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March 10 2013

A day in the life of King Abdullah

A day in the life of King Abdullah

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130223154239

Un entretien avec le fils du roi d'Arabie saoudite, sur la Syrie mais aussi sur les situation sociale dans le royaume

Welfare is increasingly the king's concern, said Prince Miteb. Between two million and four million citizens live below the poverty line, and Saudi Arabia also has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the region, with an estimated two million of 28 million Saudis without work .
“[King Abdullah] gets upset when he repeatedly hears about unemployment, shortage of housing or delay in providing medical treatment to citizens,” he said.
Since 2011, the King has widely expanded welfare spending, including a pledge to invest US$37 billion (Dh136bn) on new housing projects, wage increases and unemployment benefits.

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February 20 2013

Ecuador: Correa Wins Re-Election - 3 entries by CEPR, CADTM & TRNN - 2013-02-18 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

(1) PRESS RELEASE: Ecuador's Election a "Referendum on Economic Policies," CEPR Co-Director Says

http://www.cepr.net/index.php/press-releases/press-releases/ecuadors-election-a-qreferendum-on-economic-policiesq-cepr-co-director-says

 

(2) Équateur : ''révolution citoyenne'', modèle extractiviste et gauches crititiques | Source: CADTM

http://cadtm.org/Equateur-revolution-citoyenne

 

La « révolution citoyenne » en Équateur est l'un des symboles des expériences post-néolibérales sud-américaines et le gouvernement de Rafael Correa est souvent évoqué comme une référence par de nombreuses gauches européennes. Les prochaines élections présidentielles auront lieu dans ce pays le 17 février 2013, dans une conjoncture politique où l'opposition conservatrice a été incapable de présenter une candidature unique et alors que le gouvernement conserve une très forte avance dans les enquêtes d'opinions, mais avec une baisse notable après 6 ans de pouvoir. Il y a deux ans, nous avions établit un premier bilan critique de l'expérience équatorienne (...)

 

(3) Correa wins re-election and says banks and mass media don't rule anymore | video feature by TRNN ~9 min.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaDUbJEJnu8


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September 02 2012

02mydafsoup-01

Short commentary: The gift shift - what’s social about social media?


If a picture’s worth a thousand words, the cover art of the July 23rd issue of the New Yorker is a critical disquisition. A middle class family poses for a photo on a sunny tropical beach.

read more: https://philosophyforchange.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/the-gift-shift/

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// oAnth's commentary:

What a nice Sunday reading (after church), could be even a sermon (they speak about love and friendship, etc. etc.), alas, for heaven's sake, inconveniently too close on the mainstream understanding of the subject: they mix in Fb and some social media buzz words to their argumentation as examples of "gift culture" (to their solemnly benediction); just tons too much PR and in no way an independent manner to speak about social media and its major historical and timeless motivation as basic propelling force: altruism. Ok, I admit, you may also read some well intended lines about hacker culture, but, how to put it? - I had continuously the impression that this article is thought for some sceptic evangelical GOP members, which are hardly to convince that water boarding wouldn't be an adequate treatment for 'potential terrorists' like occupiers, Assange and Manning. Plus, I should not fail to add maliciously that for me as a German reader, there is quite an unmasking homonymy in the basic noun of this reading:


'Gift', feminine - engl.: gift, vs. 'Gift', neuter - engl.: poison.


Please, don't get it wrong. I am using social networks as an indispensabel part of my daily life, and I even go to church.

August 29 2012

02mydafsoup-01

Kommentar zu: "Diaspora hat seine Ziele nicht erreicht"

Macher der Facebook-Alternative ziehen sich zurück

http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/diaspora100.html
Interview

mit Fiete Stegers, Fachredakteur des NDR für Netzthemen

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Mit der skeptischen Ausrichtung des Berichtes, D* sei +/- gescheitert, aus der Fachredaktion für Netzfragen in der ARD bin ich so nicht ganz einverstanden; der Referent hält sich zwar argumentative Hintertüren offen, hält aber keinerlei Hinweise dahingehend für angebracht, dass Nischenanwendungen - als eine solche möchte ich nach wie vor D* einordnen - zumindest auf dem Gebiet der sozialen Netzwerke anderen Gesetztgemäßigkeiten unterliegen, als man dies beim Online-Mainstream und dessen Hauptvertreter Fb zu unterstellen geneigt ist.

