Highly suspicious: Marijuana crop uncovered at offices of Japanese lawmakers
Japan may have some of the toughest drug laws in the world, but that hasn’t stopped marijuana plants from finding their way into an office building used by the country’s lawmakers.

They said the plants looked to be about two months old,” a maintenance official told AFP, but conceded that plants can appear less mature depending on the amount of sunlight they are exposed to.

Under Japanese law, anyone found illegally cultivating or in possession of marijuana is subject to imprisonment for as many as seven years. As drug laws have loosened throughout the developed world over the last decade, Japan still does not allow marijuana for medicinal use.

Whether the plants were deliberately planted on the site is unclear. Masahiro Hirai, an official with the health and welfare bureau of the metropolitan government, told Japan Times that while marijuana seeds can be carried in the wind or bird droppings, it’s unlikely that the plants grew naturally. “Because of our strict license system regarding marijuana cultivation, it’s not like the seeds fly around and sprout constantly,” Hirai said.Four plants of the illegal weed were spotted by a visitor to the premises used by officials from the country’s upper house of parliament on Thursday. A pair of officials from Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government were then dispatched to the building to remove the crop.

「永田町で大麻草のような植物が生えている」との情報を得たAERA dot.の記者が21日昼ごろ、現場で大麻草が生えていることを確認。東京都の福祉保健局に通報し、同日夕に都の担当者によって抜去された。抜去時には、参院事務局の担当者や警備員など10人ほどが集まり、関係者との電話連絡に追われたり、実物の大麻草を撮影をしたりするなど、現場は一時騒然とした。


別に大麻草が何株か見つかったのがそんなに大きなニュース? と感じます。

種をまいた人がいたのでしょう。違法がまかり通る国会の周辺なら何でも許されるから? 盲点でありうることに着目した人はなかなか賢い?
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:41| Comment(0) | 社会・経済

Militants manufactured poisonous agents in Syria using Western-made hardware – Russian military

Militants manufactured poisonous agents in Syria using Western-made hardware – Russian military
Russia’s Defense Ministry has revealed that equipment manufactured by the EU and US was found in a terrorist chemical lab in Syria, which was used to produce explosives and poisonous agents.

The statement was made at a joint briefing by the Russian Foreign and Defense Ministries on Friday, when they displayed the equipment that spokesperson Maria Zakharova said was found in the Syrian town of Douma, near the capital Damascus.

Major General Igor Kirillov, chief of Russia’s Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense Troops, said a lab rigged with explosives was discovered in Douma on April 17, along with a store of chemicals.

The equipment was used to produce PETN explosives, and substances that can be used to produce mustard gas were also found. Some parts of the equipment were produced in the EU and the US, Kirillov said. He added that both the lab and the storage site were shown to OPCW mission that arrived in Douma to investigate an alleged chemical attack, “but did not draw their interest.”

Zakharova added that Russia is ready to present this evidence to other countries. The Russian military say they found more than 40 tons of chemical agents in total in areas freed from terrorists in Syria.
Kirillov also claimed that the “imitation” of a chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun in 2017 was staged by the controversial group the White Helmets. A shell hole on the site had characteristics of a small ground-based explosion, and not a bomb dropped by aircraft, he said, adding that the crater was filled with concrete even before the OPCW investigation.
He also referred to the images that were made in the initial hours following the incident, which showed people at the site of the ‘attack’ not wearing protective gear. This would have been impossible if sarin had been used, Kirillov said.

He proceeded to criticize reports produced by the OPCW on Syria, which he accused of an “unprofessional approach” for investigating and making conclusions in relation to incidents in Khan Shaykhun, Saraqib and Al-Lataminah without dispatching experts on the ground.

It is not surprising that the OPCW reports are often riddled with words like ‘allegedly’ or ‘reportedly,’ he added, saying: “Such lexicon is unacceptable for a serious document, which is supposed to be based on irrefutable evidence.”

Both Damascus and Moscow repeatedly asked the OPCW to send its fact-finding mission to Khan Shaykhun, but the organization refused to do so “for security reasons.”

“The long-distance nature of investigations, as well as the collection, analysis and the usage of documents acquired without the experts actually arriving at the sites of alleged chemical attacks, constitutes a direct violation of the [Chemical Weapons] Convention,” Kirillov stated.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:23| Comment(0) | 国際・政治



※ れい @esperanzasolo氏の2018/5/11のツイート
Windows10のVer1803環境にKB4103721が入るとOSが起動しなくなる不具合がある様子。 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windows-10-cumulative-update-kb4103721-version/42d672a5-9988-4327-a5fc-b4cf9a47768a


自分のパソコンの中を調べてみました。Ver1803環境ではなくてバージョン 1709 の機能更新プログラムが昨年秋に入っていました。











shell>のところに何を打ち込めばよいのか? exitと打ち込んでようやく脱出成功。Windowsが立ち上がりました。BIOSをデフォルトに戻しました。

Windowsが立ち上がらないと初期化ができないのです。少し時間がかかりますが、初期化が始まりました。セキュア ブートの無効化はやらないでおきます。他のスティックパソコンでは同じ現象が起きていませんので。



このスティックパソコンにセキュア ブートの問題が生じたのは、18GBのマイクロSDカードを刺してあったためではないかと考えています。問題発生時の対処法に最近時に取り付けたデバイスを外せ、内部の部品を交換した場合は元に戻せとも書いてあります。


