How porpoises swim, video

This video from Harderwijk in Gelderland province in the Netherlands says about itself:

How porpoises use their fins

28 June 2016

Harbour porpoises use their tail fluke to move forward in the water. By moving the tail up and down they are able to go forward. By using the pectoral fins they can change their direction. The dorsal fin is to stabilize the porpoise in the water. Harbour porpoise Sven is demonstrating how it works in this short footage. Sven is currently a patient in the rehab centre of SOS Dolfijn.

Rare jellyfish on Ameland island

Ameland Cassiopea lunulata, photo by Petra de Jong

On 17 June 2016, Ms Petra de Jong found a dead jellyfish on the beach of Ameland island in the Netherlands.

It turned out to be a Cassiopea lunulata, a tropical species, very rare in the Netherlands.

In 2007, one had been found on the beach near Egmond aan Zee.

Hillary Clinton and the bloody Honduras coup

This video says about itself:

Hillary’s Links to 2009 Honduras Coup

28 June 2016

Seven years ago today a military coup in Honduras resulted in the ouster of democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya. Coup-backers accused Zelaya of trying to manipulate the Honduran constitution in order to extend his presidency, but it wasn’t just the right-wing elites who wanted him out — it was also the U.S., and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

European eel life cycle video

This video from the Zoological Society of London in England says about itself:

The Amazing Life Cycle of the European Eel

1 July 2015

Find out about the incredible life cycle of the Critically Endangered European eel and their amazing migration.

ZSL has been working to conserve these iconic London inhabitants as part of our Tidal Thames Conservation Project for the past 10 years. Find out more about that work here.

Cinnabar moth near Dutch castle

As a blackbird sings, on this 25 June 2016 video, a cinnabar moth and its ‘zebra like’ caterpillars are on plants near Westhove castle in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

American violent nazis want to attack Trump opponents at Republican convention

This video from the USA says about itself:

Aryan Brotherhood Hardest Gang In Texas Inside Prison

29 January 2016

The Aryan Brotherhood, also known as the Brand, or the AB, is a white supremacist prison gang and organized crime syndicate in the United States with about 10,000 members in and out of prison. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the gang makes up less than 0.1% of the prison population, but it is responsible for up to 30% of murders in the federal prison system. The AB has focused on the economic activities typical of organized crime entities, particularly drug trafficking, extortion, inmate prostitution, and murder-for-hire.

Organization at lower levels varies from prison to prison. For example, in the Arizona prison system, members are known as “kindred” and organize into “families”. A “council” controls the families. Kindred may recruit other members, known as “progeny”, and serve as a mentor for the new recruits. …

Like most prison gangs, Aryan Brotherhood members mark themselves with distinctive tattoos. Designs commonly include the words “Aryan Brotherhood”, “AB”,” 666, Nazi symbolism such as SS, sig runes, and swastikas, as well as shamrocks and Celtic iconography.

From teleSUR:

Sacramento Neo-Nazis Pledge to ‘Defend’ Trump Supporters at the Republican National Convention

Neo-Nazis involved in Sacramento’s violent melee have vowed to defend Trump supporters at the upcoming Republican National Convention.

Neo-nazi skinhead groups have promised to defend Donald Trump supporters at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month, Traditionalist Worker Party spokesman Matt Parrott told McClatchyDC on Monday.

The ‘Traditionalist Worker Party’ paramilitary gang is linked to the Daily Stormer Internet hate site. That site is named after Der Sturmer, the German twentieth century anti-Semitic nazi weekly. Its editor Julius Steicher got the death penalty at the Nuremberg trials for his role in the Holocaust.

In a FAQ blog post on the Daily Stormer, the reply to the question what should happen to the Jews is that they should all be gassed.

The reply to the question what should happen to homosexuals is they should be gassed as well.

“We’re essentially just going to show up and make sure that the Donald Trump supporters are defended from the leftist thugs,” Parrot told McClatchy in an exclusive interview.

Traditionalist Worker Party leader Matthew Heimbach had previously gained notoriety for assulting a young black female protester while wearing a “Make America great again” baseball cap at a Trump rally in Louisville, Kentucky, earlier this year.

Parrott’s comments take place after his organization, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist extremist group, staged a rally in Sacramento, California on Sunday, leaving 10 people injured.

The incident has fueled concerns about the potential for violent protests outside the major party conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia this summer and in the run-up to the Nov. 8 presidential election.

“I think everybody is concerned about the potential for violence at the convention,” said Ryan Lenz, senior writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center told McClatchy.

The melee comes about four months after four people were stabbed during a scuffle between members of the Ku Klux Klan and counter-protesters near a KKK rally in Anaheim, California.

In recent months Trump has blamed “professional agitators” and “thugs” for violence that has broken out at many of the Republican candidate’s rallies.

According to a report released by the SPLC in March, the number of hate groups operating in 2015 was 14 percent higher than in 2014.

In its “Intelligence Report,” the Southern Poverty Law Center hinted at a possible correlation between the recent rise in extremism and the campaign rhetoric of presidential candidates like Donald Trump.

The report falls short of holding Trump directly responsible for the recent surge in hate groups, but says that his “demonizing statements about Latinos and Muslims have electrified the radical right.”