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Soros furibondo attacca Orban e l’Ungheria: sono degli ingrati.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-21.

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Soros il filantropo aveva fatto all’Ungheria la carità di impiantare sul suo territorio tutta una serie di organizzazione non governative da lui finanziate, che svolgevano un’intensa attività antigovernativa. Non si proponevano nulla di male, ovviamente: volevano solo rovesciare il governo democraticamente eletto e sostituirsi allo stesso alla guida della nazione. Essendo quelle ong (ngo) tutte formate da persone illuminate, le elezioni sarebbero state del tutto inutili, anzi, dannose: non sempre il popolo comprende quale sia il suo bene, e potrebbe anche votare male. I pochi illuminati sono così buoni da essersi assunti l’onere di guidare i popoli.

Orbene, quel misconoscente di Mr Orban e gran parte del popolo ungherese hanno declinato cortesemente l’offerta fatta da Mr Soros, ed è stata varata una legge in ossequio alla quale le ogn a capitale straniero debbano essere registrate in Ungheria, allegando una regolare denuncia delle entrate. Nelle prospezioni ad oggi mr Orban raccoglierebbe il 48% dei voti, ma si sa che il popolo bue si fa facilmente ingannare: per fortuna Mr Soros vede e provvede.

È comprensibile il risentimento che ha provato Mr Soros di fronte a simile ingratitudine. Se Mr Orban e gli ungheresi non accettavano le offerte caritative e filantropiche con le buone, le avrebbero allora dovute accettare con le cattive.

In fondo Mr Soros ha ancora qualche buon amico, persone del suo stampo, di quelle con il cuore in mano e, talora, ma lo dicono i malpensanti, anche un bicchiere di buon vino. Ci correggiamo subito: una bottiglia di buon vino.

Juncker and Soros hold Brussels meeting to plot legal action against Hungarian government

«JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker will hold a behind closed doors meeting with George Soros at which the pair will discuss legal action against the Hungarian government, EU officials announced today.

The EU Commission chief will host the billionaire financier in Brussels as part of eurocrats’ preparations to take Budapest to court over a number of alleged breaches of EU law. 

Brussels has been enraged by the actions of firebrand prime minister Viktor Orban, who has passed a new law in an attempt to close a university backed by Mr Soros. 

The Hungarian PM has cast the institution as an ‘enemy within’ and says it is being used by the billionaire to push a liberal pro-EU agenda against his right-wing government.»

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‘Brexit should be a lesson!’ Furious Hungary promises EU WAR over new Brussels crackdown

«HUNGARY today defiantly vowed to “fight” the European Union after it was slapped with fresh infringement proceedings over Viktor Orban’s crackdown on charities and NGOs.

Budapest reacted furiously to news that Brussels is stepping up its case against new rules targeting foreign-funded organisations which eurocrats say contravene European law. 

A government spokesman fumed “if we have to fight it, we’re going to go for it” and warned the EU that Brexit “should be a lesson” for what happens if it meddles too far in nations’ sovereignty.»

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Riassumiamo.

Quanti siano così scriteriati da rifiutare l’aiuto fraterno delle ngo di Mr Soros, saranno trascinati davanti alle corti di giustizia europee, che ovviamente li condanneranno. Se non bastasse, allora sarebbero invasi: centinaia, migliaia, decine di migliaia, centinaia di migliaia di migranti in cerca di calore umano, comprensione. Le ogn di Mr Soros li accudirebbe con amore, previo finanziamento dello sttao che avesse l’onore di ospitarli.

Non è pensabile appartenere all’Unione Europea senza accettare le attività del santo patrono: sarebbe un comportamento evidentemente antidemocratico, xenofobo, razzista e financo omofobo, il ché è tutto dire.

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Di oggi quel Venerabile Maestro che è Mr George Soros ha fatto un lungo sfogo con il Venerabile Confratello del Financial Times, che qui riportiamo in allegato. Si piange meglio in loggia che nei suburbi di Washington.

Quel bravo uomo risponde con il cuore in mano, e ci commuove al punto tale che vorremmo che non si incomodasse e se ne restassero negli Stati Uniti, lui e le sue iniziative caritative e filantropiche.

Nota.

Can che abbaia, non morde. Difficilmente si avvisa in modo così chiaro l’avversario nell’imminenza di una azione legale.



Financial Times. 2017-11-20. George Soros attacks ‘hate-mongering’ of Viktor Orban’s Hungary

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Zero Hedges. 2017-11-20. George Responds To Hungary’s “Massive Anti-Soros Propaganda Effort”

Over the past several months we’ve frequently noted the devolving relationship between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and billionaire financier George Soros.  Tensions escalated last month when Orban took it upon himself to mail a Soros-related questionnaire to all 8 million Hungarian voters (see: Hungary Launches Anti-Soros Political Campaign) and then followed that up with an announcement that Hungary’s intelligence services had been instructed to “map” Soros’ network of influence.

As Orban’s ruling party gears up for parliamentary elections in April – where it is the prohibitive favorite to win largely thanks to its refusal to accept refugees under a plan devised by the European Commission – the prime minister has instructed his intelligence services to map what he described as the networks run by the billionaire financier’s “empire” targeting his country, Bloomberg reported.

Intelligence agencies will help evaluate what he sees as efforts by Soros to get Hungary punished by EU institutions pursuing a “mixed-population” continent, Orban said in an interview with Kossuth Radio on Friday.

The Associated Press added that the investigation will also focus on alleged Hungarian members of the network.

Intelligence agencies will help evaluate what Orban sees as efforts by Soros to get Hungary punished by EU institutions pursuing a “mixed-population” continent, Orban said in an interview with Kossuth Radio on Friday.

Today, Soros has decided to strike back with a scathing “rebuttal” posted to his website blasting Orban for his “anti-Soros, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic propaganda effort.”

On October 9, 2017, the Hungarian government mailed a national consultation to all eight million eligible Hungarian voters purporting to solicit their opinions about a so-called “Soros Plan.” The statements in the national consultation contain distortions and outright lies that deliberately mislead Hungarians about George Soros’s views on migrants and refugees. Hungarian government officials also falsely claim that George Soros is somehow controlling the European Union decision-making process. In fact, decisions on how to address the migration crisis are made by EU member states and institutions, including the Hungarian government.

With Hungary’s health care and education systems in distress and corruption rife, the current government has sought to create an outside enemy to distract citizens. The government selected George Soros for this purpose, launching a massive anti-Soros media campaign costing tens of millions of euros in taxpayer money, stoking anti-Muslim sentiment, and employing anti-Semitic tropes reminiscent of the 1930s. The national consultation is part of an ongoing propaganda effort that has been underway since May 2015 that included the “Stop Brussels” consultation in the spring of 2017 and the referendum that vilified migrants and refugees in 2016.

National Consultation Statement 1: George Soros wants Brussels to resettle at least one million immigrants per year onto European Union territory, including in Hungary.

Soros Response: FALSE.  In a 2015 opinion piece, George Soros said that because of the war in Syria, the European Union would have to “accept at least a million asylum-seekers annually for the foreseeable future. And, to do that, it must share the burden fairly” (“Rebuilding the Asylum System,” Project Syndicate, September 26, 2015). A year later, when circumstances had changed, he suggested that the EU should make a “commitment to admit even a mere 300,000 refugees annually” (“Saving Refugees to Save Europe,” Project Syndicate, September 12, 2016).

