Will The German Floods Be Attributed To Climate Change?

Long and heavy rainfalls have flooded Germany over the weekend. The most affected areas are the states Rhineland-Palatinate and North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW). 170 deaths have been confirmed, but many people are still missing. Naturally the politicization of the events is slow because even the most reckless players have an incentive not to appear too reckless and unconcerned about the plight of the people on the ground. But slowly media articles dribble down suggesting that this flood is a manifestation of the omnipresent man-made climate change. The New York Times offers additional humidity in warmer air as a reasoning. German magazine Focus expects ‘permanent rain and droughts’ to come. Both. Not much effort goes into sorting the logic out and to educate the public. In fact the New York Times mentioned explanation was crammed into a single sentence. Their readers are supposed to do all the education on their own.
[Sources in the descriptin box.]

Clueless Protesters Glued On Burger King Restaurant

Today protesters have been summoned to court because they blocked the entrance to a Burger King restaurant in the City of Trier. One door was blocked with a heap of trash and two others by the activists themselves who glued their hands on the window panes. What where they protesting? Everything. And nothing.

We Must Talk About Lindsay Ellis (Film Critic)

Of course, we need not, but I want to discuss a prominent feature of her mind and the political ramification thereof: she’s extremely strong in associative thinking.

I explain in the video what it is, the weaknesses of it and how it can be manipulated more easily than rational thinking. Please, note that I don’t say that she were lacking rational thinking. I’m just contrasting the two modes and say that chains of associations from anything and everything to Hitler is the basis of our era’s cultural mind. That cultural mind, I argue, is suffering and we see a decline of quality of public conversations, a drop in, what I would like to dub public IQ or public intelligence.

[I’m unhappy with the audio quality of my recording. I guess, the microphone was changed for the built-in one before I noticed it.]

Reporters Without Borders Calls Viktor Orbán Enemy of the Free Press

The allegation is that there is too much media concentration in Hungary. That is probably true, but the situation is easily as bad, if not actually much worse, everywhere else and the list counts only 37 heads of government.

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Reporters Without Borders lists Orban as an enemy of press freedom

Britney Spears & How Society Drives Us Crazy

Britney Spears begs the authorities to free her from the controlling conservatorship of her father.
In her court hearing she spoke of forced sterilization, punishments for disobedience and loneliness. The whole world, left and right, wonders now how a woman that has left substance abuse and erratic behavior behind herself long ago and is now a tee-total dry (non-)alcoholic can be deprived of all her basic freedoms in the name of care.

It begs the question how a society that does not intervene in mental illness in the sprawling homeless camps across California and other Liberal places and that turns a blind eye to the BLM rioters, can put a high-functioning, hard-working American into a state of slavery. She is an extreme example of what we see at large: The by-and-large most stable folks are exploited and made feel bonkers by people who are actually crazy and far more dangerous.

Queer Games Played on Hungary

Last week Hungary passed a law supposed to restrict the exposure of LGBT lobby material to children. It’s application is largely public schools, but Bertelsmann’s TV channel RTL Klub warns already that they were perportedly so scared that they could shift the program schedules of classics such as Harry Potter(?!?) or the sitcom ‘Friends.’

As a reaction the stadion in Munich was planned to be lit in protest garish. Tonight Mayor Dieter Reiter wanted to project the rainbow flag on the hall where the soccer match between the multicultural German team and the brute, yet to be enlightened Huns, eh, Hungarians takes place. That plan was scrapped. The organizer UEFA declined. A first and silent attempt to fight back against the constant politicization of everything all the time.

Deutsche Welle’s View on World Refugee Day

Harrison Mwilima at Deutsche Welle, which is a leg of the German public broadcasting system, has designed a new form of cooperation between Africa and Europe: Europe denies all its interests and African regimes get everything they want.

For that to work Europeans have to listen. Currently they work with dictators, he abhors, just to curb migration. They should rather listen to same dictators, he proposes. The piece is another intellectual gem highlighting the quality of German public broadcasting.

sources:
https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-europe-should-listen-more-to-africa-on-migration/a-57954955?maca=en-rss-en-eu-2092-rdf
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CSU Announced Woman Quota for Their Bundestag Electoral List

Germany has got a confusing election system for the lower house of the parliament. Half of the seats are reserved to electoral lists, proportionally allotted on the basis of the percentage the parties won through a second ballot. Additional off-set seats are also drawn from those electoral lists. Markus Söder has announced that his party will send women only to fill fifty percent of its list mandates. But is that even constitutional? If at least 50% of the parliament is filled on the basis of lists, the composition of those lists become a part of the parliament election process itself. Legally the selection of candidates of the list is termed a ‘character of the action’ of the federal election (Tatbestandsmerkmal). If everyday citizens are free to pick and shed party memberships in order to take part in how at least half of the seats are filled, how can a party leadership predict that fifty percent of the positions on their electoral list are going to be women? The sources are in the description boxes of the video platforms.

The War Over Big Oil (Shell, Exxon and Chevron)

On Wednesday, May 26th, our economy was dealt a major blow. The oil industry came under attack at three neural points at once. Royal Dutch Shell lost an absurd court case in the Netherlands, Exxon got two of their directors ousted from their executive board and Chevron committed to reducing the consumption of their own product. All of the three blows were delivered by hysteric climate activists.

The Dutch court referred to Shell’s obligation to the government’s ‘Climate Plan’ to reduce CO2 emissions, including ‘Scope 3 emissions.’ Scope 3 stands for the consumption of fossil fuels. The court demands that the business seeks to change the behaviour of their customers with the effect of lowering the demand for its own product.

On the same day Chevron’s shareholders (stockholders in US English) voted on their general convention to cut said Scope 3 emissions voluntarily. Other climate policy moves were only voted down narrowly with 52% (rejections and abstentions).

Meanwhile, Exxon lost two of its executives during it’s own general convention. Activist Hedge Fund ‘Engine No. 1’ led a ‘proxy fight’ to ‘harness the power of capitalism.’ They managed to get large investors such as Black Rock, D.E.Shaw, CalPERS, CalSTRS and the NY State Common Retirement Fund behind their move. Proxy advisory firms ISS and Glass Lewis helped organise the support for the placement of environmentalists right on the executive board of Exxon.

Sources:
Forbes, Reuters, Houston Chronicle, Bloomberg, MSN, LA Times, gizmodo, court verdict, engine no.1, Dutch climate law
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AfD’s Björn Höcke Gets Home Searched Over Hate Speech Allegation

Police officers made a visit at Björn Höcke’s home. The opposition leader in the parliament of the state of Thuringen is accused of having posted hate on social media. What is there to search in a home when the “crime” is committed on the internet? The officers just want to see if Björn Höcke’s words were his own words and not maybe … Lock, a squirrel! It is a classic example of intimidation and government overreach in Merkel’s “best Germany we ever had.” (note: That was her last election campaign slogan.)