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Flüchddlingsdebaddn? Läffd bei uns. German-only post on how my region of birth deals with Nazi fucks surfing the anti-refugee wave. Result: Franconians teach the mob in the former GDR a lesson.
 
Etwa 80 rechtsextreme Demonstranten sind in Fürth dem Ruf der Neonazi-Partei "Der III. Weg" gefolgt. Ihnen gegenüber standen über 1000 Fürther Bürger, die rechte Hetze so nicht hinnehmen wollten. (jgö)
#fürth   #nürnberg   #demo   #rechtsextremismus  
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I am surprised to hear there is even such a thing as "Trump merchandise".
 
Keep sharing if you support Macy's 
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"Trump" + "Mexicans" - waaaaait a minute. I call shenanigans!
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Her expressions - so versatile. #caturday 
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The good news is: it won't be labelled, so you won't know. Bon appetit!
Scores of Americans are in an uproar since Food Safety News revealed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon allow U.S. chickens to be sent to China for processing before being shipped back to the states for human consumption. This arrangement is especially disturbing given China’s subpar food safety record and the fact that there are no plans to station on-site USDA inspectors at Chinese plants. Also, American consumers won’t know wh...
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If this gets one or the other self-involved mind to buy less corpse, it will have served a purpose. 
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Saudi Arabia has called on the international community to ban all criticism of religion.

At a July 25 symposium on media coverage of religious symbols in international law, Abdulmajeed Al-Omari, director for external relations at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, said:

"We have made it clear that freedom of expression without limits or restrictions would lead to violation and abuse of religious and ideological rights. This requires everyone to intensify efforts to criminalize insulting heavenly religions, prophets, holy books, religious symbols and places of worship."

Sorry gramps, it ain't happening.
The director for external relations at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs on July 25 called on all countries to ban criticism of religion.
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Well, look at that guy...!
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Not sure what change around here, but Google lately washes a hole lot of crap into my G+ stream. 
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welcome to my world
and the escapades of Foogle
(which really offends folks)
sorry FOLK
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Teehee! via +Brenda Schouten-Beckett
 
Lines of communication,lol
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Someone chose green for the logo of my local #criticalmass . -Very aesthetic. P.S.: "bikes" only refers to bicycles, just to point that out. Those other types of "bikes", the loud and stinky ones, are ridden by fags, as everyone knows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGyKBFCd_u4
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The only candidate with an unmistakable take on this issue is Bernie.
The expansion of the Keystone pipeline, Keystone XL, has created intense debate and political controversy.
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Respect existence or expect resistance.
Introduction
"Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist."
"I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions." 
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


My professional interests revolve around knowledge and texts and the processes in the course of which they are conceived: reading, writing, learning, and teaching.

As a trained applied linguist, educational researcher and language teacher (German as a foreign language), my core topics are language acquisition, language learning and teaching, German as a foreign and second language and multilingualism. 
In my master's thesis ("English as a lingua franca - A simplified code?") I looked at ELF discourse from a systemic-functional perspective to demonstrate the creativity that non-native speakers of a language are capable of. After that, I've worked on modelling and capturing language competence from a quantitative, sociological perspective, investigating knowledge acquisition across the lifespan in a multicohort sequential design project and found it to be a bore. I then ventured into the didactics of writing and writing process research, which currently are my bread-and-butter lines and also pet peeves: I do writing center work at a university and I teach the cultural history of writing and writing in digital environments at a university of applied science; and every once in a while I get a chance to give a workshop on writing-related topics in other surroundings and sometimes even in the "real world". 

The bottom line of what I do is motivating people and helping them (find and) harness their individual potentials.

Remnants of my former life in American literary and cultural studies are my (now dormant) interests in the transcendentalist movement and the writings it brought forth (like Emerson, Thoreau, Ripley, Whitman), my interest in Puritan literature, American Renaissance painting / the Hudson River School, Pictorialism and the Photo-Secession. I'd also love to have more time for doing social semiotics again.

