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Climate Change – radiative forcing the driver of climate – what causes drives climate change – what if the gulf stream stops?

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what if the gulf stream stops? because the ocean is heating up in the deep -> Glaciers in northern hemispheres!

But when looking at the second curve,

The bottom line is that the Earth is warming up. Although land and ocean surface temperatures have been relatively flat for a number of years, that is not the only or even best way to measure the amount of extra heat absorbed by our planet. Much of the heat has gone deep, dragged down into the ocean depths where it has been building up. A downswing in the Pacific oceans natural temperature cycles has temporarily masked the always-upward trend in surface temperatures. The past three decades have very likely been the warmest 30-year period in the last 800 years, and likely to have been for the 1400.

Fazit: Der Mensch is bissl Schuld… aber es würde sowieso passieren… (Erwärmung) und das schlimmste daran:

Nicht die Erwärmung über ein paar Jahrzehnte, nein die Eiszeit über ein paar Jahrhunderte, die evtl. danach kommt! (Golfstrom reist ab)

global temps last 450000 yearsglobal temps last 13000 years

100.000 years history climate


„The Ice Age returns to New York“

the ice age returns to new york city

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Nur so viel dazu: Die Wikinger hatten auch nur Lust auf Kaperfahrt zu gehen, wenn ihre Fjorde nicht vereist waren.

D.h. das Klima beeinflußt uns alle in gehörigem Maße.

Gletscher bis Frankfurt oder sogar bis zu den Alpen sind die Prognose, wenn es wieder zu einer Eiszeit kommen könnte.

Radiating force the drivers of climate change

some solar long cycles

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Source: Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering –

The Pacific Ocean fills in another piece of the global warming puzzle

Evidence continues to mount that the slowed warming of global surface temperatures is mainly due to changes in the oceans

Jigsaw puzzle with gold piece

The global warming puzzle continues to be pieced together. Photograph: George Diebold/Getty Images

A new study published in the journal Nature incorporates temperature changes in the tropical Pacific Ocean into an advanced climate model, and finds that the model can reproduce observed global surface temperature changes remarkably well.

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 This graph shows the good match between temperatures in the Nature paper model (in red) and measured temperatures (in black). Just accounting for human and solar climate influences doesn’t reproduce the recent surface warming slowdown (in purple).Importantly, as authors Yu Kosaka and Shang-Ping Xie from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography explain, accounting for the changes in the Pacific Ocean allows the model to reproduce the slowed global surface warming over the past 15 years. It also accurately reproduces the regional and seasonal changes in surface temperatures, which adds confidence that their results are meaningful.

„Our results show that the current hiatus is part of natural climate variability, tied specifically to La-Niña-like decadal cooling … For the recent decade, the decrease in tropical Pacific sea surface temperature has lowered the global temperature by about 0.15 degrees Celsius compared to the 1990s“.

Despite only covering 8.2 percent of the Earth’s surface, these results suggest that the tropical Pacific Ocean plays a major role in short-term changes in the average global surface temperature. And over the past 15 years, it’s offset most of the global surface warming from the increased greenhouse effect.

These results are broadly consistent with several other important recent papers investigating the role of the oceans in global warming. For example, the model used in this study finds that the overall heating of the planet has not slowed when the warming of the oceans are taken into account, as studies led by John Abraham, myself, and several others have also concluded.

Research led by Gerald Meehl has similarly focused on the importance of the Pacific Ocean in short-term global surface temperature changes. His climate model predicts that there will be decades when surface temperature changes are relatively flat because more heat is transferred to the deep oceans, precisely as we have observed over the past decade. Meehl discussed the Kosaka & Xie study with Carbon Brief,

„This paper basically confirms, with a novel methodology, what we originally documented in our Nature Climate Change paper in 2011 and followed up with in our Journal of Climate paper … We went beyond [the new paper] to show that when the tropical Pacific was cool for a decade … more heat is mixed into the deeper ocean, something the new paper doesn’t address.“

Kevin Trenberth, who co-authored several of these important ocean studies, has likewise pointed to the important role of the Pacific Ocean in transferring more heat to the deep oceans.

„The cause of the shift is a particular change in winds, especially in the Pacific Ocean where the subtropical trade winds have become noticeably stronger, changing ocean currents and providing a mechanism for heat to be carried down into the ocean. This is associated with weather patterns in the Pacific, which are in turn related to the La Niña phase of the El Niño phenomenon.“

Research by Masahiro Watanabe of the Japanese Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute has also suggested that the transfer of heat to the deep oceans and corresponding slowed global surface warming is related to changes in the Pacific.

Thus the scientific picture is becoming increasingly clear that the Pacific Ocean has played a large role in the slowed surface warming in recent years, but the warming of the oceans and planet as a whole have continued unabated. Thus the slowed surface warming is very likely to be a temporary effect, similar to the flat global surface temperatures between 1940 and 1970 when the Pacific Ocean was in another cool cycle.

Although it may be a natural reaction to hope that the recent slowed surface warming suggests that climate change isn’t an imminent threat, the scientific evidence simply does not support such optimism. Climate scientist Judith Curry, who I recently criticized for failing to grasp the concept of climate risk management, recently articulated this rosy view on her blog. By focusing at the model simulation data specifically from 1975 to 1998, Curry incorrectly argued that the study supports the position that global warming is mostly natural.

There are a few major problems with this argument. Between 1975 and 1998 when the Pacific Ocean was in a warm phase of its cycle, it accounted for some of the observed global surface warming (though less than Curry asserts; about 30 percent). But the thing about cycles – they’re cyclical. Focusing on the warm cycles while ignoring the cool cycles is an example of classic cherry picking.

If we look at the full record, for both 1950–2012 and 1970–2012 (the Pacific Ocean temperature data are most reliable since 1970), according to the model used in this study, the Pacific Ocean has actually had a slight overall cooling effect on global surface temperatures. It’s also important to note that this cycle is just moving heat around between oceans and air – the overall warming of the planet has remained steady and rapid.

