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“The meaning of life is that it stops. - It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. - Keep a light, hopeful heart. But ­expect the worst.” 

- quotes by franz kafka/marcus aurelius/joyce carol oates -
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Opinion: American and Kurdish ties are close but nothing fundamental has changed, yet. http://aje.io/g88v - @mikeknightsiraq
American and Kurdish ties are close but nothing fundamental has changed, yet.
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Unsere irrationale Fixierung auf "islamistischen #Terrorismus" ist nicht hilfreich. Sie verstellt den Blick und schadet dem Diskurs und damit möglichen Lösungen

Ein #Blog-Beitrag von Freitag-Community-Mitglied Sven Kerkof
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Unsere irrationale Fixierung auf "islamistischen Terrorismus" ist nicht hilfreich. Sie verstellt den Blick und schadet dem Diskurs und damit möglichen Lösungen
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Turkey's state of emergency does not legitimise beatings and torture, including rape. Sign our petition to STOP the crackdown on human rights: http://amn.st/6184BLu5E

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hoppla, schon wieder wolte jemand frei sein ...;)

"was ich krieg, das will ich nicht und was ich will, das krieg ich nicht" ... ;)

- frei nach fehlfarben -
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wie wir deutschen bei der integration versagten......

super geschrieben..... lese- und teilenempfehlung....

"Kaum jemand hat uns gefragt, wer oder was wir sein wollen. Dabei wollten wir einfach nur jung sein. Wir wollten frei sein."
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Die 29-Jährige Deutschtürkin hatte einst die Hoffnung, so frei leben zu können wie ihre deutschen Freundinnen. Das hat sich geändert. Nicht nur die Türken haben sich islamisiert, auch die Deutschen sehen in den Türken nun verstärkt "die Anderen". Als wir blutjung waren, wollten wir nur eins: ...
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+Kitrynski bemerkenswerte frage ! ... denke schon im sinne: da gibt es sicher auch einen zusammenhang.
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Die Al-Nusra-Front ist eine der stärksten Milizen im Kampf gegen Assad. Der syrische Ableger von Al-Kaida will nun mit einem Rebellenbündnis eine neue Front bilden.
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Und? Bleiben doch die gleichen Monster wie vorher auch...
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(Istanbul) – The Turkish government’s news media shutdown shows how the State of Emergency law is being used to deny the right to free speech beyond any legitimate aim of upholding public order. The government ordered 131 newspapers, news agencies, publishers, television, and radio stations to close down.
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The people of Turkey should at some point become aware what they are doing to themselves by supporting Erdogan.
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Free Speech & its Censorship

I’ve become increasingly worried about the censorship of free speech online and more broadly this year. I worry that we seem to be seeing ever more censorship enacted by not just major platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google, and YouTube, but also society, our institutions, and media generally, and often done inconsistently, hypocritically, and for purely subjective and ideological reasons. It is at times a form of fascism.

I’ve thought for years that we need user-friendly decentralised uncensorable alternatives to the current platforms in the future, at the very least as a buffer, but this is the first time I’ve thought we need these options right now. Swarm on ethereum and IPFS both have basic projects to try and begin building alternatives like this - check out Tweether for example - but these won’t be ready for a while, and Synero has been around promoting this space for a year or two as well. Even Wikileaks recently announced a desire to launch a similar network.

I never post on Twitter, really just auto-share the Sunday SciTech posts, but the other day I posted a quick “reply” post for the first time in many years, to a user who was inquiring about decentralised alternative social platforms, and simply informed them about some of the alternatives above. Twitter deleted my reply about alternatives to Twitter; I’m sure there was a simple, innocent reason for this ;)

One of the main common themes running through this phenomenon seems to be that feelings, and ideology, are given more weight and more importance than facts, evidence, and reality, and in a sense entail actively denying uncomfortable truths. It is almost like George Orwell’s 1984 is coming to life but it isn’t the State censoring and silencing us, it is ourselves, our broader society trying to censor and silence each other, influencing corporates to do the same, and leading to an amazing rise in groupthink and doublethink - a paradox in the egalitarian Information Age if it weren’t for the filter bubbles and echo-chambers our beloved InterWebs also empowers.

Of course this is just the west; in China and Iran and other places state based censorship is a whole different and very worrying problem that needs addressing.

Some good, recent commentary on these themes that came my way in the last two weeks include:

Welcome on Stasibook!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUmN80JB8cA, looking at the case in Germany with Facebook actively supporting the German government in censoring free speech, including raiding people’s houses for posting ramblings online and on Facebook. The draconian use of poorly-crafted hate speech laws, the rampant double standards of punishing different groups of people differently when they commit the same crimes. In the height of irony Facebook actually hired a former Stasi officer to report posts to the government . . . which simply beggars belief.

AllSpeechMatters: We’re In Trouble Here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcXQpYKPl_s, looking at YouTube censorship of videos that may cause offense or hurt people’s feelings or criticise religion and social movements, and stemming from other very loose hate speech policies, and yet applied haphazardly to remove some content while leaving very similar content untouched. The potential start of a very slippery slope that risks later being used to censor the speech of those same people who used it to censor their perceived dissenting opinions of the time. A call to speak out, be more opinionated, and put your beliefs and ideas out there, not only online but in the real world.

Milo Yiannopoulos, Twitter, and Freedom of Speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiuKREqBFsg, Gad Saad discusses his take on free speech, defending the rights of holocaust deniers to speak, and the efforts of academics to silence him personally by declaring some questions shouldn’t be asked. Stating that this is the first and most inalienable right people have, and the importance to a free and prosperous society of having and engaging in an open marketplace of ideas.

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Hier haben Sie das passende Instrument, mit dem Sie die Niedertracht der Berliner Eliten, um die es in diesem Text geht, geistig anfassen können - Sie werd
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Der Journalist und Autor Alexander Krützfeldt hält es für falsch, nach den jüngsten Gewalttaten nun die Möglichkeiten zu begrenzen, anonym im Internet zu surfen. Solche Software sei wichtig für Dissidenten, NGOs und Reporter, sagte er im DLF.
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Der Journalist und Autor Alexander Krützfeldt hält es für falsch, nach den jüngsten Gewalttaten nun die Möglichkeiten zu begrenzen, anonym im Internet zu surfen. Solche Software sei wichtig für Dissidenten, NGOs und Reporter, sagte er im DLF.
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I believe in the truth protecting the flame of enlightenment. Politics is no longer left vs. right, its become truth vs. propaganda. - Liberty, equality and justice for all. - We are the 99% - United we stand !

Y gwir erbyn y Byd - The Truth Against The World - Die Wahrheit gegen die Welt
 
 
 
 
Death extinguishes everything, except the truth. - Der Tod löscht alles aus, außer die Wahrheit.
 
The faith in the truth is that only ones that the souls of humans really connects. - Der Glaube an die Wahrheit ist das Einzige, das die Seelen der Menschen wirklich verbindet.
 
At first they steal the soul from you, then they rob your mind. - Erst stehlen sie dir die Seele, dann rauben sie dir den Verstand.

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"Staub und Schatten sind wir, aber wenn ich die Wahl habe zwischen dem Nichts und dem Schmerz, dann wähle ich den Schmerz, denn aus den Trümmern unserer Verzweiflung bauen wir unseren Charakter." - "We are dust and shadow, but if I have a choice between nothing and the pain, then I choose the pain, because from the debris of our despair, we build our character."
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