The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was killed. As transmits correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Zelenin, in the Syrian province of Idlib killed the leader of the terrorist group "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" Abu Abdullah al-Libiy.
According to the Al-Mayadin television station, the attack on the leader was made in the city of Dana. There is also other information: al-Libia was found shot dead in a burned car near the Bab El Khawa border crossing point on the border with Turkey.
The Syrian free army, which is fighting ISIS for influence in the rebel-controlled areas, confirmed the death of the terrorist leader, but did not take responsibility.
According to the Arab expert Mohsen Saleh, the conflict between the rebels does not have “ideological overtones,” because the whole brigade of Islamists is fighting as part of the SSA: Tawhid, Ahfad Al-Rasul, Ahrar, Liva al-Islam and others.
"Militants wrestle border crossings and roadblocks from each other to control the flow weapons and humanitarian aid, ”indicates Saleh. In Deir ez-Zor and on the border with Iraq they fight for oil wells and cisterns.
Therefore, we add from ourselves, the local "rebel" policy is also expressed through the economy. Earlier in the media wrote that in Syria up to a thousand different groups are fighting against Bashar Assad, of which more than half adhere to, to put it mildly, radical views. One clarification: wild groups are fighting not against Assad and the “regime”, but for their own power and influence. Well, for the money, of course. For the diversity of these warriors, those who believe in the world Sharia - 2013 complement.
Materials for experts. As Alexander Samozhnev writes ("Russian newspaper"), in accordance with the agreement between Russia and the United States, Syria began to transmit detailed information about the chemical arsenal to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, whose headquarters is located in The Hague. Experts are already working on these materials. About this in an interview with "Euronews" said the general director of the OPCW Ahmet Uzumdzhyu.
It is planned to complete the elimination of chemical weapons in the middle of 2014. This will require the construction in Syria of the necessary facilities and the use of special equipment.
2-I Geneva Conference on Syria should be an important starting point for resolving the situation in the country, said Ahmet Uzumdzhyu.
Comrade Lavrov spoke about American blackmail. In an interview with Channel One, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Washington was blackmailing Moscow, threatening to curtail the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, unless a resolution of the UN Security Council was adopted, reports "RT". Sergey Lavrov said:
The Russian Foreign Minister added that Western partners are now trying to push the resolution on Chapter VII without waiting for the recommendations of the UN Secretary General: “They are nervous because they understand that if Chapter VII is mentioned, then this is a chance to try to get at least some justification in the UN Security Council their unilateral actions. ”
In connection with the reaction of France and the United States to the information published in the UN report, Comrade Lavrov said that Russia's western partners "are blinded by their ideological task of changing the regime."
The minister also clarified that Russia is not a guarantor of chemical disarmament in Syria. He stressed that Russia had secured Syria’s accession to the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons without any reservations. “Unlike the Americans, who joined the Convention with reservations,” noted S. Lavrov. “Syria is now a party to this legally binding document.” Therefore, the entire world community is the guarantor of Syria’s fulfillment of its obligations under the Convention. In this case, the OPCW.
The terrorist attacks in Baghdad. The victims of a series of attacks committed on Saturday in Baghdad, became 96 people. Three explosions took place at a funeral in the Shiite district of Madinat Es Sadr.
Rising tensions in Iraq, notes "Voice of Russia"associated with the opposition of the Sunnis and Shiites.
Iranian nuclear news. Today, Iran will commission the first power unit of the Bushehr nuclear power plant. Reports about it "Russian newspaper" with reference to RIA "News".
“Tomorrow, the Bushehr nuclear power plant with a capacity of 1000 megawatts will be transferred to Iran,” Aliakbar Salehi, head of Iran’s atomic energy organization, told 22 on September.
Commissioning will take place a day earlier than planned. The media reported that the transfer of the power unit will be held 24 September.