Thus the body of scientific research consistently shows that global warming continues unabated, and is predominantly human-caused. The Pacific Ocean has likely played a significant role in the slowed global surface warming over the past 15 years by transferring more heat to the deep oceans, but that change appears to be a temporary one. When the Pacific Ocean enters its next warm cycle, we’re likely to see a rapid warming of global surface temperatures. If we continue to use the temporary slowed surface warming as an excuse to delay climate action, we’ll regret that decision when the surface warming kicks in with a vengeance.

brief introduction to the history of climate

Beginning in the early 1900s, the climate of the world began to warm. This is evident in Figure 1-1, which shows the average Earth surface temperature from 1880 through 1999. The temperature is an area-weighted average over the land and ocean compiled by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, using an averaging technique devised by Quayle et al. ; see also . In the plot, „zero“ temperature is defined as the temperature in 1950. The fine line shows the monthly temperatures; the thicker line shows the 12 month yearly averages.

The figure shows that the 20th century had a temperature rise of nearly one degree Celsius. That may not sound like a lot, but its effects are quite noticeable. In Europe, the great glaciers of the Alps, such as the Mer de Glace near Chamonix, have been in retreat, and the canals of Holland almost never freeze over, as they did in an earlier era to allow Hans Brinker to silver skate into legend. The effects elsewhere on the globe are more severe, with large areas of Central Africa, once fertile, becoming arid and no longer capable of supporting a large population. Although the reason for this warming is not fully understood, many climate scientists think it is the result of the addition of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by humans.

Figure 1-1 Global warming

As we go back in time in search of earlier records, the historical record becomes less reliable. Fortunately, Nature has provided its own recording mechanism. As we will explain in Chapter 4, measurements of oxygen isotopes yield an estimate of ancient temperatures combined with total global ice volume – a combination which is just as interesting as temperature alone, if not more so. Data from a kilometer long core taken from the Greenland glacier, as part of the Greenland Ice Sheet Project „GISP2“ , are shown in Figure 1-2. For comparison purposes, the zero of temperature scale for this plot was set to match that of the previous plot. For historical interest, we marked some events from European history.

Figure 1-2 Climate of the last 2400 years

The cool period preceding the 20th century warming is now seen as a dip that lasted 700 years. This period is now referred to as „the little ice age.“ (The coldest periods, near 1400 and 1700, are sometimes called the two little ice ages.) In her popular account of the history of the 14th century, historian Barbara W. Tuchman, argues that the low temperatures triggered social conflict and poor food production, and was thus responsible for hunger, war, and possibly even pestilence . Just a few centuries prior, at the beginning of the second millennium, Europe had experienced the „medieval warm period“ . It was a time when civilization emerged from the Dark Ages, art and painting flourished, and the wealth and new productivity of Europe allowed it to build the great cathedrals. Some historians will attribute this flowering to great leaders, or to great ideas, or to great inventions, but it is foolish to ignore the changes in climate. Just prior to that, in the 900s, the Vikings were invading France, possibly driven from the more northern latitudes by the cold temperatures of that century. The height of the Roman republic and empire was reached during another time of unusual warmth – even higher than the warm period of today, if the ice-reckoned temperature scale is accurate.

The next plot (Figure 1-3) shows the data from the Greenland ice core back to 10,000 BC. Near the right hand side of this plot, the little dip of the little ice age is clear. Some scientists argue that global warming is not human caused, but is simply a natural return to the normal temperature of the previous 8,000 years. In fact, no one knows for sure if this is right or not. But the foundation for thinking that human effects will cause warming is substantial. Even if the recent rise in temperature is natural, human caused effects have a high probability of dominating in the near future, and within our lifetimes the temperature of the Earth could go higher than has ever seen previously by Homo sapiens.

Figure 1-3 Climate of the last 12,000 years

The dip near 6000 BC is not understood. It actually appears to be coincident with a short term increase in temperature that took place in Antarctica! So we can’t easily interpret everything in these plots, at least not without studying other records. Fluctuations are evident all over the plot, and crying to be understood.

Agriculture began about 7,000 BCE, as marked on the plot. All of civilization was based on this invention. Agriculture allows large groups of people to live in the same location. It allows a small number of people to feed others, so that the others can become craftsmen, artists, historians, inventors, and scientists.

The sudden rise at the left side of the plot, at about 9,000 BCE (i.e. 11,000 years ago), was the end of the last ice age. The abruptness of the termination is startling. Agriculture, and all of our civilization, developed since this termination. The enormous glacier, several kilometers thick, covering much of North America and Eurasia, rapidly melted. Only small parts of this glacier survived, in Greenland and Antarctica, where they exist to this day. The melting caused a series of worldwide floods unlike anything previously experienced by Homo sapiens. (There had been a previous flood at about 120 kyr, but that was before Homo sapiens had moved to Europe or North America.) The flood dumped enough water into the oceans to cause the average sea level to rise 110 meters, enough to inundate the coastal areas, and to cover the Bering Isthmus, and turn it into the Bering Strait. The water from melting ice probably flooded down over land in pulses, as ice-dammed lakes formed and then catastrophically released their water. These floods left many records, including remnant puddles now known as the Great Lakes, and possibly gave rise to legends that persisted for many years. As the glacier retreated, it left a piles of debris at its extremum. One such pile is now known as New York’s Long Island.

In the next plot, Figure 1-4, we show the Greenland ice data for the last 100,000 years. The very unusual nature of the last 11,000 years stands out in striking contrast to the 90,000 years of cold that preceded it. We now refer to such an unusual warm period as an interglacial. The long preceding period of ice is a glacial. During the last glacial, humans developed elaborate tools, and Homo sapiens migrated from Africa to Europe. But they did not develop civilization until the ice age ended.

