives cover civilians detained in Nazi concentration or labour camps and people who had to flee their homes because of the Second World War. They house over 50 million card files relating to more than 17.5 million civilians persecuted by the Nazis.

Ever since its creation, the ITS has been governed by the 11-nation International Commission for the International Tracing Service (ICITS) under the 1955 Bonn Agreement and its 2006 Protocols. The following countries are members of the Commission: Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Since 1955, the ICRC has managed the ITS on behalf of the ICITS, as a neutral and independent supervisory body.

As the mission of the ITS has now extended beyond purely humanitarian work to englobe research, management of the Service will be handed over on 1 January 2013 to the German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv) and the International Commission has appointed a new director, history professor Rebecca Boehling, who will continue and develop the work of the past five decades.

#germeny #icrc

          Winter is coming on strong! Winter Woolies from Disana will keep your little one toasty while playing in the snow.   

Disana European Wool Baby and Childrens Clothing

Disana Organic Merino Wool at Organically Baby

Disana's amazing organic merino wool is perfect for keeping the little ones comfy in the winter wonderland.  Made in Germany these high quality European clothes will bring smiles all around.  They are stylish, super soft and warm.  Only limited quantities remain until then next shipment comes in at the end of Summer so get your size while it is still available.


          National Cat Day Sale at Organically Baby! Get an additional 15% off all things CAT.   

15% Discount on all things CAT at Organically Baby for National Cat Day, Thursday October 29, 2015. Sale Ends the night of Sunday November 1, 2015.  We have included our Honorary Cat Moby the wooden rattle from HABA - Made in Germany, and the HABA CATerpillar. >'.'<

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          The increasing popularity of Boiled Wool and Disana at Organically Baby   

       

Boiled Wool is a material with amazing properties. It is soft, durable, and will stay warm in rain or snow while maintaining its shape and breathability. 

Boiled wool is an excellent natural alternative to synthetics!  

When it comes to wool, we work with the German company Disana, who has been making natural wool clothing for infants and young children in Germany for more than 30 years.  They are a small company that cares greatly for the quality and sustainability of their products. Everything that they make is produced in a small village south of Stuttgart in southeast Germany.  

Since we started carrying Disana at Organically Baby, demand for their products has exploded.  Overalls and Boiled wool Jackets sell out in many sizes before winter arrives.  Unlike many companies who manufacture mass quantities of their products year round in Asia, Disana limits their production to what they can make locally in Lichtenstein, Germany and have a very limited window for delivery (usually once a year) in early Fall.  We always recommend to our friends who are looking for something really special as a baby holiday gift to not wait too long if they are thinking about Disana. 

So, have a look at our Disana Melange and Boiled wool clothing and accessories but don't wait too long. :-)

Best wishes to you and yours,

Otto


          Amazing New Organic Merino Wool Products have just arrived from Germany - Disana!   

Disana Organic Merino Wool Baby Products from Germany

We are huge fans of Disana here at Organically Baby.  Disana is a rare gem of a company that makes amazing quality products out of the best materials.  They make everything in southern Germany instead of going to foreign manufacturers to keep their costs down and their quality second to none.  

Be sure to check out all of our selection of Disana's products and keep in mind that they make a very limited number of each item every year once they are sold out, it is nearly impossible to find more until the next year.  Disana is a great option for gift giving with their super-soft organic merino wool.  You can't go wrong with Disana.


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          Nation-states, city-states and the World Cup   
Productivity the world over will improve starting tomorrow with the end of the 2014 World Cup. ESPN and Nike will celebrate the unprecedented interest by American TV viewers, buoyed in part by the unexpectedly long run by Team USA.

Within Europe (at least outside of Russia) national rivalries are fought on the football field and not the River Somme, Ardennes Forest, or Fulda Gap.

Unlike in the Olympics, success seems only imperfectly correlated to depth of talent or national resources. None of the world’s 10 largest countries made it into the championship, although Brazil (#5) earned 4th place and USA (#3) made it to the round of 16. The top country in Europe (Germany) was the largest, but the top country in South America was only the 3rd largest (Argentina, with 10% of the population vs. 49% for Brazil).

But before there were nation-states, Europe in the Middle and early Modern period of Europe was organized as city states. In many cases, they were small principalities organized around a capital (like Monaco and Liechtenstein today). Even in today's German republic, three of the 16 Länder are historic city-states (Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen).

Norman Jewison’s dystopian 1975 movie Rollerball imagined a world when nation-states were gone and rivalries were channeled through city-states. The hero (James Caan) and his Houston team have a violent match against Tokyo that leaves his best friend brain-dead, the brutal climax of the movie comes when Houston fights New York in a match that ends with only Caan left standing.

While the German players tonight are exulting and the Argentineans (and Brazilians and Belgians and Americans …) are heartbroken, for most of the next 47 months their allegiance will be to the city- rather than nation-state in their full-time (professional) sports careers.

Finals hero Mario Goetze and Golden Glove winner Manuel Neuer plays for Bayern München, but World Cup record holder Miroslav Klose plays for Lazio in the Italian Serie A league. Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker play for Arsenal in the English Premier League. Arsenal also lists players for Belgium, Costa Rica, England, France, Spain and Switzerland. For archival Manchester United, Robin van Persie scored the winning goal for the Netherlands 3rd place finish, with other players playing for France, Mexico, Japan and Portugal. ManU also provided Team USA’s record-setting goalie, Tim Howard.

Despite (or because) of their common position in the English Premier League, Arsenal fans have no more love for ManU than American baseball fans outside NYC have for the Yankees. (Germans are similarly divided between those who love Bayern München and those who detest the team and its fans).

