MAN …………………. Arrested in the Netherlands for attemt to KILL GEERT WILDERS – the focus is ON THE KILL THREAT NOT ON WILDERS´ POLITIC

Right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders has canceled a planned ‘draw Muhammad’ cartoon contest in the Netherlands after Islamic terrorists threatened to attack the event.

The announcement follows a threat by a Pakistani Muslim who posted a video to Facebook vowing to assassinate Wilders before he was arrested.

“The threats resulting from the cartoon contest are running out of control,” Wilders said in a statement posted to Twitter. “Now other people are in danger because of extremist Muslims who see not only me but the Netherlands as a target.”

“If innocent people are murdered then they and no one else are responsible. To avoid the risk of victims from Islamic violence, I have decided to cancel the cartoon competition,” he added.

Wilders made the decision to cancel the event after an Islamist posted a video to Facebook announcing he was in the Hague and ready to kill the Dutch politician.


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Seven-year-old Iranian refugee Ahoora, whose family held on Nauru for more than five years, says ‚I want to go somewhere nice‘


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Seven-year-old Iranian refugee Ahoora, whose family has live lived on Nauru for more than five years, says ‚I want to go somewhere nice‘

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„Ghetto-Renten“ vor Gericht: Kampf um Würde der letzten NS-Überlebenden

„Ghetto-Renten“ vor Gericht: Kampf um Würde der letzten NS-Überlebenden

Schicksal Ghetto-Überlebender vor Berliner Sozialgericht: Kampf um Würde und Rente

Berlin – „Es sind die letzten Fälle“, erklärt Gerichtssprecher Marcus Howe der Deutschen Presse-Agentur. Mehr als 70 Jahre nach dem Ende der NS-Diktatur geht es am Berliner Sozialgericht noch um das Schicksal verfolgter Juden.

Warschauer Ghetto-Aufstand: Zwei Juden, die sich in einem Haus versteckt hatten, werden von SS-Soldaten gefangen genommen.
Warschauer Ghetto-Aufstand: Zwei Juden, die sich in einem Haus versteckt hatten, werden von SS-Soldaten gefangen genommen.

An Deutschlands größtem Sozialgericht kämpfen in rund 20 Fällen Überlebende, die in Ghettos gearbeitet haben, oder deren Angehörige um Renten. Es sei sehr schwierig, nach so langer Zeit Ansprüche nachzuweisen, so Howe.

Das seit 2002 gültige Gesetz zu den sogenannten Ghetto-Renten habe zum Teil falsche Erwartungen geweckt. Es sei schwer zu vermitteln, dass für Rentenansprüche laut Gesetz eine Beschäftigung aus eigenem Entschluss und gegen Entgelt in einem Ghetto glaubhaft gemacht werden müsse, obwohl die Betroffenen diese Tätigkeit als Zwangsarbeit empfunden hätten.

Kläger seien enttäuscht über abgewiesene Klagen, so Howe. Betroffenen gehe es meist nicht zuerst um eine ohnehin geringe Rente, sondern um die Würdigung ihres Schicksals.

Laut der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung internierten die Nationalsozialisten in Ghettos in eroberten Gebieten die jüdische Bevölkerung. Ghettos waren demnach Durchgangsstationen in deutsche Vernichtungslager, Arbeitskräftereservoir und Produktionsstätten für die Rüstung….

British Labour ‚Facebook tax‘ plan

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This October 2015 video from Britain says about itself:

Why did Facebook pay just £4,327/$6,643 corporation tax in UK? BBC News

By Marcus Barnett in Britain:

Friday, August 24, 2018

Trade unionists welcome Corbyn’s ‘Facebook tax’ plan

TRADE unionists praised Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for a “Facebook tax” today, claiming that it would lead to greater diversity in Britain’s media environment.

Unite said that Mr Corbyn is “definitely on the right track” with his proposals for imposing appropriate taxes on profiteering media and tech firms such as Facebook and Amazon.

