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Anyone seen the set of disturbing videos from Lasagnacat? This art is not for everyone.

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Wir kommen gerade aus dem Lego Batman Movie. Ein sehr schöner Film. Störend war nur das ständige Product Placement. Und ich meine nicht Lego sondern den Apfel.

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Today, Donald Trump marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with an order against refugees, and a statement that pointedly didn't mention Jews. It talks about horror inflicted on "innocent people;" it makes no reference to how those people were chosen, or why.

And given the executive order of the day, that omission seems far clearer of a message. Among other things, it bans all refugees for the next 90 days (at which point it may be renewed); bans all Syrian refugees indefinitely; and most significantly, bars all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States, regardless of their visa status, for the next 90 days – the time required for the DHS to make a longer-term decision about this.

To clarify what this means, it means that anyone from one of those countries who is living in the US legally, even as a permanent resident, who was outside the country today cannot return for an as-yet indefinite period. (It may also apply to dual citizens, or to US citizens who were born in those countries; the text of the order is very unclear) I am personally aware of a few hundred people who are directly affected by this, at this stage: people who were out of town for one reason or another and are now separated from their homes and families. From some back-of-the-envelope guessing, I would say that there are at least 5,000 people who were affected today, possibly much more.

Rather impressively, even Dick Cheney described this as "[going] against everything we stand for and believe in."

On the radio today, they were talking about how Muslim communities are concerned about possible "civil rights issues" going forward, but they were rather limited in the concerns they raised. Korematsu is still the law of the land; never overturned, it held that the Japanese internment camps of the 1940's were legitimate exercises of executive power. Those won't happen tomorrow, because there's no extra PR vim in it, and it's still too soon; many people would remember and object. But two years from now, or three, when elections are starting to come up? Internment of nationals of various countries doesn't seem so far-fetched.

After all, Wednesday's orders around building a wall between us and Mexico included provisions to build and staff large detention centers next to them.

And both today's order and Wednesday's instruct the DHS to publish regular reports of crimes committed by immigrants, to remind us all of what we're being protected from. If you haven't read a report like this before, and your German is OK, look up back issues of "Der Jude Kriminell;" I added a scan of one below, although it's grainy.

Oh, the other picture? Those are eyeglasses. You can still see some of that pile at Auschwitz-Birkenau; they didn't keep all of it, they didn't have room. It's next to the giant pile of human hair, and the giant pile of baby shoes.

I just want you to remember what this day remembers.

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Zuletzt war "Die Grabkammer des Pharao" dran. Es war das beste der drei bisherigen EXIT-Spiele und ich bin froh, dass wir keinen Hinweis benötigt haben, auch wenn uns das Tutanchamun-Spiel fast dazu gebracht hat. Leider haben wir beim geheimen Labor versagt und einen Tipp benötigt.

Wie soll das im Frühjahr mit den drei neuen Spielen besser werden?

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Die Handball WM wird über YouTube übertragen. Anders als im folgenden Artikel erwähnt muss man den Sport aber nicht über den Computer schauen. YouTube funktioniert wunderbar mit einem Chromecast. So schaue ich mir die Spiele auf dem Fernseher an. schreibt weiter:

"15 Minuten vor Anpfiff starten die Live-Bilder im Internet, die Kamera starr aufs Spielfeld gerichtet. Unkommentiert, [...], genauso während der Halbzeitpause. Vor- und Nachberichte gibt es im Stream nicht - und der wohl schmerzhafteste Verlust: auch keine Interviews. Persönliche Identifikation ist [...], ohne die Präsentation einzelner Gesichter fast unmöglich."

Das sehe ich anders. Wäre es nicht schön, wenn die Übertragungen sich auch bei Fußball, Tennis, etc auf den Sport konzentrieren würden?

Da geht man in ein tolles Eröffnungskonzert, nur um festzustellen, dass direkt vor der Nase eine 360° Kamera steht und jeder auf der Welt einem ins Nasenloch schauen kann.

Ist Werbung für Produkte, die man nicht kauft, besser als Werbung für Produkte, die man kauft?
Ist es nicht gut, wenn Rolex-Käufer dafür sorgen, dass mein Der Spiegel billiger ist?

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Sollte bei Fussball und Olympischen Spielen auch so sein. Der Sponsor zahlt und nicht der ÖR. 
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