National Consultation Statement 2: Together with officials in Brussels, George Soros is planning to dismantle border fences in EU member states, including in Hungary, to open the borders for immigrants.

Soros Response: FALSE. George Soros has clearly stated his belief that “the EU must regain control of its borders.” He believes that “the EU must build common mechanisms for protecting borders, determining asylum claims, and relocating refugees.” (“Saving Refugees to Save Europe,” Project Syndicate, September 12, 2016).

National Consultation Statement 3: One part of the Soros Plan is to use Brussels to force the EU-wide distribution of immigrants that have accumulated in Western Europe, with special focus on Eastern European countries. Hungary must also take part in this.

Soros Response: FALSE. In his most recent commentary on the refugee crisis, George Soros endorsed “a voluntary matching mechanism for relocating refugees.” He made clear that “the EU cannot coerce member states to accept refugees they do not want, or refugees to go where they are not wanted.” (“Saving Refugees to Save Europe,” Project Syndicate, September 12, 2016).

National Consultation Statement 4: Based on the Soros Plan, Brussels should force all EU member states, including Hungary, to pay immigrants HUF 9 million (€28,000) in welfare.

Soros Response: FALSE. George Soros did not say that Hungary should be forced to pay HUF 9 million in welfare to immigrants. He did say, “Adequate financing is critical. The EU should provide €15,000 per asylum-seeker for each of the first two years to help cover housing, health care, and education costs—and to make accepting refugees more appealing to member states.” (“Rebuilding the Asylum System,” Project Syndicate, September 26, 2015). This would clearly be a subsidy from the EU to the Hungarian government. Last year George Soros announced that he would contribute to the financial effort by earmarking €430 million of his personal fortune “for investments that specifically address the needs of migrants, refugees and host communities.” (“Why I’m Investing $500 Million in Migrants,” The Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2016).

National Consultation Statement 5: Another goal of George Soros is to make sure that migrants receive milder criminal sentences for the crimes they commit.

Soros Response:  FALSE. Nowhere has Soros made any such statement. This is a lie.

National Consultation Statement 6: The goal of the Soros Plan is to push the languages and cultures of Europe into the background so that integration of illegal immigrants happens much more quickly.

Soros Response: FALSE. Nowhere has Soros made any such statement. This is a lie.

National Consultation Statement 7: It is also part of the Soros Plan to initiate political attacks against those countries which oppose immigration, and to severely punish them.

Soros Response: FALSE. Nowhere has Soros made any such statement. This is a lie.

Of course, as we’ve noted before, three decades ago, billionaire financier George Soros paid for a young Viktor Orbán to study in Britain. And as recently as 2010, Soros donated $1 million to Orbán’s government to help the cleanup effort following the infamous “red sludge” disaster.

But the once-warm relationship between the two men has deteriorated substantially over the past seven years, as Orban has drifted further to the right. In 2014, the leader of Hungary’s Fidesz party declared he would seek to model Hungary’s government after “illiberal” democracies like the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In response, Soros this summer denounced his former protege and accused him of creating a “mafia state” in Hungary.

Orban responded by accusing Soros’s network of using the European Union to achieve its own aims, including the promotion of mass migration into Europe.

Orban was no doubt provoked to launch the probe by reports Soros has donated $18 billion from his family office to his “Open Society” foundation, his primary tool for influence policy throughout the west. The group funds a network of dozens of organizations that fund liberal, globalist causes throughout Europe and the US. At times, recipients of funding have included Black Lives Matter groups, and even Antifa.

But will Orban’s investigation morph into a full-on, Turkey-style purge of anyone with ties to Soros’ linked organizations, regardless of their actual complicity? That, of course, remains to be seen.



Reuters. 2017-11-20. Hungary Says It Is Facing ‘Frontal Assault’ From U.S. Financier Soros

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary is facing a frontal assault from U.S. financier George Soros who is attacking the country via his non-government organizations and European Union bureaucrats, a top ruling party politician said on Monday.

Fidesz Vice Chairman Gergely Gulyas said Soros’ claims that the Hungarian government lied in its campaign against him were “not substantial”, adding the billionaire and the European Union pushed the same pro-migrant agenda.

He rejected charges by Soros that the government’s campaign stoked anti-Muslim sentiment and employed anti-Semitic tropes.

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Mr Jean-Claude Juncker. Il satiro impunito dell’Unione Europea.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-05.

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Per spirito di decenza non pubblichiamo cosa ha fatto da ebbro.

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Deutschland Kurier. 2017-11-02. Juncker knutscht mit allen!

Der Präsident der Europäischen Kommission Jean-Claude Juncker (63) ist dafür bekannt, dass er seinen Kollegen auf der europäischen Bühne penetrant auf die Pelle rückt und feuchte Schmatzer verteilt. Für seine Tätigkeiten als EU-Kommissionschef (Was macht er eigentlich?!?) lässt sich der trinkfreudige Luxemburger fürstlich entlohnen: Insgesamt erhält Juncker jährlich – mitfinanziert vom deutschen Steuerzahler – rund 350.000 Euro. Da kann man schon mal fröhlich Küsschen verteilen!

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Il Presidente della Commissione europea Jean-Claude Juncker (63) è noto sulla scena europea per il suo approccio penetrante nei confronti dei suoi colleghi e per la sua capacità di diffondere le ‘macchie bagnate’. Per le sue attività di capo della Commissione europea (cosa fa effettivamente?), questo cittadino lussemburghese che beve si di ricompense principesche. Juncker riceve un totale di circa 350,000 euro all’ anno – cofinanziati dal contribuente tedesco. Baci possono essere distribuiti allegramente!

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Secondo i ‘climatologi’ l’Artico avrebbe dovuto sciogliersi nel 2012.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-04.

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Dieci anni or sono augusti, strapagati ed encomiati scienziati del calibro di Mark Serreze e di Jay Zwally, considerati le massime autorità sul ‘clima’, avevano fatto una importante profezia, che puntualmente andiamo a verificare se mai si fosse avverata. Ecco cosa avevano profetato.

«The Arctic is screaming»

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«The Arctic is often cited as the canary in the coal mine for climate warming»

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«Now as a sign of climate warming, the canary has died»

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«At this rate, the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free at the end of summer by 2012»

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Bene.

Adesso andiamo a verificare quanto si sia avverato di simile previsione.

«Over the past ten years since they made that forecast, there has been a huge increase in Arctic ice.»

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«End of September Arctic sea ice extent is up 20% over the past decade.»

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«NASA also says that the last decade has been very hot in the Arctic»

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«The scientists behind the global warming scam are completely incompetent. They have no idea what they are talking about and don’t follow any scientific method. They don’t understand climate. They don’t understand physics. They don’t understand statistics. They don’t understand integrity.

It is a pathetic clown show – not science.»

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Volendo usare una terminologia forbitamente politicamente corretta, codesti sedicenti ‘scienziati’ sono solo una associazione per delinquere a fine di estorcere stipendi e finanziamenti dalle tasche dei Contribuenti.

In dieci anni negli soli Stati Uniti, il ‘clima’ ha chiesto ed ottenuto più di 1,400 miliardi di dollari americani per poter proseguire i propri ‘studi‘.

