“It’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them”

A high ranking officer provokes entrustment, even if he probably just carelessly voiced what some soldiers were allowed to feel during combat

The man was careless and probably said something that certainly does not apply to all soldiers, but to some, no matter what nation they belong to. However, Lieutenant General James Mattis has made his cleanup in a position and at a time that does not tolerate messages about subjective, but morally emboldened sensitivities such as the desire to deport some people. If it goes nevertheless around the spreading of liberty by soldiers, who are called already times officially now also Freedom’s Ambassadors.

Lieutenant General James J.N. Mattis (left), commander of the1st Marine Division, on 7. April near Fallujah. Image: Pentagon


Deep feelings

Deep feelings

Diagram of the human skin. Image: CC-License Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Merkel cells, Krause end pistons and Vater-Pacini corpuscles at work: the most complicated sensory organ is not the eye or ear, but the skin

The skin performs amazing feats with its sensory cells: For example, we not only sense rough blows and strokes, but are also able to distinguish a settling muck from an impacting drop of water without looking. We have also mastered fairly precise localization: Lips, cheek or fingers have a spatial resolution of 5 millimeters or less, the upper arm and lower leg are the least sensitive with just under 50 millimeters. Damit eine derartige Diskriminierung uberhaupt moglich ist, mussen eine ganze Reihe unterschiedlicher mechanischer Rezeptoren zusammenarbeiten, die verschiedene Qualitaten von Beruhrung aufzeichnen.


North korea: international nuclear authority decides in conformity with u.s. Policy

While U.S. saber-rattling against Iraq continues briskly, IAEA gives North Korea another chance. But Pyongyang prefers to flex its muscles

"It may sound cynical, but whoever has cleverly ruffled feathers cannot simply be threatened with war, he is strong, and thus negotiations must take place."This is how a U.S. correspondent of the ORF commented on the recent remarks by George W. Bush on likely peaceful resolution of North Korea conflict. The resolution presented last Monday by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also only puts the rod in the window for North Korea, but does not set an ultimatum.

The IAEA Board of Governors, which includes representatives from 35 countries, met behind closed doors in Vienna on Monday. In the evening the result was presented. In a resolution, the Council strongly condemns North Korea’s actions and calls for the reinstatement of IAEA surveillance cameras at North Korean nuclear facilities, which have been shut down by Pyongyang. The panel also calls for IAEA representatives to meet with North Korean officials and for the return of UN weapons inspectors who have been expelled from the country.


North korea has allegedly successfully conducted a nuclear weapons test

North Korea has allegedly successfully conducted a nuclear weapons test

Before the allegedly successful underground nuclear weapons test, Kim Jong-un demonstratively showed off the new hydrogen bomb. Image: Rodong Sinmun

According to Sud Korean sources, the explosive force was stronger than last time, North Korea makes clear it will stick to nuclear weapons despite threats and sanctions

The North Korean news agency KCNA still reported today that the "honored top leaders" Kim Jong-un the boarding of a "new" Long-range missile with a new warhead with a more advanced hydrogen bomb witnessed. He had been briefed on the technical details.


Is the corona decree unlawful??

Is the corona ordinance unlawful?

Meanwhile, the judiciary no longer simply nods off pandemic decrees. This could be a problem for politicians planning another lockdown

If you click on the homepage of the district court of Ludwigsburg, you will find a meadow of bees and flowers. Not mentioned is the judgement of a judge from the end of January, which only now became known. The judge had to decide on a quite unspectacular case, as it is currently being heard thousands of times in courts in Germany.

In late January, a man was charged with allegedly dying last May in violation of the country’s Corona ordinance. Instead of only one person not from his own household – which was allowed at that time – he is said to have been with two in the Ludwigsburg city center. In addition, he is said not to have paid attention to the safety distance.


Tighter regulations for child pornography

Ministry of Justice: Regulations for nude pictures of children will become stricter. Pose photographs to become a criminal offense

Over the weekend, it became known that Justice Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) had submitted a so-called draft bill with stricter regulations on photos of naked children or photos that are perceived as sexually stimulating, as well as on photos of adults (child protection as a pretext for policy protection)?) forwarded to other ministries for coordination. The consensus that the intention is good and that the protection of the weakest must be guaranteed dominates the first reactions. However, critics point out that the tightened regulations could also push uber the target.