So for less than 5% of every four year cycle, European soccer fans are rabid nationalists, and the rest of the time they are loyal to their local city-state. In some ways, we are well along are way to Jewison’s vision (but hopefully not the dystopian part).

Note to readers: apologies for not blogging recently, but due to travels, office meetings and research deadlines (including WOIC 2014) I’ve been unable to finish several posts during the past month.
          0K649 Német AUGUSTA fűrész - Jelenlegi ára: 3 200 Ft   
Hat darabos fűrész szett eredeti tokjában. A markolathoz 5 darab cserélhető fűrész él tartozik. Ebből 4 darab használatlan.
Feliratok:
AUGUSTA W. GERMANYHosszúság: 45 cmSúly: 0. 345 kg
Termékeim között több fűrész található, kérem tekintse meg őket ide kattintva! Termékeim között több szerszám található, kérem tekintse meg őket ide kattintva!
A termékről további nagy felbontású képek!
ÁRUIM ZÖME ANTIK ÉS RÉGI TÁRGYAKBÓL ÁLL.
SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTELI LEHETŐSÉG BUDAPESTEN (IX. ) ILLETVE SZEGEDEN!
 
Szállítás
Termékeinket az MPL futárszolgálattal küldjük! Terjedelmes tárgyaink szállításában külön díjazás mellett tudunk segíteni! Szállítási módok az alábbiak szerint alakulnak
 
Személyes átvétel Budapest IX.
 
 
Személyes átvétel Szeged
 
 
MPL csomag előre utalással
 
 
MPL csomag utánvét
 
 
Fizetés
A vételár és szállítási költség kiegyenlítésére az alábbi lehetőségeket biztosítjuk
 
Személyes átvételkor készpénzben
 
 
Banki átutalás
 
 
Utánvét
 
 
Paypal (MasterCard, Visa)
 
 
Szállítási, átvételi idő
A termék vásárlását követően a szállítási, kézhez vételi idő az alábbiak szerint alakul belföldön
 
Személyes átvétel
1-5 munkanap
 
 
MPL csomag előre utalással
2-3 munkanap
 
 
MPL csomag utánvét
1-3 munkanap
 

0K649 Német AUGUSTA fűrész
Jelenlegi ára: 3 200 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-06-29 00:45
          Montesquieu, Come Back! (The French Police Already Know Where You Are)   

On December 19, 2013, the French Loi de Programmation Militaire (the Military Program law, or "LPM"), was enacted. Article 20 of the LPM, which will come into force on January 1, 2015, authorizes the government to require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and web hosts to provide "information and documents processed or stored," including geolocation data and metadata in real time, without having to first ask for an authorization from a judge. The new law raises serious questions regarding separation of powers and the extent of administrative authority in France.

A Surveillance Law Both Broad and Vague

Article 20 of the LPM allows the Prime Minister to authorize specially designated agents from the ministers of police, defense, economics and budget to issue demands to ISPs for:

"information or documents processed or preserved by their networks or electronic communications services, including technical data relating to the identification subscription or connection to electronic communications service numbers, identification of all the numbers subscription or connection to a designated person, the location of the terminal equipment used as well as a subscriber's communications on the list of dialed numbers and callers, duration and timing of communications"

The Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), France's data protection authority, issued a statement following the enactment of the LPM noting that "information and documents" was so vague a term that "it appears to allow intelligence services to have access to content data, not only connection data." Ironically, the law was purportedly enacted to make surveillance laws more precise, following a 2010 European Court of Human Rights decision, Uzun v. Germany, where the court had warned Member States that "[i]n view of the risk of abuse intrinsic to any system of secret surveillance, such measures must be based on a law that is particularly precise, especially as the technology available for use is continually becoming more sophisticated" (at 61).  

A Not-So-Precise Geolocation Surveillance Law

So how did a law purportedly intended to clarify the use of surveillance technology wind up with such foggy language? When the LPM was first presented to the French Senate in August 2013, the explanatory memorandum about the section that would become article 20 presented it exclusively as an anti-terrorism measure. The memorandum indicated that the section would authorize police in charge of preventing terrorism to access geolocation information and communications metadata in real time. The new provisions were originally intended to become part of a 2006 anti-terrorism law that is currently set to lapse the last day of 2015, and would be limited by the scope of the 2006 law.

But then came the sleight of hand. Senator Jean-Pierre Sueur argued that article 20 of the LPM should not become part of the 2006 law, but instead should become part of an updated general administrative communications interception law. "If geolocation is inserted in Article L.34-1-1, it is confined to anti-terrorist purposes, even though the intelligence services might need it for much broader purposes," explained Senator Sueur. In fact, the senator quoted the ECHR's decision in Uzun to justify this expansion of administrative authority, noting that the Court had found that using a geolocation device "could be acceptable under the right to privacy guaranteed by Article 8 § 1 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights, provided that the law is very specific in its description of the device" (p.47).

Sueur's argument succeeded, and article 20 of the LPM became articles L. 241-1 et seq. of France's Homeland Security Code -- an entirely new chapter VI broadly named “Administrative access to data connection.”

So Much for the Judiciary

The main problem with Senator Sueur’s invocation of Uzun was that he conveniently forgot to mention that Uzun involved authorization by a German judge, not the administration, for police to place the GPS device at issue in that case.

In Uzun, a German prosecutor had placed Bernhard Uzun and "S.," one of his presumed accomplices, under surveillance, as they were suspected to have participated in bombing attacks carried out by a terrorist organization. The police had placed a GPS device in S.'s car and monitored Uzun and S.'s whereabouts for three months until their arrest. Uzun was subsequently found guilty of having carried out a bomb attack and, on appeal to the ECHR, argued that using a GPS device as a surveillance tool had been an unjustified breach of his privacy, as protected by article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights. But the ECHR held unanimously that there had been no violation, as installing the GPS device had been done in accordance with the law, to pursue the legitimate goal of protecting public safety, and had been a proportionate measure to accomplish this goal. 