L’unico posto consono per simile genia è dapprima un’aula di tribunale, quindi un campo di lavoro forzato a vita.

Criminali perversi loro, criminaletti creduli tutti coloro che li sostengono ed osannano.

Nota.

Sono debitore dello spunto al dr. Massimo Cesare Pernigotti.


National Geographic News. 2007-127. Arctic Sea Ice Gone in Summer Within Five Years?

An already relentless melting of the Arctic greatly accelerated this summer—a sign that some scientists worry could mean global warming has passed an ominous tipping point.

One scientist even speculated that summer sea ice could be gone in five years.

Greenland’s ice sheet melted nearly 19 billion tons more than the previous high mark, and the volume of Arctic sea ice at summer’s end was half what it was just four years ago, according to new NASA satellite data obtained by the Associated Press (AP).

“The Arctic is screaming,” said Mark Serreze, senior scientist at the government’s snow and ice data center in Boulder, Colorado.

2012

Just last year two top scientists surprised their colleagues by projecting that the Arctic sea ice was melting so rapidly that it could disappear entirely by the summer of 2040.

This week, after reviewing his own new data, NASA climate scientist Jay Zwally said: “At this rate, the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free at the end of summer by 2012, much faster than previous predictions.”

So scientists in recent days have been asking themselves these questions: Was the record melt seen all over the Arctic in 2007 a blip amid relentless and steady warming? Or has everything sped up to a new climate cycle that goes beyond the worst case scenarios presented by computer models?

“The Arctic is often cited as the canary in the coal mine for climate warming,” said Zwally, who as a teenager hauled coal. “Now as a sign of climate warming, the canary has died. It is time to start getting out of the coal mines.”

The burning of coal, oil, and other fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are responsible for man-made global warming. For the past several days, government diplomats have been debating in Bali, Indonesia, the outlines of a new climate treaty calling for tougher limits on these gases.

What happens in the Arctic has implications for the rest of the world. Faster melting there means eventual sea level rise and more immediate changes in winter weather because of less sea ice.

In the United States, a weakened Arctic blast moving south to collide with moist air from the Gulf of Mexico can mean less rain and snow in some areas, including the drought-stricken Southeast, said Michael MacCracken, a former federal climate scientist who now heads the nonprofit Climate Institute.

“I don’t pay much attention to one year … but this year the change is so big, particularly in the Arctic sea ice, that you’ve got to stop and say, ‘What is going on here?’ You can’t look away from what’s happening here,” said Waleed Abdalati, NASA’s chief of cyrospheric sciences. “This is going to be a watershed year.”

The Facts

2007 shattered records for Arctic melt in the following ways:

—About 552 billion tons of ice melted this summer from the Greenland ice sheet, according to preliminary satellite data to be released by NASA Wednesday. That’s 15 percent more than the annual average summer melt, beating 2005’s record.

—A record amount of surface ice was lost over Greenland this year, 12 percent more than the previous worst year, 2005, according to data the University of Colorado released Monday. That’s nearly quadruple the amount that melted just 15 years ago. It’s an amount of water that could cover Washington, D.C., a half-mile deep, researchers calculated.

—The surface area of summer sea ice floating in the Arctic Ocean this summer was nearly 23 percent below the previous record. The dwindling sea ice already has affected wildlife, with 6,000 walruses coming ashore in northwest Alaska in October for the first time in recorded history. Another first: the Northwest Passage was open to navigation.

—Still to be released is NASA data showing the remaining Arctic sea ice to be unusually thin—another record. That makes it more likely to melt in future summers. Combining the shrinking area covered by sea ice with the new thinness of the remaining ice, scientists calculate that the overall volume of ice is half of 2004’s total.

—Alaska’s frozen permafrost (see magazine article) is warming, although it’s not quite thawing yet. But temperature measurements 66 feet deep in the frozen soil rose nearly four-tenths of a degree from 2006 to 2007, according to measurements from the University of Alaska. While that may not sound like much, “it’s very significant,” said University of Alaska professor Vladimir Romanovsky.

—Surface temperatures in the Arctic Ocean this summer were the highest in 77 years of record-keeping, with some places eight degrees Fahrenheit above normal, according to research to be released Wednesday by University of Washington’s Michael Steele.

“New Regime”

Greenland, in particular, is a significant bellwether. Most of its surface is covered by ice. If it completely melted—something key scientists think would likely take centuries, not decades—it could add more than 22 feet to the world’s sea level.

However, for nearly the past 30 years, the data pattern of its ice sheet melt has zigzagged. A bad year, like 2005, would be followed by a couple of lesser years.

According to that pattern, 2007 shouldn’t have been a major melt year, but it was, said Konrad Steffen, of the University of Colorado, which gathered the latest data.

“I’m quite concerned,” he said. “Now I look at 2008. Will it be even warmer than the past year?”

Other new data, from a NASA satellite, measure ice volume. NASA geophysicist Scott Luthcke, reviewing it and other Greenland numbers, concluded: “We are quite likely entering a new regime.”

Melting of sea ice and Greenland’s ice sheets also alarms scientists because they become part of a troubling spiral.

White sea ice reflects about 80 percent of the sun’s heat off Earth, NASA’s Zwally said. When there is no sea ice, about 90 percent of the heat goes into the ocean which then warms everything else up. Warmer oceans then lead to more melting.

“That feedback is the key to why the models predict that the Arctic warming is going to be faster,” Zwally said. “It’s getting even worse than the models predicted.”

Tipping Point

NASA scientist James Hansen, the lone-wolf researcher often called the godfather of global warming, on Thursday was to tell scientists and others at the American Geophysical Union scientific in San Francisco that in some ways Earth has hit one of his so-called tipping points, based on Greenland melt data.

“We have passed that and some other tipping points in the way that I will define them,” Hansen said in an email. “We have not passed a point of no return. We can still roll things back in time — but it is going to require a quick turn in direction.”

Last year, Cecilia Bitz at the University of Washington and Marika Holland at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado startled their colleagues when they predicted an Arctic free of sea ice in just a few decades. Both say they are surprised by the dramatic melt of 2007.

Bitz, unlike others at NASA, believes that “next year we’ll be back to normal, but we’ll be seeing big anomalies again, occurring more frequently in the future.”

And that normal, she said, is still a “relentless decline” in ice.


Real Climate Science. 2017-10-23. National Geographic/NASA : Arctic Sea Ice Gone By 2012

Ten years ago, NASA’s top expert predicted an ice-free Arctic by 2012. NSIDC’s top expert said the Arctic was “screaming.”

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Over the past ten years since they made that forecast, there has been a huge increase in Arctic ice.

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End of September Arctic sea ice extent is up 20% over the past decade.

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The scientists behind the global warming scam are completely incompetent. They have no idea what they are talking about and don’t follow any scientific method. They don’t understand climate. They don’t understand physics. They don’t understand statistics. They don’t understand integrity.

It is a pathetic clown show – not science.

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Tesla. Perdite ultimo trimestre 619 milioni Usd.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-02.

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I grafici dovrebbe essere esplicativi della situazione.

«But bottlenecks at its battery factory have caused a record loss»

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«Tesla reported its largest quarterly loss ever of $619 million»

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«I was really depressed about three or four weeks ago»

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Ci si rende perfettamente conto che Mr Elon Musk sia depresso, ma capiamo anche la rabbia montante degli investitori e, soprattutto dei creditori.