Das zeigt sich m.E. auch sehr schön im Prozess, den die dezentral operierende Plattform ~F (Friendica) augenblicklich durchläuft, bei der just der Chefprogrammierer bereits vor 2 Monaten, die Hauptverantwortlichkeit für die Code-Entwicklung aus der Hand gegeben hat, ungeachtet dessen sich aber zunehmend mehr Interessenten mit und ohne eigenständige Serverinstallationen der Plattform zuwenden.

Dass D* ursprünglich mit dem Ziel antrat, Fb Paroli zu bieten, dient vordergründig als Hauptargumentation, welcher der Artikel folgt, aber dieses Ziel hatte sich ohnehin bereits spätestens Mitte 2011, wesentlich mitbedingt durch die Einführung von G+, als nicht haltbar erwiesen.

So blieb eine in ihren Erwartungen enttäuschte und missgelaunte Nutzergemeinschaft zurück, die sich bzgl. ihrer Konzepte eines dezentralen Netzwerkes mit föderativer Auslegung ernüchtert und ihr gedachtes Online-Refugium mehr denn je  bedroht sah; der jetzige Schritt der D*-Entwickler kommt daher für den D*-spezifischen Nutzerkreis gerade noch zum richtigen Zeitpunkt und wirkt auf die vorwiegend IT-geschulte Online-Gemeinschaft meiner Einschätzung nach animierend - er wird, dessen bin ich mir gewiss, neue Initiativschübe für D* unter den Anwendern mit sich bringen.

Ungeachtet dessen erachte ich es längerfristig als erörternswürdig,  dass sich mittlerweile 3 dezentrale soziale Netzwerke (die den Namen wirklich verdienen) D*, ~F und Libertree, zunehmend Konkurrenz machen, was unter den in diesem Anwenderbereich zu erwartenden Nutzerzahlen zu denken geben sollte.

Muc, 2012-08-29

January 18 2012

December 09 2011

02mydafsoup-01

oAnth via Diaspora* - links on the "National Defense Authorization Act" (NDAA)


oAnth via Diaspora*

cf. from 2011-12-07 - with links to other media sites, which are covering the issue

[...]

FOX Business (TV): NDAA -- the National Defense Authorization Act -- may legalize 'murder' of American citizens on US soil by the military without due process, trial, or attorney. Link:
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1313320586001/

FORBES: NDAA is the 'greatest threat' to civil liberties that Americans face -- a very conservative publication not prone to sensationalism, by the way. Link:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/12/05/the-national-defense-authorization-act-is-the-greatest-threat-to-civil-liberties-americans-face/

NY Times blog: NDAA needs to be vetoed immediately by Pres. Obama. Link:
http://loyalopposition.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/president-obama-veto-the-defense-authorization-act/?src=tp

Alternet: Is Gitmo in your future? Link:
http://www.alternet.org/world/153321/battlefield_america%3A_is_gitmo_in_your_future

HuffPo: Former FBI special agent fears what NDAA means for Americans, calls for an Obama veto. Link:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/coleen-rowley/ndaa-military-detainment_b_1126781.html

Gawker: The bill that 'could ruin America.' Link:
http://gawker.com/5865089/20-things-you-should-know-about-americas-most-horrifying-new-law

Amnesty International's analysis: Welcome to the war. Link: http://blog.amnestyusa.org/waronterror/welcome-to-the-war/

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cf. about NDAA on soup.io tagged via
http://02mydafsoup-01.soup.io/tag/compil_NDAA_2011Dec

November 05 2011

Music - November 2011 - compilation started 2011-11-02 | latest actualization: 2011-11-26 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

For the selected pieces of music, please, go by the given link in the entry title, to the postings by oAnth at soup.io ;

Compositions of following composers have been posted up to now:

William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Michael Praetorius, Alessandro Piccinini, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Marin Marais, Henry Purcell, Alessandro Scarlatti, Georg Friedrich Händel, Francesco Durante, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; - list closed by 26th of November 2011


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THE PAINTING - "November"

Artist: Sandrart, Joachim von (1606-1688)

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Joachim_von_Sandrart

 

Title: Months Series "November"
Location: Staatsgalerie im Neuen Schloss, Bayerische Staatsgemaeldesammlungen
City: Schleissheim
Country: Germany
Period/Style: Seventeenth Century
Note: Canvas, 149 x 123.5 cm. Inv.: 366

