Le libéralisme et l’intellectualisme sont menacés
Les victoires du Brexit au #Royaume-Uni et de Donald Trump aux Etats-Unis sont deux faces d’un même phénomène qui gagne en importance dans les « vieilles » démocraties libérales. Appelé « populisme », « extrême-droite » ou « droite alternative », il est avant tout antilibéral, anti-mondialisation, et anti-intellectualiste ; et est nourri par les inexactitudes et mensonges de certains médias en ligne, mais aussi de puissances étrangères.
On est bien d’accord avec toi !
7 gigantesques claques électorales et médiatiques que les libéraux (fanatiques du libre échange) et les pseudo intellectuels des salons parisiens viennent de se prendre, de la part de la Démocratie.
Il faut dire que la réalité, malgré la propagande continue des soit disant médias d’information , c’est un boulot de serveur chez mac do pour les bac +4 de la classe moyenne, la misère pour ceux qui sont en dessous, un pays en cours de destruction par ses dirigeants politiques, actuels ou à venir.
Quand on regarde autour de soi, c’est trop visible.
Merci pour tes exemples de délire journalistique au service d’happy few
doctrine qui pose la primauté des fonctions intellectuelles auxquelles se réduisent toutes les autres, soit affectives, soit volitives
désigne une attitude ou une doctrine philosophique, consistant à montrer de l’hostilité et de la méfiance vis-à-vis de l’intelligence
Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’
In fact, the United States spent $50 million from 1986 to 1992 on what was called a “jihad literacy” project — printing books for Afghan children and adults to encourage violence against non-Muslim “infidels” like Soviet troops. A first-grade language textbook for Pashto speakers, for example, according to a study by Dana Burde, an associate professor at New York University, used “Mujahid,” or fighter of jihad, as the illustration: “My brother is a Mujahid. Afghan Muslims are Mujahedeen. I do jihad together with them. Doing jihad against infidels is our duty.”
Quand j’ai voulu retrouver l’article du Washington Post de 2002 il y a quelques années, le premier et seul article mainstream décrivant ces livres d’école, il n’était plus en ligne sur le site du WP, et les seuls sites qui le reproduisaient étaient des sites plus ou moins complotistes. Désormais, cette histoire semble common knowledge. Ça devrait interroger au niveau de quelque part, non ?
Enquête du « New York Times » sur la branche de l’Etat islamique chargée « d’exporter la terreur »
Rukmini Callimachi, journaliste qui couvre pour le New York Times les groupes #djihadistes, et particulièrement l’organisation Etat islamique (#EI), a publié une enquête saisissante
sur les rouages de l’organisation, et particulièrement de sa branche de renseignement chargée de recruter et de former des combattants étrangers, appelée « Emni » en arabe.
Rukmini Callimachi is arguably the best reporter on the most important beat in the world. As a New York Times correspondent covering terrorism, her work explores not just what jihadists do but how they do it. You’ve read her stories on ISIS’s use of birth control to maintain its supply of sex slaves, or the Kouachi brothers’ path to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, or the nature of lone-wolf attacks like the recent mass shooting in Orlando. Her byline often appears on the front page of the paper; at just 43, she’s received three Pulitzer Prize nominations. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Callimachi, though, is how she gets her insights into the world’s most hostile and secretive organizations. Sure, she spends months every year out of the country reporting, but increasingly her work requires just as much time staring at her phone and computer screen. Social media enables Callimachi to access what she calls the “inner world of jihadists”; she lurks in Telegram chat rooms, navigates an endless flood of tips on Twitter, and carefully tracks sources and subjects all over the Internet. Her cell phone battery dies up to four times a day. The truth, she has found, is as much online as it is on the ground.
In the Age of ISIS, Who’s a Terrorist, and Who’s Simply Deranged? - NYTimes.com
In December 2014, a middle-aged man driving a car in Dijon, France, mowed down more than a dozen pedestrians within 30 minutes, occasionally shouting Islamic slogans from his window.
The chief prosecutor in Dijon described the attacks, which left 13 injured but no one dead, as the work of a mentally unbalanced man whose motivations were vague and “hardly coherent.”
A year and a half later, after Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel slaughtered dozens of people when he drove a 19-ton refrigerated truck through a Bastille Day celebration on Thursday in Nice, France, the authorities did not hesitate to call it an act of Islamic terrorism. The attacker had a record of petty crime but no obvious ties to a terrorist group, yet the French prime minister swiftly said Mr. Lahouaiej Bouhlel was “a terrorist probably linked to radical Islam one way or another.”
The age of the Islamic State, in which the tools of terrorism appear increasingly crude and haphazard, has led to a reimagining of the common notion of who is and who is not a terrorist.