Per non menzionare il fiume di miliardi statali erogati a fondo perso.

Ci si domanda: quanti altri miliardi dovrà perdere Tesla prima di portare i libri in tribunale?


Deutsche Welle. 2017-11-02. Tesla’s rise and fall: losses up, shares down

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Tesla company keeps facing a crucial test in its growth strategy as it ramps up its e-car production. But bottlenecks at its battery factory have caused a record loss.

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Tesla reported its largest quarterly loss ever of $619 million (€530 million), sending shares down by 5 percent after trading hours as analysts looked gravely disappointed.

The carmaker pushed back its target for volume production of its new Model 3 sedan by about three months, saying it was difficult to predict how long it would take to fix all bottlenecks.

The company noted the main constraint was its battery module assembly line at its Nevada Gigafactory where Tesla had to redesign part of the production process.

Tesla now expects to build 5,000 Model 3s per week by late in the first quarter of next year, away from the original target date of December 2017.

Problems resolved?

“I was really depressed about three or four weeks ago,” CEO Elon Musk told reporters, adding that he was now optimistic as there was clarity what needed to be done. “We’re on it, we’ve got it covered.”

Tesla could face major new requirements for cash given its Model 3 problems, a possible factory in China and plans to develop other vehicles, including an electric heavy-duty truck.

Shares of the company have fallen by almost 17 percent from a 12-month high in September, but are still up 50 percent from January fueled by investors’ belief in the long-term prospects of the firm.

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Merkel e Cdu. Hanno preso soldi dall’Arzebaijan.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-10-26.

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«Just ahead of the German election, CDU MP Karin Strenz has been accused of doing paid lobbying work for the Azerbaijani dictatorship. Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to support Strenz on the campaign trail this week.

A German conservative parliamentarian has been caught up in a European-wide lobbying scandal involving the Azerbaijani regime ….

Karin Strenz, who represents Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the chancellor’s home state of Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania, worked for Nuremberg-based consultancy Line M-Trade in 2014 and 2015, receiving between 7,500 euros and 15,000 euros ($9,000 – $18,000) in both years.

Line M-Trade is owned by Eduard Lintner, a former parliamentarian for the Christian Social Union (CSU), the CDU’s Bavarian sister-party, who has been a lobbyist for Azerbaijan since his retirement as an MP in 2009.

As the SZ noted, Strenz has shown a noticeably friendly attitude to Azerbaijan in her political career. 

Her personal website features a photograph of her standing alongside President Ilham Alyev, and in 2015 she was the only German delegate on the European Council to vote against a resolution calling on the country to release political prisoners. ….

An investigation published in a number of European newspapers on September 4 showed that another Lintner-owned concern, the Berlin-based lobby group Society for Promoting German-Azerbaijani Relations (GEFDAB), received a total of 819,500 euros between 2012 to 2014 from offshore companies run by Azerbaijan’s ruling Aliyev family» [Deutsche Welle]

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«The affair had caused a four-year-long legal dispute with the parliamentary administration authority behind the scenes, the report said, since German law prohibits parties from receiving donations from non-EU countries.»

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«Although the district CDU branch accepted the donation without question, auditors at party headquarters in Berlin notified the Administration of the German Bundestag, which decided as early as autumn 2013 that the gift was not allowable under the law. The CDU then gave up the donation to be immediately impounded»

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«The affair has raised several questions about links between the conservative CDU/CSU bloc and Azerbaijan, and what objectives the country could be pursuing with its donations.»

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«in June 2015 Strenz voted against a resolution by the Council of Europe to call on Azerbaijan to release its political prisoners — the only German MP to do so, according to an earlier report in the paper.»

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Ricapitoliamo.

La Germania riguarda l’Azerbaijan come uno stato dittatoriale, che calpesta anche i più elementari diritti umani.

Per essere chiari: proprio non ne vuole sapere di avere a che fare con quella gente.

Però. C’è sempre un però.

Se dall’Azerbaijan arriva denaro sonante, allora è tutto un altro paio di maniche.

Le donazioni fatte ai parlamentari della Cdu santificano il denaro indipendentemente dalla sozzura delle fonti.

Brava Frau Merkel, brava Frau Strenz.

Poi questa gente vota contro Herr Albrecht Glaser.


Deutsche Welle. 2017-10-26. Angela Merkel’s CDU party received donations from Azerbaijan

Germany’s CDU party has received donations from a state-run Azerbaijani company, a German media consortium reported. The affair again highlights links between conservative politicians and the Central Asian dictatorship.

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A district chapter of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party (CDU) received €28,000 ($33,114) from the state-run Azerbaijani oil and gas company Socar in contravention of German rules on party donations, a consortium of public broadcasters NDR, WDR and daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported.

The case again calls into question connections between certain conservative politicians and the South Caucasian republic, whose leader, President Ilham Aliyev, has by human rights organizations.

According to the report, two payments, one of €3,000 and one of €25,000, were deposited by Socar’s Germany-based branch on the account of the CDU’s district association in Frankfurt at the end of February 2012.

No fine for the CDU

The affair had caused a four-year-long legal dispute with the parliamentary administration authority behind the scenes, the report said, since German law prohibits parties from receiving donations from non-EU countries.

Although the district CDU branch accepted the donation without question, auditors at party headquarters in Berlin notified the Administration of the German Bundestag, which decided as early as autumn 2013 that the gift was not allowable under the law. The CDU then gave up the donation to be immediately impounded, the report said.

However, despite having broken the law, the party will not have to pay a fine, largely owing to a ruling made by an administrative court in April that self-denunciation in such cases can not only mitigate penalties, but even avert them altogether.

Mysterious links

The affair has raised several questions about links between the conservative CDU/CSU bloc and Azerbaijan, and what objectives the country could be pursuing with its donations.

The German CEO of Socar, Anders Egen Mamedov, was quoted by the paper as saying that the company’s contacts with political officials was taking place “against the backbround of the geopolitical importance of Azerbaijan and Socar,” including with regard to the pipeline network through seven countries that is currently under construction.

The massive gas pipeline project was chosen over the Nabucco-West pipeline in 2013 with the support of the then EU commissioner for energy, the German CDU politician Günther Oettinger.

Mamedov said Socar also made donations to sports and cultural associations in Germany. He declined to give details or speak about possible donations to other German of European parties to the paper.

Lobbying activities

The Süddeutsche also pointed to CDU parliamentarian Karin Strenz, who according to the paper did not disclose her work for an Azerbaijan-financed lobbying firm within three months as asked. The company is owned by former CSU politician Eduard Lintner, who has been doing lobbying work for Azerbaijan since 2009.

In another possible indication of her sympathies with the authoritarian country, in June 2015 Strenz voted against a resolution by the Council of Europe to call on Azerbaijan to release its political prisoners — the only German MP to do so, according to an earlier report in the paper.

Azerbaijan was described in a resolution by the European Parliament in September 2015 as “having suffered the greatest decline in democratic governance in all of Eurasia over the past 10 years.”

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Corriere della Sera. Da ‘Viva il Duce’ a ‘Viva Soros’. I leccaculi.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-09-30.

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Per sua stessa ammissione, Il Corriere della Sera, Rcs per l’esattezza,

«nel 2015 aveva chiuso con una perdita di 175,7 milioni».

