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  2. 1 in 3 Europeans say US can’t be trusted: Poll – POLITICO WWW.POLITICO.EU More than 60 percent of those surveyed said the American political system is broken. Every third European now believes that it's not possible to trust the USA as an allied partner and more than 60 percent of Europeans consider the US political system as “completely” or “somewhat broken.” According to the poll, Germans were the most negative. Of those, 53% now consider that the USA is an unreliable partner. Politico reports that 81% of Britons, 71% of Germans and 66% of the French people said the US system is broken. The poll also showed that most Europeans believes that China will become more powerful than the USA within 10 years and that they want their countries and Europe to stay neutral in a potential conflict between USA and China. 15 000 people in 11 European countries participated in the European Council's foreign policy survey which was conducted in November 2020 shortly after the US presidential election.
  3. Simon

    Megathread on the coronavirus

    Vaccine nationalism puts world on brink of 'catastrophic moral failure': WHO chief | Reuters WWW.REUTERS.COM The world is on the brink of "catastrophic moral failure" in sharing COVID-19 vaccines, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday, urging countries and manufacturers to spread doses more fairly around the world. World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has bluntly denounced the selfish way that rich countries are hoarding coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine doses. The WHO chief warns that the world is on the "brink of a catastrophic moral failure" due to vaccine nationalism and that "the price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world's poorest countries." The WHO chief warned that the way that rich countries are jumping the queue, driving up vaccine prices, and ordering and stockpiling many times more doses than are needed to vaccinate their own populations, is a selfish and "self-defeating" approach that will ultimately "only prolong the pandemic, prolong our pain, the restrictions needed to contain it, and human and economic suffering." World facing 'catastrophic moral failure' on vaccines: WHO chief NEWS.YAHOO.COM The world is on the brink of a "catastrophic moral failure" if rich countries hog Covid-19 vaccine doses while the poorest suffer, the head of the WHO said Monday. As an example, 39 million doses of the vaccine had been administered so far in at least 49 rich countries while "just 25 doses have been given in one lowest income country. Not 25 million; not 25,000; just 25," the WHO chief said. He also voiced strong criticism against the vaccine manufacturers for lobbying national governments in rich countries to rush the regulatory approval of the various vaccines instead of submitting their data to the WHO for an approval to use the vaccines globally. "The situation is compounded by the fact that most manufacturers have prioritized regulatory approval in rich countries where the profits are highest, rather than submitting full dossiers to WHO," he said.
  4. Last week
  5. It looks like a capitol under siege ... ever increasing number of soldiers are being deployed ... politicians are now travelling with armed escorts and using body armor...

    If it looks like a failed state and sounds like a failed state, then it is a failed state.

    #shitholecountry #capitolriot #capitolmob

  6. Earlier
  7. This is amazing on so many levels.


    Arrested Trump supporters say they were ‘listening’ to the president

    Jenna Ryan, a Texas real estate broker who took a private jet to Washington to join the attack on the US Capitol, has pleaded with Donald Trump to pardon her after she was arrested by federal authorities.

    After surrendering to the FBI on Friday, Ryan said: “We all deserve a pardon.”

    “I’m facing a prison sentence,” she told CBS11 at her home. “I think I do not deserve that.”

    #capitolriot #capitolmob

  8. Simon


    I promise you; it was ANTIFA!


    #capitolmob #capitolriot #antifa

  9. Simon


    So, it seems at least one person working for law enforcement was fired as a result of the #capitolriot. Although, the person fired was just the spokesman for a small sheriff's office in Franklin county, Ohio. And he was fired for posting a message on Facebook in which he voiced criticism at the police who were taking selfies with the #capitolmob


    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A high-profile Franklin County Sheriff’s Office employee was forced to resign as a result of something he posted on Facebook. Marc Gofstein had worked for the sheriff’…

    Fired for speaking the truth. If you work for law enforcement, you can never criticize police officers...

  10. Simon


    The whole #Trump family in prison!


    Could it happen? Sure. Will it happen? Probably not.

  11. Simon


    US Capitol riot highlights contrast in police attitudes to Black and White protesters, says expert:

    #capitolmob #capitolriot #blm #policeviolence

  12. Simon


    As pro-Trump protesters storm Capitol building, we can clearly see that the US is not a functioning democracy.