During the glacial, not only was the temperature lower by 8 Celsius (and some estimates put it at more than 12 Celsius – the record is a superposition of ice volume and temperature), but the climate was extremely irregular. The irregularities in temperature during the glacials, the wild bumps and wiggles that cover much of Figure 1-4, are real, not an artifact of poor measurement. The same bumps and wiggles are seen in two separate cores in Greenland, and in data taken from sea floor records found off the California coast. The ability to adapt quickly during this wild climate ride may have given a substantial advantage to adaptable animals, such as humans, and made it difficult for other large fauna to survive. Maybe it was these rapid changes, and not the rapaciousness of humans, that drove the mammoths, camels, giant ground sloths and giant beavers (the size of bears) of North America extinct. Recent global warming appears negligible on this plot. However, if predictions of climate modelers are correct, global warming temperature changes will be comparable those during the ice age.

Figure 1-4 Climate of the last 100,000 years

The reliable data from Greenland go back only as far as shown in Figure 1-4. We can continue the climate plot further back by using the records from Vostok, the Russian base in Antarctica, where another ice core was drilled. The last 420 thousand years of a deuterium measurement at Vostok is shown in Figure 1-5, with the most recent 100 kyr appended from the Greenland record (which is more detailed). The temperature scale was adjusted to agree with the scale on the Greenland record.

Figure 1-5 Climate for the last 420 kyr, from Vostok ice

From this plot, it is clear that most of the last 420 thousand years (420 kyr) was spent in ice age. The brief periods when the record peaks above the zero line, the interglacials, typically lasted from a few thousand to perhaps twenty thousand years.

These data should frighten you. All of civilization developed during the last interglacial, and the data show that such interglacials are very brief. Our time looks about up. Data such as these are what led us to state, in the Preface, that the next ice age is about to hit us, any millennium now. It does not take a detailed theory to make this prediction. We don’t necessarily know why the next ice age is imminent (at least on a geological time scale), but the pattern is unmistakable.

The real reason to be frightened is that we really don’t understand what causes the pattern. We don’t know why the ice ages are broken by the short interglacials. We do know something – that the driving force is astronomical. We’ll describe how we know that in Chapter 2. We have models that relate the astronomical mechanisms to changes in climate, but we don’t know which of our models are right, or if any of them are. We will discuss these models in some detail in this book. Much of the work of understanding lies in the future. It is a great field for a young student to enter.

The ice records take us back only to 420,000 years in the past. However, oxygen isotope records in sea floor cores allow us to go further. One of the best sets of data comes from a location in the northern Atlantic Ocean known as the Ocean Drilling Project Site 607 . This site has climate data going back three million years, and is shown in Figure 1-6. But before you look at the figure, let us warn you. In the paleoclimate community, there is a convention that time is shown backwards. That is, the present is plotted on the left-hand edge, and the past is towards the right. We are going to use this opportunity to change our convention, for the remainder of the book, so that you will have less trouble reading the literature. (The literature of „global warming“ scientists, in contrast, follows the other convention, which we have used up until now.) We apologize for this change in convention, but we do not take blame for it.

In Figure 1-6, the 10 kyr years of agriculture and civilization appear as a sudden rise in temperature barely visible squeezed against the left hand axis of the plot. The temperature of 1950 is indicated by the horizontal line. As is evident from the data, civilization was created in an unusual time.

There are several important features to notice in these data, all of which will be discussed further in the remainder of the book. For the last million years or so (the left most third of the plot) the oscillations have had a cycle of about 100 kyr (thousand years). That is, the enduring period of ice is broken, roughly every 100 kyr, by a brief interglacial. During this time, the terminations of the ice ages appear to be particularly abrupt, as you can see from the sudden jumps that took place near 0, 120, 320, 450, and 650 thousand years ago. This has led scientists to characterize the data as shaped like a „sawtooth,“ although the pattern is not perfectly regular.

Figure 1-6 Climate of the last 3 million years

But as we look back beyond a 1000 kyr (1 million years), the character changes completely. The cycle is much shorter (it averages 41 kyr), the amplitude is reduced, the average value is higher (indicating that the ice ages were not as intense) and there is no evidence for the sawtooth shape. These are the features that ice age theories endeavor to explain. Why did the transition take place? What are the meanings of the frequencies? (We will show that they are well-known astronomical frequencies.) In the period immediately preceding the data shown here, older than 3 million years, the temperature didn’t drop below the 1950 value, and we believe that large glaciers didn’t form – perhaps only small ones, such as we have today in Greenland and Antarctica.

As we end this brief introduction to the history of the ice ages, let’s again look to the future. As soon as the cycle of the ice ages was known, scientists realized that the ice age would eventually return. Some of them enjoyed scaring the public about the impending catastrophe. In Figure 1-7 we show the cover from a magazine of the 1940s showing the consequences of the return of the ice age to New York City. (One of the authors of the present book, RAM, saw this image as a child, and it made a lasting impression.) Unfortunately, the art genre of returning ice has been superceded, in the public forum, by paintings of asteroids about to hit the Earth, usually with a curious dinosaur momentarily distracted by the unusual scene. But, as we mentioned earlier, the more likely scenario for the early 21st century, is the continued gradual growth of global warming.

Figure 1 -7 The Ice Age returns to New York City

You may continue in Chapter 1 to read A Brief Introduction to Ice Age Theories, or A Brief Introduction to Spectra.

Der Fall – Edward Snowden – seine größte Sorge „dass sich nichts ändern könnte“

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Rommel’s Erfolge im zweiten Weltkrieg in Afrika waren beinahe ausschließlich auf seine „gute Quelle“ (geknackter US-Telegrafie-Code) zurückzuführen.

Nach dem Krieg wurde das Zitat bekannt „das Land welches den besseren Geheimdienst hat, gewinnt den Krieg.“

Wir befinden uns in der Nach-Kriegs-Zeit. Doch sieht man an diesem Beispiel, welche Wichtigkeit die Geheimdienste, nach diesem Weltkrieg zugesprochen wurde.