The fact that Uzun involved judicially authorized surveillance is critical. French law explicitly separates administrative police power, which is exercised preventatively to limit crime and maintain public order, from judicial police power, which is exercised to enforce law and investigate crime. The administrative police power is under the control of the administrative/executive authority, while the judicial police power is under the control of the judicial authority. Only the judicial authority is deemed to be the “guardian of individual freedom” by article 66 of the French Constitution.

So while the ECHR in Uzun had unanimously found no violation of article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights protecting privacy, it was considering an exercise of judicial police power under the oversight of a judge in the active investigation of a terrorism suspect. It was not a case about administrative police power.

The French Conseil Constitutionnel (Constitutional Council), which is in charge of reviewing the constitutionality of laws, had found in 2006 that it is also permissible for administrative police officers to have access to stored electronic communication data without a warrant, but only when acting to prevent acts of terrorism. The LPM, however, contains no such limitation in its text and, once placed in the Homeland Security Code instead of the 2006 terrorism law, lost any limitation that could have been drawn from context.

The New Process: Collecting Geolocation and Metadata in Real Time Without a Warrant

So now the LPM authorizes the collection of geolocation and metadata in real time without a judicial warrant and not only for terrorist crimes. This is how it works: under the new article L. 246-3 of the Homeland Security Code, the ministers of homeland security, of defense, of economy, and of budget may ask for authorization to have access in real time to the "information and documents" subject to the LPM (the definition of which now appears in article L. 246-1 of the Code). The authorization is not granted by a judge, but by the Prime Minister (who heads the government under article 21 of the French Constitution). The authorization may be granted initially for a maximum time of thirty days, but can be renewed for the same amount of time.

The Prime Minister‘s decision is communicated within forty-eight hours to the President of the Commission Nationale de Contrôle des Interceptions de Sécurité (the National Commission to Control Security Interceptions, or "CNCIS"). The CNCIS was created by a July 10, 1991 law, following the European Court of Justice's condemnation of France in 1990 in two cases, Kruslin v. France and Huvig v. France. These cases noted France's lack of a precise communication surveillance law, holding that since "[t]apping and other forms of interception of telephone conversations represent a serious interference with private life and correspondence [they]... must accordingly be based on a 'law‘ that is particularly precise. It is essential to have clear, detailed rules on the subject, especially as the technology available for use is continually becoming more sophisticated" (Kruslin at 33).

If the President of CNCIS does not believe the legality of the Prime Minister's authorization is "certain," he is to meet with the whole CNCIS, which must make a decision about the legality of such authorization within seven days.

But even forty-eight hours, and possibly seven days more, is quite a long time for potentially illegal surveillance to take place. Also, the control is only a posteriori and is only made by the CNCIS, which is an independent administrative authority, not a judicial authority. Geolocation and metadata surveillance in real time are thus left entirely in the hands of administrative authorities with no judicial oversight.

Is it Constitutional?

This new scheme seems unlikely to fare well with France's Supreme Civil Court, the Cour de Cassation. The day the Senate bill was sent to the Assemblée Nationale, France's lower chamber, the Cour de Cassation ruled in two geolocation cases. The court quoted, in full, article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights, and concluded that "geolocation technology constitutes an interference with privacy of such gravity that this requires it to be executed under the supervision of a judge."

Therefore, there is a real chance that the LPM will eventually be declared unconstitutional. In fact, opponents to the LPM tried to have the law found unconstitutional by the Conseil Constitutionnel before its enactment, but could not gather the signatures of sixty Representatives or sixty Senators necessary to petition the Conseil Constitutionnel. The LPM may now only be declared unconstitutional if a party to a lawsuit argues that the LPM infringes on her rights and freedoms as guaranteed by the Constitution. If the conditions of admissibility would be met, the Cour de Cassation would refer the question of constitutionality of the LPM to the Conseil Constitutionnel, which could then repeal the law. 

Conclusion

Even though the LPM had been presented as the law which would put France in compliance with Uzun, Christine Taubira, the Minister of Justice, announced on December 23 that the government had presented another geolocation surveillance law to the Senate intended "to bring French law into conformity with the requirements laid down by the European Court of Human Rights in its Uzun v. Germany judgment ... and the October 22, 2013 decisions of the Court of Cassation."

The French Senate adopted this bill on January 20, and it will be debated at the lower Assembly next month. It adds a new article to the French criminal procedure code which would authorize the police to put in place geolocation surveillance without requesting a warrant, if investigating a crime punishable by at least five years imprisonment, or at least three years imprisonment for crimes against property.  

Hopefully, the new bill will give France another chance to publicly debate whether it is advisable for a democracy to authorize real time surveillance without judicial oversight. For now, it is hard to believe that France was the home of Montesquieu, who famously wrote in The Spirit of the Laws about the tripartite separation of powers: legislative, judicial and executive.

Marie-Andrée Weiss is a solo attorney admitted in New York, and her admission is pending in France. Her practice focuses on intellectual property, privacy, and social media law. She frequently writes on these topics and on European Union law. 

(Image of Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu on 1989 200-franc note courtesy of Flickr user Drew XXX pursuant to a Creative Commons


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          Bra Fitting Shortcuts   
Ich werde ganz oft gefragt, wie das nun ist, mit den BHs, den Brüsten und ALLEM. Anstatt mir jedesmal die Links einzeln rauszupfriemeln, werde ich mir wohl hier ein kleines Kompendium bauen.