Non è facile trovare un patrono che ripiani perdite di quel calibro e poi non pretenda la gratitudine dei giornalisti strappati, almeno momentaneamente, dai sagrati delle Chiese.

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Il Corriere della Sera è sempre stato un giornale portavoce del potere, del potere che conta.

Parole forti, diranno alcuni.

Ecco qua.

Questa è una pagina riassuntiva dell’Archivio Storico del Corriere della Sera.

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I titoli sono già tutti un programma.

Non sufficit?

Ci mancherebbe.

Eccovi una seconda fotocopia.

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«Con fiammeggiante volontà di lotta e di gloria le moltitudini acclamano al Sovrano e al Duce»

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«Enorme ripercussione mondiale dell’intervento italiano»

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«Vibranti dimostrazioni del popolo di Albania»

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Leggetevi gli articoli: per usare un termine politicamente corretto, più leccaculi di così non si sarebbe mai potuto essere.

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Sono passati settanta anni abbondanti.

Ong. Tempi durissimi. India avvia inchiesta sulla Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Soros George. Uno stato negli stati. Ecco i suoi principali voivodati.

Cina. Una nuova legge sulle Ong (Ngo).

Orban contro Soros. Nuova legge sulle Ong.

Racket delle ong. Questo è il titolo del Gatestone Institute.

More Than 7,000 Foreign NGOs in China: Only 91 Registered So Far

NGO Head First Russian Charged Under ‘Foreign Agent’ Law

Germania ed Austria accusano le Ogn di traffico di esseri umani.

Procura di Catania. Ong in combutta con gli scafisti.

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Cambia la persona da venerare con religiosa prostrazione, ma lo stile rimane sempre lo stesso.

Alleghiamo in calce l’ultimo articolo, ancora grondante della saliva del giornalista.

Chissà a chi mai leccheranno la rima anale quando l’astro di Mr Soros sarà tramontato come quello del Duce.


Corriere. 2017-09-29. Soros nemico pubblico in Ungheria La caccia alle streghe di Orbán

Il governo promuove una consultazione su un inesistente piano migranti del miliardario che prevederebbe l’ingresso di un milione di stranieri all’anno nel Paese

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La lettera che nei prossimi giorni il governo farà recapitare a ogni famiglia ungherese mostra la foto di un uomo di una certa età. È avvolto in una luce fredda e scura che rende sinistro il suo sorriso. Il testo recita: «Questo è George Soros, uno dei più influenti miliardari al mondo. E questo è il suo pericoloso piano: smantellamento della barriera ai confini; insediamento di un milione di migranti all’anno in Ungheria; nove milioni di forint (circa 30 mila euro, ndr) in sussidi pubblici per ogni migrante». Quindi, ultimata la presentazione, arriva la domanda agli elettori: «Cosa ne pensi? Consultazione nazionale sul piano Soros».

Non importa che nessun piano del genere sia mai esistito e Soros non abbia mai detto niente che potesse indurre gli ungheresi a sospettarlo. L’uomo che oggi figura al 29esimo posto della lista dei più ricchi al mondo secondo Forbes, dopo aver donato almeno otto miliardi di dollari per sostenere la transizione verso la democrazia e i diritti umani in un gran numero di Paesi, ha fatto qualcosa di diverso: da anni cerca di convincere gli europei ad accogliere i rifugiati in arrivo e a distribuirli in tutti i Paesi dell’Unione.

Questo è bastato al premier ungherese Viktor Orbán per fare di Soros il proprio fantasma. O, più precisamente, per farne il fantasma che l’uomo forte di Budapest agita di fronte agli ungheresi nella speranza di puntellare la propria popolarità. Nei mesi scorsi una campagna del governo di Budapest lo ritraeva in un poster di uno stile che richiama la propaganda antisemita fra le due guerre. La scritta non era da meno: «Non lasciate a George Soros l’ultima risata!».

Per il finanziere e filantropo, che oggi ha 87 anni, non è una novità. Da un quarto di secolo, da quando il suo successo come investitore è tale che statisticamente capita una volta ogni 473 milioni di tentativi, si trova sempre qualcuno disposto ad accusarlo di qualche complotto. Ma questa era dei nuovi nazionalismi degli uomini forti nei Paesi deboli sta trasformando questo riflesso in una sorta di industria politica internazionale.

Solo nell’ultimo anno Soros è stato accusato di aver tramato per sovvertire il governo in Macedonia e in Russia, aver finanziato le proteste contro Donald Trump negli Stati Uniti, e aver inventato un inesistente attacco alle armi chimiche in Siria. Sempre lui, avrebbe finanziato i battelli delle organizzazioni non governative che prendevano in carico rifugiati e migranti nel Mediterraneo per portarli in Italia (anche questo è stato più volte smentito). Le ramificazioni dell’industria del complotto non finiscono qui. Poiché alcuni dei progetti sostenuti da Soros riguardano la difesa dei diritti dei palestinesi, anche il premier israeliano Benjamin Netanyahu lo accusa di complottare. All’inizio di questo mese il figlio di Netanyahu, Yair, ha finito per pubblicare sul suo profilo Facebook un’immagine del miliardario che tiene appeso il mondo alla sua canna da pesca di fronte a una sorta di rettile mostruoso. Yair è stato costretto a cancellare il fotomontaggio quando Haaretz, il quotidiano israeliano, ne ha sottolineato la somiglianza con le immagini della propaganda antisemita degli anni ’30. Era già tardi: l’ex leader del Ku Klux Klan David Duke aveva già rilanciato quel post.

Ricco, internazionalista, sostenitore delle società aperte, impegnato per i rifugiati — per di più ebreo — Soros è il nemico perfetto. Orbán sembra odiarlo con la determinazione che si riserva ai nemici intimi e in effetti lo conosce da tempo. Non solo perché Soros è nato in Ungheria, da dove è fuggito nei primi anni di socialismo reale dopo essere scampato ai nazisti. Ma anche perché Orbán ha studiato a Oxford grazie a una delle tante borse di studio offerte dal filantropo.

Ora il governo di Budapest cerca di chiudere l’Università dell’Europa centrale che Soros ha finanziato, rende la vita difficile alle associazioni indipendenti non allineate e soffia sul fuoco di un razzismo ormai esplicito. L’Europa e il Partito popolare europeo, al quale Orbán appartiene, tollerano spiegando che senza di lui la deriva ungherese sarebbe persino peggiore. La domanda che resta è fino a dove può portare questo argomento.

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Racket delle ong. Questo è il titolo del Gatestone Institute.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-09-15.

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«Italy has received almost 100,000 people so far this year»

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«This summer, even more than in previous years, it has become plain that some of the NGOs working in the Mediterranean are acting as something more than intermediaries»

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«Many have in fact been acting as facilitators. This makes the NGOs effectively no more than the benign face of the smuggling networks»

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«Undercover workers have also discovered NGOs handing vessels back to the smugglers’ networks, effectively helping them to continue their criminal enterprise indefinitely»

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«A group that which seeks to oppose Europe’s current self-destructive insane trajectory can now not even source independent financial support»

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«Groups, however, that continue to push Europe along its current trajectory continue to get all the official support they need»

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«In the difference in reaction to these two groups lies a significant part of the story of the ruin of a continent»

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«Across the EU as a whole, a recent survey found that 76% of the European public think that the European Union’s handling of the whole crisis has been poor.»

