Fake News: USA har ikke et handelsunderskudd med EU

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Amerikanske regjeringer siden Barack Obama har kritisert EU for å være ansvarlig for et amerikansk handelsunderskudd ved bruk av urettferdige metoder, og forlanger at EU må endre det. Men underskuddet eksisterer ikke, tvert imot. Underskuddet er en falsk nyhet, spredt av politikere og ledende journalister som feier amerikanske selskapers skatteunndragelser under teppet.

Av Werner Rügemer

Selv USAs president Barack Obama kritiserte gjentatte ganger EU, og spesielt Tyskland: USAs handelsunderskudd var altfor høyt. EU var ansvarlig, og måtte endre sin økonomiske politikk. Obamas etterfølger, Donald Trump, gjentok disse kravene og falske påstandene, og skjerpet konflikten ved å innføre nye straffetoller.

Trump anslår at det amerikanske handelsunderskuddet med sine handelspartnere i 2017 er på 811 milliarder dollar, mesteparten av det med Kina. Den nest største delen, 153 milliarder, får EU skylda for, ifølge argumentasjonen fra denne særdeles tåpelige demagogen. Av dette, får Tyskland skylda for en tredjedel.

Men når man ser det…

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Study: Earth was warmer 500 million years ago, life exploded, and ‘led to the start of the human race’

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Tiny fossils unlock clues to Earth’s climate half a billion years ago. Sea temperatures of 25C helped fuel an explosion of life on Earth about 500 million years ago on Earth, according to UK scientists.

Scientists from the UK and France have quantified the temperature of Earth’s oceans over half a billion years ago by combining fossil data and climate models.

  • Study suggests early animals diversified in a greenhouse world, with a climate similar to that in which the dinosaurs lived
  • Chemical analysis was conducted on tiny fossils shells about 1mm long from blocks of limestone from Shropshire, UK, dated to between 515 – 510 million years old
  • Findings help to expand our knowledge of early animals and the environment in which they lived

Reflected light microscope images of some of the brachiopod fossils used in this study. They are not very pretty, but they are pretty useful for scientists…

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Study: Weather linked with sentiments expressed on social media

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Study suggests Facebook, Twitter sentiments correlate with weather patterns – no mention of climate linked sentiments

Sentiments expressed on Facebook and Twitter may be associated with certain weather patterns, according to a study published April 25, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONEby Patrick Baylis from the Vancouver School of Economics, Canada, Nick Obradovich from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and colleagues.

Previous research has identified a potential link between weather and people’s emotional states, but which specific weather conditions trigger positive or negative emotions and how to measure these sentiments in an accurate and consistent way require further investigation.

To examine the association between weather conditions and expressed sentiments, the authors of the present study gathered 2.4 billion posts from Facebook and 1.1 billion from Twitter between the years 2009 and 2016. They analyzed the sentiment for each post using a special tool that categorizes posts based…

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Study: Weather linked with sentiments expressed on social media

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Study suggests Facebook, Twitter sentiments correlate with weather patterns – no mention of climate linked sentiments

Sentiments expressed on Facebook and Twitter may be associated with certain weather patterns, according to a study published April 25, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONEby Patrick Baylis from the Vancouver School of Economics, Canada, Nick Obradovich from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and colleagues.

Previous research has identified a potential link between weather and people’s emotional states, but which specific weather conditions trigger positive or negative emotions and how to measure these sentiments in an accurate and consistent way require further investigation.

To examine the association between weather conditions and expressed sentiments, the authors of the present study gathered 2.4 billion posts from Facebook and 1.1 billion from Twitter between the years 2009 and 2016. They analyzed the sentiment for each post using a special tool that categorizes posts based…

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The ‘Population Bomb’ (that bombed) Turns 50

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Essay by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most destructive books of the last century, The Population Bomb, by Paul Ehrlich.

The 1968 doomsday bestseller generated hysteria over the future of the world and the Earth’s waning ability to sustain human life, as Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich offered a series of alarming predictions that turned out to be spectacularly wrong, creating the enduring myth of unsustainable population growth.

Ehrlich prophesied that hundreds of millions would starve to death in the 1970s (and that 65 million of them would be Americans), that already-overpopulated India was doomed, and that most probably “England will not exist in the year 2000.”

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NATOs nazistiske røtter

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Av Mision Verdad

Det er knyttet mange myter og til og med noen fantasier rundt nazistene, men enkelte ting som skjedde med visse offiserer, forskere og intellektuelle direkte knyttet til Det tredje rike, er bekreftet av dokumenter, rapporter og avgraderte filer.

På internett finner du lett historien om rottelinjene, hvor Vatikanet deltok med logistisk hjelp. Linjene besto av et nettverk av fluktruter og transittpunkter for enkelte personer som den amerikanske regjeringen ønsket å bruke. Denne rekrutteringen kunne skje lettere hvis den ble holdt utenfor lyset. Derfor også referansen til rotter.

Denne rekrutteringen av nazister til den vestlige siden mot kommunismen var bare en formalitet, siden Tyskland i den andre verdenskrig forsøkte å beseire Sovjetunionen. Som vi vet, greide de det ikke. Men selv høytstående nazistiske militærledere ble senere resirkulert mot sovjetblokken, i strukturen til den viktigste transatlantiske koalisjonen.

Nedenfor presenterer vi noen korte profiler av enkelte offiserer som gikk fra…

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