Der Aufbau dieses Artikels beruht auf meinen persönlichen Erfahrungen wie so eine Größenberatung per Ferndiagnose meistens abläuft. Kann ja leider nicht überall zugleich sein und Brüste richtig einpacken :(

Ultrakurz-Variante

Messen
Rechnen
Kaufen
Checken

lather, rinse, repeat.

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Brauche ich das? Also, BH-Größen rausfinden?

Wenn du dir diese Frage stellst: Ja.

Etwa 98% der Menschen, die ich bis jetzt gesehen / beraten / eingekleidet habe, tragen BHs die verbesserungswürdig sind. Jede Brust kann von gut sitzenden BHs profitieren, egal wo sie an was für einem Körper sie sitzt oder welche Dimensionen sie hat. Ein gut sitzender BH kann Hass auf 'unbequeme' BHs, 'doofe' Brüste und sich selbst eliminieren.

Was muss ich tun?

Messen.

Eine schnelle und ziemlich treffsichere* Auswertung bekommst du hier: [BH-Größenrechner] [polnisch]. Wenn du nicht weißt, wie du messen sollst, lies dir die Hinweise unten durch. Messen kann nur eine Annäherung bieten, am Anfang steht oft: viele Größen probieren, bis alles passt.

Unterbrustumfang: Gerade stehen, ausatmen, Maßband direkt unter der Brust horizontal um den Brustkorb legen, ziemlich fest messen. Lieber etwas zu fest als zu locker messen, denn von hier unten aus wird die Brust im BH gestützt — nicht, wie fälschlicherweise oft praktiziert, von den Trägern herab 'abgeseilt'! Mehr Infos dazu hier: [kurzer Exkurs zur Stützfunktion] [englisch, aussagekräftige Bilder]

Brustumfang: Aufrecht stehen. Maßband horizontal etwa auf Höhe der Brustwarzen um den Körper führen (im Zweifelsfall: finde den größtmöglichen Umfang um die Brust herum). Nicht zu fest ziehen.

Bonus zur Größenbestimmung: das gleiche Maß (Brustumfang) noch einmal vornübergebeugt messen. Oft kommt ein größeres Körbchen zustande, als wenn man nur den Brustumfang im Stehen in den Größenrechner eintippt. Meist liegt die am besten passende Größe irgendwo zwischen diesen zwei Angaben.

Für Fortgeschrittene, die ihr benötigtes Unterbrustband schon kennen / wissen wie man darauf kommt / einfach nur etwas umrechnen wollen: [Größentabelle] [deutsch]

ICH HABE GAR NICHT SO GROSSE BRÜSTE!!!

Die allermeisten Menschen, die sich vorher mit 'klein' oder 'normal' oder 'gar nicht so groß' identifizierten, landen nach der (theoretischen) Größenbestimmung und dem (praktischen) Fitting jenseits des ominösen D-Körbchens. Wenn dir Buchstaben jenseits von D schon an sich abstrus vorkommen, lies dir einfach ein paar dieser Artikel durch.

[Is D-Cup very large?] [maheda.eu] [englisch]
[brabandproject on flickr] [englisch] Bilder von gut sitzenden BHs aller Körbchengrößen an zierlichen Frauen — welche nominale BH-Größe korrespondiert mit welcher subjektiv wahrgenommenen Brustgröße?
[Normal Breast Gallery] [englisch] Fotos von nicht-sexualisierten Brüsten verschiedenster Größen und Formen. Prima Reality-Check.
[The Nu Project] [englisch] Fotos von nackten Nicht-Models. Celebrate Diversity!

Meine 'neue' Größe gibt es in Deutschland ja gar nicht :(

Das ist leider oft so. 

Das Angebot in Deutschland wird leider jenseits des D-Körbchens / abseits von 75-85 immer weniger prickelnd.

[Change] [online & Filiale] 60-100 A-K Empfehlung! Verkaufspersonal hat hinreichend Ahnung :)
[Doppel D] [Filiale, Berlin] 30-38 D-J Empfehlung! Kompetentes Personal, tolle Auswahl!

Für viele Größen ab D bietet sich ein Blick nach Großbritannien an, es gibt viele wunderschöne Modelle spezialisierter Hersteller, Lieferung dauert etwa eine Woche und Umtausch funktioniert problemlos (Portokosten bei Umtausch: 3,45 €).

[brastop.com] [online] 28-46 D-K Outlet, günstige Preise (immer mein erster Stop beim BH-Kauf :) )
[figleaves.com] [online] 28-50 AA-K (habe dort noch nicht bestellt)

(…to be continued…)

[Quellen & Empfehlungen für kleinere Körbchengrößen] [Forumthread] AAA-C


Jetzt habe ich einen Haufen BHs hier, und nun?

Richtig anziehen.

Der Sitz eines BHs steht und fällt mit dem richtigen Anziehen. Die Brust (und zwar alles an Brust, das sich hervorkramen lässt!) gehört in in die Körbchen 'geschaufelt'! Ich sage das so, weil es am besten verdeutlicht, wie rigoros man da vorgehen kann ;) Eine ausführlichere [Anziehanleitung für BHs] [deutsch, mit Video].

Sitz beurteilen.

Es gibt ein paar einfache Kriterien für guten Sitz bei BHs. Das Hauptkriterium ist: Fühlst du dich wohl?