Tunisian attendants of the Syrian jihad. In a french newspaper «Le Monde» A note appeared under the name “Tunisians are sent to Syria for“ sexual jihad. ” (Source of translation - "InoSMI").
As the Tunisian Interior Minister, Lofty Ben Jeddu, said at a meeting of the National Constituent Assembly, Tunisian women go to Syria and meet the sexual needs of Islamic militants. He declared:
The media write about hundreds of cases of this kind.
Donkey in the cap. According to Egyptian state media, the police arrested a rural resident of one of the southern regions of Egypt, Omar Abdul-Magda. This man was riding on a donkey, on which he put on a military cap. Moreover, he attached a sign to the donkey with the name of the Minister of Defense Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, "RT".
The detainee was charged with insulting the general.
In addition, eight people were detained in Egypt for using anti-war graffiti. Arrests signal that the government is stepping up protests for criticizing the authorities.
Earlier last week, the court sentenced five supporters of Mursi to three years in prison for antiwar remarks.
"Westgate" - the work of Americans? As transmits ITAR-TASS, after the release of the majority of the hostages, the assault on the premises of the shopping center in the capital of Kenya, where militants of the Al-Shabab group settled, was not stopped. The government of the country intends to bring the operation to completion, the Daily Nation newspaper writes.
Colonel Cyrus Ogunu, a spokesman for the Armed Forces of Kenya, made a statement: “Most of the hostages are released. The Kenyan Defense Forces established control in most of the building’s premises. ”
He did not disclose how many people were freed and how many terrorists continue to resist.
Now helicopters are locking up over the Westgate shopping center. From the mall the sounds of gunfire are heard. There is evidence that the militants took refuge in a room with windows and partitions of bulletproof glass.
According to available data, fifteen militants of the Somali group Al-Shabab were held hostage by about 30 people. The militants said that the rally in Nairobi is revenge for the participation of Kenyan troops in combat operations against it in Somalia.
The ringleaders of the militants challenged President Uhuru Kenyiate, who promised to punish the terrorists severely.
“From where Kenyatas take power to threaten us.” We fought with the armed forces of Kenya for two years. If Uhuru wants peace from us, then he should withdraw his troops from Somalia, ”Reuters news agency reports the words of the representative of Al-Shabab in Somalia, Abdiaziz Abu Musaba.
The number of victims of Al-Shabab militants who staged an armed attack on a shopping center in Nairobi last Saturday has reached 68. The dead were: the nephew of the President of Kenya, three British nationals, two French women, two diplomats from Canada and Ghana, citizens of South Africa, India, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands and a former deputy head of the Kenyan branch of UNICEF from Peru. Wounded 300 man.
Interestingly, among the militants involved in the attack on a shopping center in the capital of Kenya, were US citizens. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to CNN. The American channel refers to the lists allegedly published on Twitter, but subsequently deleted by the Al-Shabab group.
According to CNN, the list included nine names of the alleged invaders: three Americans, two Somalis, a British, a Canadian, a Finn, and only one Kenyan. NBC reports that the FBI has been investigating reports on the possible involvement of US citizens in events in Kenya.
According to this channel, among the attackers could be five Americans. Two of which belong to the largest Somali diaspora living in the state of Minnesota.
"Tape" recalls that earlier the President of the United States called the head of Kenya, expressed condolences in connection with the events in Nairobi and announced what had happened as a terrorist attack. According to the Associated Press, citing the press service of the White House, Obama offered assistance in bringing justice to the Islamists involved in the attack.
Swiss voting. An initiative to hold a referendum on whether it is worth canceling the general military conscription in Switzerland was made by a pacifist organization called “A group for Switzerland without an army” that collected 100 thousand signatures, reports "RT" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
The association consists mainly of socialists, "green" and feminists. They believe that there is no need to maintain an army of more than 150 thousand people in the country - after all, only 7,7 million people live in Switzerland. In their opinion, the confederation could get by with a voluntary or professional army. They also note that the system of formation of the Armed Forces on the principle of universal conscription is a relic of the past for the countries of Europe. Such a relic is preserved, in addition to Switzerland, only in six states of the Old World, among which are: Austria, Greece, Denmark, Cyprus, Norway, Finland.
