This 6 October 2019 video says about itself:
This 2 August 2019 video from Fox Business News TV in the USA says about itself:
I hardly ever link to any part of the extreme right Rupert Murdoch empire, like Fox Business News TV. However, in this case, the subject is interesting. Though the Murdoch empire uses it to suggest that supposedly anyone who more or less admits that climate change exists is supposedly a hypocrite, and ‘therefore’ we all should supposedly deny climate change.
Translated from Loes Reijmer in Dutch daily De Volkskrant, 11 October 2019:
More than a hundred private aircraft landed at the airport of Sicily at the end of July, luxury yachts from fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and Google CEO Eric Schmidt docked at the port. Mark Zuckerberg [Facebook boss] was there, [Scientologist] Tom Cruise, former President Obama. Reportedly, hey, because the annual gathering is surrounded by mystery. Perhaps conspiracy thinkers could spend their precious time googling “Google Camp”. After all, every minute that they do not devote to racist and anti-Semitic ‘great replacement’ theories makes things better.
Anyway. The invitees of Google did in Sicily what the well-heeled, recreational person usually does in 2019: conversing with a worried face about the climate. Then, they go back home in their private planes, something that right-wing media [like Fox Business News] especially did not miss. But let us admit: Google does more for the planet. … Seemingly very Greta proof.
All the more painful therefore is the news that The Guardian published on Friday. Google turns out to be donating large amounts to American organizations that deny climate change and are trying to reverse environmental measures. Among the lucky ones is the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a lobby group that is said to have played an important role in Trumps’s decision to get out of the Paris climate agreement. One of the directors likes to brag about his access to the White House, but at the same time thinks that the president is not going far enough in pampering the fossil fuel industry. …
The u-turn is revealing: Google is not only concerned about climate change, but especially about political climate change. Washington has started to look at the big tech companies with stricter eyes. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, currently in the lead in the Democratic race, had a large billboard placed at the beginning of June at a train station in San Francisco where many commuters take the train to Silicon Valley every day. “Break up big tech,” it said: break up the corporations. The market is only in the hands of a few players: Google, Facebook and Amazon. As a result, men like Schmidt, Zuckerberg and Bezos are far too powerful.
Zuckerberg cannot sleep at night because of this, a secret sound recording recently revealed. He called Warren “a real threat to his business“. According to The Guardian, Google is particularly worried that Washington will force it to become a media corporation, with all the responsibilities that go with it, rather than the neutral platform that it now claims to be.
Which lobby groups try to prevent all this? Indeed. On the site of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, they are typing their fingers blue about the dangers of more regulation. …
But the hypocrisy that The Guardian uncovered has much greater consequences. Google‘s pocket money not only influences decision making in the field of technology, but also about the climate. Collateral damage, they apparently think in Silicon Valley. Good to remember if we have to listen to their world-improving talks again.
From daily The Guardian in Britain, 16 October 2019
Nursing mothers and youths blockaded Google’s London headquarters on Wednesday in protest at the company’s funding of climate deniers, as Extinction Rebellion defied a police order by continuing to stage actions in the capital.
A Guardian investigation revealed last week that Google had made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington, despite its insistence that it supports action on the climate emergency.
This 4 October 2019 video from India says about itself:
Asian Lapwings Attempt to Scare Off a Lizard
A group of red-wattled lapwings are confronting an Indian monitor lizard that has stumbled on their nest. With little regard for their safety, they puff themselves up in the hope of scaring the predator away.
From the presidential campaign of United States Senator Bernie Sanders today:
We’ve got a new sticker, and you’re going to like it.
Not a single billionaire has donated to our campaign. That’s because our political revolution is powered by the working class. And when we’re in the White House, we’re going to pass a wealth tax that will finally make the billionaire class pay their fair share.
We’re only going to offer this sticker for a few days, so act fast. Most people chip in about $9. Get yours here.