Dementsprechend mächtig „Gott ähnlich“ über und neben dem Gesetz und der Verfassung eines jeden Landes stehend und Selbstherrlich sind dieses Instutionen jetzt auch. 50 Jahre nach dem Krieg wird ihre Existenz-Berechtigung (Welt ohne „Feind“) angezweifelt.

Doch dieser mit allen mächten ausgestattete Organismus der seine Mittarbeiter gut bis sehr gut bezahlt, möchte seine eigene Machtbeschränkung oder Abschaltung natürlich verhindern.

Organisationen welche für digitale Rechte und Privatsphäre kämpfen: his biggest fear: „that nothing will change“ „dass sich nichts verändern wird“ Schaut euch mal President Kennedy’s Ängste vor dem Industrial-Military-Complex an: Where is Edward Snowden? Assange about Snowden: [] „Rocket Docket“ docket refers to a court or other tribunal that is noted for its speedy disposition of cases and controversies that come before it, often by maintaining strict adherence to the law as pertains to filing deadlines, etc. The term was originally applied to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia,[1] after Judge Albert V. Bryan Jr., who ran the federal courthouse in Alexandria, decided that justice was being dispensed too slowly for his liking. The court earned the nickname among attorneys practicing there in the 1970s, who told stories of Bryan ruling on the spot when motions were argued, and trying entire cases in one afternoon. As of September 2011, the Eastern District of Virginia had the shortest average time from filing to disposition for civil cases that went to trial (at 12.1 months) and was second (behind the Eastern District of Pennsylvania) in median time for resolution of all civil cases.[2] Later the term was applied to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.[3] Other jurisdictions that have been characterized as rocket dockets include the United States District Court for the Northern District of California; the United States District Court for the Southern District of California; the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.[4] The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has designated its expedited examination of design patent applications as a rocket docket.[5] In Jefferson County (Louisville), Kentucky a team of prosecutors is assigned to the Progressive Criminal Justice Plan, referred to as the „rocket docket,“ for speedy resolution of certain criminal matters.[6] Another notable „rocket docket“ court involves Lee County, Florida (Fort Myers), home of numerous foreclosure proceedings due to the collapse of the Florida housing market, where on some days the court hears up to 1,000 cases per day (assuming an 8-hour day, this equates to less than 30 seconds per case) and the entire case consists of two questions: 1) Is the homeowner behind on mortgage payments? 2) Is the homeowner still in the house? Whereupon the judge allows the homeowner 60 days to work out a matter with the bank or lose the house.[7]


  1. ^ A Double Dose of Molasses in the Rocket Docket, Washington Post, October 3, 2004; Page C04
  2. ^ „U.S. District Courts—Median Time Intervals From Filing to Disposition of Civil Cases – Terminated, by District and Method of Disposition, During the 12-Month Period Ending September 30, 2011“Judicial Business of the U.S. Courts, 2011. U.S. Courts. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Michael Gorman, The „Rocket Docket“, the TechLaw Forum.
  4. ^ New patent rocket docket rises in Wis., The National Law Journal, March 24, 2008, at p. 8.
  5. ^ Manual of Patent Examining Procedure § 501.I.A(C)
  6. ^ Commonwealth Attorney’s Office – Jefferson County, Kentucky
  7. ^ „As foreclosures mount, Florida court turns to ‚rocket docket'“CNN. February 23, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2012.

atleast in australia people are protesting:

#‎Prism‬ ‪#‎Snowden‬ ‪#‎BND‬ ‪#‎NSA‬ ‪#‎Tempora‬ ‪#‎GCHGQ‬ source: he is an honest man: News-Meldung vom 26.07.2013 00:01