The referendum, we add, was held yesterday.
According to the channel "RT"Referring to the Swiss media, the referendum revealed that the majority of Swiss citizens do not consider it necessary to abolish universal military service.
The results of the voting were not summarized everywhere, but it is already known that the inhabitants of most cantons do not support the idea of “A group for Switzerland without an army”.
Mommy is drinking champagne. As reported today correspondent ITAR-TASS Vladimir Smelov, the general parliamentary elections in Germany, which took place on Sunday, became the triumph of Angela Merkel. The Christian Democratic Union headed by her, together with the Christian Social Union, scored 41,5% of the vote.
"The Chancellor led the CDU to a big victory," writes the newspaper Flensburger taggeblat.
“The Chancellor won a victory that the CDU / CSU has not seen for almost 20 years,” notes Reutlinger Antsiger General. “The experts even held the opinion that the era of the people's party was over, but Angela Merkel proved the opposite,” the newspaper writes.
“The CDU / CSU was able to turn in its favor the argument that everything in Germany should remain as it is,” states the Badishe tagblat, noting that “the Germans for the most part do not want change.” Angela Merkel, the newspaper writes, "rests on the achievements of the previous coalitions." "And now the chancellor can smugly step in for a third term."
“Mommy” showed everyone how things are done, ”develops the theme“ Lübecker nachrichten ”. “These elections were the election of Angela Merkel.” “Konrad Adenauer also knew that most Germans strive for reliability: only no experiments!” Notes the publication.
Muslim Europe. As Andrei Fedyashin writes ("Voice of Russia") Britain is close to banning public niqab, hijab and burqa.
The country's parliament began discussing the issue of September 9. The restriction initiative is supported by David Cameron.
More than 10% of British government hospitals have unofficially banned staff from wearing Muslim hats that completely cover their faces.
From the continental neighbors of Great Britain, it is noted in the material, the ban on niqabs and hijabs was imposed by Paris and Brussels. At the same time, France has the largest percentage of Muslims in the EU: there are approximately 5-6 of millions of Muslims living there. In Britain, those are less than half.
Terrorists from London. Two British citizens, residents of London, were charged with conspiracy to visit a training camp for terrorists in Syria, as well as illegal possession of ammunition. The eldest of the detainees was also accused of storing documents on his laptop, which "could be useful for the person committing the attack or intending to commit it." Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to the Huffington Post UK.
The court is scheduled for September 23.
29-year-old Mohommod Hassin Nawaz and 22-year-old Hamza Nawaz, allegedly of Pakistani origin, were detained on September 16 in the port of Dover, where they arrived from Calais. The media reported that the police suspected them of "committing or preparing a terrorist act or inciting him." The detention was carried out in accordance with the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2000.
Sex questions for the kids, or a few words about the picture book. In the article “The lessons of masturbation for UK 5-summer schoolchildren” Anna Kislichenko in her LJ talks about Western innovations in sex questions.
On 30 (!) Languages translated world bestseller Robbie Harris and Michael Amberley "Let's talk about sex." The book is addressed to the children of primary school age.
A. Kislichenko gives comments that Harris and Amberley accompanied the pictures in the book. Here are some:
"So many ways ... so that mom and dad can join each other."
"Masturbation is when people experience sexual arousal while stroking their (or their partner's) genitalia."
“Heterosexual and gay: sometimes, when children grow up, boys start to get excited by other boys, and girls - by other girls. They can look and even touch their bodies. This is the usual way of research and it does not affect whether these girls and boys will become heterosexual or homosexual. ”
Today, over a million copies of the book have been sold, the author notes.