One of these billionaires who should not exist is Donald Trump, president of the USA. Here comes one of the reasons why, from the League of Conservation Voters in the USA today:
Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that permanently damages brain development in babies and children. There is NO known safe level of exposure. Even industry groups are opposing Trump’s move — there’s zero upside here.
We can stop him, but we need your help. The Trump administration wants the plan finalized as soon as November — we’ve got a VERY narrow window of time to stop them. A donor has agreed to triple match every contribution to our emergency campaign — but we need to be ramping up efforts now.
Right now every dollar you give will immediately TRIPLE in impact to help LCV fight back against Trump’s reckless attacks. Pitch in now with a gift of $5 or more.
This is a fight we can win. The Obama administration’s rule limiting mercury pollution from oil– and coal-burning power plants is a popular policy, and it’s easy to understand why: mercury exposure can cause tremors, memory loss, lung and kidney damage, and even death.
The House bill that blocks the Trump administration’s irresponsible rollback has support from both Democrats and Republicans in both chambers of Congress. But whether Congress actually steps in to stop Trump will depend on a mere handful of swing votes, which means we need to pull out all the stops NOW.
Today, any amount you can pitch in — even if it’s just $5 — will immediately TRIPLE in impact so we can drive more phone calls, more letters, and more grassroots pressure in Washington during this critical moment.
Please don’t wait! Every gift goes three times as far right now — $5 becomes $15 — and we urgently need the resources to fund this fight.
The Trump administration’s war against the environment has escalated in recent weeks, and we’re fighting back on multiple fronts — everything from mercury pollution limits, to drilling in the Arctic, and clean car regulations in California and 14 other states across the country.
Thank you, as always, for your commitment and support — we couldn’t do this without you.
League of Conservation Voters
This 3 October 2019 video from the USA says about itself:
Rising Up | Bernie 2020
The corporate media covers Bernie’s campaign while millions of people around the country rise up.
This 10 October 2019 video says about itself:
Fans of the Hallescher football club (HFC) held a vigil on Thursday, outside the kebab shop where a [Turkish German] fellow football fan was killed in the Wednesday shooting in the German city of Halle.
The fans are seen standing outside the kebab shop, holding HFC scarves as flowers and candles lay on the sidewalk.
A 27-year-old male named Stephan B. has been arrested, according to a spokesman for the German Federal Prosecutor, after two were killed near the synagogue on Yom Kippur in what the Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht called an anti-Semitic far-right terror attack.
He also served in the Bundeswehr (German army), and several people who saw him during the attack said he looked “professional” or trained in weapons use.
That Stephan Balliet used to be a professional soldier in the professional Bundeswehr is also relevant, as inside the Bundeswehr there are neo-nazi networks, including senior officers. Did Balliet get his nazi ideas there?
So, apparently he still had an official helmet and an official uniform. Was he a reserve soldier after his full-time service?
Translated from tagessschau.de in Germany today:
The 27-year-old Stephan B. has confessed, according to ARD TV information, his terror attack in Halle and has also confirmed a right-wing extremist, anti-Semitic motive. He did not give any information on possible accomplices. …
Were there any accomplices?
According to the investigators, the alleged assassin wanted to cause a massacre and instigate imitators to similar right-wing extremist and anti-Semitic acts. The investigation now focuses on “whether persons were involved in the preparation or execution of the attack or had prior knowledge thereof”, as the Federal Prosecutor’s Office declared on Thursday evening. …
Stephan B. was arrested on Wednesday. He is accused of killing a 40-year-old woman from Halle in front of the synagogue and a 20-year-old [Turkish German] man from Merseburg in a nearby döner kebab shop. Previously, the alleged perpetrator had tried in vain to storm the synagogue with gun violence. At the time, 51 people were inside the synagogue, celebrating the most important Jewish festival, Yom Kippur.
On the run, the offender also injured a 40-year-old woman and her 41-year-old husband with gunfire. The couple is treated in the hospital. …
In the attack, the perpetrator, according to data of Attorney General Peter Frank, had four firearms with him. They included at least one fully automatic firearm, besides, he had several explosives in his car on the way to the synagogue.