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«A significant amount of the “rescue” part of the migrant crisis (finding boats and transferring those onboard onto safe vessels or guiding their vessels into port) has been done by NGOs»

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«Organisations such as Save the Children and Médecins sans Frontières have been invited to do this by European government agencies, and many of them receive significant levels of government funding as well as charitable giving from the public»

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«It may easily be argued, of course, that pro-migration NGOs that are colluding with smuggling gangs and assisting them in their work are “likely to cause loss of life”, if not in the Mediterranean then in encouraging thousands of people to give their money to smuggling gangs and encouraging millions more to set out for a new life in a continent which is increasingly less likely to receive them with warmth»

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Queste parole suonano come macigni.

«pro-migration NGOs that are colluding with smuggling gangs»

Nulla da stupirsi quindi che la società civile mondiale stia insorgendo contro il potere criminale delle ogn (ngo).

Ong. Tempi durissimi. India avvia inchiesta sulla Bloomberg Philanthropies.

«Following the enquiry, permits of about 8,875 NGOs have been revoked for a variety of reasons ranging from non-filing of returns or non-compliance with Foreign Contribution Regulation Act»

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More Than 7,000 Foreign NGOs in China: Only 91 Registered So Far

Cina. Una nuova legge sulle Ong (Ngo).

«Many other foreign NGOs, especially those working in political sensitive areas like legal advocacy or political education, are left in legal limbo»

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«The Russian “foreign agent” law, officially “On Amendments to Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation regarding the Regulation of the Activities of Non-profit Organisations Performing the Functions of a Foreign Agent”, is a law in Russia that requires non-profit organizations that receive foreign donations and engage in “political activity” to register and declare themselves as foreign agents.» [Fonte]

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NGO Head First Russian Charged Under ‘Foreign Agent’ Law

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Soros George. Uno stato negli stati. Ecco i suoi principali voivodati.

Nota Importante.

Una società civile ha il suo legale e legittimo governo, stabilito secondo tradizione, che quindi governa secondo le leggi proprie di quella società, di quella nazione, interpretando il sentimento popolare.

È del tutto mezognero che associazioni private, per di più sovvenzionate dall’estero, alle quali aderisce un misero manipolo di persone stipendiate, si arroghino il “diritto” di poter rappresentare la “società civile”, tutta la nazione.

Non rappresentano altro che gli interessi per i quali sono state costituite.


Gatestone Institute. 2017-09-04. New NGO Racket: Smuggling, Inc.

– Although the European Union successfully bribed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last year — inducing him to slow the flow of migrants heading through Turkey into Greece — Italy has received almost 100,000 people so far this year.

– This summer, even more than in previous years, it has become plain that some of the NGOs working in the Mediterranean are acting as something more than intermediaries. Many have in fact been acting as facilitators. This makes the NGOs effectively no more than the benign face of the smuggling networks. Undercover workers have also discovered NGOs handing vessels back to the smugglers’ networks, effectively helping them to continue their criminal enterprise indefinitely.

– A group that which seeks to oppose Europe’s current self-destructive insane trajectory can now not even source independent financial support. Groups, however, that continue to push Europe along its current trajectory continue to get all the official support they need. In the difference in reaction to these two groups lies a significant part of the story of the ruin of a continent.

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Sometimes it is in the gap between things that the truth emerges.

In recent years Europe has been on the receiving end of one of the most significant migrant crises in history. In 2015, in just a single year, countries such as Germany and Sweden found themselves adding 2% to their respective populations. Although much of the public continue to labour under the misapprehension that those still coming are fleeing the Syrian civil war; in fact, the majority of those now entering Europe are from Africa, particularly from sub-Saharan Africa.

Although the European Union successfully bribed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last year — inducing him to slow the flow of migrants heading through Turkey into Greece — Italy has received almost 100,000 people so far this year. Spain — which had ducked much of the movement of recent years — now finds itself receiving thousands of people who are sometimes (as in this memorable footage from earlier this month) simply landing on the country’s beaches and running straight into the country. In doing so, they are not only breaking into Europe in a fashion that is illegal, but flouting all the asylum protocols, and other protocols, however inadequate, that are meant to exist.

In reaction to such events, the Spanish authorities have done something extraordinary. They have gone the way of the Italian authorities and made more efforts to intercept boats heading towards the country. Not in order to turn them around or block them, but in order to “rescue” them. In merely one day last week, the Spanish coastguards “rescued” 600 migrants. The purpose of the quotation marks around “rescue” is because its use in this context is highly contestable. Somebody may be rescued from a burning car, or rescued from a sinking boat. But if thousands of people intentionally head across narrow stretches of water, it can hardly be said that each and every one of them has been “rescued’.

What have they been rescued from? They may be rescued from war. Or they may be rescued from poverty. Or slightly less rosy economic prospects than someone born in Spain. Most of these people have simply been rescued from Africa or whatever their country of origin. This situation leads to the questions which European politicians even now refuse to address — which is whether Europe should indeed be “rescuing” anyone who ends up in a boat near Europe.

Whenever they are polled, the public in Europe consistently say that they want the migration to slow down or stop. This is a majority opinion in every European country. Across the EU as a whole, a recent survey found that 76% of the European public think that the European Union’s handling of the whole crisis has been poor. But it is in the gap between the treatment of two actors in this crisis that we can discern a terrible fact about the fate of Europe.

Throughout the crisis of recent years — and especially since the height of the crisis in 2015 — the official vessels operated by the European states have been joined by members of non-governmental organsations (NGOs), either on the vessels or running vessels of their own. A significant amount of the “rescue” part of the migrant crisis (finding boats and transferring those onboard onto safe vessels or guiding their vessels into port) has been done by NGOs. Organisations such as Save the Children and Médecins sans Frontières have been invited to do this by European government agencies, and many of them receive significant levels of government funding as well as charitable giving from the public.

Yet, this summer, even more than in previous years, it has become plain that some of the NGOs working in the Mediterranean are acting as something more than intermediaries. Many have in fact been acting as facilitators. Agents who have infiltrated the NGO groups have found collusion between the NGOs and the smugglers networks, including coordination with these brutal and mercenary organisations. Investigations have found NGOs to have been breaking their own agreed operating rules by coordinating locations to meet and pick up vessels sent out by the smugglers. This makes the NGOs effectively no more than the benign face of the smuggling networks. Undercover workers have also discovered NGOs handing vessels back to the smugglers’ networks, effectively helping them to continue their criminal enterprise indefinitely.

In frontline countries such as Italy, this unlawful activity has been causing growing public anger. Elsewhere in Europe, the notion that these NGOs are not entirely angelic in their operations is taking longer to sink in. But compare the reaction to them — in receipt as they continue to be of large quantities of public and governmental money — with a group that has a different view to that of the NGOs.

At the start of this summer, a group called “Defend Europe” raised money to hire and sail a ship off the coast of Italy. The ship aimed to deter migrants from crossing the Mediterranean. One activist was recorded saying, “We want to get a crew, equip a boat and set sail to the Mediterranean ocean to chase down the enemies of Europe.” Some of the other characters and rhetoric associated with this movement may be equally unsavoury. For some weeks, the “Defend Europe” vessel, with banners prominently displayed, has floated in the Mediterranean and told people in a variety of languages, “No Way. You will not make Europe home” and “Stop human trafficking.”