※ Raven @raven_si氏の2018/6/18:00 - 2018年6月20日のツイート
これじゃないでしょうか。「Windows 10 April 2018 Update(バージョン 1803)を適用した環境で、縦書き文書に入力したダッシュ(―)やリーダー(…)などが横書きで表示される現象を確認しています」。http://support.justsystems.com/faq/1032/app/servlet/qadoc?QID=056986


(恐らくですがWindows Update後にこの状態となりました)



LINUXパソコンはこう使う これを読めばメリットが分かる "当ブログ特薦記事"


初出 2018-05-12 10:46:00 追記 2018/6/18、6/21、6/22
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:33| Comment(12) | デジタル・インターネット

木木と知り合う モッコク







posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:58| Comment(0) | 木々と知り合う

木木と知り合う ユリノキ





ゆりのき 佐倉市岩名運動公園で。葉の形から半纏木(はんてんぼく)、奴凧(やっこだこ)の木とも呼ばれる。写真の上方に隣接する木の葉の形がシルエットで映っている。



2014/5/18 市川市内で撮影。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:52| Comment(0) | 木々と知り合う

米軍がシリアに居座り軍増強があれば第二のベトナム戦争になる 遺体袋がぞくぞくと本国に送られる 






シリア国連大使の発言 このとおりです 間違いありません



Iranian Leader's Top Aide: US to Experience 2nd Vietnam War in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Supreme Leader's top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati blasted the US forces for occupying parts of Eastern Syria, warning that Eastern Euphrates will turn into a second Vietnam for Washington.

"The Americans themselves have created the ISIL and the al-Nusra (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Syria and now they have come onto the scene and occupied Eastern Euphrates," Velayati told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday.

"They should know that Syria and Eastern Euphrates will be another Vietnam for the US," he added.

His remarks came as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in April that despite US President Donald Trump's claims, Washington was actively digging in the area of the Eastern bank of Euphrates River in Syria and had no intentions of leaving.

"As for economic reconstruction, this will take time and I am convinced that we should all act in the interests of the Syrian people and out of total respect of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria," he stated, talking about the rebuilding of Syria.

Lavrov underscored that he said this because "a whole host of nations are deliberately aiming to disintegrate Syria".

"The US pledged that their only aim was to repel terrorists from Syria, to defeat the ISIL, but, despite all their claims, despite President Trump's claims, the US is actually positioning itself on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates and have no intention of leaving," Lavrov stressed.

US will suffer ‘another Vietnam’ in Syria, Iranian leader’s top aide warns
A senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader has condemned the United States’ uninvited military presence in Syria, warning that the conflict in the country could become a second Vietnam War for Washington.

Ali Akbar Velayati, a top aide on international affairs for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blamed the United States for the creation of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and said that the US military’s continued presence in Syria would result in catastrophe.

"The Americans themselves have created [IS] and Al-Nusra in Syria and now they have come onto the scene and occupied Eastern Euphrates," Velayati said in Tehran on Wednesday, as quoted by Fars. "They should know that Syria and Eastern Euphrates will be another Vietnam for the US," he added.

Several thousand US special forces are believed to be embedded with proxy forces in eastern Syria – although the United States military has not been invited to operate inside the country, and it has no international mandate to do so. With the war against Islamic State all but over, the US-backed forces – aided by US air support – currently occupy pockets of Syrian territory.

Although the conflict’s complexity makes it a logistical nightmare for the occupying forces, experts questioned whether the United States would ever commit enough ground forces to make its Syria operations as catastrophic as the war in Vietnam.

“Iraq after 2003 was more like a Second Vietnam because the US had so many thousands of troops occupying the country and vulnerable to attack by insurgents,” Mark Almond, director of the Crisis Research Institute in the UK, told RT. “In Syria, the Americans (British and French too) have far fewer troops on the ground – special forces – and rely on proxies to do the fighting so the capacity of local forces to inflict heavy or steady casualties on them is relatively low. The US air force is willing to attack on suspicion any forces on the ground which it considers ‘threatening’ – a vague and broad category – and there is little or nothing that Syrian forces or local militias can do against the US planes.”

However, Almond noted that without more boots on the ground, the United States and its allies will not be able to control Syrian territory in the long-term. With Washington’s policy on Syria constantly changing – US President Donald Trump announced in April that he wanted to bring the troops home, but now they are apparently digging in, from Al-Tanf to Manbij – the question now becomes whether the Pentagon is considering a larger presence in Syria.

“The Iranian official speaks theoretically: If the US continues to grow its presence in Syria it could become another Vietnam for them,” said Vladimir Batyuk, head of the Political and Military Research Unit at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute for USA and Canada Studies. “If the United States is going to grow its presence or not is a big question. There is no consensus in Washington on this matter. If US President Trump would be the only one to decide, then the US troops would leave Syria by tomorrow. But there are other powerful figures in Washington who are convinced that the US presence in Syria is necessary. At this point, the US is unlikely to grow its presence if the situation won’t change drastically.”

Batyuk said that since Syria’s stability is a top priority for Tehran, Velayati’s statement should be seen as a warning to Washington that “its ill-judged actions could have far-reaching consequences.” But for the time being, it’s unlikely that thousands of US soldiers in Syria will be going home in body bags – mostly because there’s only about 2,000 of them there to begin with.

“At this moment there are 2,000 US special forces in Syria. Of course, it isn’t enough for any military operations on the ground in Syria,” Batyuk said. “The US supports the Kurds and the so-called moderate rebels, who are actually Islamists in disguise. The US could use air support from the anti-ISIS coalition for some purposes but not much more. So, the concerns of Tehran officials are unlikely to materialize.”

