For fuck sake

(Sorry, it's in German) (Sorry again, ich bin wütend)

In Anbetracht des aktuellen politischen Klimas: Woher kommt denn nochmals die ganze Politikverdrossenheit? Warum nochmals fühlen sich vor allem jüngere Wähler nicht oder nicht mehr repräsentiert?


PS. Das Outcome der Entscheidung zum Uploadfilter ist hier vollkommen belanglos. Wir können einen Kampf führen und wir können auch verlieren. No hard feelings about that.

Aber WIE in den letzten Wochen mit Kritik umgegangen, wie von seitens einiger EU Parlamentarier bewusst diffamiert und beschwichtigt wurde, ist inakzeptabel.

Das werden wir nicht vergessen. Wir sehen uns bei den nächsten Wahlen.


It's two and a half minutes to midnight

The doomsday clock is at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. The doomsday clock is a illustration of how close we are to a man-made global catastrophe, published by " The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board".

Last time it was at that level has been 1953, during the tests of the Hydrogen-Fusion bombs.

Source: Wikipedia


The main reasons are

  • Rise of nationalism
This already-threatening world situation was
the backdrop for a rise in strident nationalism
worldwide in 2016
  • Trump
Donald Trump, made disturbing comments about
the use and proliferation of nuclear weapons and
expressed disbelief in the overwhelming scientific
consensus on climate change.
  • Conflict USA and Russia
both countries (USA and Russia)
continued wide-ranging
modernizations of their nuclear
forces, and serious arms control
negotiations were nowhere to
be seen
  • North Korea
North Korea conducted
its fourth and fifth underground
nuclear tests and gave every
indication it would continue
to develop nuclear weapons delivery capabilities.
The full statement is available here.

I consider this bulletin as a calibration to reality and a big F**K YOU in the direction of nationalism and the disbelief in science.
Although I'm a big Fallout fan and like the concept of Vaultec Vaults, it's not that we should now go and dig a whole in case of some president having a loose finger on the Atomic Football, but it is worrisome.
And I use it as reason to motivate more people to do a HAM-radio course and buy equipment 🙂