Now one may abhor this tactic, approve of it, or feel a whole range of emotions in between. The treatment of “Defend Europe’, however, compared to the pro-migration NGOs, is startling. In recent weeks, when the “Defend Europe” vessel had some minor technical problems, it caused undisguised glee in the Western media. The suggestion that a pro-migration NGO vessel might have to rescue it caused even more delight. Now the group has had its sources of funding withdrawn. Not that “Defend Europe” would ever have received government aid. Far from it. But this past week, the US-based crowd-funding website Patreon shut down the group’s profile page, making it impossible for them to raise funds through it. The ostensible cause was that Patreon believed the actions of “Defend Europe” were “likely to cause loss of life.”

It may easily be argued, of course, that pro-migration NGOs that are colluding with smuggling gangs and assisting them in their work are “likely to cause loss of life”, if not in the Mediterranean then in encouraging thousands of people to give their money to smuggling gangs and encouraging millions more to set out for a new life in a continent which is increasingly less likely to receive them with warmth. A group that seeks to oppose Europe’s current self-destructive trajectory can now not even source independent financial support. Groups, however, that continue to push Europe along its current trajectory continue to get all the official support they need. In the difference in reaction to these two groups lies a significant part of the story of the ruin of a continent.

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Tim – Telecom, addio. Sono di Vivendi.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-09-13.

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«L’Authority delle comunicazioni ha preso atto del piano per sterilizzare il 20% dei diritti di voto in Mediaset, senza recedere però sul punto fondamentale: entro il 18 aprile dell’anno prossimo la triangolazione vietata con Telecom va rimossa»

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«E dunque la media company che fa capo a Vincent Bolloré dovrà scendere sotto il 10% nel Biscione se avrà ancora la quota nell’incumbent delle tlc»

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«Una quota, pari al 23,94% del capitale ordinario, che proprio ieri la Consob ha ritenuto debba essere qualificata come «partecipazione di controllo di fatto ai sensi dell’articolo 2359 del codice civile e dell’articolo 93 del Tuf, oltre che della disciplina in materia di operazioni con parti correlate»

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In parole poverissime, Vivendi si è presa Mediaset ed adesso Tim – Telecom.

Vivendi si muove avendo Mr Macron alle spalle, mentre il Governo Gentiloni fa da palo. Nessuno se ne era accorto prima: proprio nessuno.

Non esprimiamo il nostro punto di vista per non incorrere in una denuncia penale.


La Stampa. 2017-09-13. Consob: Vivendi controlla di fatto Tim-Telecom

L’esito dell’istruttoria sul ruolo dei francesi nel gruppo telefonico. Tim annuncia che farà ricorso.

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«Ad esito di una approfondita analisi della normativa in vigore e degli elementi di fatto la Consob ha concluso che la partecipazione di Vivendi in Tim debba essere qualificata come una partecipazione di controllo di fatto».  

Così la Consob, che in un comunicato sintetizza l’esito dell’istruttoria sulla posizione del gruppo francese in Tim-Telecom. L’autorità di controllo dei mercati è arrivata ad una conclusione opposta a quella di Vivendi, che sosteneva trattarsi di semplice «direzione e coordinamento».  

In serata, Tim ha emesso un comunicato in cui annuncia il ricorso: «Da un preliminare esame, si rileva che il provvedimento si discosta in maniera rilevante dalla consolidata interpretazione in materia di controllo societario, cui TIM (e ragionevolmente il mercato intero) si è sempre costantemente e rigorosamente attenuta. 

La Società porrà in essere le azioni legali a propria tutela nelle sedi competenti, sicura della correttezza dei propri comportamenti e della solidità delle proprie argomentazioni». 


Sole 24 Ore. 2017-09-13. Consob: Vivendi controlla di fatto Tim-Telecom. La replica: «Faremo ricorso»

Vivendi sotto il fuoco incrociato di Consob e Agcom. L’Authority delle comunicazioni ha preso atto del piano per sterilizzare il 20% dei diritti di voto in Mediaset, senza recedere però sul punto fondamentale: entro il 18 aprile dell’anno prossimo la triangolazione vietata con Telecom va rimossa. E dunque la media company che fa capo a Vincent Bolloré dovrà scendere sotto il 10% nel Biscione se avrà ancora la quota nell’incumbent delle tlc. Una quota, pari al 23,94% del capitale ordinario, che proprio ieri la Consob ha ritenuto debba essere qualificata come «partecipazione di controllo di fatto ai sensi dell’articolo 2359 del codice civile e dell’articolo 93 del Tuf, oltre che della disciplina in materia di operazioni con parti correlate».

Con una serie di conseguenze di non poco conto. Da una parte, finchè non sarà stata ceduta la partecipazione in eccesso, nessun accordo tra Vivendi, Telecom e Mediaset potrà essere autorizzato dall’Agcom: così stando le cose, sfuma la possibilità di un’offerta congiunta per i diritti del calcio all’asta di fine anno. Dall’altra Vivendi dovrà probabilmente consolidare l’ingente debito Telecom (circa 25 miliardi al netto della cassa, mentre a luglio la posizione netta di Vivendi era già negativa per 1,8 miliardi), un obbligo che dovrà essere fatto valere dall’Amf, l’Autorità di mercato transalpina con la quale la Consob è già in contatto.

Ma soprattutto, a questo punto, scatterà, senza più alcun dubbio, l’obbligo di notifica al Governo del controllo di Vivendi su Tim, aprendo il vaglio della procedura golden power per l’eventuale esercizio dei poteri speciali, una fase che potrebbe prolungarsi per tre mesi e durante la quale è dubbio che possano essere compiuti atti di esercizio del controllo.

Telecom, da parte sua, ha già preannunciato ricorso contro la decisione della Consob, mentre analoga presa di posizione è arrivata da Parigi in tarda serata. «Da un preliminare esame – sottolinea la nota della società di tlc presieduta da Arnaud de Puyfontaine (che è anche ceo di Vivendi, nonchè ad di Tim ad interim) – si rileva che il provvedimento si discosta in maniera rilevante dalla consolidata interpretazione in materia di controllo societario, cui Tim (e ragionevolmente il mercato intero) si è sempre costantemente e rigorosamente attenuta. La società porrà in essere le azioni legali a propria tutela nelle sedi competenti, sicura della correttezza dei propri comportamenti e della solidità delle proprie argomentazioni».

Consob però la vede diversamente: la sua posizione è articolata in una motivazione protocollata di 22 pagine dalle quali emerge anche che il collegio sindacale di Telecom si è dissociato dal consiglio, sostenendo argomentazioni che hanno portato alle stesse conclusioni della commissione presieduta da Giuseppe Vegas. In particolare, il 5 settembre scorso, i sindaci Telecom hanno inviato alla Consob una nota con la quale hanno comunicato di aver terminato l’istruttoria volta a verificare la sussistenza del controllo di Vivendi «ai fini degli articoli 93 del Tuf e 2359 del codice civile, nonchè ai fini dell’Ifrs 10». «All’unanimità», è scritto, «il collegio sindacale ritiene che ricorrano le condizioni per qualificare Vivendi come controllante di Telecom Italia», valutazioni che «discendono da e trovano conferma nel concorso di diverse circostanze riscontrate riconducibili al periodo precedente l’assemblea del 4 maggio (nella quale Vivendi ha nominato 10 consiglieri su 15, ndr), agli esiti della stessa e alla situazione attuale».