Tehran’s warnings come after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in April that US forces were “positioning” themselves in eastern Syria.

“The US pledged that their only aim was to repel terrorists from Syria, to defeat [IS], but, despite all their claims, despite President Trump's claims, the US is actually positioning itself on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates and have no intention of leaving,” Lavrov said.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:51| Comment(2) | 国際・政治


※ Nemesisネメシス @zodiac0088氏の2018/6/20のツイート
#Fukushima #福島 #放射能 #被曝 

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:50| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

どうぞ聞いてやってください 不法移民の親と引き離された子供たちの泣き声です

Cruel: Heartbreaking Audio of Children Crying in US Detention Center


※ aozorarin @aozorarin氏の2018/6/21のツイート

※ 新聞テレビが報道しないのなら @echo_sbb氏の2018/6/16のツイート

Migrant Children Given Psychotropic Drugs in US Detention Center
TEHRAN (FNA)- Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at US government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit.

Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas are almost certain to be administered the drugs, irrespective of their condition, and without their parents' consent, according to the lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law, World News reported.

The Shiloh center, which specializes in services for children and youths with behavioral and emotional problems, did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

The lawsuit was filed on April 16, days after the introduction of the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" policy to separate children from parents who crossed the US-Mexico border illegally. Trump abandoned the policy on Wednesday.

"If you’re in Shiloh then it’s almost certain you are on these medications. So if any child were placed in Shiloh after being separated from a parent, then they’re almost certainly on psychotropics," Carlos Holguin, a lawyer representing the Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law, said.

Officials at the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which oversees such centers, were not immediately available for comment.

Taking multiple psychotropic drugs at the same time can seriously injure children, according to the filing, which highlights the need for oversight to prevent medications being used as "chemical strait jackets", rather than treat actual mental health needs.

ORR-run centers unilaterally administer the drugs to children in disregard of laws in Texas and other states that require either a parent's consent or a court order, the filing said.

The lawsuit seeks a shift in ORR policies to comply with state laws and prevent the prolonged detention of children.

Some youths at Shiloh reported being given up to nine different pills in the morning and six in the evening and said they were told they would remain detained if they refused drugs, the lawsuit said, adding that some said they had been held down and given injections when they refused to take medication.

One mother said neither she nor any other family member had been consulted about medication given to her daughter, even though Shiloh had their contact details. Another mother said her daughter received such powerful anti-anxiety medications she collapsed several times, according to the filing.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:08| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

シリア軍と米国主導軍が直接応戦の恐れ イラクはイスラエルの攻撃に後退せず

US military advisers came under attack in Syria’s Al-Tanf – coalition
Unknown forces have attacked the Al-Tanf base housing US military advisers in a rebel-held area of Syria near its border with Iraq, the US-led coalition has said. The coalition forces returned fire and suffered no casualties.

“Maghawir al-Thowra fighters and coalition advisers within the deconfliction zone near Al-Tanf were engaged by an unidentified hostile force located just outside the deconfliction zone in the early evening June 21,” the coalition spokesperson told Sputnik news agency in an email.

The statement added that officials were “engaged with Russian counterparts on the deconfliction line to ensure no miscalculations.”

The skirmish was acknowledged by the US forces amid media reports of the Syrian troops “encircling” the Al-Tanf base after securing large chunks of the Badia desert region along the Iraqi border. The base near the Al-Tanf border crossing was established by the US-led coalition to train and support anti-government militias, purportedly to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists. The major IS-held areas, however, have long been cut off from Al-Tanf by Syrian government troops, and remaining terrorists have largely been cleared from the area.

The US has drawn a 55km “deconfliction zone” around the Al-Tanf base, threatening to attack any Syrian troops that enter it. The so-called “deconfliction zone” also encompasses the Rukban refugee camp, which is believed to house families of US-backed militants alongside other civilians.

The incident came shortly after several alleged airstrikes on Syrian government troops and allied forces, which were attributed to the US-led coalition. According to Syria’s state media, at least eight people were killed in a strike on Thursday, while houses and infrastructure were also destroyed. The US-led coalition has not commented on the reports so far.

Another incident occurred on Sunday, when Syrian forces sustained a massive attack near the town of Abu Kamal close to the Syria-Iraq border. The coalition officially denied its involvement, while unnamed US officials pointed fingers at Israel.

US Coalition Bombs Damascus Army Troops in Southern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US Coalition bombed the Syrian Army’s positions in the Southern part of the country, on Thursday night, the National Defense Forces (NDF) reported.

According to the NDF report, the US Coalition bombed the Syrian Army’s outpost in the village of Al-Halba 70km away from the historical city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Homs province, the AMN reported.

In the meantime, a Syrian army commander told Sputnik News Agency that “the combat planes of the coalition led by the United States, attacked the army positions in Jabal Ghurab, some 150 kilometers East of Palmyra near the border with Iraq.”

“One serviceman was killed and several others wounded,” he added.

The attack was allegedly carried out when the Syrian army responded to the US Coalition’s ground forces firing several shots at their troops.

Iraqi Troops not Withdrawing from Syrian Border after Alleged Israeli Attack
EHRAN (FNA)- Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi) are not abandoning their posts along the Syrian border, a source from the group said.

“The news circulated on withdrawal of Hashd Al-Sha’abi from their deployment regions near the Iraqi-Syrian borders after the troops were targeted in Syria are untrue,” the source told Al-Maalomah, as quoted by Iraq News.

