Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations ten bloggers!


Real Neat Blog award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that🙂

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty🙂

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

2. What is your favourite sport?

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2016?

4. What is your favourite quote?

5. What is/was your favourite class when still at school?

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

7. Which politician would you never vote for, supposing you could vote for him or her?

My nominees are:

1. Fred Meets World

2. danetigress

3. sumitsh07

4. Antiwar literary and philosophical selections

5. Bella & Moda

6. AGR Daily News Service

7. Cheaper than Therapy

8. Emma’s Corner

9. The Life & Times of Miguel Olmedo Morell

10. REALITYPAPER

President Trump still supports banning all Muslims


Trump and Muslims, Bill Day cartoon

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Entry ban for Muslims is on Trump‘s Internet site again

Today, 12:02

The controversial statement by Donald Trump on a ban for Muslims coming to the USA is back on his campaign website. The statement yesterday for a few hours disappeared from the site. According to the campaign of the next US president that was because of a technical malfunction.

During his campaign, Trump called on Muslims to be banned from the United States. That statement could be found along with other points of view on the campaign website of the Republican.

But yesterday it seemed that the links to the statements had been removed after the elections. The fault was rectified last night around 20:30.

Moderate

Before that time, the disappearance of the controversial statement about Muslims had led to many reactions. Many people hoped that Trump had moderated his position. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal even praised the president elect for removing the statement. The prince has not yet responded to the news that the links work again.

Edward Snowden on United States elections


This video says about itself:

Snowden Q&A on how US election affects your privacy, his pardon

10 November 2016

Trump presidency, more spying on citizens?


This video says about itself:

9 June 2016

Edward Snowden on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Freedom of Speech.

From Reuters news agency:

Wed Nov 9, 2016 | 7:50pm EST

Trump election ignites fears over U.S. encryption, surveillance policy

By Dustin Volz and Joseph Menn | WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO

Donald Trump’s surprise election victory has alarmed technology companies and civil libertarians fearful that a self-described ‘law and order’ president will attempt to expand surveillance programs and rejoin a long-running battle over government access to encrypted information.

Trump’s campaign featured numerous broadsides against the tech sector, including calls for closing off parts of the internet to limit militant Islamist propaganda and urging a boycott of Apple Inc products over the company’s refusal to help the FBI unlock an iPhone associated with last year’s San Bernardino, California shootings.

The battle over encryption, which dates to the 1990s, could heat up quickly with Trump’s win and the reelection of Republican Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee.

Burr spearheaded a failed effort last year to pass legislation requiring that companies build ‘back doors’ into their products that would allow government agents to bypass encryption and other forms of data protection.

Such requirements are fiercely opposed by the tech industry, which argues that back doors weaken security for everyone and that the government has no business mandating tech product design.

“I imagine (Trump) is going to be a guy who is probably going to mandate back doors,” said Hank Thomas, chief operating officer at Strategic Cyber Ventures and a veteran of the National Security Agency. ”I don’t think he’s ultimately going to be a friend to privacy, and the fearful side of me says he will get intelligence agencies more involved in domestic law enforcement.”

Jan Koum, co-founder of the WhatsApp messaging service, owned by Facebook Inc, told Reuters that WhatsApp would be “extremely vocal” against any such effort, as it “would damage the reputation of American companies in the global arena.”

WhatsApp rolled out encrypted messages and phone calls on the service earlier this year.

Burr will likely reintroduce his encryption legislation next year, this time with White House support, according to a technology company staffer who works on policy issues and spoke on condition his company not be named.

Trump will enjoy Republican majorities in both houses of Congress. That one-party dominance makes efforts to enact any legislation in Washington more likely, though a broad coalition of Democrats and libertarian-leaning Republicans in the House of Representatives has repeatedly acted as a bulwark against efforts to expand surveillance or undermine digital security.

A Trump campaign spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment about the President-elect’s encryption or surveillance policies.

‘NOW THERE IS A RECKONING’

Little is known about who is advising Trump on technology policy, but he is expected to lean heavily on former Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn. He could be tapped as Director of National Intelligence or head of the NSA, said Thomas, who knows Flynn.

