About 1870, ravens became extinct in Limburg. Recently, they started nesting there again.
This video is called Dr. Josef Mengele, the angel of death 1/6.
From daily Haaretz in Israel:
Greek court convicts doctor who posted ‘Jews not Welcome’ sign
Costas Kastaniotis, a neurologist from Thessaloniki, received a 16-month suspended jail sentence for inciting racial hatred.
Mar. 9, 2014 | 7:08 PM
A Greek doctor who posted a “Jews Not Welcome” sign outside his office was convicted and given a 16-month suspended jail sentence for inciting racial hatred.
Costas Kastaniotis, 57, a neurologist from Thessaloniki, also was convicted of illegally possessing weapons on Friday in a court in the northern Greece city. He was fined $3,500.
Kastaniotis has appealed the sentence.
The doctor has denied posting the sign, which was written in German. However, police discovered pamphlets in his office linking him to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, which is known for its Nazi swastika-like flag and Holocaust-denying leadership.
Police also found three daggers and 12 knives at his home, as well as pills without prescriptions. Two of the daggers were engraved with Nazi symbols.
The Jewish community of Thessaloniki was an important center of Sephardic Jewry for 450 years following the expulsion from Spain. It had a pre-World War II Jewish population of 55,000; now about 1,000 Jews live there.
This video from the USA says about itself:
20 Sep 2010
A utility company preparing to build a new substation southeast of Los Angeles has stumbled on a trove of fossils dating back 1.4 million years. The cache contains nearly 1,500 fossils, including an ancestor of the saber-toothed tiger.
From USA Today:
Ice Age fossils discovered in L.A. subway construction
10:07 a.m. EST March 7, 2014
The discoveries so far have included geoducks (large clams), sand dollars and digger pine tree cones and seeds, and a rock that “appears to have a sea lion skull within it that is perhaps two million years or more old,” according to the Metro Rail’s blog.
The expansion of L.A.’s purple line is near the La Brea Tar Pits, where many fossils have been found.
The exploratory shaft for the subway route is now 65 feet deep, according to Metro.
“We expect that we’re going to find large deposits of late Ice Age vertebrate remains,” said Aisling Farrell, collections manager at Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, in an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles.
Metro is working with the museum to identify and preserve the fossils, according to Metro.
This is a crocus flower photo from today, at the cemetery.
Great tits. Jays. Magpies. Wood pigeons.
A great spotted woodpecker on a big tree.
A brimstone butterfly flies around.
A young greenfinch in a tree.
Blue wood squill flowers on a grave.
This video says about itself:
22 Feb 2014
On the anniversary of the third year of protests in Bahrain, Maryam Al Khawaja, a Bahraini human rights activist, discusses the continuing stalemate with the pro-democracy movement, the conditions of a purported 3,000 political prisoners, including her own family members, and the geopolitical realities of the what she calls the inconvenient revolution. Video and interview by Multimedia Journalist Preethi Nallu with The Atlantic Post.
From the Bahrain Center for Human Rights:
9 March, 2014
Bahrain: Urgent Appeal: Minor Shot by Police detained without Charges and Without Access to Adequate Medical Care
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is seriously concerned about the health and well being of Sadeq Jaffar AlAsfoor, 17 year-old, who has been in detention since the 8th of January 2014. AlAsfoor, who was shot at time of arrest, reported that he is experiencing pain in his stomach to the extent that he is unable to eat, but his condition is being ignored by the authorities.
On Wednesday, 08 January 2014, AlAsfoor was visiting a released prisoner in the village of Markh, Bahrain with three others. Witnesses reported that they heard the authorities open fire with live ammunition on the four young men as they left. All four of them were subjected to enforced disappearance, with one of the victims, Fadhel Abbas, reported dead 18 days after the incident (read BCHR report on http://bahrainrights.org/en/node/6727).
Following this incident, AlAsfoor was subjected to enforced disappearance for over 15 days, and his family were not certain if their son was alive, despite making inquiries at the public prosecution and the police station. His father was told that there are no criminal cases lodged against Sadiq in the police electronic system.
His family was finally allowed to briefly see him at the prisoner’s clinic of the Ministry of the Interior, on Friday January 24, 2014. The visit took place with security presence and with restrictions on their talk limited to his medical condition. Sadeq AlAsfoor’s family was made aware that he was injured in his kidneys, stomach, and back. It was not clear how many bullets were removed from his body.