To this we must add excerpts from the material of Maxim Vazhenina (Latvia), editor of the historical portal "Latvian Arrows". In the extensive review on the portal imhoclub.lv He recently highlighted the fact that thanks to this, sexual education in our time has become closer than ever to sexual abuse.
Kinsey’s antiscientific conclusions were repeatedly subjected to harsh criticism of specialists, but it was these findings that formed the basis of the standards of sex education in European and American schools ... ”
One of the program “regulators” is the “Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse”, adopted in 2007. Children have the right to keep and use pornography, starting from the age of “consent”. The age of consent to sex in Spain, the author notes, is 13 years. Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Hungary, Estonia - 14 years. The rest of Europe defines it in 15-16 years.
In Lithuania again consider losses. In Lithuania, the estimated damage from delays at the Russian customs, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to Delfi.lt. The Linava National Carrier Association valued it at 10 million euros.
As noted in the association, the situation prevailing on the Russian border scares customers who have worked with Lithuanian carriers. “It’s necessary to talk not only about lost revenues, but also about damage and terminated contracts,” said Linava spokesman Gitis Vincevicius. - When they single out one group of carriers, this is a signal for companies that it is not worth working with this group. In Europe, this information is quickly mastered and made conclusions. This is a long-term damage that is difficult to assess.
As recalled by Lenta, complaints about the situation on the border with the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation began to arrive in early September. According to Lithuania, Russian customs officials began to check the cars with Lithuanian numbers too thoroughly. Later, the Lithuanian Carriers Association said that Russia began to apply “special treatment according to the risk profile” to cargo from this republic. At the same time, the situation also affected Kaliningrad entrepreneurs.
The general director of DSV Transport, the carrier, Leonid Stepanyuk, said that his trucks, which originated from Lithuania, were subjected to thorough checks at the border. As a result of delays, the volume of turnover decreased by 10% and the cost of transportation increased.
In Lithuania, it is assumed that the republic is under pressure because of participation in the Eastern Partnership, an EU integration program for the countries of the former USSR. It also notes that customs checks became tougher after Lithuania extradited a Russian citizen Dmitry Ustinov to the United States, accused by the US authorities of smuggling weapons, Lenta notes.
Optimized school. Residents of the Moldovan village of Novotroitskoye (Novye Aneny district) 20 of September blocked the republican highway, protesting against the closure of the local school. He writes about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Kommersant-Moldova.
The protest was attended by teachers, students, their parents, as well as deputies from the opposition Communist Party. According to the News-Moldova news agency, the action lasted an hour. On the highway Chisinau - Stefan Voda, because of this, there was a multi-kilometer traffic jam.
The above-mentioned agency writes that a Russian-language school worked in the village, and seventy children studied there. The school closed September 19 through an optimization program.
In the district council, the rally participants were told that “they were unable to stop this process, since the government took a decision on this issue.” The teachers and students responded by saying that they were going to continue the protest until the school was opened.
The explosion in Peshawar. In Pakistani Peshawar, two suicide bombers blew themselves up on the territory of the Christian church, reports KM.ru with reference to Reuters. The victims of the terrorist attack were 78 people, more than a hundred were injured.
The fighters waited for the end of the service and set off the “belt of martyrs”. Sunnis from the Jundullah (“Warriors of Allah”) affiliated with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. The militant spokesman Ahmet Marwat said that Christians are the enemies of Islam. Therefore, the group will continue to destroy the "heretics" on Pakistani soil.
Exam for Vikramaditya. Ekaterina Vorontsova and Alexander Emelyanenkov ("Russian newspaper") told that during the tests in the White and Barents Seas, which lasted 108 days, the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya wound 12650 miles on the screws, which is comparable to circumnavigation. On the night of September 21 he was met at the Sevmash quay wall.
“In the same three incomplete months,” RG correspondents were told in the press service of the defense shipyard, “carrier-based fighters made 57 flights, including 47 with landing on an aircraft carrier. A special achievement - 12 landings and take-offs at night, which was not practiced by the Russian deck aviation since 1999 ... "
The observation group from the Indian Navy and the crew of the ship could see firsthand what the floating airfield transmitted to them is capable of.