Y-a pas mal de gens qui refusent de considérer le désespoir comme une explication. Parce « qu’expliquer c’est excuser, et qu’on ne tue pas les autres parce qu’on est désespéré bon sang, ces gens n’ont aucune dignité ! »
Si le désespoir devait nous faire réagir, il y a longtemps qu’on aurait fait qq chose rien que... par exemple... pour les palestiniens.
On ne parle qu’à nos tripes, et nos tripes ne comprennent pas le désespoir des autres, elles ne comprennent que notre trouille d’être à la place des morts qui leur ressemble (les autres, comme on dit, y sont pas pareils et on ne s’y identifie pas... les tripes donc...).
An Exodus in Our Own Backyard
The United States often faces global crises that force it to balance incompatible interests. But there is one test, close to home, whose answers are straightforward.
A Renegade Muscles In on Mister Softee’s Turf - NYTimes.com
“From 34th to 60th Street, river to river, that’s ours,” he said on a recent afternoon, moments after handing a chocolate cone to a delighted-looking little boy. The vendor would not allow his name to be published for fear of losing his job.
“You will never see a Mister Softee truck in Midtown,” he continued. “If you do, there will be problems, and you won’t see him there very long.”
Boxing in a Softee truck so the driver cannot do business. Getting up in his face. Grabbing his collar and delivering some unsolicited advice.
“Happens all the time,” the New York Ice Cream man said.
How You’re Making Facebook a Money Machine
What you do when waiting for the bus or avoiding work goes a long way to explaining a tectonic shift in business and media.
In such moments you are most likely checking #Facebook. More of you will be doing that than tweeting, searching on #Google, checking stock prices on Yahoo or reading articles like this. And that constant lure, a fix you can easily satisfy both on a phone and a desktop computer, explains why Facebook is pulling ahead of every other large technology company right now.
Your addiction is making Facebook astonishingly profitable. Put a little more kindly, your emotional and intellectual interactions on the social network are creating a great place for companies to advertise.
Facebook is doing well because it occupies a huge sweet spot in the connected world, perhaps an even bigger one than Google owns.
[...] Both companies get most of their revenue from advertising.
But people apparently hang around on Facebook far longer. According to SimilarWeb, users spent just over 17 minutes on the social network on average in March, well ahead of the nine minutes for Google (these figures don’t accurately reflect how active people are on the sites, but you can still see the difference.)
Another advantage for Facebook is that its costs are lower than Google’s, which helps it make more money out of every dollar of revenue.
Pundits made a big deal this week about how Facebook excelled as Apple stumbled. But there was a warning for Facebook in Apple’s results. Apple has relied heavily on one product — the iPhone — for much of its revenue, so when sales of the device slowed, there was little Apple could do to keep growing. Facebook is even more reliant on a single element: advertising revenue. If people spend markedly less time on Facebook — because an enticing new network comes along, for example — the company’s revenue growth could slow.
There is no such threat on the horizon. Until one develops, we will be on our phones helping Mark Zuckerberg make even more money.
Acreage for Genetically Modified Crops Declined in 2015 - NYTimes.com
In 2015, for the first time, the acreage used for the crops declined, according to a nonprofit that tracks the plantings of biotech seeds.
The organization said the main cause for the decline, which measured 1 percent from 2014 levels, was low commodity prices, which led farmers to plant less corn, soybeans and canola of all types, both genetically engineered and nonengineered.
But the figures for the last few years show that the existing market for the crops has nearly been saturated.
Only three countries — the United States, Brazil and Argentina — account for more than three-quarters of the total global acreage. And only four crops — corn, soybeans, cotton and canola — account for the majority of biotechnology use in agriculture. In many cases, more than 90 percent of those four crops grown in those three countries, and in other large growers like Canada, India and China, is already genetically modified, leaving little room for expansion.
Efforts to expand use of biotechnology to other crops and to other countries have been hindered by opposition from consumer and environmental groups, regulatory hurdles and in some cases scientific obstacles.
Rev. Robert Palladino, Scribe Who Shaped Apple’s Fonts, Dies at 83 - NYTimes.com
The monk was the Rev. Robert Palladino, who died on Feb. 26 at 83. A Roman Catholic priest who began his vocation in a monastic order, Father Palladino was also a world-renowned master of calligraphy.
“Priest and calligrapher,” his business card read, in his unimpeachable Renaissance italic, and he long plied both trades at once. For years, babies he baptized received baptismal certificates in his flawless hand. In Oregon, where he made his home, Father Palladino hand-lettered the state medical licenses for generations of newly minted doctors.
As a Trappist brother, Father Palladino learned his art in silence, honed it over years of study and eventually, on leaving his order, taught it to others.