  1. Unterbrustband: nicht zu eng (versursacht keine Atemnot oder Unwohlsein — ein paar harmlose Hautröllchen sind KEIN Zeichen für zu enges Band) und nicht zu weit (lässt sich also nicht mehr als 2-5 cm vom Rücken wegziehen), liegt horizontal um den Körper (zieht sich nicht nach hinten hoch zwischen die Schulterblätter)
  2. Körbchen: weder zu groß (es gibt keine 'leeren' Falten im Stoff), noch zu klein (kein 'Quadroboob' oder einschneidene Ränder)
  3. Bügel: drücken nicht auf Brustgewebe, umschließen die Brust vollständig an ihren natürlichen Grenzen, pieksen nicht in die Achseln
  4. Steg vorne zwischen den Körbchen: piekst nicht, hebt sich nicht vom Körper ab, sondern liegt flach auf dem Brustkorb auf
  5. Träger: sind breit und locker genug um nicht einzuschneiden, sitzen fest genug um nicht herunter zu rutschen

Noch etwas übersichtlicher: [bebilderte Kriterien zur Passformbeurteilung] [deutsch].

OMG, IT'S SO AWESOME!!!

Told you.

Um dieses tolle Gefühl zu behalten, solltest du am Anfang alle 3 Monate eine Passformkontrolle machen, da sich dein Brustgewebe MIT SICHERHEIT an seine neugewonnene Freiheit anpassen wird. In dieser Zeit würde ich auch noch nicht 50 neue BHs kaufen, sondern erst einmal langsam anfangen und die Veränderungen abwarten.

Ein illustrierendes Beispiel: Anpassung an gut sitzenden BH [nach 6 Wochen] [evtl. zyklusbedingt] und [2 Monaten] [ohne BH] — mehr 'Fülle' (Theorie: vorher komprimiertes/verschobenes Gewebe verlagert sich wieder an seinen richtigen Platz).

Wenn diese initialen Veränderungen durch sind, reicht es, wenn du einmal pro Jahr kontrollierst, ob sich etwas in Sachen BH-Größen getan hat. Körperliche Veränderungen, Sport, Schwangerschaft, OPs können auch Gründe sein, sich wieder einmal mit BH-Größen zu beschäftigen, unabhängig von der regelmäßigen Kontrolle!

———

Wenn du irgendwie immer noch frustriert bist, weil irgendwas nicht funktioniert, schreib mir eine Mail an info //at// paranoire-design //punkt// com !
          Comment on Our Christiania trike by Megan in Munich   
Hey I just found this post while trying to find good hacks for our Christiania bike. Our bike - which we bought here in Munich Germany (I'm originally from SF) - actually came with a lighting system installed. We just bought it last year so I guess the options are improving for new buyers. I was wondering if you know of any good custom child seats for the Christiania? Our daughter - thanks to her German Dad - is a big 19-months and is out of her maxi-cosi car seat. Although she can sit on the bench just fine, I worry about longer trips on the thinly cushioned seat and also about neck support when she gets tired. I haven't found many ideas out there so far. I love the bike and use it in all but the coldest of weather - but longer trips across town tend to make her nod off and I hate to see her bouncing around so much. Any thoughts? (thanks)
          Yingli Solar Powering Up FC Bayern Munich   

Yingli Solar is powering up FC Bayern Munich with renewable energy, as it looks to grow its brand further in Germany. One of the world’s leading PV manufacturers has equipped a solar rooftop system on the Bundesliga champion’s training facility. Yingli’s new 29.2 kWp solar power plant will cut 21,000 kg of carbon emissions yearly, […]

Yingli Solar Powering Up FC Bayern Munich was originally published on Solar Love!.


          Trump's pledge to keep the world from laughing at us hits another setback - Washington Post   

Washington Post

Trump's pledge to keep the world from laughing at us hits another setback
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was supposed to attend this week's Economic Council of the Christian Democratic Union meeting in Berlin, but suddenly canceled his travel plans on Tuesday. Ross was scheduled to give an address at the conference ...
German Parliament Set to Vote Friday on Same-Sex MarriageNBCNews.com
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          Superb Angebot an Fenstern   
Państwo: Germany Miasto: Manhaimn Imię i nazwisko: Marcus Freud Kontakt mailowy: freudmarcus@el.de Opis: Ich suche eine hervorragende Angebote auf dem Fenster. Warten auf Anregungen von den besten Produzenten, die perfekt wissen sind, wie alles vorbereitet, und alle zu dem idealen Zustand Aktion führen. Ist dies Ihre Lösung ist, wenn Ihre Optionen die besten auf dem […]
          Musicians Support Network Neutrality   

Was haben R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Ted Leo, Boots Riley, Death Cab for Cutie, OK Go, Bob Mould, Calexico, Kathleen Hanna, The Donnas, Jerry Harrison, John Doe, Les Claypool, Kronos Quartet, Jimmy Tamborello, Street to Nowhere, The Locust, Rogue Wave, Guster, State Radio, Matt Wertz, Griffin House, Matt Nathanson und The Wrens gemeinsam?

- Sie haben die Initiative Rock The Net - Musicians For Network Neutrality ins Leben gerufen.

Rock the Net is a nationwide coalition of musicians and labels that support net neutrality. We come together to demonstrate to Congress and the FCC the music community's broad support for this principle. As musicians and entrepreneurs, we understand the importance of treating all websites and online music stores equally -- from the busiest music website to the smallest blog. We urge Congress to support network neutrality.