Five types of aircraft were used to test Vikramadity aircraft: IL-38, A-50, MiG-29K, MiG-29KUB, Su-33, and three types of helicopters: search and rescue Ka-27PS, anti-submarine Ka-27 -31PL, Ka-XNUMXР long-range radar detection helicopter.
Seoul and Washington will talk about US spending. According to Oleg Kiryanov ("RG"), 25 and 26 September in Washington will be held 4-th round of the US-South Korean talks, the theme of which will be the payment of the stay of the US contingent on the Korean Peninsula. The parties will try to find a compromise solution.
Today, there is a US contingent of 28500 troops in the Republic of Korea. Crisis Washington is trying to persuade Seoul to spend more money on the stay of American GIs on Korean soil. The old agreement expires at the end of 2013.
Washington pays more than 60% expenses, Seoul pays the rest. According to the US, Southerners should pay about half. Seoul does not want to pay, the United States is interested in continuing to stay on its territory because the carriers of the Juche doctrine may invade ...
China deployed near Shanghai C-300. As the "Resource engineering" With reference to the Military Informer, China has deployed Russian C-300PMU2 air defense systems near Shanghai.
C-300 are designed to protect the airspace of China's major economic centers.
China buys millions of Ukrainian hectares. China is going to buy in Ukraine 3 million hectares of agricultural land, transfers RBC Ukraine with reference to Reuters.
According to Chinese media, the state-owned enterprise Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) and the Ukrainian agroholding KSG Agro signed an agreement to transfer XPCC 100 thousand hectares of land with the prospect of expanding the deal to 3 million hectares.
"Trump", "Waterfall", "Snowstorm" and "Wind". According to Alexei Krivoruchek ("News"), Russia is upgrading 1960's anti-submarine missiles: the electronics responsible for target designation will be replaced with the "submarine killers".
As a source in the military-industrial complex explained to the Izvestia correspondent, the decision was made by the Main Committee of the Navy due to the lack of modern designs and the extension of the service life of old warships.
We are still talking about 39 85RU products of the Rastrub missile system. At the same time, the plans of the Navy include the renewal of the 83P Waterfall missiles, 84Р Metel, 86Р and 88Р of the Wind complex, as well as their modifications with depth charges.
Ships - carriers of these complexes - are on conservation in Severomorsk, Sevastopol, in Primorsky Krai and on Kamchatka. The modernization works will be carried out by Smolensk Aviation Plant OJSC. Upgrades will continue until the end of August 2014. 41,3 million rubles are allocated for modernization.
Flightless president. Venezuelan authorities improperly issued a request for the flight of the presidential plane through US airspace, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, writes Maria Raputa (Utro.ru).
Harf said: "The request was sent in one day, while it takes at least three." According to her, Washington was trying to resolve the situation and contacted the Venezuelan authorities, reports RIA "Novosti".
The president of Venezuela himself said that the United States will not be able to prevent him from coming to China. “I ordered another route developed, albeit a longer one. But the United States will not be able to prevent my visit to China. Refusing the head of state to use the airspace of the country they colonized is a serious mistake, ”quotes Comrade Maduro for El Universal.
When the state is powerless. The Mexican organization Cartel Bay helps residents affected by the storm Ingrid in Tamaulipas, according to correspondent RIA "News" Dmitry Znamensky.
Ingrid and Manuel hit Mexico from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. More 100 people have already died, and almost 240 thousands of people have suffered property. Overall, the number of people affected by the disaster has reached 1,2 million.
The drug mafia cartel has posted a video on social networks. In the film, mobsters hand out provisions to people. Residents of the affected areas dismantled the goods delivered by the mafia.
Indeed, this is an offer that no one can refuse!