Von der Verantwortung eines Admins

Meldung vorlesen und MP3-Download

Heute ist der SysAdmin Day. Kekse, Kuchen und Küsse für all diejenigen, die dafür sorgen, dass das Leben in Digitalien keine Hölle ist. Natürlich bewundern wir alle die heroischen Taten all derer, die wissen, dass es eine ordentliche Dokumentation nur auf NTV gibt, zumal nach einem Quiz wie diesem. Doch heute muss der SysAdmin Appreciation Day etwas ernsthafter angegangen werden. Edward Snowden war System-Administrator. Er arbeitete für die Beratungsfirma Booz Allen Hamilton und war in Hawaii eingesetzt, um Systeme zu warten, die von der National Security Agency genutzt wurden. Das klingt ungewöhnlich, scheint aber ein profitables Geschäft zu sein: 1,3 Milliarden US-Dollar oder 23 Prozent des jährlichen Umsatzes von Booz Allen Hamilton stammen aus den Geschäften mit den US-amerikanischen Schlapphüten. In einer Pressemeldung erklärte die Firma sofort, dass Snowden den Ethik-Code des Unternehmens gebrochen habe und informierte zudem darüber, dass Snowden 122.000 Dollar im Jahr verdiente. Nicht schlecht für einen unbedeutenden System-Administrator ohne abgeschlossene Ausbildung. Vor seiner Zeit bei Booz Allen Hamilton arbeitete Snowden ab 2007 für die CIA, als System-Administrator in Genf, im UN-Kontaktbüro der US-amerikanischen Regierung. Dort hatte er weitreichende Zugriffsrechte und bemerkte zum ersten Mal, in welchem Umfang amerikanische Dienste Kommunikationsdaten abgreifen. Ihm wurde klar, dass er als System-Administrator ein Stückchen einer großen Überwachungsmaschine am Laufen hält. „Ich erkannte, dass ich Teil von etwas geworden war, das viel mehr Schaden anrichtete als Nutzen brachte,“ erzählte Snowden dem Guardian. Snowden hoffte, dass US-Präsident Obama die auswuchernde Überwachung stoppen würde. Eine noble, vergebliche Hoffnung. Mit der Zeit reifte sein Entschluss, die während seiner Arbeit erkannten Missstände zu dokumentieren und öffentlich zu machen. Dem Guardian sagte er dazu: „Ich bin bereit, öffentlich die Authenzität dieser [Angaben] zu bezeugen und zu sagen: ‚Ich habe nichts verändert, ich habe kein Detail dieser Geschichte geändert. Dies ist die Wahrheit; dies ist, was da passiert. Ihr alle sollt entscheiden, ob wir so etwas machen müssen.'“ Der Schritt vom System-Administrator zum Whistleblower war technisch einfach und fiel niemandem auf. Über 1500 IT-Spezialisten mit hohen Zugriffsrechten sollen das Kommunikationsnetz der NSA warten. Die internationale League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) hat sich zur Tat von Edward Snowden offiziell geäußert. Verglichen mit anderen hasserfüllten Statements über den Vaterlandsverräter in den USA fällt das Urteil recht verhalten aus. Zwar wird die Verpflichtung eines System-Administrators mit dem Eid verglichen, den ein Soldat ablegt, doch heißt es unter Berufung auf den Ethik-Code der System-Administratoren, dass die Vertraulichkeit der Arbeit dort Grenzen hat, wo illegale Aktivitäten im Spiel sind. Sehen System-Administratoren solche Aktivitäten, sollen sie sich an die vorgegebenen Meldungs-Strukturen halten, meinte die LOPSA. Doch was ist, wenn das gesamte System so verrottet ist, dass keine Meldung je nach draußen an die Öffentlichkeit dringen würde? Edward Snowden ist nicht der erste System-Administrator, der zum Whistleblower wurde. Vor ihm suchte in den USA Shawn Carpenter einen Weg abseits der Strukturen, um über Titan Rain zu informieren. Er wandte sich an die US-Armee und das FBI – und wurde dafür gefeuert. Jedoch, nur um später von einem Gericht als guter Amerikaner rehabilitiert zu werden. Ob Snowden eines Tages auch in den USA zu den Guten gezählt wird, ist heute noch nicht auszumachen. Vielleicht ist sein Verhalten ein Denkanstoß für alle System-Administratoren, an ihrem „Feiertag“ über die ethische Dimension der eigenen Arbeit nachzudenken. Die Empfehlung der LOPSA ist, dieses Poster auszudrucken und aufzuhängen, falls jemand unangenehme Fragen hat. Das kann nur der Anfang sein. (Detlef Borchers) / (dz)

Edward Snowden’s not the story. The fate of the internet is

The press has lost the plot over the Snowden revelations. The fact is that the net is finished as a global network and that US firms‘ cloud services cannot be trusted

Edward Snowden

While the press concentrates on the furore surrounding Edward Snowden’s search for political asylum, it has forgotten the importance of his revelations. Photograph: Tatyana Lokshina/AP

Repeat after me: Edward Snowden is not the story. The story is what he has revealed about the hidden wiring of our networked world. This insight seems to have escaped most of the world’s mainstream media, for reasons that escape me but would not have surprised Evelyn Waugh, whose contempt for journalists was one of his few endearing characteristics. The obvious explanations are: incorrigible ignorance; the imperative to personalise stories; or gullibility in swallowing US government spin, which brands Snowden as a spy rather than a whistleblower. In a way, it doesn’t matter why the media lost the scent. What matters is that they did. So as a public service, let us summarise what Snowden has achieved thus far. Without him, we would not know how the National Security Agency (NSA) had been able to access the emails, Facebook accounts and videos of citizens across the world; or how it had secretly acquired the phone records of millions of Americans; or how, through a secret court, it has been able to bend nine US internet companies to its demands for access to their users‘ data. Similarly, without Snowden, we would not be debating whether the US government should have turned surveillance into a huge, privatised business, offering data-mining contracts to private contractors such as Booz Allen Hamilton and, in the process, high-level security clearance to thousands of people who shouldn’t have it. Nor would there be – finally – a serious debate between Europe (excluding the UK, which in these matters is just an overseas franchise of the US) and the United States about where the proper balance between freedom and security lies. These are pretty significant outcomes and they’re just the first-order consequences of Snowden’s activities. As far as most of our mass media are concerned, though, they have gone largely unremarked. Instead, we have been fed a constant stream of journalistic pap – speculation about Snowden’s travel plans, asylum requests, state of mind, physical appearance, etc. The „human interest“ angle has trumped the real story, which is what the NSA revelations tell us about how our networked world actually works and the direction in which it is heading. As an antidote, here are some of the things we should be thinking about as a result of what we have learned so far. The first is that the days of the internet as a truly global network are numbered. It was always a possibility that the system would eventually be Balkanised, ie divided into a number of geographical or jurisdiction-determined subnets as societies such as China, Russia, Iran and other Islamic states decided that they needed to control how their citizens communicated. Now, Balkanisation is a certainty. Second, the issue of internet governance is about to become very contentious. Given what we now know about how the US and its satraps have been abusing their privileged position in the global infrastructure, the idea that the western powers can be allowed to continue to control it has become untenable. Third, as Evgeny Morozov has pointed out, the Obama administration’s „internet freedom agenda“ has been exposed as patronising cant. „Today,“ he writes, „the rhetoric of the ‚internet freedom agenda‘ looks as trustworthy as George Bush’s ‚freedom agenda‘ after Abu Ghraib.“ That’s all at nation-state level. But the Snowden revelations also have implications for you and me. They tell us, for example, that no US-based internet company can be trusted to protect our privacy or data. The fact is that Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are all integral components of the US cyber-surveillance system. Nothing, but nothing, that is stored in their „cloud“ services can be guaranteed to be safe from surveillance or from illicit downloading by employees of the consultancies employed by the NSA. That means that if you’re thinking of outsourcing your troublesome IT operations to, say, Google or Microsoft, then think again. And if you think that that sounds like the paranoid fantasising of a newspaper columnist, then consider what Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission, had to say on the matter recently. „If businesses or governments think they might be spied on,“ she said, „they will have less reason to trust the cloud, and it will be cloud providers who ultimately miss out. Why would you pay someone else to hold your commercial or other secrets, if you suspect or know they are being shared against your wishes? Front or back door – it doesn’t matter – any smart person doesn’t want the information shared at all. Customers will act rationally and providers will miss out on a great opportunity.“ Spot on. So when your chief information officer proposes to use the Amazon or Google cloud as a data-store for your company’s confidential documents, tell him where to file the proposal. In the shredder.