On 20 February 2014, AlAsfoor received detention order of 37 days in custody pending investigation. He was moved on the same day to the Dry Docks prison despite his injury and need for proper medical care. The lawyer appointed by the family in this case has not been able to contact Alasfoor to date or to get concurrent information on his charges.
AlAsfoor’s family visited him on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Dry Docks prison and they reported that he appeared fatigued. He complained to his family about bad prison conditions.
On the 05th of March 2014, AlAsfoor contacted his family via telephone and informed them that he is experiencing severe stomach pain. AlAsfoor stated that he requested to be transferred to the hospital, but was informed that he was put on a wait list. He reported that the pain was so intense that he is unable to eat. He added that he was having difficulty walking because of problems with his leg, and that on a previous visit to the prison clinic, the doctor ignored AlAsfoor’s reports of stomach pain.
The BCHR is seriously concerned about the health and well being of Sadeq Jafar AlAsfoor, who is detained without any clear charges, particularly considering the reports of lack of medical care in prisons that has led to deaths in custody the last being Jaffar AlDurazi who passed away last month.
Immediately and unconditionally release Sadiq AlAsfoor along with all other prisoners who are held on politically motivated charges because of the ongoing popular protests for freedom and democracy.
Immediately allow access to adequate medical treatment for all prisoners, political and not political, as stated in Article (22) of the “Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners: “Sick prisoners who require specialist treatment shall be transferred to specialized institutions or to civil hospitals. Where hospital facilities are provided in an institution, their equipment, furnishings and pharmaceutical supplies shall be proper for the medical care and treatment of sick prisoners, and there shall be a staff of suitable trained officers.”
As the world celebrates the International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Bahraini women are subjected to various forms of persecution and oppression and that has not stopped since February 14, 2011. Early 2014, Asma Hussein passed away after witnessing a terrifying home raid by the security forces, making the number of female martyrs to around 31 since 2011: here.
This video from the USA says about itself:
Dr. Stephanie Seneff presentation on harmful effects of glyphosate
24 October 2013
In her presentation entitled “Roundup: The Elephant in the Room,” Dr. Seneff outlines adverse health and environmental effects caused by chemicals that are being applied directly to foods we eat.
Translated from the Party for the Animals in the Netherlands:
Pesticides to be removed from shelves of garden centers
Thursday, March 6, 2014 13:01
From the end of 2015 on, the dangerous pesticide glyphosate may no longer be sold to individuals. Glyphosate is a component of RoundUp, which is also sold to individuals as weed control. The Dutch House of Representatives today voted for a motion by Esther Ouwehand [Party for the Animals MP], which prohibits the sale of glyphosate to individuals.
Glyphosate has increasingly been linked to health problems such as infertility, birth defects, damage to the nervous system, Parkinson’s disease and various forms of cancer. Besides the health risks for humans the use of chemical pesticides also leads to loss of biodiversity and increasingly difficulties in purifying drinking water.
In 2011, the House called for a total ban on the use of glyphosate for non-agriculture purposes. Because municipalities also use the poison in their weed control and even for individuals the pesticide is for sale everywhere. Contrary to the wishes of Parliament, however, the government made all kinds of exceptions to the requested prohibition. So people were allowed to use glyphosate weed killers in their gardens, but not on their terraces. Unclear, uncontrollable and irresponsible, given all the risks to health and the environment .
Now that the motion of the Party for the Animals has been voted for, the government should get pesticides with glyphosate, including the best-selling RoundUp, off the shelves.
This video says about itself:
Sudan woman whipped including in the face while police laugh–Warning Graphic images
14 Dec 2010
Amenesty International say Article 152 – moral codes relating to dress, allow women and even girls to be charged for wearing trousers.
From Al Jazeera:
Women’s day event denied permission in Sudan
It is unclear why permission was denied though March 8 event had been held without incident for the past eight years.
Last updated: 09 Mar 2014 15:02
The women in the capital were told on Sunday that they needed additional authorisation from a government commission handling voluntary activities but that was just a delaying tactic, said Fahima Hashim, director of the Salam Centre for women’s rights.
“We didn’t get the permission” from state security agents for Saturday’s planned event, she said.
The March 8 event – marked around the world when women are recognised for their achievements – had been held without incident for the past eight years at Khartoum’s Nubian Club, Hashim told AFP.
Hashim said it was unclear why approval was denied, but it might be connected with the larger size of this year’s event.
“We had more than 30 groups joining us,” she said.
The day-long event typically features exhibitions, forums, films and concludes with a party.
Hashim said his renaissance was just “a lot of talk.”