The source added that “the forces are deployed in the Western region of the province. No withdrawal took place there, despite the tension that resulted after Israeli fighter jets shelled the forces in Syria near borders with Iraq.”

This is the first time any Iraqi source has stated Israel was behind the attack on the Syrian and Iraqi troops in Southeastern Syria earlier this week. Earlier reports blamed the US.

The alleged Israeli attack resulted in the death of 22 Hashd Al-Sha’abi members and over 30 Syrian army soldiers.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:00| Comment(0) | 国際・政治


Iran may exit nuclear deal in coming weeks – Deputy FM

Iran may exit nuclear deal in coming weeks – Deputy FM
The Iran nuclear deal is in “intensive care” and it’s possible that Tehran will have to withdraw from the pact if an agreement cannot be reached with its European signatories, the country’s deputy FM Abbas Araghchi has warned.

Iran wants to preserve the deal but adjustments need to be made as a result of Washington’s decision to withdraw from the landmark accord, Abbas Araghchi said in an interview to Euronews. The deal has “lost its balance” due to the US withdrawal, he added, so “if Europeans, and other remaining participants of the JCPOA are interested in Iran remaining in the deal, they should compensate [for] the absence of the US, and the re-imposition of US sanctions.”

Tehran has repeatedly stated that it wants to salvage the deal, but has expressed frustration over European proposals for preserving the accord. Ali Akbar Salehi, chief of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), said on Tuesday that Europe’s proposals to save the deal after the US withdrawal were not acceptable to Tehran. “If it continues like this, all sides will lose,” Salehi said.

The European Union is considering a range of options to help breathe life into the faltering deal. Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s chief diplomat, said in May that the bloc was considering deepening Europe’s economic ties with Iran, shielding banking transactions with Tehran, and maintaining Iranian oil and gas purchases – as well as using EU finance to boost investment in the Middle East country. Like Araghchi, she likened the nuclear deal to “a relative in intensive care.”

But the desire of some European states to widen the scope of the accord has angered Tehran. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have been trying to broaden the terms of the agreement to cover Iran’s ballistic missile program and involvement in regional conflicts. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in June that “limiting our missile development is a dream that will never come true.”

Tehran has repeatedly warned that the deal’s collapse will prompt it to bolster its uranium-enrichment program. In June, Khamenei ordered the AEOI to prepare the Natanz facility for resuming the enrichment process. The installation is expected to be ready to house 60 enrichment centrifuges in a month, according to Iranian officials. The decision to resume the enrichment process does not violate the 2015 agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the country is allowed to enrich small amounts of uranium for medical and research purposes. However, if the deal collapses, Tehran says it will reopen a second uranium-enrichment facility in Fordow.

In May, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the deal. He called the historic accord – which saw Iran curbing its nuclear military program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions – deeply flawed and demanded a revised deal that would both limit Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its increasing influence in regional affairs.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:28| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

シリア国連大使の発言 このとおりです 間違いありません

※ the Lemniscat @theLemniscat氏の0:44 - 2018年6月21日のツイート

19 June 2018
Syria's Jaafari: We won't forget how many European countries under the pretext of human rights, good governance and the rule of law have exported Jihadi terrorists and supplied them with everything imaginable including weapons, to destroy countries and communities

シリアのジャファリ(国連大使): 我々は、多くの欧州諸国が人権の名目で、良い統治と法の支配の名目で、Jihadi テロリストを輸出し、そして国とコミュニティを破壊するために彼らに武器を含む考えうるあらゆるものを供給したことを決して忘れない。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:42| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

東海第二の再稼働に反対 水戸市議会が意見書可決


※ 古井丸 友宏 @mjjkoi2399氏の2018/6/22のツイート

※ 春橋哲史 @haruhasiSF氏の2018/6/22のツイート

※ 春橋哲史 @haruhasiSF氏の2018/6/21のツイート

※ rima @risa_mama117氏の2018/6/21のツイート
東京新聞(6/20):東海第二の再稼働に反対 水戸市議会が意見書可決http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/national/list/201806/CK2018062002000126.html …「水戸市議会は19日、現時点での再稼働を認めないとする意見書を賛成多数で可決した。

東海第二 再稼働反対意見書可決 割れた保守 賛成や退席
 水戸市議会が十九日に可決した日本原子力発電(原電)東海第二原発(東海村)の現時点での再稼働に反対する意見書。自民などの保守系を含め、公明、共産、社民の市議十七人が賛成する中、保守系などの七人が退席し棄権。電力労組などでつくる連合が支援する国民民主の議員が反対した。会派に関係なく、対応が分かれた。 (酒井健、山下葉月)


東海第二のブローアウトパネルの部分(?) 以下の画像はGoogle Mapから。




小選挙区 主要都市 出生率変化率 死亡率変化率 短期指数 長期指数 総合指数
茨城3 取手市 0.94 1.00 -0.06 -0.25 -0.31
静岡2 藤枝市 0.92 1.03 -0.11 -0.19 -0.30
秋田2 大館市 0.95 1.02 -0.07 -0.20 -0.27
静岡6 沼津市 0.96 1.04 -0.08 -0.19 -0.27
静岡7 西区 0.90 1.01 -0.11 -0.16 -0.27
茨城4 ひたちなか市 0.96 1.06 -0.09 -0.17 -0.26
茨城5 日立市 0.97 1.03 -0.06 -0.19 -0.25

