Archive for April 2009
The specter of AIDS haunts again by the media (even if it has now been trumped by the at least equally spooky swine flu), but this time in rather unusual garb: A member of the pop band "No Angels", Nadja Benaissa, to others infected through negligence - with the deadly HIV virus. On April 14, she was arrested. It was said that it would suffer a severe punishment.
Although Benaissa now is now on the loose, is equal to several times around a monstrous history. Not only that, it was clearly in breach with the arrest of the principle of proportionality, but also because the singer was all the hype for the rest of their lives "branded" as a leper (and that the people can make you sick, is sufficiently occupied). Above all, however, surprised the legal procedure because the postulated retrovirus is the microbiologist Dr. Stefan Lanka following, has until now neither isolated nor detected any other way more of this entry »
Water as a potential source of energy - is what we reported in the current Zeitgeist print edition 1-2009 (the contribution may be in a long version also online be read). There are science journalists from Haiko Lietz two methods in particular presented that are in the broadest sense to the so-called "free energy" calculated: Cold Fusion and BlackLight Power. Especially Erstgenanntes (recently called "Low Energy Nuclear Reactions") could now soon, as anticipated in the article, get a real breakthrough. Of this entry »
"The idea of a basic income spreads like a smoldering fire, which is wider than it is an occasional lick. Because it is reasonable because it is time, "writes Daniel Häni, driving force of the Swiss Initiative basic income and makers of the basic income-film, in his last circular mail. It would be a cultural movement in the making, he speculates: chaotic, undogmatic, creative. Everyone can participate, the movement has no headquarters. "They organized a friendly, Internet-based, warmly intelligent."
Thus Häni is certainly correct his perception of things corresponds essentially also my. Wherever - mostly spontaneously - actions have been launched, these met with great response, such as the recent petition to the Bundestag or the April Fool's Day from the fictitious "Agency Agreement". Only not with our elected representatives, most refuse the issue. After publication of the zeitgeist-print edition 2-2007, which made the basic income to cover story, I had Mrs. Merkel written personally. Of this entry »
Until recently it was thought at the keyword "internet censorship" just to China. Now the West dares to push, and that a significant, with Sarkozy as the spearhead: French Prime Minister wants "data suckers" the unit right away, the network connection caps - much to the delight of the music industry. The French parliament, however, granted a Vorpreschenden once rebuffed.
Even in this country wants to "Big Brother" is now more than just a say. Last Friday, five large Internet service provider (Alice / Hansenet, German Telekom, cable Germany, Telefonica / O2 and Vodafone / Arcor) signed on the initiative of Minister for Family Affairs Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) an agreement that they will soon based blacklisting of the Bundeskriminalamt pageviews stop to child pornography. Then a red stop sign or a similar warning will be seen for the stray surfer.
Christian Bahls, founder of the "victims of abuse against Internet censorship" and former victim of sexual assault, is disappointed by the overzealous politician. "I feel abused in the debate for a political goal," he told Gulli.com. Will probably courted voters favor even with such sensitive matter? This entry »
The cultivation of GM maize is therefore now banned in Germany. Due to possible risks for animals and plants, let CSU Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner announced on Tuesday. Activists like Campact or the Information Service GM, who had mobilized for months across the board, this is seen as a clear success bourgeois democratic commitment. Certainly correctly.
For me Aigner clear veto was nevertheless a surprise ... or not. Finally soon be elections just around the corner. And then it comes to the (GMO-free) sausage. Since it refers also like Monsanto lobbyists in the second row. For now, at least. This entry »
The Federal Employment Agency has proven itself once again as a party pooper. The April 1 Unconditional Basic Income of the citizens' initiative into virtual founded "Federal income" (see corresponding blog post here) it was probably an eyesore. The initiators have therefore been warned already days after the publication of the Authority. This entry »
We live in an exciting time. If we look simply times from the meta-level on the whole rigmarole crisis: The old is crumbling, the Symptomkuriererei the G-20 is the can not stop, delay, at best, something. The crucial questions that now more and more, are but: How will "the Old" adopt? If there is a real (re) break, maybe even to a violent? And actually, more importantly: What is the Old replace? Something really new - or so far may yet "hinüberretten bloodless" This entry »
Last Saturday was "Earth Hour". Also have your light obedient enough, for one hour off "against climate change"? I do not, at least not on purpose (maybe I was sitting just in the dark on the sofa, at random, and allowed myself a breather. I have not looked at the clock ...).
Why I do not participate as full of enthusiasm? This has mehrerlei reasons. This entry »
In view of the worsening crisis, and on time as of April 1, Surprising was adopted at a special session of the German Bundestag majority. Given my colleague Jens Heisterkamp of Info3: ". In extension of the broad-based economic development programs for the ailing auto and banking industries, the federal government has now decided at short notice to assist the citizens directly and introduce the Basic Income" The application form can be in the competent offices are submitted immediately. Particularly fast, the basic security also directly on the Internet apply.
Not all has this step surprised - some consider it even for long overdue. This entry »