The details of the draft are still unknown. Leaked to the media are essential cornerstones of innovations and new developments. aggravations; one in particular leads to difficult territory, according to lawyers, as has already been discussed in the Edathy case: Pose photographs.


Peru: drones protect archaeological sites

Antiquities researcher Steve Wernke builds unmanned explorers and sentinels for under 2.000 US dollars

Unmanned aerial vehicles, so-called drones, were developed for the military and have a rather bad reputation. Archaeologists in Peru have shown that it can also be used for other purposes: last year, they used it at six different excavation sites, including the Andean city of Machu Llacta, which is 4.000 meters above sea level.

The use of drones has several major advantages for archaeology: According to the experience of Peruvian archaeologist Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, they can be used to map and assess in three dimensions within days a terrain that took the professor at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Perú (PUCP) years to evaluate from the ground.


Is finally the “coming out” by ernie and bert fallig?

HIV-positive character in the Sud African spin-off of the popular children’s series

Morality is at the stake. It’s not enough that so-called C parties are nowadays already using the slovenly circumstances of unmarried mothers in a highly transparent way to catch votes in the New Center, or that the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is turning out more and more to be a banana republic (better: gauze republic) with a rather strict stable odor. No, now the good old clean sesame straw, which has been delighting German children and young-at-heart adults since 1973, is also coming out of the closet after the Osama scandal (cf.Osama’s puppet) again on slippery terrain.

This can also be seen as a direct consequence of the decline in values, because: Important educational tasks must once again be taken over from parents by the television set. The setting is the friendly little country of Sud Africa, which, we remember, almost snatched the 2006 FIFA World Cup away from the world leader Emperor Franz, with the energetic development aid of the famously infamous sinister Sepp Blatter (President of MAFI[F]A). As a consolation, the citizens of the former apartheid state will get to see a cultural TV revolution in advance and exclusively for the time being: The first HIV-positive puppet in Sesame Street, which is called Takalani Sesame in South Africa and has been running at the South African Broadcasting Corporation since July 2000 with the support of Sesame Workshop and the aid organization USAID.


Italian journalist and weblogger was murdered by the

The group, which was led by the "Islamic Army" Baldoni, who was murdered, was an opponent of the war and also worked for the Red Cross

As reported by al-Jazeera, the broadcaster posted a video of the murder of Italian journalist Enzo G. Baldoni received. Baldoni had been captured by the Islamic Army group and "executed" after the Italian government did not respond to the demand to withdraw its troops from Iraq. In Italy, the horror is rough, opinions differ about the involvement in the coalition forces and there are once again speculations about the background of the assassination.

Italian journalist and weblogger murdered

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Sudtirol and the strategy of tension

Sudtirol and the strategy of tension

50 years after the death of four Italian soldiers in Sudtirol, Reinhard Olt demands that those convicted in Florence at the time be rehabilitated on the basis of new research findings – a guest commentary

On the evening of 24. In June 1967, the physician Dr. Erhard Hartung, the electrical engineer Peter Kienesberger and the non-commissioned officer of the Austrian Armed Forces Egon Kufner ascend to the Porzescharte. On the border ridge between the East Tyrolean district of Lienz and the Italian province of Belluno, the "Liberation Committee Sudtirol" (BAS) used at the time as a supply and escape route, the group led by Kienesberger wanted to take a wounded BAS activist for further treatment in Austria. The agreed radio contact fails to materialize, but instead you see a brief light and hear noises and voices. Why Kienesberger distrusts the matter, breaks off the action and returns with his comrades to the village of Obertilliach. There, one hour after midnight, i.e. on the 25th day of the 25th month, the group boards the plane. June, the VW oats with which they had come.

Just on 25. June – according to the official and in the end for the group suspicious Italian representation – on the said Porzescharte (ital. "Cima Vallona") four Italian soldiers were killed and one wounded. Startled by a detonation at night, they rushed to the border crossing, where – as a year before – an electricity pylon had been blown up. One of the men, Alpini soldier Armando Piva, had been seriously injured by the detonation of a buried booby trap, according to these reports, and died the same day. members of a special unit flown in by helicopter, the same thing had happened: Carabinieri Captain Francesco Gentile and paratroopers Mario di Lecce and Olivo Dordi had triggered a second booby trap: They had been killed and their comrade Marcello Fagnani, a fourth member of the commando, had been severely wounded.