It should also be noted that the advertising of "Cartel" - quite social. The video asked questions to the authorities. The latter, according to the Mafia, do not care about people's misfortunes. Drug traffickers say they are helping people from the heart.
As the correspondent notes, the users of social networks are perplexed: how did the drug cartel militants drive a caravan of cars along the roads of the state and act where the army and marines should be, helping the population with might and main?
But did we add, the mafia did not answer this question?
American helicopters fall. Over the weekend, two US military helicopters crashed: 21 September in Arizona crashed "Bell UH-1V" and September 22 - "Night Hawk". The first plane crash occurred near Phoenix: the rotary-winged car caught fire and exploded in the air. The crew of the military transport "Bell" was killed. The second helicopter fell into the Red Sea, transmit "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
On the multi-purpose helicopter "Night Hawk" there were five people. Conducted search and rescue operation. The helicopter accompanied the aircraft carrier Nimitz, which arrived in the area for a possible attack on Syria.
The most dangerous place in America. Chicago is recognized as the most dangerous US metropolis. In this American city in 2012, a record number of murders was committed in the country. This is evidenced by the FBI statistician, voiced by Fox News, broadcasts correspondent ITAR-TASS Daniel Studnev.
The FBI noted: the rise in crime in Chicago is growing rapidly. In 2011, 431 people were killed here, and in 2012, 515 was killed. According to the “killer” indicator, “The City of Winds” was ahead of even New York, where 419 people were killed last year. The population of Chicago, by the way, is 2,7 million, and 8,3 million lives in New York.
As a retired Chicago police officer told ITAR-TASS, the increase in crime in the city is associated with the redistribution of spheres of influence in poor neighborhoods on the outskirts. "This is a street war between gangs of African-Americans and Latinos," he explained.
The peak of the crimes committed in the city falls on the weekend. In shootouts, every Saturday and Sunday, in Chicago, 6-8 people die, about 30 people get gunshot wounds.
Following Chicago and New York in the list of the most dangerous cities in the United States are Detroit, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Indianapolis was recognized as the least dangerous metropolis of the United States in the 2012 year: only one hundred and one people were killed there.
Lies through the decades. Atomic bombs could have exploded over North Carolina, the power of each of which was 260 times the power of the “Kid” dropped on Hiroshima. About it writes "The Guardian", at the disposal of which was recently declassified report from the United States, reports "RT".
23 January 1961, three days after John Kennedy’s inauguration, two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs fell near Goldsboro, North Carolina. The bombs were dropped due to a breakdown in the air of the B-52. The plane, taking off from the base in Goldsboro and heading along the east coast, entered the tailspin, causing a bomb hatch to open. The deaths of millions of people were prevented by parachutes and low-voltage switches, which were equipped with explosive devices.
If the bombs had detonated, the radioactive cloud would cover Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and reach New York.
Interestingly, for a long time, the US authorities have stated that they have never exposed the lives of citizens to nuclear danger.
Johns wrote the report “Re-visit to Goldsboro: How I Learned Not to Trust Atomic Bombs” in 1969. “Weapons of such power did not have an adequate security system in case of an aircraft accident,” the expert concluded.
A Texas judge was selling services in bulk. As transmits correspondent ITAR-TASS Andrey Shitov, an example of government corruption in the United States has become the property of the general public. According to the press service of the FBI, in Texas, a former judge, Abel Limas, was sentenced to six years in prison: he "took bribes and kickbacks" for "custom-made" decisions. For eight years, he scored thus more than a quarter of a million dollars.
Few? Do not rush to draw conclusions.
Prior to taking up a judicial position in Cameron County in 2001, 59-year-old Limas was a lawyer, and before that he served in the police.
“The depth of corruption was amazing,” said FBI agent Mark Gripka, who participated in the investigation of the case. “But it was even more shocking at how cheaply Judge Limas sold his services. I took the 300 dollars or the 500 for the right solution. ”
A judge’s annual salary was about 100 thousand dollars.