静岡1 葵区 0.97 1.02 -0.05 -0.19 -0.24
静岡5 富士市 0.97 1.03 -0.06 -0.17 -0.23
茨城2 神栖市 0.97 1.05 -0.09 -0.14 -0.22
静岡8 中区 0.98 1.04 -0.07 -0.14 -0.21
静岡4 清水区 0.93 1.01 -0.08 -0.12 -0.21
茨城7 古河市 0.96 1.03 -0.06 -0.13 -0.19
茨城1 水戸市 0.99 1.03 -0.03 -0.15 -0.18

※ 春橋哲史 @haruhasiSF氏の2018/6/22のツイート
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:24| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

月城原発で冷却水漏れ 作業員が被ばく

[ⓒ 中央日報/中央日報日本語版]2018年06月14日11時23分



トリチウムは、半減期 12.32年


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:23| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故


※ Bo McCarthy @jackiemopsy
Ursula Haverbeck
"The Hooton Plan and the migrant Crisis"
「ホートン計画と難民危機」 日本語字幕付き


この89歳の女性 Ursula Haverbeck氏が収監期日になっても刑務所に出頭しなかったというニュースです。すごい、やる!!


※ bo @jackiemopsy氏の2018/5/7のツイート
Ursula is now on the run.
She did not show up for her prison sentence given to her for questioning holocaust.




Deutsche Welle 07.05.2018
'Nazi Grandma,' sentenced for denying Holocaust, fails to show up at German prison

The search is on for Ursula Haverbeck, dubbed the "Nazi Grandma," after she failed to turn up to begin her jail term. The serial Holocaust denier has been sentenced to two years in jail for incitement.

Authorities in western Germany arrested serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck on Monday after the 89-year-old failed to show up at prison last week to start her sentence.

Haverbeck was handed a two-year jail term for incitement by denying the mass murder of millions of Jews during the Nazi era in Germany.

Haverbeck, who German media often refers to as the "Nazi Grandma," has never spent time in prison despite several previous convictions for denying the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis between 1941 and 1945.

She was supposed to start her prison sentence on Wednesday in the town of Bielefeld.

'Looking for her'

The International Auschwitz Committee said on Sunday it hoped Ursula Haverbeck would soon be in prison.

"One can only hope that the judiciary and police are urgently looking for her," said Christoph Heubner, the executive vice-president of the International Auschwitz Committee.

German newspaper Westfalen-Blatt reported that Haverbeck's home in Vlotho in central Germany seemed empty for days with mail piling up in front of the door.

'Nazi grandma' on the run after failing to start 2-year prison term for Holocaust denial
An arrest warrant for an 89-year-old woman, who failed to show up to begin her two-year prison sentence for “inciting the German people to holocaust denial,” was issued by German authorities on Monday.

Dubbed the “Nazi Grandma” by German media, prolific Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck was sentenced to two years behind bars in August 2017 after losing her appeal to reverse a 10-month sentence she received earlier that year. She was initially charged with sedition and incitement after publishing several articles denying the Holocaust in a right-wing newspaper, Stimme des Reiches (Voices of the Reich).

Haverbeck was supposed to start her prison sentence on Wednesday in the town of Bielefeld.

Local media reported that Haverbeck’s home in central Germany appeared to be empty, with uncollected mail piling up at the front door. Haverbeck has been prosecuted numerous times for her unorthodox beliefs, including that notorious concentration camp Auschwitz was a labor camp that had no gas chambers.

Despite being previously convicted of violating Germany’s strict laws against Holocaust denial, the octogenarian has yet to serve time in prison. Her late husband, Werner Georg Haverbeck, was an active member of the Nazi party, and the couple later founded a right-wing education center called Collegium Humanum. The center was banned in 2008.

During the trial of former SS sergeant Oskar Groening, who was convicted in 2015 of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews at Auschwitz, Haverbeck described the Holocaust as “the biggest and most sustainable lie in history.” The statement later landed her in court.

The International Auschwitz Committee said on Sunday that it hopes Haverbeck will soon be apprehended and sent to prison.

"One can only hope that the judiciary and police are urgently looking for her," said Christoph Heubner, the executive vice-president of the International Auschwitz Committee, as cited by DW.

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ロシアが米国財務省証券を4月に半減 金の保有を増やす

Russia gets rid of US Treasury securities and buys gold
US sanctions have forced Russia to look at ways of securing its foreign reserves. In recent years, Moscow has increased purchases of physical gold and dramatically reduced its share of US debt bonds.

The political standoff started in 2014, shortly after the conflict in Ukraine and the referendum in Crimea in favor of joining Russia. Several rounds of US sanctions followed, with the latest affecting major Russian companies and individuals who run them.
In April, Russia sold half of its US sovereign debt bonds, getting rid of nearly $47 billion worth of securities, according to US Treasury data released last week. The sell-off is a signal that Russia’s financial regulators are diversifying the country’s foreign exchange reserves, say analysts at the Copenhagen-based Danske Bank.

“Some people ask whether the Russian Central Bank sold them to support the ruble in April, but it’s about changing allocation as reserves continue to grow,” Vladimir Miklashevsky, a senior economist at Danske Bank in Helsinki, told Bloomberg. “Rising US yields have fueled the sell-off.”

Russia sold more than any other major foreign holder of US debt – even as its reserves grew on the back of rising oil prices. The country’s current stake shrank by nearly four times against the hefty holding of more than $176 billion eight years ago.