    And just imagine how the police would act if that was a BLM protest. Now they are just standing around and letting the protesters storm the building.

    #capitolmob #capitolriot

  13. New Year Kick GIF

    Happy new year everyone! 🥂🥳 The dreadful year of 2020 is almost over. But let's not hope that 2021 will be better. Instead of wishing and hoping, let us actually make it a better year. Okay? Great! 😊

  14. Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 - "It's going to be breathtaking" 😂

    #gaming #cyberpunk2077

  15. PlayStation 5 Fan Lottery Responsible for Noisier Consoles | Tom's Hardware WWW.TOMSHARDWARE.COM It appears that not all PS5s are made entirely equal. Sony has apparently installed cheaper fans in some PlayStation 5 consoles which is causing them to emit more noise. A French tech site uncovered this rather unethical practice after they had disassembled five different PlayStation 5 consoles and found five different fans inside. Tech site, Tom’s Hardware, writes that “this discovery is alarming” and that it puts PlayStation 5 cooling tests into question. But this is unfortunately not a new practice as companies have been using this shady practice to cut costs for years in everything from monitors to storage drives. If you feel like your new PlayStation 5 console is noisy, you can easily verify which kind of fan is installed by simply popping off the side panels.
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    Democrat to become America’s 46th president after election marked by vast turnout amid pandemic and social upheaval

    Bye bye #Trump - you fucking loser!

  17. Shaun Griffin2

    Shaun Griffin2

    Good morning!!! Happy Election Day! It's almost over folks!

  18. Shaun Griffin2

    Shaun Griffin2

    I just have to say I'm 100% against censorship and 100% for free speech! Censorship is basically telling people to shut the fuck up and that's just NOT okay with me!

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    U.S. Navy Tells Its Twitch Streamers To Respond Like Whiny Cowards When Asked About War Crimes

    The drama surrounding the U.S. Army's game streaming channel on #Twitch continues. 😂