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See it on Scoo p.it, via oAnth-miscellaneous

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October 21 2011

02mydafsoup-01

Egyptian parliamentary election, 2011–2012 | Compilation started 2011-10-22 | actualized 2011-11-07

  

An early parliamentary election will be held in Egypt from November 2011 onwards,[1] following the revolution which ousted President Hosni Mubarak, after which the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces dissolved the parliament of Egypt. Originally, the election was assumed to be held in September, but this was postponed.[why?][2]

The election will take place on the following dates:[3]

  • first stage: 28 November, run-off on 5 December;
  • second stage: 14 December, run-off on 21 December;
  • third stage: 3 January, run-off on 10 January.

Shura Council elections are to follow on 22 January 2012.[4]

[...]

source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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October 20 2011

02mydafsoup-01

Student-Loan Debt Among Top Occupy Wall Street Concerns | Real Time Economics - WSJ - 2011-10-12

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Occupy wallstreet - the compilation from 2011-09-20 on has been continued by http://99percent.soup.io/ since 2011-10-20 | is still continuously updated (2011-11-13) - oanth | oanth-miscellaneous | scoop.it
   

To your attention! - Since 2011-10-20: There has been opened meanwhile a new soup.io account

http://99percent.soup.io/

with articles, videos and photographs on the international occupy movement, which is continuously updated by members of the soup.io community and via RSS. The account is up to now actualized on a daily basis.

Reposted by99percent 99percent

October 01 2011

02mydafsoup-01

September 30 2011

Occupy Wallstreet - compilation from 2011-09-20 on | latest update - 2011-10-05 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Occupy Wallstreet


- compilation - via click on the entry title line or "source" at the bottom line: videos, interviews, live stream, photographs, articles - started from 2011-09-20 on oAnth - soup.io

- NYC General Assembly
The Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet

- Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
Posted on September 30, 2011 by NYCGA
This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on september 29, 2011  Translations up to now (20111005) in French, Slovak, Spanish, German and Italian.
Also available at oAnth - soup.io - here.

- What’s behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests? | 2011-09-28 Glenn Greenwald | Not just media outlets, but numerous Democratic pundits, heap mockery on the grassroots activism-

- A very inspiring source of informations provides also Diaspora* (public entries) via hash tag #occupywallstreet.

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Source: 02mydafsoup-01.soup.io, via offene Ablage: nothing to hide - scoop.it

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August 04 2011

02mydafsoup-01

May 13 2011

May 01 2011

02mydafsoup-01

April 29 2011

02mydafsoup-01
Play fullscreen
Voyager Humanity's Farthest Journey



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// oA:nth

WWW NASA Sites of the mission:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/missiondetails.cfm?mission=Voyager

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/index.html

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April 27 2011

02mydafsoup-01
Viddler.com - C-SPAN StudentCam 2011 First Prize Middle School - 'Net Neutrality: The Federal Government's Role in Our Online Community' - Uploaded by studentcam2011

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// oA:nth - recommendation

via twitter: https://twitter.com/dweinberger/status/62612517343608833

RT @dweinberger - Middle-schoolers produce outstanding, even-handed vid explaining Net neutrality http://bit.ly/ebs1JR #savetheinternet //

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Chosen entries / ausgewählte Einträge

(limited choice in EN-DE-FR)


- on net neutrality

- zur Netzneutralität

(generally tagged entries concerning the matter)


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April 21 2011

"The Equality Dimension of Education" by Gesine Schwan

Watch Professor Gesine Schwan (Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance) discuss the equality dimension of education. This speech was recorded in Stockholm at the “Justice and Equality for the...

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April 19 2011

Divine pictures of Holy Week 2010

Check out these divine pictures of Holy Week 2010, curated by the incomparable Boston.com site called “The Big Picture.”

See the pictures at Boston.com.

More on Christianity.

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April 17 2011

02mydafsoup-01

August Strindberg 1849-1912 | Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

   
WP-Eintrag in DE

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- zur Strindberg-Zusammenstellung

started / begonnen 20110417

March 07 2011

02mydafsoup-01

Support the campaign to audit Europe's public debt | Costas Lapavitsas - guardian.co.uk - 2011-03-03

   
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