At the speech at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Mr Corbyn outlined Labour’s ambition to establish a British Digital Corporation, which could „deliver information and entertainment to rival Netflix and Amazon but also to harness data for the public good“.

Accusing the media of “failing” in the era of the digital revolution, Mr Corbyn proposed negotiations…

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Dog Racism Update: A Definitive Defense of Pit Bulls — Ethics Alarms

Joshua Holland has written an excellent primer in Salon for the pit bull-phobics to chew on, and he did a superb job of debunking the illusion that this is a monstrous breed rather than what it really is, an uncommonly delightful one.

via Dog Racism Update: A Definitive Defense of Pit Bulls — Ethics Alarms

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* “Pitbull” is not a breed. It’s a term for a variety of breeds, including the American pitbull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier and mixes of those dogs. “Pitbull-type dog” is basically meaningless – they’re dogs with various phenotypical traits that subjectively fit the label.



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Pitbulls Used to Be Considered the Perfect “Nanny Dogs” for Children — Until the Media Turned Them Into Monsters

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For most of the 114 years since the American pitbull terrier was first recognized by the United Kennel Club, the breed was rightly seen as the perfect “nanny dog” for children because of its friendly nature, loyalty and stability. As the ASPCA notes [3], the pitbulls were “once considered especially non-aggressive to people.”
Today, as any owner of a “pitbull-type” dog* can attest, parents often recoil in horror when they spot one of these animals, pulling their children close as if to protect them from a marauding werewolf. Fanciful myths about the breed abound, and some public officials have compared their bites to those of sharks and tigers.
Since the 1980s, the media have falsely portrayed the pitbull…

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Photo: DxE

This article includes graphic images that some readers may find disturbing.
There is a largely hidden, poorly regulated, and highly profitable industry in the United States that has a gruesome function: breeding dogs for the sole purpose of often torturous experimentation, after which the dogs are killed because they are no longer of use.
Americans frequently express horror at festivals in countries such as China and South Korea where dogs are killed, cooked, and eaten. Mainstream media outlets in the U.S. routinely report, with a tone of disgust, on the use of dogs in those countries for food consumption.
But in the U.S. itself, corporations and academic institutions exploit dogs (as well as cats and rabbits) for excruciating experiments that are completely trivial, even useless, and are just as abusive as the practices in Asia that have produced so much moral indignation in the West. These dogs are frequently bred into life for the sole purpose of being laboratory objects, and spend their entire, often short, existence locked in a small cage, subjected to procedures that impose extreme pain and suffering.

The horrors of the dog experimentation industry are on vivid display at Ridglan Farms Inc., a company that provides beagles to research facilities.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s aptly named the Animal Usage report, 60,979 dogs were used in the U.S. for experimentation in 2016 alone. The reported number of all animals used for experimentation, whose reporting was required, was 820,812. Often, the experimentation has nothing to do with medical research, but rather trivial commercial interests, and in almost all cases, dogs provide little to no unique scientific value. This chart, compiled by Speaking of Research using USDA data, reflects the total numbers of animals used for experimentation in 2016 — an increase of 6.9 percent as compared to the prior year:

Dogs bred into life for use or sale as experimentation objects have all the same emotional complexities, sensations of suffering and deprivation, and inbred need for human companionship as household dogs which are loved as pets and members of the family. Yet the legalized cruelty and torture to which man’s best friend is subjected for profit in the U.S. is virtually limitless.
In fact, the majority of dogs bred and sold for experimentation are beagles, which are considered ideal because of their docile, human-trusting personality. In other words, the very traits that have made them such loving and loyal companions to humans are the ones that humans exploit to best manipulate them in labs. …..  


The work of animal rights activists is forcing us to confront what we would rather avert our gaze away from — systematic abuse, torture, and unspeakable cruelty. It is increasingly difficult to ignore the ethical questions all of this presents. As Fahey put it, “Ultimately, we will not be able to ignore it.” ….


Top photo: A “research dog” in its cage at Ridglan Farms Inc.