W(h)ither the whites? - City Press
In 1994, on a per capita basis, black South Africans could expect to receive approximately 12 cents for every rand received by a white South African. In 2012, almost 20 years into our democracy, black South Africans were receiving only 13 cents for every rand received by white people.
Here it must be explained that the key driver of such continued inequality is not white wealth but, rather, abysmal education and labour-market outcomes for black South Africans.
We estimate that, on current trends, only 40% of black South African children are set to pass matric, and only 4% are set to pass maths in matric.
Anthrax drug brings $334 million to Pentagon advisor’s biotech firm
Biowarfare consultant Richard J. Danzig urged the government to stockpile a type of anthrax remedy. But he had a stake in one such drug’s success.
Syrie. (3 Articles et 1 communiqué du Ministère des Affaires étrangères français)
L’armée syrienne aurait repris pied dans la ville de Qoussaïr, ville proche de Homs où des combattants du Hezbollah se battent aux côtés du régime. Le contrôle de Qoussaïr est essentiel pour entrer au Liban ou en sortir. Si cette nouvelle était confirmée, ce serait un coup dur pour les opposants à Assad qui ont déjà perdu des positions le long de la frontière jordanienne et autour de Damas. La perte serait d’autant plus sévère que se profile la conférence internationale visant à mettre fin à la guerre. Les délégués d’Assad s’y présenteraient dans un rapport de forces plus équilibré en leur faveur (19 mai 2013). Le président se dit confiant dans le résultat des élections de 2014.
Syrian army captures town of Qusair
Damascus: Syria | May 19, 2013
By arkar / Allvoices
According to the latest reports, the Syrian army has taken control of the rebel held town of Qusair, a stronghold for the Syrian opposition located in the north of the country.
The storming of the city is said to have taken place earlier today according to Syrian state media, with the Syrian army apparently attacking the town from all sides, eventually capturing it, with many of the town’s main buildings such as the town hall in possession of the army. Qusair itself possess strategic importance as it means that whoever occupies it has access to the coast as well as to neighbouring Lebanon. (…) Syrian state media added that government troops were presently routing rebel soldiers and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview today that the “fight against terrorism” would continue and that in light of the recent announcement by Russia and the US to organize an international peace conference, that the international community should direct their attentions towards cutting the supply of money and weapons to the “terrorists” and that he himself would not step down as a captain does not abandon his ship (…)
Syrian army storms rebel town of Qusair
BBC News Middle East
Heavy fighting is reported in the besieged Syrian town of Qusair after state forces launched a major offensive to re-capture the rebel stronghold. State TV says troops have captured key buildings in the town centre, a claim strongly denied by activists. Rebels say 50 people have been killed while state media says 70 “terrorists” are dead. Lebanese militants are said to be involved - Hezbollah siding with the government, Sunni gunmen with rebels. The town - close to the border with Lebanon - has great strategic value. Its control would give the government access from the capital to the coast.
Syria army ’storms’ rebel town Qusair
Syrian government forces have surrounded the rebel stronghold of Qusair and are storming it from several directions, says Syrian state TV.
19 May 2013 Pazar - 13:34
TIMETURK / News Center
(…) News of the assault on Qusair came as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vowed to continue the “fight against terrorism”. In his first interview since the US and Russia announced plans for a peace conference, Mr Assad told an Argentine newspaper that the meeting should focus on stopping the flow of money and weapons to “terrorists”. He rejected suggestions he might stand down, saying a captain did not abandon his ship and presidential elections next year would determine his future (…)
Syrie - Assaut contre la ville de Qoussaïr (19 mai 2013)
Déclaration du Ministère des Affaires étrangères (France)
« La France est extrêmement préoccupée par la situation à Qoussaïr et s’inquiète des conséquences d’une action militaire massive du régime de Damas et de ses alliés. Elle appelle tous les acteurs en mesure d’éviter un nouveau massacre de la population civile syrienne à se mobiliser dans les meilleurs délais. Toute nouvelle violence entrave sérieusement l’espoir d’aboutir à une solution politique.
Anéfé. Il est même dans un liste préexistante des gens que tu sais probablement pas leur nom :
Ah, on me glisse dans l’oreillette qu’il faut pas le confondre avec Victor Garber, autre acteur gnagnagna...
Déconnexion du soir, bonsoir :
DOA/ Manotti : L’honorable société
Et pour se changer de #Kraftwerk, du gros qui tâche (et un peu de tendresse si vous tendez l’oreille) :
Meshuggah - Koloss
Ce qui me fait penser à cet article du guardian qui démonte bien l’expérience de déconnexion d’un an de Paul Miller :
L’expérience de Paul Miller, un an après :
In fact, he spent most of that year bored, cut off from family and friends, sitting on the sofa playing video games. “I thought the internet might be an unnatural state for us humans,” he writes. “I was wrong.”
Ouais enfin on y peut rien si LUI il ne trouve rien de plus intéressant à faire quand il débranche sa box. :D
Settler aims gun at child’s head, who’s the settler these soldiers are working for?
This video is said to show Israeli soldiers and a “security” man aiming guns at the head of an injured boy, Maysara, who fell down, apparently after he was shot in the right leg while running away from an Israeli settlement in an occupied village near Nablus. It says it was recorded May 15th.