Limas got into a deal with the lawyers of one of the parties when considering the case of the crashed helicopter. The judge was entitled to an “advance” in 100 thousand dollars and then 10% of the final payment amount of the claim (it eventually amounted to 14 million dollars).
Thanks to the case of the judge, businessmen from the local prosecutor's office were caught. District Attorney Armando Villalobos, for example, for 80 thousands of dollars helped a convict for murder “temporarily” to be released without bail. He successfully escaped.
The FBI investigation, which lasted for six years, ended with the transfer of ten people to court, including a former member of the Texas legislature, three lawyers, a former prosecutor’s investigator and the mentioned Villalobos.
"To seal the camera is the same as using a condom against AIDS." As told Evgeny Popov ("Vesti"), Peter Sunde is one of those who finances WikiLeaks and is forced to live under a cap from the US special services. Sunde's technology for disseminating information is included in the arsenals of special services around the world.
In the past, Sunde was the main supplier of unlicensed content (“Pirate Bay” and “BitTorrent” are his offspring). Now this person is engaged in encryption of telephone signals and is seeking anonymity on the Internet. In his office, all that is important is written on paper and on glass walls. Business negotiations are conducted outside the Internet. Sunde explains:
Answering the question of the correspondent about how humanity approached the times described by Orwell in the novel “1984”, Sunde replied:
What kind of direction this is is well understood by those who leave millions on Facebook and other social networks.
As Andrei Smirnov tells, "Voice of Russia" initiated an international online discussion on the issue of personal space on the web.
11 millions of users have previously deleted their Facebook pages. The impetus for the deletion of accounts were the reports of surveillance conducted by the NSA in the Internet. Almost 9 million people in the United States and 2 million in the UK did not regret any photos or videos - nothing at all that they had collected in their accounts for many years.
It is noted that users leaving Facebook are unlikely to act under the influence of emotions. Rather, it is necessary to talk about a balanced decision: leaving the network is not so simple: the network will resist ... Professor of Sociology at Cornell University Michael Macy said in an interview with Voice of Russia:
A quote from the international discussion on the issue of personal space on the Web, initiated by the Voice of Russia:
Where are the "hamsters". Marty Kaplan posted in "AlterNet" (translation source - "InoSMI") a note titled “The Most Hurtful News About the Brain I've Ever Heard.” It is about the article by Yale University law professor Dan Kahan.
Mr. Kahan, the author notes, through experiments analyzed how political passions affect the ability to think. His conclusions, in the words of Chris Muni (the person who gave the article to the professor is subtitled. - O. Ch.), Consist in the fact that party sympathies
Apparently, when discussing social issues, the real problem lies not in the lack of information, but in how our brain works. It doesn’t matter how smart we think we are, Kaplan notes. In fact, we only “rationalize” what emotions are pushing us towards.
Associate Professor of Management at Dartmouth College Brendan Nyen and his colleagues are conducting experiments trying to answer the question: do facts matter to the American voter? It turned out the following: if misinformed people are given facts that could correct their misconceptions, these people cling to their beliefs even more desperately.
Here are a couple of findings from Associate Professor Nyen:
1. People who believed that weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq started to believe this more strongly when they saw an article that refuted it.
2. The people who claimed that the economy was the most important for them, but who were unhappy with Obama's economic achievements, were shown a graph of employment growth outside agriculture in recent years, reflecting an increase of about a million jobs. Then they were asked a question about the number of people having a job: did it grow, decrease, or stay the same. Many, looking at the chart, responded that it ... decreased.
As for the experiments of Kahan, he found out that the better the participants of the experiment with mathematical skills, the more often their political views negatively affected their ability to solve problems.
Studies of how our brain works, sadly notes Marty Kaplan, show that "our political opinions are invulnerable to facts that run counter to them."
Now, thanks to this research, let us add on our own, we no longer need to ask ourselves the question: why is it to our interlocutor in the forehead, on the forehead, or even at the count on his head?
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