The mail provider used by snowden shuts down. snowden shutdown


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we as a species have to become conscious – that all we do – every single bending of a blade of grass – is defining / reflecting / showing our culture.


culture is „the way of doing things“.


you drive with benzin, the other guy drives electric.


same outcome, different method, different side-effects.


if you like to party and destrying things along the way, it shows your culture.


if you prefer to pay people to help you, instead of having friends and a vital relationship that helps each other, it shows your culture… and what it is lacking.


the culture of easter-island was to make bigger and bigger statues as symbols of prestige & power.

along this, they completely used up their tree-resources, without trees they neither could build fishing-boats nor fishing-nets… and lost their primary source of food: fish.

a culture where prestige & power can lead to the overuse of natural resources … sounds like modern western civilisation… is a culture that is not sustainable.

the question is not if… but when it will collapse.

i just hope we manage to adapt faster than those easter-islanders…. that dropped their stone-carving tools immediately and forever.


a lot of different cultures… why do we not learn from each other? that would be so crucial.



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(me, 2013)





LÄNDER die Miteinander Handel treiben, wirtschaftlich voneinander Abhängig sind werden nicht auf ihre Kunden schießen.









Es braucht nur eine kritische Masse unzufriedener, gewaltbereiter junger MÄNNER (!!! oder Frauen?) und es kommt zum AUFSTAND, REGIERUNGSSTÜRZUNG oder wie erst in Italien geschehen, zum klaren BRUCH mit der von USA emfpohlenen und von Schäferhund-MERKEL umgesetzten Europa-Politik.

Alten Scheiß. Für die Deutschen wie für die Portugiesen, Spanier, Italiener auch, war ist und war der Euro (imitation des Dollars) gleich bedeutend mit 100% INFLATION (alles doppelt so teuer) und einem zusammenbruch ihrer binnen Wirtschaft.

Die südlichen Länder haben sich in der Vergangenheit IMMER nicht über Sparen sondern über Inflation vom Schuldenberg befreit.

Ja das ist eine unehrliche aber funktionierende Finanz-Politik.

Deutschland geiselt sich lieber selbst und spaart. Jedem Machosist das seine.

Wenns bei uns brennt hauen die Türken doch alle wieder ab in ihre Heimat.

Und das ist auch ihr Recht. Was bleibt ist HARTZ4-GESOCKS!

… Wirtschaftskrise + Bildungsmangel + südländische Mentalität = OBDACHLOSIGKEIT, HUNGER, CHAOS, ANARCHIE, GEWALT, BÜRGERKRIEG IN DEUTSCHLAND!

nichts gegen Ausländer, es gibt auch GENÜGEND bescheuerte Deutsche.

Ich bin ein sehr hilfsbereiter Mensch, habe in den letzten Wochen/Monaten folgende Erfahrungen gemacht und hätte gerne euer Feedback:


o habe einen 45jährigen obdachlosen Italiener aufgenommen (gegen geringe Miete von 100€ für warmes !!!! Zimmer in ULM!!! (minimum 250€)…


welcher einem ebenfalls obdachlosen 25 jährigen portugiesen versprochen hat, ihn mit in die Wohnung zu nehmen.

Diesem Portugiesen habe ich einen Laptop gestellt (unentgeltlich), habe ihm geholfen 1x Bewerbung zu schreiben.

Gerade versuche ich ihm zu helfen die Miete vom Sozialamt genehmigt zu bekommen.

Sein Deutsch ist OK aber man merkt seinen EXTREM niedrigen Bildungsstand UND seine soziale VERWAHRLOSUNG EXTREM an.

… als der Italiener davon Wind bekam wollte er auch gleich dass ich ihm dabei Helfe vom Sozialamt Miet-Geld zu bekommen, eine Streetworkerin meite „geht nicht“ und dabei werde ich es auch belassen.


Habe einem türkischen Kollegen einen PC ausgeliehen (unentgeltlich) er hat mir dafür einen mini Auftrag vermittelt… ok, so weit so gut, doch die Bezahlung für den Miniauftrag verschleppt sich jetzt schon seit 3 Wochen. Eigentlich wollte ich mit ihm wirtschaftlich kooperieren, aber ist das unter diesen Umständen (extrem schlechte Zahlungsmoral) möglich?


Bin gerade dabei eine Website für einen Vietnamesen und sein Nagelstudio zu machen. Hab schon einen Entwurf vorgelegt, 300€, okay runtergehandelt worden auf 200€. Er kriegt es noch nicht ein mal hin seinen Laptop internet zu verschaffen. Sein extrem gebrochenes/schlechtes Deutsch hilft ihm dabei leider auch nicht wirklich.

Ich habe schon garkeine Lust mehr, obwohl ich schon viel Zeit (3-4 Stunden) und Geld (20€ für Domain-Namen) investiert habe.

Er wollte schon mal eine Homepage von ihm, ich NUR (!!!) 6x SUSHI. EINEN ALTEN SCHEISS HAB ICH BEKOMMEN. VERTRÖSTET IST MAN WORDEN. „ICH RUFEN AN“.

….. und so denke ich mir IMMER und IMMER wieder……









.. will die Stadt Ulm mich als Sozialarbeiter engagieren?