To his students, he brought a world of genteel scholarship and quiet contemplation; a world whose modus operandi — by hand, with ink, on paper, parchment and vellum — was little changed for centuries; a world of classical music (an accomplished singer, he liked to ply his calligraphy to Beethoven), Gregorian chant and the Latin Mass, which he continued celebrating in discreet defiance long after Vatican II.
Into that world burst a young college dropout named Steve Jobs.
It is a coincidence no less exquisite than Father Palladino’s finest calligraphy that “Silicon Valley’s future most famous screamer studied with a monk who spent years taking a vow of silence,” as The Hollywood Reporter wrote shortly after Mr. Jobs’s death in 2011.
The Trappist monk whose calligraphy inspired Steve Jobs — and influenced Apple’s designs
“He found it amusing that he would be remembered primarily as the calligraphy teacher of Steve Jobs, especially since Robert did not own and never used a computer,” Calligraphy Initiative Coordinator Gregory MacNaughton said in a Reed College statement announcing Palladino’s death.
Jobs was just one of hundreds of students Palladino taught, at Reed, and also at Portland State University, Marylhurst University and the Portland Art Museum, according to the 2003 profile.
les voilà, les fiers soldats d’Odin qui après avoir investi la Finlande arrivent en Norvège. Mais il y a apparemment une différence de perception entre le Nord et le Sud du pays. Au Finmark (dans le nord) un ancien chef des flics explique que c’est très bien ces « patrouilles » d’Odin (le mec qui a -introduit ces néo-milices est aussi le responsable Pegida pour la Norvège), ça sécurise les habitants des petits villages et ça aide la police à faire son travail (sic). Mais par contre dans le Sørlandet, les flics sont très fâchés de voir arriver ces guignols débiles : ils ont été très clairs, ils ne les laisseront pas ni parader ni patrouiller dans les rues, ni emmerder qui que ce soit dans l’espace public. Ils sont même prêts, disent-ils à la police, à les arrêter.
Agderposten, le journal local écrit qu’ils arrivent à Arendal dans le courant de la semaine prochaine, on va donc aller leur barrer la rue et manifester.
Politisjef om Odins soldater : – Uproblematisk at de trygger byer og tettsteder - NRK Finnmark - Lokale nyheter, TV og radio
Den islamkritiske grupperingen Odins soldater, som så dagens lys i Finland i fjor høst, har begynt å etablere seg i flere norske byer.
NRK har de siste ukene meldt om forgreininger av Odins soldater i Vestfold, i sørlandsbyer og i Tromsø.
Politiet vil bortvise Odins soldater - NRK Sørlandet - Lokale nyheter, TV og radio
Politiet i Agder kommer til å bortvise medlemmer av den innvandringskritiske organisasjonen gruppen Odins soldater dersom de driver privat patruljevirksomhet i sørlandsbyer.
La cheffe de la Police dans le Finnmark : « Si les soldats d’Odin se comportent bien, on les laissera tranquille » - NRK Finnmark - Lokale nyheter, TV og radio
« Le travail de la police est faire respecter la loi. S’ils [les soldats d’Odin] marchent juste dans les rues et se comportent correctement, on les laissera tranquille, Ellen Katrine Hætta la cheffe de la police dans le Finnmark. »
Politimester : Odins soldater får være i fred hvis de oppfører seg
Politimester Ellen Katrine Hætta i Finnmark sier Odins soldater skal få være i fred så lenge de ikke skremmer noen eller griper fysisk inn i konflikter. Hun vil ikke kommentere uttalelsene fra påtaleleder i Finnmark politidistrikt, som sa at etableringen hadde positive sider ved seg.
POD om Odins soldater : – Ikke akseptabelt med borgervern - NRK Norge - Oversikt over nyheter fra ulike deler av landet
POD om Odins soldater : – Ikke akseptabelt med borgervern
Politidirektoratet er skeptiske til gruppen Odins soldater, men legger til at lokalpoliti må gjøre egne vurderinger så lenge gruppen ikke utgir seg for å være borgervern eller organisert patruljevirksomhet.
A Three-Ring Circus in Finland : Soldiers, ‘Loldiers’ and Asylum Seekers - NYTimes.com
TAMPERE, Finland — A surreal political circus is wheeling its way through the frosty streets of Finland’s third-largest city.
In one ring is the Soldiers of Odin, a far-right, leather-clad vigilante patrol named for a Norse deity, which has taken upon itself the task of protecting Tampere from the 1,200 or so people seeking asylum here from Syria, Iraq and other places.