Gestern erschien eine ziemlich attraktive Compilation, um die Kampagne zu unterstützen. Darauf vertreten sind:

1. Bright Eyes - "I Won't Ever Be Happy Again"
2. Aimee Mann - "31 Today"
3. David Bazan - "Cold Beer and Cigarettes"
4. The Wrens - "Sleep"
5. The Classic Brown - "Modulation"
6. DJ Spooky and Saba Saba - "Uganda"
7. Palomar - "Red"
8. Guster - "Timothy Leary"
9. The Might Be Giants - "We Live In A Dump"
10. Wilco - "Impossible Germany (live)"
11. Portastic - "Hang Down Your Head"
12. Matthew Shipp Trio - "New Orbit"
13. B.C. Camplight - "Soy Tonto"
14. David Miller - "Sunday Driver"
15. Free Form Funky Freqs - "The Binds That Tie"
16. blink. - "Secret Weapon pt.1"

Sie ist digital/downloadmässig auf iTunes udn amazon zu bekommen, und wird auch als "echte" CD erhältlich sein. Wie sagen sie es im unten verlinkten Wired-Artikel so schön: If you support net neutrality or the general concept behind it, and boycott RIAA labels, this is one release you may want to actually spend money on.

Die Songs kann man auch auf der Seite von Thirsty Ear Records streamen.

Mehr dazu siehe auch auf wired.com und heise.de


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          Alert Notice 413: Nova in Eridanus (KT Eri = N Eri 2009)   
December 9, 2009
Event: Nova in Eridanus (KT Eri = Nova Eri 2009)

Discovered By: K. Itagaki, Yamagata, Japan, via H. Yamaoka, Kyushu University, Japan

Discovery Date: Nov. 25.536 UT, using his 0.21-m patrol system

Discovery Magnitude: unfiltered CCD magnitude 8.1

Position: R.A = 04:47:54.21, Decl. = -10:10:43.1 (equinox 2000.0)
from Itagaki's confirming image on Nov. 25.545 UT

Spectra: KT Eri appears to be a He/N nova, according to spectroscopy from 
several sources, including on Nov. 26.5-26.6 UT by H. Maehara, Kwasan 
Observatory, Kyoto University, M. Fujii, Okayama, A. Arai and M. Isogai, Kyoto 
Sangyo University, and K. Imamura, Okayama University of Science; and on Nov. 
26.4 UT by R. J. Rudy, T. R. Prater, and R. W. Russell, The Aerospace 
Corporation, R. C. Puetter, University of California at San Diego, and R. B. 
Perry, NASA. According to Nesci et al. (ATEL 2338), a historical spectrum of 
the progenitor (see Note b) from the Digitized First Byurakan Survey (FBS) 
shows the signature of a hot star with some circumstellar material.

Observations Reported to the AAVSO: Over 2200 observations of KT Eri have been 
reported to the AAVSO since the nova's discovery. All observations may be seen 
on the AAVSO website quick-look page or downloaded from the data request page.
Representative observations include:
NOV 26.1736, 8.075 V (+/-0.005), G. Meyers, Hillsborough, CA;
NOV 26.9271, 8.2 A. Wargin, Bydgoszcz, Poland;
NOV 27.2292, 8.2, C. Hergenrother, Tucson, AZ;
NOV 27.4271, 8.3, P. Camilleri, Sydney, NSW, Australia;
NOV 27.9306, 7.9, K. Wenzl, Grossostheim, Germany;
NOV 28.1944, 8.4, T. Bartlett, Canadian, TX; 
NOV 28.4886, 8.29 V (+/-0.034), G. Di Scala, Sydney, NSW, Australia;
NOV 28.8510, 8.2, W. Vollmann, Vienna, Austria;
NOV 29.0972, 8.3, L. Shotter, Uniontown, PA;
NOV 29.1420, 8.467 B (+/-0.001), A. Shoup, Elida, OH;
NOV 29.1425, 8.563 V (+/-0.001), Shoup;
NOV 29.5396, 8.59 V (+/-0.20), Di Scala;
NOV 29.9222, 8.5, S. Swierczynski, Dobczyce, Poland;
NOV 30.3493, 8.3, R. Stine, Newbury Park, CA;
NOV 30.3622, 8.571 V (+/-0.001), J. Foster, Los Angeles, CA;
NOV 30.9970, 8.5, B. Granslo, Fjellhamar, Norway;
DEC 01.1482, 8.678 V (+/-0.006), R. Tomlin, Big Rock, IL;
DEC 01.1492, 8.532 B (+/-0.007), Tomlin;
DEC 01.1694, 8.6, J. Bortle, Stormville, NY;
DEC 01.3623, 8.568 V (+/-0.001), Foster;
DEC 01.9611, 8.5, A. Amorim, Florianopolis, Brazil;
DEC 02.1264, 8.78 V (+/-0.028), E. Muyllaert, Oostende, Belgium;
DEC 02.1417, 8.6, R. Tyson, Freeport, NY;
DEC 02.4436, 8.744 B (+/-0.015), T. Bohlsen, Armidale, NSW, Australia;
DEC 02.4441, 8.842 V (+/-0.007), Bohlsen;
DEC 02.4462, 8.209 R (+/-0.005), Bohlsen;
DEC 02.4466, 8.320 I (+/-0.009), Bohlsen;
DEC 02.8820, 8.7, Vollmann;
DEC 03.4903, 8.39 B (+/-0.020), Di Scala;
DEC 03.4903, 8.65 V (+/-0.020), Di Scala;
DEC 03.4903, 8.06 R (+/-0.020), Di Scala;
DEC 03.4903, 8.16 I (+/-0.020), Di Scala;
DEC 04.0310, 8.7, G. Poyner, Birmingham, England;
DEC 04.6520, 8.68 B (+/-0.004), S. O'Connor, St. Georges, Bermuda;
DEC 04.6540, 8.72 V (+/-0.003), O'Connor;
DEC 05.2915, 8.939 V (+/-0.001), S. Padovan, Foixa, Spain;
DEC 05.4842, 8.88 B (+/-0.003), P. Nelson, Ellinbank, Victoria, Australia;
DEC 05.4855, 8.79 V (+/-0.017), Nelson;
DEC 05.5243, 8.7, W. Xu, Guangzhou, China;
DEC 06.0764, 8.36, G. Beltran, Cochabamba, Bolivia;
DEC 06.3356, 8.853 V (+/-0.005), Tomlin;
DEC 06.3374, 8.610 B (+/-0.004), Tomlin;
DEC 06.8681, 8.7, P. Wils, Hever, Belgium;
DEC 07.9021, 8.9, Swierczynski;
DEC 08.2868, 8.9, C. Spratt, Victoria, BC, Canada;
DEC 08.4917, 8.9, H. Matsuyama, Kanimbla, Queensland, Australia;
DEC 09.0660, 8.80 V, Poyner;

