US nazi David Duke arrested in Prague

This music video is called Steel PulseKu Klux Klan.

From Associated Press:

Apr 24, 3:57 PM EDT

Former KKK leader detained in Prague

PRAGUE — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was detained by police in the Czech Republic on Friday on suspicion of denying the Holocaust.

Police spokesman Jan Mikulovsky said the action was taken because Duke does that in his book “My Awakening,” which is punishable by up to three years in Czech prisons.

Duke traveled to the republic to promote the book’s Czech translation of the book at the invitation of neo-Nazis.

Mikulovsky declined to give any further details, citing an ongoing investigation.

Prague’s Charles University also banned a Duke lecture scheduled there Friday for students taking a course on extremism.

Duke, a resident of Louisiana and a former Republican state legislator there, also was to have given lectures over the weekend in Prague and the country’s second-largest city, Brno.

The KKK is a white supremacist group in the U.S. famous for its oppression of blacks, Jews and other minorities.

According to many people, the name is misspelled. It should be David Puke.


Roe deer and goldfinch

Today, from the train, a hare in a field near Nieuw-Vennep.

Later, to Gooilust nature reserve.

A speckled wood butterfly.

Yellow archangel flowers.

A grey heron flies to its nest, high in a tree.

Two orange tip butterflies in mating flight.

Two roe deer, grazing in a meadow.

Birch bracket growing on birch trunks laying on the forest floor.

This is a French goldfinch video.

Finally, a goldfinch in a shrub.

Sea eaglet born in the Netherlands

This is a video about ringing three young sea eagles in Oostvaardersplassen in 2014.

Translated from Staatsbosbeheer in the Netherlands:

The white-tailed eagle couple in the Oostvaardersplassen [nature reserve] has bred successfully again this year. Last year, two eaglets hatched. This year, the Staatsbosbeheer warden so far has seen one chick through his telescope.

Unlike in 2006-2007, this years’ nest is not near a webcam.

East Scotland Sea Eagles update – 1 death and a wide dispersal: here.

New Ethiopian tree species

Acacia fumosa

From Reuters:

Tree “found” in Ethiopia raises hopes for species

Thu Apr 23, 2009

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent

OSLO – A tree that covers a large area of eastern Ethiopia but has only recently been categorized by botanists raises hope for finding new species elsewhere, experts said.

The Acacia fumosa tree, which grows in an area the size of the island of Crete, was not “found” for scientific purposes until 2006-7, mostly likely because its main habitat is a war zone.

“I have spent a lifetime looking at plants and describing species — it knocked me sideways when I heard about this tree,” David Mabberley of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, told Reuters.

“The total numbers must be in the millions,” he said of the pink-flowered, 6-m (20-ft) tall tree that covers hillsides in an inaccessible area of 8,000 sq kms (3,100 sq miles) near the border with Somalia.

In an article in Friday’s edition of the journal Science, he wrote that the tree had been overlooked by generations of botanists, apparently because of few visits to the area where the Ogaden National Liberation Front is fighting for autonomy.