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A two year old article says that "Greece has 900 shipowning families, who command the largest shipping fleet in the world, ruling an industry whose income is carefully hidden, but the annual gross revenues of which are estimated at $60 billion. What are they doing to help their country as it faces economic catastrophe and their countrymen endure severe reductions in their standard of living?" And the answer is of course nothing.
http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/a1077/financial-crisis-in-greece/

There are numerous paragraphs written into Greek law and even the Greek constitution which give shipowners preferential treatment. See also this SPIEGEL article from last year
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/greek-shipowners-spend-freely-as-country-suffers-a-975754.html

Voltaire said To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. Are Greeks allowed to criticize the shipowning families? Probably not. Just as we in Western Europe and the US are not allowed to criticize the banks (think of the occupy movement). In the end the richest 900 families probably get away with their fortune, while the ordinary people and the poor pensioners have to suffer. As usual. 
A look at the financial crisis in Greece, including how the shipping industry could impact the country's future.
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The Abyssinian roller (Coracias abyssinicus) is a member of the roller family of birds which breeds across tropical Africa in a belt south of the Sahara, known as the Sahel. It is resident in the southern part of its range, but northern breeding populations are short-distance migrants - I guess he would feel at home in Europe at the current temperature of 40°C. The call of Abyssinian roller is a harsh crow-like gak sound, or a screeched aaaargh.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abyssinian_roller
 
Abyssinian Roller. What a beautiful family the rollers are, if I had to pick a favourite then this would qualify. Just a stunning bird...
#birds #birdwatching #birding #wildlife   #Andalucia   #WorldwideBirdingTours #SerraniaDeRonda #SpanishNature   #nature
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Interesting film from Ra'anan Alexandrowicz about the role of the courts in the occupied territories in Israel. Isn't justice and occupation a contradiction in itself? All the judges that appear in the video are military judges, which means there is no clear separation of powers, of government, military (Israel Defense Forces IDS) and security sevices such as Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency ISA) on the one hand, and courts on the other hand.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Law_in_These_Parts

The full original with English subtitles is here
https://youtu.be/TlKcB-ej4vg

In a sense Palestinians are Israel's Native Americans: they have been occupied by military force and assigned to small parcels of ever shrinking barren land.
http://cognitiveliberty.net/2013/why-i-care-about-israels-occupation-of-palestine/
http://www.counterpunch.org/2003/01/14/palestinians-and-native-americans/
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While Juncker, Lagarde and Draghi earn €400.000 Euro a year, this poor Greek pensioner could not even get €120 Euro for his wife. It is the 77-year-old retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis. Mr Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife — but all in vain. When he went to a fourth bank and was told he could not withdraw his 120 euros ($180), it was all too much and he fell down in tears.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-04/crying-greek-pensioner-behind-the-photo/6594984
 
An elderly man cries outside a bank in Thessaloniki, Greece. AFP Photo: Sakis Mitrolidis
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Oh, I forgot... It is well to remember that our fortune depends much on what happens around us. Europeans were caught up in wars one or two generations back then. We who do well in Northern Europe do so because we are here at the right time at the right place, it is not due to our own deeds alone. 
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+BMW​​​​’s fuel-cell car has a 700km range, refuels in three minutes and is emission-free except pure water. If this sounds like a car that could save the world, well, that’s because it could. Fuel-cell cars are like trains perfectly suited to connect big cities and to travel long distances. In combination with electric car-sharing inside the big cities this could be the future. No fossile fuels, no toxic emissions, no contribution to global warming. Renewable-energy sources like wind and solar energy will produce an excess of electricity which could be used to produce fuel for fuel cells, i.e. hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis of water.
http://www.alphr.com/cars/1001083/bmw-s-emission-free-fuel-cell-car-has-a-700km-range-and-refuels-in-three-minutes

See also https://plus.google.com/+BMW/posts/44xUGUqJnqW
 
BMW Group Innovation Days 2015: Drive technologies of the future.
http://press.bmwgroup.com/YQGoN

Topics: The #BMW2Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype,  Direct water injection enhances efficiency and Hydrogen fuel cell drive system points the way to the future of #BMW #eDrive technology. #BMWGroup  
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I remember seeing these a few years ago and thinking they are very cool. I hope that we can develop the infrastructure that would be needed for fueling stations to make these vehicles a reality. 
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A light ocean breeze, a calm sea and a cool beach. Tropical bliss? See also https://500px.com/photo/24096445/tropical-bliss-by-hougaard-malan

Via +Jasmina Brozović​​​​
 
If anyone else is in Switzerland at the moment, here's a little help. Look at this photo, close your eyes and think of the cool ocean breeze.

#seychelles   #africa   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #beach  
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Happy independence day for all Americans and those who live in the US ! And if you don't like America, here is a (funny) video for you as well
https://youtu.be/7R5A0pg4oN8
 
🇺🇸 Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸

#independenceday   #americanflag   #july4th   #july2015  
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What are your plans for the weekend? It is much too hot here in Berlin (40°C = 104°F). Where is the next swimming pool or beach? :-/
 
Mighty Summer by martiantalez: http://goo.gl/GruF5h
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I sit in the shadows and I won't move more than my fingers for typing.
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The terminators are coming...
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