In another is a troupe of clowns who skip through the streets carrying lollipops, feather dusters and toilet brushes, mocking and sometimes confronting anti-immigrant groups, including the soldiers. The clowns call themselves the Loldiers of Odin and have emerged on the scene in the past few weeks as champions of multiculturalism.
And so it goes as this industrial town — which some call Finland’s “capital of comedy” — and much of Europe grapple with the influx of newcomers from the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
It started with the Soldiers of Odin, a group that began in Kemi, a town on the fringe of Lapland near the Arctic Circle that saw thousands of asylum seekers coming through from the Swedish border in late 2015. Now the group is organized in as many as 25 cities in Finland, and a Facebook group for the soldiers has been formed in Norway.
L’afflux soudain de 35.000 réfugiés a créé un choc en Finlande, pays sans tradition d’accueil de populations étrangères. Quelques centaines de Finlandais ont rejoint des groupes d’autodéfense : les Soldats d’Odin. Leurs patrouilles font craindre des incidents violents, même si, jusqu’à présent, aucun n’a été enregistré avec les migrants.
Swedish lay judge quits over Soldiers of Odin link
UPDATED: A Swedish lay judge has stepped down after admitting he patrolled Stockholm with anti-immigrant vigilante group Soldiers of Odin.
Five Minutes to Moonflower - NYTimes.com
Planting a Clock That Tracks Hours by Flowers
Bulgarian Border Police Accused of Abusing Refugees - NYTimes.com
SUKRUPASA, Turkey — The small squat structure, a cross between a kiosk and a duck blind, was starkly pale against the brown, soggy hillside a few hundred yards away.
“Bulgarian border police,” said Hasan Bulgur, 73, pointing as he leaned on a crooked walking stick at the edge of this village in northern Turkey. “They are watching us now. When the refugees try to cross, they are stopping them and pushing them back, sometimes beating them, robbing them, even unleashing dogs on them.”
Questions for President Obama’s Nominee to lead the F.D.A.
In recent years, the F.D.A. has approved two diet drugs that European regulators have deemed too risky, leaving the impression that it gives in to industry demands over safety. A new commissioner must be strong enough to protect the agency against such pressure from industry and from members of Congress who believe the approval process for drugs and devices should allow faster approvals with less scientific evidence.
Migrant Children, Arriving Alone and Frightened
PASSAU, Germany — Reza Mohammadi lost his parents in a forest in Macedonia. Or Serbia. He does not remember. What he does remember is that it was raining: Thick mud clung to his shoes and weighed down his 7-year-old legs.
Australia seeking refugee resettlement deal with #Philippines, say reports
Foreign minister confirms talks with Philippines ‘on people smuggling’ and Australia has reportedly offered funding of $150m over five years
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Résumé en FR : l’Australie en discussion avec les Philippines pour qu’elles accueillent des demandeurs d’asile actuellement retenus dans des îles du Pacifique, annonce le ministre de l’Immigration Peter Dutton. Un plan similaire avec le Cambodge a cafouillé (quatre personnes seulement déplacées depuis l’an dernier). Des discussions sont en cours avec d’autres pays depuis des mois. Il ajoute que la ministre de l’Extérieur Julie Bishop a profité de la dernière AG de l’ONU pour cela. Selon le journal australien qui a rapporté ces dires, cela pourrait coûter au pays plus de 100 millions de dollars US.
By AUSTIN RAMZY
OCTOBER 9, 2015
Australia is in talks with the Philippinesabout the possibility of that country accepting asylum seekers, currently being held on remote Pacific islands, who had tried to reach Australia by boat, the immigration minister said on Friday.
A similar plan to resettle asylum seekers in Cambodia has faltered, with just four having moved there since the country reached a similar agreement with Australia last year.
â•˛We have had bilateral discussions with other countries including the Philippines at an official level, at a ministerial level, over a number of months,â•ˇ Peter Dutton, Australiaâ•˙s immigration minister, told reporters. He said the foreign minister, Julie Bishop, had discussed the matter with other officials while at the United Nations General Assembly in New York recently.
Mr. Dutton declined to provide details of the possible plan. The Australian newspaper, which earlier reported newsof the discussions, said it could cost Australia more than 150 million Australian dollars, or $108 million, citing unidentified government officials
Australia Negotiating to Send Refugees to Philippines
Australia is in talks with the Philippines about the possibility of that country’s accepting asylum seekers, currently being held on remote Pacific islands, who had tried to reach Australia by boat, the immigration minister said Friday.
Australia looks to Philippines to solve refugee conundrum
BANGKOK, 14 October 2015 (IRIN) - With the failure of its scheme to resettle refugees in Cambodia and growing concerns about its offshore detention centres, the Australian government is hoping the elusive solution to what has become a policy nightmare might be found in the Philippines.