Apart from that, I like to think of myself as an environmentalist. Here's from the journal:

"My spirit is in the desperate need of renewal only the woods, hills and lakes can provide. I crave silence for my ears, cool air in my lungs and nature's grandeur for my eyes. Cities will never satisfy like the Earth's tones and what her natural splendor can offer a man weary of society. 

Give me birds, not planes. Bumblebees, not armies of cars. Rivers and lakes, not canals. Trees, not buildings. Animals, not human animals. 'Humans are a plague to the Earth', (Attenborough), so heavily tax those who proliferate (Pianka).

The world I live in is a perpetual assault on the senses that distract me from myself. Electronic beeps and tones and clattering rails and ridiculously loud cars and motorcycles and billboards and TV screens and radios and cellphone apps and social media designed to bring me closer to people, but resulting in artificial relations that chip away at my interpersonal social skills. People I once knew or are now am supposed to know have become or just remain little more than avatar faces, spewing characters on screens, corpses in my ever growing contact list.

I live in a world that teaches people that they do not have enough and in which many willingly buy into this lie - and while they're buying, others (unseen) are paying the real price. People think they need more, ever more, more tech, more connections, more friends, more fun. I long for a world that teaches people that they need less, and that happiness lies therein. The woods are such a teacher.

Nature connects me with the world around me in a way that technology never can. I may be able to communicate with virtually any other human animal regardless of their whereabouts on planet Earth in an instant, but Nature offers a mechanism that connects my soul to something more basic, more reliable, and sometimes less treacherous and more fulfilling than human animals. My most reliable connection is my connection to mother Earth, to which soon enough we'll all return." 

Hobbies and interests:
Earth first. Words, writing, learning, teaching, living. Environmentalist activism, ecosocialism, Mother Nature, non-human Animal liberation, veganism, cats (big and small), frogs, bumblebees. Bike commuting, cross-country cycling, singletrail, occasional MTB downhill/enduro (avid bikepark explorer, surfer of upland trails). Books, darts, pipe smoking, djembefola, music (worldmusic, percussion, electro of all kinds, dub, glitch, 80s synthpop, SID sounds - cf. my public YT music list). Ultimate goals: independence, autonomy and self-reliance.

From cars and motorcycles to chainsaws and blenders: I tend to dislike things that come with a motor. I support local nonhuman Animal liberation initiatives and movements and panthera.org.

I am a translator for www.yourveganfallacyis.com and I am currently co-translating part of "Against Religion - The Atheist Writings of H.P. Lovecraft" into German, due for publication in 2016.
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  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main
    Writing Center Staff Member, 2014 - present
    - Inspection of existing concepts for the support of multiliteral students' language and writing competence, development of a taylor-made concept for Goethe University, Frankfurt - Organisation, conceptualizing and execution of a scientifically sound workshop program for academic writing; integration of this program into the specific institutional landscape - Offering individual writing and learning counselling - Educating and supporting peer tutors for academic writing - Developing new teaching and learning formats for the impartation of academic writing in cooperation with university teachers - Offering support and advanced training for academic staff regarding the support of academic writing and reading competence and the integration of writing in digital environments into teaching in higher education
  • Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
    2013 - present
    Teaching the cultural history of writing and writing in digital environments in the post-gradual Master program "Biographical and Creative Writing".
  • Universität Hamburg
    2008 - 2013
  • TU Dortmund
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, 2009 - 2010
    Co-designing research instruments for K5 and K9; investigating possibilities for capturing linguistic competence.
  • Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, 2009 - 2010
    Research Assistant at Germany's National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) - a study with a multi-cohort longitudinal sequence design which tries to shed light on the development of individual educational careers from a lifelong perspective.
  • University of Hamburg
    PhD student, 2011 - 2014
    Scholarship within the field of writing process research and the didactics of academic writing. Organization and moderation of a group of scholarship students (teacher students with a migration background) for the Hertie Foundation.