According to the Central Bank of Russia (CBR), the country’s top controller of foreign exchange reserves, all kinds of risks, including financial, economic and geopolitical are factored when the reserves are allocated. “We pursue the policy of safe and diversified holdings,” CBR Governor Elvira Nabiullina said, commenting on the issue.

Meanwhile, Russia’s gold holdings have been steadily increasing, bringing its share of the precious metal to its highest level in nearly two decades. Last month, Russia’s gold holdings grew by one percent to 62 million troy ounces, worth $80.5 billion, according to the CBR. In May, Nabiullina said gold purchases helped to diversify reserves.

Russia fell to 22nd place on a list of major foreign holders of US securities. Moscow's big sell-off reportedly was not so crucial for the $14.9-trillion US Treasuries market. A bigger question is what happens to the US securities market if China decides to follow suit and pull out its $1.18 trillion holding.

“China could do the same if the trade war gets too bad,” Danske Bank's Miklashevsky said. “That tool has been used before. In Russia, it’s more about keeping the money safe from sanctions because they need it for a rainy day.”

Russia holds less US debt than Bermuda after dumping half its holdings
Moscow will continue dumping US debt, according to analysts who spoke to RT. Latest US Treasury Department data shows Russia cut its holdings by half in April.

That month, Russia sold $47.4 billion out of the $96.1 billion held in March. The latest statistics released by the US Treasury on Friday showed that, Russia had only $48.7 billion investment in American debt, dropping from 16th to the 22nd place of major foreign holders of US T-bills. Russia now holds less US debt than Bermuda.

The sell-off should continue, since Russia and the US are barely trade partners, and Washington can always impose sanctions on the Russian holdings of its debt, Vladimir Rojankovski, investment analyst at Global FX said in a comment e-mailed to RT.

“In the era of sanctions investments in US Treasuries sooner or later can fall under sanctions. The volume of foreign trade with the US has only 3.5 percent share in Russia’s foreign trade. Countries usually hold bonds of their trading partners, so it is unreasonable to hold more than 10 percent of Russia’s foreign reserves in US Treasuries,” he said. Russian foreign reserves were $456 billion in May.

Since 2011, Russia has cut its holdings of US Treasuries by more than two-thirds, from over $150 billion to the current less than $50 billion.

Other countries are also slashing their investments in US debt. Turkey, which has been repatriating its gold from the US, has almost halved its US Treasury holdings from almost $62 billion in November to $38.2 billion in April.

Non-EU member Norway has cut its holding by 40 percent since September 2017, from $64.1 billion to $39.3 billion in April.
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Ex-Health Minister: UK Government Officials Tried to Dodge Inquiry into 800 Deaths at Single Hospital

Ex-Health Minister: UK Government Officials Tried to Dodge Inquiry into 800 Deaths at Single Hospital
TEHRAN (FNA)- A former health minister accused government officials of trying to evade a public inquiry into the suspicious deaths of 833 patients at one hospital in England in 2002.

Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb said he suspected a “conspiracy” among officials as they attempted to reject an inquiry into the deaths of mainly elderly patients allegedly linked to Dr. Jane Barton, The Independent reported.

He added that his intervention at the last moment allowed the subsequent launch of the probe into circumstances around the incidents at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Many of the patients were prescribed high doses of morphine to “keep them quiet” on overstretched wards, according to the report.

It also noted that the £13m inquiry focused on the death certificates signed by Barton (pictured below).

A number of other investigations, which predated the inquiry, were carried out by police, prosecutors, the National Health Service and the General Medical Council, but all of them failed to satisfy families.

Some of the families have said that the circumstances around the deaths at the hospital were covered up.

Lamb, who campaigned for a public inquiry into the issue before becoming a minister, also explained how he had to push government civil servants to show him the findings of a report by Professor Richard Baker into patient care.

“I started to ask questions internally. I asked to see the Professor Baker report and, for two to three months, it wasn’t forthcoming,” he told BBC Newsnight.

“We then went away on holiday in the summer of 2013. Late at night one evening, I just happened to switch on my iPad and I saw an email from my private secretary, which said they were going to publish the Baker report the next day, and that they would announce there would be no public inquiry," he said.

“I was incandescent about this. I immediately sensed that there might have been a conspiracy to cover this up whilst I was out of the country – to this day I don’t know whether it was cockup or coverup,” he added.

Lamb replied to the email, saying that the announcement should not go out until he arrived back. Following his return, he met officials and told them that there had to be an inquiry.

The officials told him that they sought the permission of another minister, who was quite unfamiliar with the case, to make the announcement in his absence.

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said, “The government, along with local NHS organizations and authorities, will receive a copy of the report [on Wednesday] and we expect the findings to be studied closely and carefully by all relevant parties.”

It is also expected that British Prime Minister Theresa May will refer to the finding during Prime Minister’s Questions later on Wednesday, with health secretary Jeremy Hunt also expected to give a statement.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:15| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

UAE Sexually Torture Yemeni Prisoners

UAE Sexually Torture Yemeni Prisoners
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Associated Press (AP) revealed in a report that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tortured Yemeni prisoners across 18 prisons in Yemen.

Hundreds of Yemeni prisoners were subject to sexual abuse in Southern Yemen, where the UAE focuses its foreign policy in Yemen. Fifteen UAE officers ordered Yemeni prisoners to undress and lie down for anal cavity checks, claiming they were looking for contraband mobile phones. The Yemeni prisoners who resisted were beaten until they bled, and threatened with barking dogs.