… wenns nach mir gehen würde würde ich jedem „arbeitslosen“ einen halben Hektar Acker und eine Schaufel stellen und ihm Selbstversorgung bei bringen. KARTOFFELANBAU!KARTOFFELANBAU!KARTOFFELANBAU! (muss ich selbst noch von Bauern lernen, hab aber bereits etwas Erfahrung). Aber das geht ja nicht, weil die Stadt es nicht will (könnte eine rechtsfreie Zone werden. DARF NICHT!)


Italiener (links) regt sich auf, dass Deutsch-Portugiese (mit deutschem Pass, rechts im Bild) Hartz-4 bekommt, während er, zwar in Deutschland bleiben darf (im Gegensatz zum Bosnier, weil nicht in der EU) aber nur schwer primitive Arbeitet findet und ohne Caritas nicht überlebensfähig wäre, währnend Deutsch-Portugiese den ganzen Tag herumsitzt und sein Hartz-4 Geld GESCHENKT bekommt (300€ Plus 200€ für Wohnung).

Der Bosnier hätte ihm am liebsten eine rein gehauen, weil diese wurde Abgeschoben, weil er sich von seiner deutschen Frau getrennt hatte.



Demnächst gibt es Hartz-4 für alle:

EU-Einwanderer in Deutschland: Hartz IV für alle?

Von Maximilian Popp, Stuttgart

Jobcenter in Dortmund: Alle Migranten schlechterstellenZur Großansicht


Jobcenter in Dortmund: Alle Migranten schlechterstellen

Steht arbeitssuchenden Einwanderern aus der Europäischen Union Hartz IV zu? Die schwarz-gelbe Koalition sperrt sich dagegen. Doch ein Gericht könnte die Bundesregierung zu mehr Großzügigkeit zwingen.

Lazarinka R. glaubte, Deutschland sei das Land ihrer Zukunft, sie glaubte, hier könne sie glücklich werden. Nun klagt sie gegen dieses Land und dessen Gesetze.

Lazarinka R., 24, kam im Spätsommer 2008 aus Bulgarien nach Stuttgart, sie arbeitete als Kellnerin, schwarz. Nach eineinhalb Jahren wurde sie schwanger, ihr Freund setzte sie vor die Tür. Lazarinka R. hatte nicht einmal Geld, um zum Arzt zu gehen. Gegen Ende der Schwangerschaft verlor sie ihre Arbeit. Also wandte sie sich an das Jobcenter in Stuttgart. Vielleicht würde der deutsche Staat ihr helfen? Dort teilten die Beamten ihr mit, dass sie nach deutschem Gesetz nichts zu erwarten habe. Man riet ihr, nach Bulgarien zurückzuziehen.Lazarinka R. zog stattdessen vor Gericht, gegen die Stadt Stuttgart. Bulgarien ist wie Rumänien seit 2007 Mitglied der Europäischen Union. Der Anwalt der Bulgarin argumentiert, das Europarecht verpflichte den deutschen Staat, Migranten aus Mitgliedsländern ähnlich zu unterstützen wie die eigenen Bürger. Der Fall beschäftigt inzwischen das Bundessozialgericht in Kassel.

Die Tatsache, dass Lazarinka R. einst schwarz gearbeitet hat, spielt dabei keine Rolle. Schließlich ist Hartz IV keine Versicherungsleistung, die frühere Einzahlungen in die Sozialkassen erfordern würde. Relevant ist allein die Bedürftigkeit – und die ist bei Lazarinka R. offenbar gegeben.

Doch beim Prozess vor dem Bundessozialgericht in dieser Woche geht es längst nicht mehr nur um den Streit zwischen der jungen Mutter aus Bulgarien und der Stadt Stuttgart. Es geht möglicherweise um eine grundsätzliche Entscheidung: Bekommen Einwanderer aus EU-Ländern alle Sozialleistungen, die Deutschen zustehen? Besitzen auch Bulgaren und Rumänen einen Anspruch auf Hartz IV?

Und hinter allem steht die große Frage, was ein vereintes Europa überhaupt bedeutet: Ist die EU eine Gemeinschaft mit ähnlichen Rechten für alle Bürger oder doch eher ein loser Wirtschaftsverbund?

Die schwarz-gelbe Regierung gibt sich sperrig

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) beschwört in der Euro-Krise gern die „europäische Solidarität“. Sie tritt für ein engverbundenes Europa ein, für offene Grenzen und einen gemeinsamen Markt. Wenn aber Menschen aus europäischen Ländern nach Deutschland kommen und während der Arbeitssuche finanzielle Unterstützung brauchen, gibt sich die schwarz-gelbe Regierung sperrig. Dann ist schnell die Rede von unkontrollierter Zuwanderung in den Sozialstaat.

Dabei hatten sich diverse europäische Staaten bereits 1953 auf ein sogenanntes Fürsorgeabkommen verständigt. Alle Bürger, die sich rechtmäßig in einem der 17 Unterzeichnerstaaten aufhielten, hatten dort ein Anrecht auf Sozialleistungen. Im Jahr 2006 änderte die Bundesregierung das deutsche Recht. Ausländer auf Arbeitssuche durften nicht mehr direkt nach ihrer Ankunft Hartz IV beantragen. 2010 entschied dann das Bundessozialgericht, dass Bürger jener Länder, die den Fürsorgevertrag unterzeichnet hatten, Leistungen bekommen müssten.

Doch die Regierung versuchte, das Kasseler Urteil zu umgehen, und fügte im Dezember 2011 einen Vorbehalt in den Fürsorgevertrag ein: Hartz IV sei davon ausgenommen. Die Entscheidung sollte auch Wirtschaftsflüchtlinge aus Euro-Krisenstaaten wie Griechenland oder Spanien abschrecken. Das Arbeitsministerium von Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) begründete den Schritt auf recht kuriose Weise: Bürger aus Ländern wie Rumänien oder Bulgarien, die zwar in der EU, aber beim Fürsorgeabkommen nicht dabei seien, profitierten nicht von dem Vertrag, deshalb dürften andere es auch nicht tun.