Charts: Finder charts for KT Eri may be plotted by entering the
coordinates above into VSP: http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp/

Reporting Observations: Please report all observations to the AAVSO as
KT ERI. N Eri 2009, VSX J044754.2-101043, or its AUID 000-BJR-847 may 
also be used, but KT ERI is preferred.

Notes:
a. Visual and CCD observers are urged to follow KT Eri as it fades. Arne 
Henden, AAVSO, recommends time-series photometry. Since pre-discovery images 
indicate that KT Eri actually reached 5th magnitude, and since the apparent 
progenitor is relatively bright at 15th magnitude, observers are encouraged 
to check their own data archives and public data archives for pre-outburst 
photometry. 

b. H. Yamaoka reports that the blue progenitor star noted by Itagaki on his 
archival patrol images has USNO-B1.0 position end figures 54.19s, 42.9".  
E. Guido and G. Sostero provide position end figures 54.12s, 43.1" and CCD 
magnitude ~8.2 on images taken Nov. 26.36 UT remotely using a 0.25-m 
reflector near Mayhill, NM, USA.

c. E. V. Kazarovets reports that the GCVS team has assigned Nova Eri 2009 the
name KT Eri.

d. Initially announced in CBET 2050 (Daniel W. E. Green, ed.) and AAVSO
Special Notice #181 (Elizabeth O. Waagen), with additional information
in Special Notices #182 (Arne A. Henden) and #183 (Henden) and CBETs 2053 and 
2055 (Daniel W. E. Green, ed.). Except for observations reported directly to
the AAVSO, the information in this Alert Notice is taken from the IAU 
CBETs and IAU Circular 9098 (Daniel W. E. Green, ed.).

Congratulations to K. Itagaki on his latest discovery!

Good observing,

Elizabeth O. Waagen
Senior Technical Assistant

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SUBMIT OBSERVATIONS TO THE AAVSO

Information on submitting observations to the AAVSO may be found at‭:‬
http‭://‬www.aavso.org/webobs

ALERT NOTICE ARCHIVE AND SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

An Alert Notice archive is available at the following URL‭:‬
http‭://‬www.aavso.org/alert-notice-archive

Subscribing and Unsubscribing may be done at the following URL‭:‬
http‭://‬www.aavso.org/observation-notification#alertnotices


          FMX to Spotlight VFX of ‘Hugo,’ ‘Game of Thrones’   

Some of the programming highlights for the 17th edition of the FMX conference in Stuttgart, Germany were announced today. The global confab on animation, effects, gaming and transmedia discoveries will include panels devoted to Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated feature Hugo, as well as TV shows such as HBO’s multiple-Emmy-winning Game of Thrones and Fox’s long-running show […]

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          Prime Minister To Travel To Ireland And The United Kingdom Before Attending The G20 Summit In Germany   


          Mr. Stavridis Goes to Washington   

With pressure rising in D.C. over the investigation into the Russian interference in our elections and with nations like France, the Netherlands, and Germany looking to the U.S. as a test case to prepare for attempted foreign interference in their own elections, the issue of cybersecurity – and the lack thereof – has again raised [...]

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          Guest Post: Author of Lichgates, S.M. Boyce    

We are not alone…

No, this isn’t a post about aliens. I’m talking about gratitude.

I wanted to take a moment to step back from the marketing ideas, plot developments, writing advice, blogs, Google Analytics, SEO…*takes a deep breath* You get what I’m saying.

So often, we lose ourselves to the busy, busy, business of life and forget that we can’t make it alone.

We all need someone, whether it’s the book blogger who reviewed your book, the reader who tweeted you to tell you they loved it, the friend who let you vent about a bad review (in private), or the spouse/significant other/family member who is just always there, always encouraging. No matter how hard you work, life isn’t something you can go alone. Well, I guess it can be, but it’s a lonely place.

Sure, I wrote Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1). I designed and outlined the saga. The world of Ourea is my original idea, and the characters are quite often drawn from bits and piece of the people I know in my life. But my husband could have complained when I preferred writing to watching TV with him. Instead, he asked me how much further I got each night. He read my book. He brainstormed with me. Hell, the man knows the plots for every single one of my novels and helped me work through the rougher, more complicated kinks when I had trouble. He’s honest when something sucks. That’s huge! He’s amazing. I don’t think I could have made it here without him.

And then there are my beta readers: my parents, of course, and my writing friends. Darling authors like Nikki Jefford, Robert Zimmermann, Stacey Marie Brown, Jen McConnel, and too many more to name. My editor, Chase Nottingham. My readers made a longtime dream come true: I am an internationally read author.

Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

If you want to make a difference, go thank someone today. Give someone a hug, or tell them how much they helped you.

It only takes a second, but it’ll make their day.


About S. M. Boyce

International Amazon Bestseller. Fantasy Author. Twitter addict. Book Blogger. Geek. Sarcastic. Gooey. Odd. Author of the action-packed Grimoire Saga.

