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“Resignation of the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and immediate reelection of the German Government
Dr. Merkel is acting irresponsible not only for Germany, but also for the EU and whole Europe. She is overruling laws without considering the consequences. She and the German Government are no longer "master of the situation" and therefore no longer able to run Germany or to have a strong political vote in the EU.”

And I’d add, she should be imprisoned for treason against her own country and the EU states.
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Rücktritt der dt. Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel und sofortige Neuwahl der Bundesregierung Frau Dr. Merkel handelt unverantwortlich nicht nur Deutschland gegenüber, sondern auch der EU und ganz Europa. Sie setzt Gesetze außer Kraft, ohne die Folgen zu bedenken. Sie und Ihre Regierung sind nicht mehr "Herr der Lage“ und somit weder fähig Deutschland zu regieren noch bei für die EU relevanten Belange, weitreichende Entscheidungen zu treffen...
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Bees and an Update on Neonicotinoid Pesticides 

I was contacted on social media by a former teacher, who specifically asked me for information on what is happening in the EU regarding neonicotinoids. 

Which Pesticides Were Banned in the EU?

In 2013 the EU place restrictions on the use of 3 neonicotinoid pesticides due to their impact on bees: clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and imidacloprid 
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:139:0012:0026:EN:PDF

Another one was additionally reviewed and subjected to restrictions: fipronil

Why is the EU Lifting the Ban?

I don't know that it is lifting the ban. The 2013 prohibition included a provision that the efficacy of the ban be reviewed. 

see paragraph (16) 

"... Within two years from the date of entry into force of the present
Regulation the Commission will initiate without undue
delay a review of the new scientific information which it
has received." 

That review would be due to start no later than the beginning of 2016 if I got the timing correct. 

Good News in Germany

Independent of EU bureaucrats some companies are taking action. Aldi-Süd, the "Walmart" in my part of Germany in terms of store impact has taken the lead on this. 

Aldi Süd's (Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hessen, parts of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, and Saarland) ban on the use of neonicotinoids by suppliers. 
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/press/releases/2016/Greenpeace-campaign-bears-fruits-Aldi-Sud-bans-bee-harming-pesticides/

Aldi Süd also operates in the countries of Australia, Austria, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia, and the United States. There is hope that the same policy on neonicotinoids used in Germany will be adopted in the international branches.

Recent Research (2016 publications) 

It's Sunday morning and I have other things to do, but I did a quick search in Google Scholar to see what papers have recently been published. Quite a few continue to point to neonicotinoids as factors in bee population declines. The consensus seems to be that the pesticides are not the sole factor, but definitely suppress bee's immune systems. Here's one abstract (paywall to get the full item)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412016300095

"At sub-lethal level (< LD50), neurotoxic insecticide molecules are known to influence the cognitive abilities of bees, impairing their performance and ultimately impacting on the viability of the colonies. In addition, widespread systemic insecticides appear to have introduced indirect side effects on both honey bees and wild bumblebees, by deeply affecting their health. Immune suppression of the natural defences by neonicotinoid and phenyl-pyrazole (fipronil) insecticides opens the way to parasite infections and viral diseases, fostering their spread among individuals and among bee colonies at higher rates than under conditions of no exposure to such insecticides. This causal link between diseases and/or parasites in bees and neonicotinoids and other pesticides has eluded researchers for years because both factors are concurrent: while the former are the immediate cause of colony collapses and bee declines, the latter are a key factor contributing to the increasing negative impact of parasitic infections observed in bees in recent decades."




DISCLAIMER:

I do not claim anywhere near completeness on this topic. Most of my articles are several weeks of research before I write. This represents 60 minutes of effort to read and write based on my general familiarity with the area. It's also biased because I only looked at the impact of the pesticides (I have an existing position against them). I'm sure there are quite a few gaps. If you are interested though there are many good tools starting with Google Scholar to find papers on the subject.
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Wow, this is interesting!
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Microsoft sank a data center on the ocean floor, where the sea water acts as a coolant, and plans to use the waves to power it. The results were encouraging enough to try a bigger version.
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Precisely.

(For the new year, my good resolution will be 3840 x 2160)
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Un Petit Tours Dans Paris
A Small Tour in Paris

2 days + (1,800 RAW shots x  2.5 seconds each shot) = coolness.
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Haha

I shot this photo in Milano, and that guy was right there with that expression just to get a glass of …Wine!
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Flame-Point Siamese
We discovered it yesterday!

Our #MrJimmy found in the bush, actually a feral cat, is a Siamese too! He has much of the character infact and a very particular coat to be a "common European cat" as he has been called at the vet’s.

http://www.life-with-siamese-cats.com/flame-point-siamese-cat.html

•  Coat: warm, creamy white – ✔
•  Eyes: brilliant intense blue – ✔
•  Points: bright reddish-gold, with legs and feet paler – ✔
•  Nose, eye rims, paw pads: pink – ✔

#caturday onTuesday.
 


It took a while to put Jimmy on focus through the LCD of the camera, and when he was I just called him.

Clubman MC Auto Zoom 80-200mm at 100mm circa, f/5.6 circa. Wonderlens bought for £0.99 in ebay.

Enjoy! Comment and +1, that's for free!

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Ok, bad move to write it only in Spanish…
They want to build yet another 5 star hotel in the middle of a natural reserve which is actually just below my town.

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El principal atractivo de esta joya natural es el hecho de que aún la industria hotelera no ha metido mano en el lugar, por lo que permanece virgen y salvaje . Esto se debe a que está situada en “la Reserva Especial de la Montaña Roja“. La isla ya goza de una infraestructura hotelera de primer nivel para abastecer a los turistas que sean necesarios. Necesitamos diversificar la economía de la isla, no condenar los pocos lugares visitables...
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“Resignation of the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and immediate reelection of the German Government
Dr. Merkel is acting irresponsible not only for Germany, but also for the EU and whole Europe. She is overruling laws without considering the consequences. She and the German Government are no longer "master of the situation" and therefore no longer able to run Germany or to have a strong political vote in the EU.”

And I’d add, she should be imprisoned for treason against her own country and the EU states.
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Rücktritt der dt. Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel und sofortige Neuwahl der Bundesregierung Frau Dr. Merkel handelt unverantwortlich nicht nur Deutschland gegenüber, sondern auch der EU und ganz Europa. Sie setzt Gesetze außer Kraft, ohne die Folgen zu bedenken. Sie und Ihre Regierung sind nicht mehr "Herr der Lage“ und somit weder fähig Deutschland zu regieren noch bei für die EU relevanten Belange, weitreichende Entscheidungen zu treffen...
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Yeah... Sigmar Gabriel for chancellor !!! (lol)

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