Former Republican Congressman Mike Rogers and retired lieutenant general Ronald Burgess are part of Trump’s transition team and are focusing on intelligence and security matters, according to a Trump team document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Trump’s ability to expand surveillance operations at the NSA is especially troubling to some privacy advocates because of the level of secrecy that shrouds the programs, said Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program.

The President-elect has said that he may want to place some mosques in the U.S. under surveillance and suggested he may want to maintain a national database of Muslims.

A key revelation from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was that few checks and balances were in place to prevent abuses of secret surveillance programs, Goitein said.

“You always have to ask yourself, can you trust the next administration, and the one after that?” she said. “And now there is a reckoning. Are people comfortable with a president Trump that has quite broad powers to conduct surveillance on Americans who are not suspected of any wrongdoing?”

(Reporting by Dustin Volz in Washington and Joseph Menn in San Francisco; Editing by Jonathan Weber and Bill Rigby)

The assault on democratic rights under cover of the “war on terror” has provided the incoming Trump administration with a pseudo-legal framework to impose authoritarian methods of rule: here.

In response to Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, has criticized Trump.

WHAT TO EXPECT OUT OF A DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENCY Mitch McConnell says the repeal of Obamacare is a top priority. The fight against climate change is looking dicey. There’s new hope for the Keystone XL pipeline, good news for coal and likely the death of Merrick Garland’s chances at the Supreme Court. These are the two things Trump could feasibly do on his first day in office. And protests flared around the country following the election. [Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost]

WHY HUFFPOST POLLSTER’S PRESIDENTIAL FORECAST DIDN’T SEE A TRUMP WIN COMING Breaking down exactly how our polling went wrong. [Natalie Jackson, HuffPost]

HOW HILLARY CLINTON’S LOSS IS A ROMNEY 2012 MOMENT FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY And where the party will go from here. [NYT]

Folks are loving this 2012 tweet from Donald Trump about the electoral college.

The idiot speaks: Slavoj Žižek endorses Donald Trump. By Andre Damon, 9 November 2016. Slavoj Žižek, the Slovenian-born academic and prominent representative of postmodernism, psychoanalytic philosophy and pseudo-left politics, has endorsed Donald Trump for US president: here.

The German elites are using the US presidential election and the “dirtiest election campaign of modern times” (Der Spiegel) as an excuse to promote the return of German militarism: here.

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations bloggers!


Real Neat Blog award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that🙂

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty🙂

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

2. What is your favourite sport?

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2016?

4. What is your favourite quote?

5. What is/was your favourite class when still at school?

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

7. Which politician would you never vote for, supposing you could vote for him or her?

My nominees are:

1. Small Steps To A Long Life

2. The prep pursuit

3. Emily Baycroft

4. Madox Air Sports The Gambia

5. Sree is travelling

6. Thevampiredmee

7. kcsantoshphotography

8. 1,000 Stories Behind The Eyes

9. Nyno

10. Connecticut Black News

11. Re-Discovering me

12. look around!

13. Ramblings of a Lazy Girl

14. A new beginning

15. Kyra Nikola

16. Rules of Knowledge

17. TRAVELISTA JOURNAL

18. My Thoughts

Real Neat Blog Award for sixteen bloggers


Real Neat Blog award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that🙂

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty🙂

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

2. What is your favourite sport?

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2016?

4. What is your favourite quote?

5. What is/was your favourite class when still at school?

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

7. Which politician would you never vote for, supposing you could vote for him or her?

My nominees are:

1. The Real Black Mom

2. Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

3. Adam Harkus

4. The Grumpy Doctor

5. tabstheatrethoughts

6. Coffee & Quasars

7. Save the sharks

8. jumissshop

9. yasentertainmentcom

10. Jennifer Menninger

11. My Life On a Pedestal

12. Life as it comes

13. The World according to Dina

14. EatPlayFly

15. ALYSSAADAVIES

16. GoingPlaces2gether