Mit dieser Gerechtigkeitslogik versucht die schwarz-gelbe Koalition, die Benachteiligung Einzelner zu heilen, indem sie alle Migranten schlechterstellt.

„Europa- und sozialpolitisch fatales Signal“

Sozialverbände und Oppositionspolitiker kritisieren den Beschluss. Ulrich Schneider, Hauptgeschäftsführer des Deutschen Paritätischen Wohlfahrtsverbands, spricht von einem „europa- und sozialpolitisch geradezu fatalen Signal“. Vor allem aber ist die Hartz-IV-Sperre im Fürsorgevertrag juristisch fragwürdig. Georg Classen vom Berliner Flüchtlingsrat beanstandet, dass Deutschland einseitig Teile eines multilateralen Vertrags kündige. Schließlich bekämen deutsche Staatsbürger im Ausland weiterhin Sozialleistungen. Die Sperre sei „völkerrechtswidrig“.

Der Deutsche Anwaltverein argumentiert ähnlich und forderte die Bundesregierung auf, die Vertragsänderung zurückzunehmen. Selbst die Wissenschaftlichen Dienste des Bundestags bezweifeln die Rechtmäßigkeit. Einige Migranten klagten erfolgreich vor Landessozialgerichten dagegen. Das Bundessozialgericht könnte Kanzlerin Merkel nun zu einem Kurswechsel zwingen.

Rechtsanwalt Rolf Gutmann, der die Bulgarin Lazarinka R. vor Gericht vertritt, will in Kassel erstreiten, dass EU-Bürger gleich behandelt werden, aber nicht gleich schlecht, wie die Bundesregierung es derzeit vorsieht, sondern gleich gut: Hartz IV für alle.Gutmann beruft sich auf das Europarecht, das EU-Bürgern gleiche Rechte garantiert. Aus einem Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofs aus dem Jahr 2002 schließt er, dass Leistungen, die sich aus dem Fürsorgeabkommen ableiten, für Bürger jedes EU-Landes gelten, selbst wenn dessen Regierung nicht unterzeichnet hat.

Falls das erste Argument die Richter nicht überzeugt, will Gutmann sich auch auf die EU-Verordnung zur „Koordinierung der Systeme der sozialen Sicherheit“ stützen. Auch daraus ließen sich Ansprüche von EU-Migranten auf Hartz IV ableiten. Folgen die Kasseler Richter wenigstens einem von Gutmanns Argumenten, stünden künftig Menschen aus allen Mitgliedstaaten der EU in Deutschland Sozialleistungen zu.

Noch nie gab es eine so lange Friedenszeit in Deutschland. Seit 60 Jahren sind keine Panzer mehr gerollt.

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„Noch nie gab es eine so lange Friedenszeit in Deutschland. Seit 60 Jahren sind keine Panzer mehr gerollt. Probleme werden am Verhandlungstisch gelöst
– die EU hat wesentlich dazu beigetragen.“


What happens if you have ellections in an country with strong religious believes? (islam)

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…. everyone is votes for an conservative islamic party!

because allah is great! because the religion is good for the people, so the religion should help form a government that is also good for the people!

BUT WHAT HAPPENS the next guy develops to the next dictator with „allah-given-powers“.

This is just the way it was in europe 300 years ago.

Nothing changed.

All the revolutionary fighters died in vane.

the winner of the ellection in egypt 2011/2012 is the „liberty  and justice“ party of the „muslim brotherhood“ a, of course, very conservative islamic thinking party.

Mursi restricts the judicial power

After months of struggle for power in Egypt Islamist President Mohammed Mursi has limited the powers of the judicial drastically. He wants to ensure, according to experts, that judges do not hinder the Islamists on a march through the institutions.


Mohammed Mursi
Critics call Mursis interference in the judiciary as „dictatorial“. Reuters
„We do not want another dictator»Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize Mohamed ElBaradei said that the revolution had been strangled with it.

Mursi had appointed himself the „ruler on the orders of God.“

i just hope… the population is learning fast how … and that they do not have to risk their life again… fighting for a fairer, better life.

„We do not want another dictator,“ said the journalist Mona al-Tahawi. „The revolution will not accept a new dictator,“ quoted the TV channel Al-Arabiya, the former presidential candidate Hamdien Sabahi.

Mursi had before the Constitutional Court denied the competence to decide on the legality of the constitutional committee dominated by Islamists. He also gave himself the final word on virtually all issues.

In the new Constitution, Statement by the President, which his spokesman Yasir Ali lectured on national TV, it says: „No judicial body has the right to the Constitutional Committee or the Shura Council (the second chamber of parliament) to dissolve.“ The implementation of the decisions of the President are expected from any court to be disabled. So that all of the judiciary previously invalidated Mursis decrees were effective again.

Almost all Liberal members have left the constitution committee now. They want to protest the lack of willingness to compromise their vision of the Islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood and the radical Islamic Salafists want a constitution that is based on the Sharia and religious scholars have more power in the legislative process.

Mursi brings to silence critics

The Constitutional Court is currently a case is pending in which seeks to determine whether the constitutional committee potentially illegal. Because the committee had been called by the deputies of a parliament to life, which has now been resolved.

In one fell swoop to rid Mursi, who has his political home in the Muslim Brotherhood, now the attorney general, who had commanded him several times in recent months Paroli. He sent Mahmoud Abdel Megid retirement and appointed Talat Ibrahim Abdullah as his successor.

To appease his critics in the ranks of the so-called „youth revolution“ Mursi also decreed that all processes are due to the killing of protesters during the protests against Mubarak rolled up again in 2011.

Demos announced

Several liberal and leftist parties have called for this Friday for a demonstration against the government and the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. The former Secretary General of the Arab League, Amre Moussa called the liberal parties together for a crisis meeting.

„The majority of ordinary Egyptians, whose lives will be changed by the decisions of the President, will support him,“ the Muslim Brotherhood said on the evening of the short message service Twitter.

(Dpa / godc; Maiu)

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