  20. Jonas Ebbesson, professor i miljörätt vid Stockholms universitet, skriver på DN att den svenska regeringen inte alls är bunden av yttrandet från Mark- och miljööverdomstolen om Preems raffinaderi i Lysekil. Ebbesson förklarar att Sveriges klimatlag inte kan användas för att stoppa Preems utbyggnad då lagen inte kan påverka enskilda verksamheter då den enbart har befogenheter gällande regeringens övergripande ansvar i klimatpolitiken. Vidare förklarar Ebbesson att Regeringen måste basera sitt beslut på miljöbalken och att beslutet måste vara i linje med EU:s lagstiftning inom området, och då specifikt EU:s handelssystem med utsläppsrätter. Däremot menar Ebbesson att det inte är helt klart att EU:s handelssystem med utsläppsrätter skulle förhindra regeringen från att göra en helt annan tolkning och fatta ett annat beslut i frågan än vad Mark- och miljööverdomstolen gjorde. Här pekar Ebbesson på hur EU:s direktiv och miljöbalken inte anger några som helst hinder för stater att tidsbegränsa eller rentav helt neka tillstånd av klimatskäl: "Denna oklarhet i förhållandet mellan EU:s handelssystem och EU:s lagstiftning om industriutsläpp, som genomförts i miljöbalken, möjliggör för olika tolkningar. Därför kan regeringen göra en annan rättslig tolkning än Mark- och miljööverdomstolen, utan att det skulle vara rättsvidrigt. Det förutsätter dock en noggrann prövning med tydlig rättslig motivering. Regeringen kan på så sätt ta ställning till Preemraffs klimatpåverkan och besluta att avslå ansökan eller tidsbegränsa tillståndet, om den också motiverar varför miljöbalkens ”stoppregel” ska tillämpas." Men Ebbesson tror däremot att Preems utbyggnad och den mer generella frågan om ett tillstånd för en verksamhet i handelssystemet kan nekas eller tidsbegränsas av klimatskäl till slut kommer att avgöras på EU-nivå: "Det är EU-domstolens uppgift att klargöra hur EU:s lagstiftning ska tolkas. Frågan i Preemmålet är principiellt viktig och har inte prövats. EU-domstolens avgörande skulle få betydelse även för övriga medlemsstater i takt med att de skärper sina klimatambitioner. En prövning i EU-domstolen skulle också kunna sparka i gång en politisk diskussion om hur EU:s handelssystem kan effektiviseras ytterligare." I artikeln pekar Ebbesson även på hur regeringens beslut kommer att ha en enorm betydelse för Sveriges klimatpolitik och att ett eventuellt förbud också har ett starkt signalvärde mot andra nyinvesteringar i fossila och klimatskadliga verksamheter, både inom och utanför Sverige.
  21. Dagens ETC har en intressant ledare om att allt fokus och ansvar om det kommande regeringsbeslutet om Preems utbyggnad inte enbart kan ligga på Miljöpartiet. I ledartexten riktas sylvass kritik mot Socialdemokraterna och Stefan Löfven som aldrig tvingats ta ansvar för den katastrofala klimatpolitiken som de har: "Stefan Löfven har det så oförskämt skönt bakom sitt gröna skynke. Han har gömt sig där i sex år. Aldrig tvingas han ta personligt ansvar för politik som krymper framtiden, som förvärrar klimatkrisen." Låt inte sossarna gömma sig bakom det gröna skynket WWW.ETC.SE Vad är det för fel på Socialdemokraterna? Den frågan borde ta större plats i klimatjournalistiken. Och det är sant, Socialdemokraterna har ett enormt ansvar och skuld för den misslyckade klimatpolitiken i Sverige. De är största parti i Sverige och har regeringsmakten, den största kritiken borde därmed rimligtvis riktas mot dem och inte det lilla Miljöpartiet. Men samtidigt vet vi att Socialdemokraterna är fossildinosaurer och vi förväntar oss därmed tyvärr inte mycket mer än det absolut minsta möjliga från dem. Och Miljöpartiet må vara ett litet regeringsparti med små möjligheter att påverka fossildinosaurerna i regeringen. Men hela deras existens bygger på att de har en pålitlig klimat- och miljöpolitik, det är helt enkelt livsviktigt för partiet att de ses som ett trovärdigt miljöpolitiskt parti hos sina väljare. Och med tanke på valresultatet och den nuvarande politiska utvecklingen i Sverige så har Miljöpartiet mycket goda möjligheter att sätta press på fossildinosaurerna. Om Socialdemokraterna inte går med på Miljöpartiets krav i den här frågan så väntar ju rimligtvis bara regeringskris och nyval. Vill de verkligen riskera regeringsmakten och Sveriges internationella klimatanseende för ett fåtal hundratal nya jobb?
  22. Good news everyone, #Facebook could leave Europe due to stricter data privacy laws!


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    Calls for new inquiry into Belgian police custody death. A Belgian female police officer performing nazi salute while her squad is pulling a #GeorgeFloyd on a Slovakian man for about 13 min. They all laughed and made jokes until he stopped breathing. Then they called in the med team, but he was already dead. He was a mentally ill prisoner.

    #policebrutality #nazipolice #europe #acab

  24. Simon

    Overshoot Day 2017

    On Augusti 22nd we hit Earth Overshoot Day. This day usually happens earlier and earlier every year, according to calculations by the American NGO Global Footprint Network. For example, Earth Overshoot Day happened on December 29th in 1970, November 4th in 1980, October 11th in 1990, September 23rd in 2000 and August 7th in 2010, and in 2019 Earth Overshoot Day happened on July 29th. But in 2020, Earth Overshoot Day didn't take place until Augusti 22nd. Analysts believe that the slight delay this year is because of the effects the coronavirus (Covid-19) has had on slowing down human activity and the global economy.
  25. Shaun Griffin2

    Shaun Griffin2

    Good morning! Happy Friday!

    1. Simon


      Hello Shaun, I hope you're having a good weekend. :)

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    Watch "Trump on climate change: "It'll start getting cooler. You just watch ... I don't think science knows, actually."" on Streamable.

    Oh ffs, #Trump is so much #cringe it physically hurts. Why do people care and listen to what this clown says?

  27. Simon

    Megathread on the coronavirus

    Here is an interview with Anders Tegnell, the Swedish state epidemiologist, with an interesting discussion about Sweden's response to the coronavirus and what the UK could learn from it.
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