S.M. Boyce is a novelist who loves ghosts, magic, and spooky things. She prefers loose-leaf tea, reads far too many books, and is always cold. She’s married to her soul mate and couldn’t be happier. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.

Boyce likes to update her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning.

Contact:
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Lichgates
(Grimoire Saga #1)
Title: Lichgates
Author: S.M. Boyce
Genre: New Adult/Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Caffeinated Books Publishing
Number of Pages:336

Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things—Ourea.

Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea’s royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict—a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.

For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.

Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.

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          Another financial crisis 'in our lifetimes' unlikely, Yellen says   
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          تردد جميع القنوات الناقلة مجانا لمباريات يوم 06-06-2017 Algeria Guinea Bahrain Palestine Denmark Germany Ukraine Malta    
تردد جميع القنوات الناقلة مجانا لمباريات يوم 06-06-2017  Algeria  Guinea Bahrain  Palestine Denmark Germany Ukraine  Malta


                     السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته متتبعي الساتيليت و الفضائيات ...  أهلا بكم في هذا الموضوع الذي يخص.....


تردد جميع القنوات الناقلة مجانا لمباريات يوم 06-06-2017  Algeria  Guinea Bahrain  Palestine Denmark Germany Ukraine  Malta 

Tuesday (Mardi)06.06.2017 (GMT+00)

GMT+00

شاهد كل المباريات مباشرتا 

Friendlies – National

16:00
    Ukraine –    Malta

Kanal Ukraine  / UKRAINE SD
– Astra 4.8°E-12130 V 27500 -Biss
– Astra 4.8°E-12073 H 27500 -Biss
– Astra 4.8°E-12188 H 30000 -FTA (Multistream)
18:45    Denmark –   Germany
ZDF
-Astra 19.2°E -11953 H 27500 -FTA
-HotBird 13°E -11054 H 27500 -FTA
ZDF HD
-Astra 19.2°E -11361 H 22000 -FTA(DVB-S2)
Varzish Sport HD
-Yahsat52.5°E-11785 H 27500 -Biss
-Apstar 76.5°E-12548 H 3200 -FTA
19:00    Bahrain –  Palestine
Palestine Sport
-Nile sat 7°W -12645 H 27500 -FTA
Bahrain Sports 1 HD
-Badr26°E-12226 H  27500 -FTA
21:00    Algeria –   Guinea
Canal Algerie
Nile sat 7°W -11680 H 27500 -FTA
Eutelsat 5°W – 11060 H 23700-FTA
Ses 22°W -12674 H 20255 -FTA
Astra 19.2°E- 11597 V 22000 -FTA
Hotbird 13°E -11240 V 27500 -FTA
Tournoi de Toulon 2017

15:00    Indonesia – U-19    –   Scotland – U-20

ARENA SPORT1
-Hellas SAT 39°E- 11135 V 30000-Tandberg
ARENA SPORT BIH
-Hellas SAT 39°E- 11135 V 30000-Tandberg 
ESPN INET HD
-SES-6 40.5°W-3980 L 21600 -PowerVU(C-Band)
17:30    Brazil – U-20  –  Czech Republic – U-19

ARENA SPORT3
-Hellas SAT 39°E- 11135 V 30000-Tandberg
ESPN Brasil HD
-SES-6 40.5°W-3980 L 21600 -PowerVU(C-Band)
Argentina Primera Division

0:15    Racing Club   –  Aldosivi

Canal 7 TV Pública
-SES 40.5°W -4070 L 4440 -FTA(C-Band)
-Arsat 71°W-11670 V 30000 -FTA
Canal 7 TV Pública HD
-Arsat 71°W-11870 H 14089 -FTA
-Arsat 71°W-11670 V 30000 -FTA
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

23:00    Fluminense FC   –    Atletico Paranaense

PFC Internacional
-Intelsat 55.5°W -3890 H 3333 -PowerVU(C-Band)
PFC  HD
-Star One 75°W-4100 V 30000-PowerVU(C-Band)
-Star One 75°W-3660 V 30000 -PowerVU(C-Band)
-Star One C1 65°W-3800 H 30000-PowerVU(C-Band)
PFC
-Star One C1 65°W-3920 H 27500-PowerVU(C-Band)
Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

22:15    EC Juventude –  Criciuma

SporTV 1 HD
-Star One 75°W-4100 V 30000-PowerVU(C-Band)
Wednesday 7 Jun 2017  

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

0:30    America Minas Gerais  –  Ceara sc

SporTV 1 HD
-Star One 75°W-4100 V 30000-PowerVU(C-Band)
    Ukraine  Malta
Denmark Germany
Bahrain –  Palestine
 Algeria –   Guinea






                 الى هنا نكون قد قدمنا لكم هذا الوضوع ليكون اضافة في سرح المعرفة اتمنى ان يكون في متناول الجميع ....

                 اذا واجهتك أي مشكل او تسائل ضعه في تعليق اسفل الموضوع و سنجيبكم على كل التسائلات باذن الله ....

                 ان اعجبك الموضوع لا تنسى بمتابعتنا بالنقر على متابعة بالبريد الالكتروني في اسفل الموضوع حتى يصلكم كل جديد في موقع الساتيليت و الفضائيات ...

يمكنكم متابعة ايضا المواقع التالية كمصدر لاهم المعلومات .....

  زورو المواقع التالية






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Artigo no Alerta Total – www.alertatotal.net
Por Carlos I. S. Azambuja

O texto abaixo foi escrito por Giulio Meotti, em 20 de Junho de 2017, e traduzido por Joseph Skilnik. Original em inglês: A