Gaddafi’s regime before the collapse

Who did NATO help, the rebels, certain branches of power, or the people of Libya??

Members of the Libyan Transitional Council left Benghazi last night for Tripoli. The capital is mostly in rebel hands, according to news last night and this morning. The fight is still on for Gaddafi’s headquarters. Two of his sons, including Saif al-Islam, who was considered to be his successor, have been arrested. It looks as if a clear preliminary decision has been made in the Libyan civil war (final battle in Libya), but it is not possible to speak of clear negotiations.

Whether Muammar Gaddafi is still in his Bab al-Azizia residence in Tripoli is just one of the many question marks surrounding the rebels’ "rebel triumph" associated with the rebel triumph. A tape recording of Gaddafi’s last speech may suggest that this is the case. In it, the ruler abruptly interrupts his speech, and a battle alert can be heard in the background, which coincides with news reports of firefights at the building complex. However, there are also rumors that the ruler is on the run.

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The need carries woman

German doctors are mobilizing, but the German medical profession in general is neither starving nor threatened with extinction

The organizers spoke in advance of the largest demonstration of doctors after the Second World War, and in the end it seems to have been true. In Berlin alone, more than 40 associations participated and about 20.000 participants in the "Day of the Doctors" rallies, and nationwide, half of all practices remained closed. In this way, Germany’s physicians in private practice also protested against undesirable developments in the health care system, which, according to Jorg-Dietrich Hoppe, have led to "inhumane working conditions and unpaid overtime" for some time.

The president of the German Medical Association estimates that additional expenditures of seven billion euros per year would have been necessary if all services provided by physicians in private practice had been paid in full. By compensating all overtime in hospitals, this amount could increase by another five billion euros.

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Dutch prosecutor’s office closes mh17 investigation

Lugansk separatists allegedly refused to cooperate, Malaysia calls for UN tribunal to clear it up

The Dutch prosecutor’s office announced last weekend that the criminal investigation by police and defense ministry experts into the downing of passenger plane MH17, which began two weeks ago, had been completed. With the OSCE’s help, it said it had once again gained access to the crash site, which is largely controlled by Donetsk People’s Republic separatists.

The main objectives of the investigation had been at the crash site. It was about gathering evidence to prove or disprove the different scenarios about the cause of the crash. Samples had again been taken at various locations and the local mobile radio transmitters and the eastern Ukrainian telephone network had been probed. The data obtained in the process has now been analyzed in the Netherlands.

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Dependence on the independent judiciary

Dependence on the independent judiciary

Courtroom in the Aeropag. Image: W. Aswestopoulos

Government and opposition want own judges

A dispute of bizarre proportions has broken out in Greece over the filling of the leading positions in the highest court, the Areopagus. The background is the plan of the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to reassign the posts of chief prosecutor and chief justice of the Areopagus. The Areopagus is the highest court for civil law and criminal jurisdiction. The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Areopagus is responsible, among other things, for initiating proceedings against politicians who have been convicted of crimes. The court assumes a key position in the Greek state system.

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Arab states: half of the under-30s are thinking about migration

Arab states: half of the under-30s are thinking about migration

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Youth in ten MENA countries show clear signs of dissatisfaction with the opportunities they have in their home countries, as reflected in the Arab Barometer

In Jordan, just over 40 percent are considering emigration, up from just over 20 percent six years ago. In Iraq and Tunisia, the rate of those willing to emigrate is "willing to emigrate" is well over 30 percent, as the graphs show. In these two countries, too, a significant increase compared with 2013 cannot be overlooked. In Morocco, as in Jordan, more than 40 percent are considering emigration.

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Action gamers learn easier

Psychologists explain how and why action games improve learning success

Several studies have already shown that challenging games improve gamers’ skills in everyday life as well. For example, hand-eye coordination benefits. Surgeons who had played on the computer before an operation also performed better afterwards, literally. Where these improvements come from in detail is not yet fully clear to scientists. An interesting study in the publications of the US Academy of Sciences (PNAS) now sheds some light on the subject.

An American research team first compared the performance of subjects used to action games and non-gamers in recognizing certain patterns superimposed by background noise of varying intensity. The gamers performed significantly better – in particular, they were better able to distinguish between patterns and noise. However, this experiment was not yet sufficient to establish a causal relationship.

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The lonely spaceship earth

The lonely spaceship earth

A photo of the Nasa satellite OSIRIS-REx makes clear in the view back from 5 million km once again the precarious existence of the life

The search for extraterrestrial life has also a desperate character. For a long time mankind has lived quite well with living on a chosen place and having no cosmic neighbors. The anthropocentrism and geocentrism has naturally expressed itself also in the religions like the Christianity, after all Jesus has come as a Redeemer only on the earth to his believers, from other intelligent beings than the earthly people, the pagans were anyway excluded, was not the speech, one sees from angels, devils and other doubtful existences once off.

The Catholic Church has already managed to admit the possibility of other planets inhabited by human beings, saying that Christ came to earth as a substitute for everyone. Eigentlich hatte er sich ja auch vervielfaltigen konnen. The Son of God must be responsible for all in the cosmos, one has become careful with the chosen people, however, the unbelievers are still excluded. Inklusion ist nicht religiose Herzensangelegenheit. Difficulties are caused by the fact that at the time of Christ’s visit intelligent beings on other planets did not live yet or did not live any more – and how should they live? "Good news" have heard the good news at all.

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Eu parliament calls for “in-depth investigation” into us eavesdropping programs

All available means are to be used, in order to bring the USA to the inexorable clearing up

The EU Parliament, in contrast to member state governments and the EU Commission, has reacted much more sharply to the NSA wiretapping programs made public by the whistleblower Snowden. While U.S. President Obama has so far not denied the details that have come to light, but merely said that all governments do this, the parliament has approved by a large majority a resolution for the Civil Liberties Committee to investigate the U.S. Surveillance programs in detail "in depth" . There was not enough support for a committee of inquiry, as was done for the Echelon program.

The EU Commission, the Council and the member states should, in order to put pressure on the US government to "and complete clarification of the" the EU Commission, the Council and the Member States should also seriously consider suspending the agreements on the exchange of PNR data and financial data for counter-terrorism purposes. Condemn as totally unacceptable the spying on and bugging of emails and phone calls from EU offices. The need to verify that data collection through Prism and other programs is legal and not in violation of cybercrime treaties.

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Supreme court: bush appoints largely unknown conservative

A shrewd move in light of the U.S "culture wars", which have now been allowed to be decided by the Supreme Court rather in favor of conservatives

With the nomination of conservative John G. Roberts to be Washington Supreme Court justice, top judge jerks U.S. Another step to the right. Because the opposition Democrats have little of substance against the new guy.

supreme court: bush appoints largely unknown conservative

Yesterday, US President Bush, obviously pleased with his move, introduced the Supreme Court nominee, Justice John Roberts. Photo: Female house

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Mh17-interim report – courage to lucke?

Mh17-interim report - courage to gap?

Last location of the machine in flight and distribution of the trummer. FDR stands for "Flight Data Recorder" (flight recorder). Image: Google Earth. Trummer data: Dutch Safety Board

The Preliminary Report documents the currently available information as a summary

Heute um 10:00 hat die vom niederlandischen Onderzoeksraad (Dutch Safety Board /DSB) gefuhrte Untersuchungskommission den Zwischenbericht ("Preliminary Report") on the crash of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.

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