Hundreds of other detainees suffered similar sexual abuse on 10 March at Beir Ahmed prison in Southern Yemen, Aden, according to seven witnesses who spoke to the AP.

Despite countless human rights reports detailing abuse in Yemen, Marine Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway, Pentagon Spokesperson, announced that “US forces are required to report credible allegations of detainee abuse. We have received no credible allegations that would substantiate the allegations put forth in your line of question/story”.

US officials have acknowledged that American forces receive intelligence from UAE partners and have participated in interrogations in Yemen.

Witnesses told The Associated Press that Yemeni guards working under the direction of UAE officers used various methods of sexual torture and humiliation. Detainees were raped while other guards recorded the abuse on their mobile phones. Detainees had their genitals electrocuted and rocks hung from their testicles, and others were abused with wooden and steel poles.

“They strip you naked, then tie your hands to a steel pole from the right and the left so you are spread open in front of them. Then the sodomising starts,” one father of four stated.

The detainees smuggled letters and drawings to the AP describing the sexual abuse.

Of the five prisons, AP located, four of them are in Aden, Southern Yemen.

“One is at the Buriqa base – the headquarters for the Emirati forces. A second is at the house of Shallal Shaye, the Aden security chief closely allied with the UAE, and a third is at a nightclub-turned-prison called Wadah. The fourth is at Beir Ahmed, where the March atrocities occurred”, the AP investigation read.

US personnel have been seen at the Buriqa base, along with Colombian mercenaries, according to two prisoners and two security officials.

The detainees could not say whether the Americans, some of whom wear military uniforms, are members of the US government or mercenaries.

Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 to reinstall Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement in late March that the war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:55| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Malaysia Mulls Withdrawing Troops from Saudi Arabia

Malaysia Mulls Withdrawing Troops from Saudi Arabia
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Malaysian government announced that it is considering withdrawing forces deployed in Saudi Arabia.

“Malaysia has always adopted a neutral policy and does not favour any political ideology of the world’s major powers”, Malaysian Bernama news agency quoted Malaysian Defence Minister Mohammed Sabu as saying.

He added that “the Malaysian government is actively involved in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and has even been its chairman”.

The Malaysian Defence Minister said in a statement that his country’s forces did not participate in the war in Yemen or in operations against Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) while deployed in Saudi Arabia, Middle East Monitor reported.

Sabu expressed his country’s readiness to evacuate Malaysian citizens from Yemen in the event of a crisis.

The Defence Minister did not provide any information on the number of Malaysian troops deployed in Saudi Arabia.

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氏名 就任 退任 政党
マハティール・ビン・モハマド 1981年7月16日 2003年10月31日 UMNO
アブドラ・バダウィ 2003年10月31日 2009年4月3日 UMNO
ナジブ・ラザク 2009年4月3日 2018年5月10日 UMNO
マハティール・ビン・モハマド 2018年5月10日 現職 PPBN

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:42| Comment(0) | 国際・政治


Russian FM: Moscow Disagrees with US Claims of UNHRC's Hostility Toward Israel
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Moscow hopes that the US decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is not final.

"We hope that this decision is not final, that the United States will nevertheless reaffirm its commitment to the United Nations, especially in such an important area as human rights. As you know, the United States considers itself to be champions in this area, and, if so, they should have arguments that allow them to work in the Human Rights Council, including with those members who promote initiatives or ideas that go against the US approach," Lavrov stated, RIA Novosti reported.

He told a press conference after talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Russia disagreed with the US claims of the UNHRC being biased against Israel.

On Tuesday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that the United States had decided to suspend its membership in the UNHRC. She also denounced the organization as hypocritical, saying that it was biased against Israel and protected countries that allegedly abused human rights, such as Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, China and Venezuela.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement that the UN regrets the US decision to withdraw because of the important role the organization plays in protecting human rights around the world.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has also reacted on the US decision to withdraw from the Human Rights Council, saying that this news is "disappointing, if not really surprising".

Washington quits UN Human Rights Council, but the reason is not 'bias against Israel'
This week, the US took the unprecedented step of announcing its withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council - a day after America's worsening migrant crisis fell on the radar of the global body. Partisan politics is to blame.

The Trump administration has a tough message for the global community. To quote John Bolton, US national security adviser: “We don’t need advice from the UN… on how to govern ourselves.”

In yet another sign of the Trump administration's ongoing alienation from the rest of the world - aside from its newfound relations with the communist state of North Korea - it was announced on Tuesday that Washington is formally withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, basking in the afterglow of American exceptionalism and self-righteousness, said the US "will not take lectures from hypocritical bodies and institutions, as America…selflessly gives its blood and treasure to help the defenseless."

Exactly what "lectures" he was speaking about will become clearer a bit later.

Pompeo went on to lament the fact that the UNHRC includes among its 47 members "authoritarian governments" with "abhorrent human rights records." He specifically called out China, Cuba and Venezuela by name, as did UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. But it seems Pompeo conspicuously failed to mention one of the world's top violators of human rights, Saudi Arabia. Worse, the US has actually allied with in a brutal military operation in Yemen where thousands of innocent civilians have been killed and injured.

The untouchable House of Saud, however, was not the only valuable US ally to escape US recrimination over human rights. Towards the end of his short statement, Pompeo expressed support for one of Washington's leading partners, upbraiding the Council's "bias against Israel," which he labeled as "unconscionable." Haley then took the podium to announce that her year-long efforts to "reform" the UN watchdog had failed, as if that were her job duty. She went on to rebuke the UNHRC as a "cesspool of political bias" that has "disproportionate focus and unending hostility toward Israel."

