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They have elections today in UK – so happy Christmas dear islanders!

Autumn is soft in Eastern Frisia. Leaves are falling late November. Mortality
under the elderly is high. Like to stroll the forests here with my bicycle facing my survival.


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Meanwhile, in Shanghai, production is expected to begin in the coming weeks at a new Gigafactory Tesla built in just 168 days.

Most serious of all is the food crisis. The United Nations World Food Program issued a warning in August that over 5.5 million people, one third of Zimbabwe’s population, will be at risk of famine by early 2020, with 2.5 million already “marching towards starvation.” In September, it revised these estimates upwards, with 8.5 million people now likely to require emergency food aid.

Was invited to Washington DC attending a conference the day after election-day Tuesday, November 7, 2000. Arrived late night, no cheers and victory parades. The city was numb, bars crowded by people staring at tv monitors till early morning hours for final results. On Saturday I had the chance to stroll  around the White House, Washington Monument, the War Memorials towards Lincoln Monument using my first digital8 Sony handycam with 100xdigital zoom and plenty of digital filters enabling you to create effects like Akira Kurosawa did in his movie “Dreams”.

Zwei wackere Ostberliner fuhren vor dreißig Jahren nach Leipzig um mit einer 8mm Videokamera aus großer Höhe eine Demonstration in Leipzig zu filmen, die größer war als sie sich vorstellten: Hunderttausend Leipziger brachen auf in die Nacht und skandierten: “Wir sind das Volk”, “Widerstand”, “Gorbi, Gorbi, Gorbi”, “Neues Forum” oder “Völker hört die Signale usf” es war der Anfang vom Ende der DDR, die noch kurz vorher ihren 40. Jahrestag gefeiert hat.

Auf der Suche nach Zusammenhängen ist dieser Essay nicht nur hilfreich, sondern auch amüsant zu lesen. 

I uploaded this video early 2014, when the head of the European desk of the State Department under Hillary Clinton, Victoria Nuland, commented that she prefers the United Nations as mediator, instead of the European Union, adding “Fuck the EU“.

Cenk Uygur interviews Edward Snowdon about the threat of bulk digital data collection by security agencies creating a permanent record of every individual using the web with smartphones and asks him if the situation ameliorated since June 2013.

“Servant of the people” is a Ukrainian political satire comedy television series that premiered on 16 October 2015. The show tells the story of Vasyl Petrovych Holoborodko (Volodymyr Zelensky), a thirty-something high school history teacher who unexpectedly wins election to the presidency of Ukraine, after a viral video filmed by one of his students shows him angrily ranting against government corruption in Ukraine. (English subtitles)

Not all of the 24 segments are subtitled. But the last one, Nr. 24 is subtitled again. Worth watching ****