At this point, the question needs asked: 'why now'? Why the sudden decision to yank the US out of a critical international organization devoted to protecting human rights at this particular time? After all, Israel has been the subject of intense criticism for many years with regards to its handling of the 'Palestinian crisis.' This includes condemnation for its protracted blockade of Gaza, where some 1.8 million Palestinians remain confined in what has been dubbed the world's largest open-air prison. The situation is not much better in the West Bank, which has been effectively demarcated with a security barrier that Israel insists is necessary to prevent acts of terrorism. Palestinians, on the other hand, refer to the barrier as an 'apartheid wall'.

Criticism over the mishandling of the Middle East conflict reached fever pitch last month as Trump saw through his campaign pledge to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This explosive act effectively destroyed any hope for a 'two-state solution' since the Palestinians had been counting on East Jerusalem to serve as the capital of its future state. In the ensuing protests that predictably erupted during the opening ceremony of the new embassy, Israeli forces used live ammo against Palestinians in Gaza, killing dozens and injuring hundreds.Naturally, the US and Israel would prefer that the UNHRC 'reform' its methods and ignore such disturbing episodes, turning its attention instead to other places where human rights are at risk. And that is exactly what happened just the day before the US announced its decision to leave the UNHRC. On Monday, during the opening ceremony of the UNHRC session in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, gave a farewell statement following four long years at the helm of the UN watchdog. In his 45-minute speech, Israel was never mentioned. But the United States - much to its surprise - was.

Zeid delivered a harsh parting shot at US migrant policy under the Trump administration, which he said is willing to "punish children for their parents' actions" as some 2,000 children have been reportedly separated from their parents in the past six weeks. Calling the practice "cruel," the diplomat from Jordan quoted an official from the American Association of Pediatrics who called it "government-sanctioned child abuse."

"The thought that any State would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable," Zeid concluded.

Now, can it be just coincidence that the very next day, Mike Pompeo and Nikki Haley were announcing Washington's withdrawal from the international body? That seems highly unlikely. Although the Trump administration on Wednesday revoked the practice of separating children from their parents caught entering the US illegally, Zeid's comments seem to have been a criticism too far - as far as the Trump administration is concerned.

At this point, it is vital to keep in mind the highly volatile political situation in the US, which is entering one of its most decisive election cycles in many years. In November, Americans – who have rarely been more divided along political lines - will cast their vote in the congressional midterm elections, the outcome of which can literally mean – despite Robert Mueller's laughable failure to produce a smoking gun in his 'Russiagate' probe - the political survival of Donald Trump. Indeed, if Democrats can grab a majority in Congress there is talk they may invoke impeachment proceedings against one of the most divisive leaders in US history.

Needless to say, the very last thing the Republicans need in an election year is for the UNHRC to demand monitoring of the migrant situation on the US-Mexico border, where videos have surfaced of children being held in massive warehouse-like facilities (one is reportedly an old Wal-Mart store) inside of chain-link fence enclosures. It has been reported that some 2,300 children are thought to have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border since the White House announced its "zero tolerance" policy. That is the sort of scandal that could wreak havoc in an election. And the Democrats know it, and are milking the situation for every single tear they can.

However, the anguish being expressed on the part of the Democrats is dripping with hypocrisy and political opportunism when it is considered that, as political analyst Darius Shahtahmasebi argued rhetorically on these pages, the US "has had a longstanding foreign policy of separating thousands of children from their parents on a daily basis." Both US political parties have been guilty of "separating thousands of children from their families using explosive devices, not detention centers," he added.

This is a fact that many people on both sides of the gaping US political divide will never have to contemplate for long, especially now that the US is planning to end its membership in the UNHRC. The US is intentionally complicating the situation when it blames the UN for being too harsh with Israel as its reasoning for quitting the watchdog. The simple fact is that the US has been called out for serious rights violations against children. Period. But instead of accepting blame honorably, it calls it quits and goes home as quickly as a child losing at a ball game. Sadly, such behavior on both sides of the US political aisle can be chalked up to political brinkmanship in the ongoing struggle for ultimate power. In the end, it will be the defenseless people in the world that will pay the heaviest price.


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Nuclear power kills! Nuclear Regulatory Commission cancelled its nuclear site cancer study
Chris Busby  The Ecologist Sat, 19 Sep 2015 23:25 UTC
The US's Nuclear Regulatory Commission just cancelled its study into cancer near nuclear plants citing the 'excessive cost' of $8 million, writes Chris Busby. Of course that's rubbish - similar studies in the UK have been carried out for as little as £600 per site, and in any case $8 million is small change for the NRC. The real reason is to suppress the unavoidable conclusion: nuclear power kills.

After spending some $1.5 million and more than five years on developing strategies to answer the question of increases of cancer near nuclear facilities, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) last week reported that they would not continue with the process. They would knock it on the head [1].

This poisoned chalice has been passed between the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the NRC since 2009 when public and political pressure was brought to bear on the USNRC to update a 1990 study of the issue, a study which was widely seen by the public to be a whitewash.

The NCR quickly passed the unwelcome task up to the NAS. It requested that the NAS provide an assessment of cancer risks in populations living 'near' the NRC-licenced nuclear facilities that utilize and process Uranium. This included 104 operating nuclear reactors in 31 States and 13 fuel cycle facilities in operation in 10 States.





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