Ad ogni modo Consob si è richiamata al concetto dell’articolo 2359 del codice civile nel quale si definisce come controllante anche un soggetto in grado di esercitare un’influenza dominante su una società. In questo caso, con il meccanismo del voto di lista e l’azionariato frazionato di Telecom, l’Authority ha sottolineato come il titolare di una partecipazione di maggioranza relativa come quella di Vivendi sia in grado di esprimere la maggioranza dei consiglieri, dal momento che i fondi presentano solo liste “corte”, non essendo il loro intervento finalizzato al controllo della società. Oltretutto, per la Consob, l’attività di direzione e coordinamento, ufficializzata il 27 luglio su Tim da De Puyfontaine, «non è esercitabile senza disporre del controllo ex articolo 2359 del codice civile».L’elenco delle “prove indiziarie” è lungo.

Nel documento Consob si citano le seguenti. Tre amministratori dei dieci di designazione Vivendi ricoprono ruoli dirigenziali di vertice nel gruppo francese (il ceo De Puyfontaine, il direttore finanziario Hervè Philippe, il capo del legale Frèdèric Crépin). La nomina di presidente esecutivo di De Puyfontaine. La ricostituzione del comitato strategico con due consiglieri su cinque che fanno parte del top management di Vivendi e un solo consigliere di minoranza. La composizione dei comitati interni al cda, caratterizzata dalla presenza maggioritaria di consiglieri tratti dalla lista di Vivendi. L’impegno assunto da Vivendi con la Ue, nell’ambito dell’iter autorizzativo ai fini antitrust per il controllo di fatto su Tim, a far sì che quest’ultima ceda la quota in Persidera (la società che detiene i mux, i canali tv per la trasmissione in digitale terrestre).

La risoluzione del rapporto con il precedente ad Flavio Cattaneo «su esclusiva iniziativa del consigliere De Puyfontaine, a seguito di una discussione con il dottor Cattaneo avente ad oggetto cambiamenti nel management con il possibile coinvolgimento di Amos Genish (manager del gruppo Vivendi) quale direttore generale con deleghe». La decisione del cda di attribuire temporaneamente le deleghe di ad a De Puyfontaine. L’ingresso nel management di Tim di Genish, quale direttore operativo. La sottoscrizione da parte del consigliere De Puyfontaine di un «dettagliatissimo term sheet con Canal Plus».

La circostanza che rilevanti delibere del cda di Tim in materia organizzativa a partire dal 4 maggio siano state adottate sempre a maggioranza, pare di capire perciò col dissenso costante dei consiglieri di minoranza espressi dai fondi.Sul versante Agcom, il consiglio dell’Auhtority delle comunicazioni si è invece limitato a «prendere atto delle integrazioni alla proposta di piano di Vivendi». Il piano è stato reso pubblico, dopo aver consultato la Consob, ed è disponibile sul sito dell’Agcom. Una nota Agcom spiega che «il piano indica le condizioni per individuare il soggetto indipendente il cui nominativo sarà previamente sottoposto all’Autorità unitamente al relativo mandato. A tale soggetto dovranno essere trasferite le quote di partecipazione in Mediaset eccedenti il decimo del totale dei voti esercitabili nell’assemblea degli azionisti della società».

L’Autorità, dunque, «vigilerà sulla concreta attuazione dell’impegno a rimuovere la posizione vietata, entro il termine fissato dalla citata delibera». «Resta ferma, in ogni caso, l’attività di monitoraggio di Agcom volta a verificare che Vivendi SA non eserciti comunque un’influenza notevole su Mediaset, ai sensi dell’art. 2359 comma 3 del codice civile».

Pubblicato in: Criminalità Organizzata

La World Anti-Doping Agency proscioglie gli atleti russi calunniati per doping.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-09-13.

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«Calunniate, calunniate, calunniate: qualcosa resterà sempre»

Questa frase del buon Voltaire ha fatto epoca, anche se molti autori negano l’evidenza asserendo che quel galantuomo non la avrebbe mai detta.

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«La bandiera russa non sventola in un’Olimpiade da Sochi 2014»

Tutte calunnie senza nessuna prova probante.

Questi erano i titoli del The New York Times all’epoca.

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Russian Doctor Explains How He Helped Beat Doping Tests at the Sochi Olympics

U.S. Athletes Weigh a Boycott Over Russian Doping DEC. 4, 2016

Russian Sports Agent and U.S. Marathon Officials Under Federal Investigation

Russian Sports Agent and U.S.

Report Shows Vast Reach of Russian Doping: 1,000 Athletes, 30 Sports

«LONDON — International sports’ antidoping watchdog on Friday laid out mountainous evidence that for years Russian officials orchestrated a doping program at the Olympics and other competitions that involved or benefited 1,000 athletes in 30 sports. The findings intensified pressure on the International Olympic Committee to reassess Russia’s medals from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and penalize the nation ahead of the 2018 Winter Games.

The evidence, published by the World Anti-Doping Agency, was the coda to a set of investigations led by the Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, who issued a damning report in July that prompted more than 100 Russian athletes to be barred from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.»

Olympics History Rewritten: New Doping Tests Topple the Podium

Russian Insider Says State-Run Doping Fueled Olympic Gold

«LOS ANGELES — Dozens of Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, including at least 15 medal winners, were part of a state-run doping program, meticulously planned for years to ensure dominance at the Games, according to the director of the country’s antidoping laboratory at the time.

The director, Grigory Rodchenkov, who ran the laboratory that handled testing for thousands of Olympians, said he developed a three-drug cocktail of banned substances that he mixed with liquor and provided to dozens of Russian athletes, helping to facilitate one of the most elaborate — and successful — doping ploys in sports history.

It involved some of Russia’s biggest stars of the Games, including 14 members of its cross-country ski team and two veteran bobsledders who won two golds.»

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La Wada, World Anti-Doping Agency, ha rilasciato il Report «Operation Puerto» [Versione pdf]

«In early May 2017, the English translation of all of the documents found on the Evidence Disclosure Package (EDP) website, the website that contains all of the evidence made available by the Independent Person (IP) Team, was completed. This allowed all relevant Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) who had athletes implicated by the IP Report and falling under their authority to consult the available evidence in an understandable manner in order to assess whether an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) could be asserted against any athlete who may have benefited from sample manipulation.

Since this time, WADA has received decisions in relation to 96 athletes from nine different sports.

With the exception of one case for which an ADRV will be asserted against an athlete following reanalysis of samples seized from the Moscow Laboratory by WADA that produced an Adverse Analytical Finding, no other ADRVs have been asserted. In collaboration with external legal counsel, WADA has reviewed each decision received to date in detail, including the evidence available for each athlete on the EDP website. For the other 95 cases, the IFs determined there was insufficient evidence to assert ADRVs and, following our individual evaluation of each case, which was confirmed by external counsel, we support their assessments. The available evidence was insufficient to support the assertion of an ADRV against these 95 athletes. In addition, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, who is an important witness that can support the findings of the IP Report, is unavailable to testify due to circumstance beyond WADA or the IP Team’s control. In addition, we were recently informed the date on which he could be available to testify is unforeseeable.»

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Si aprono adesso due problematiche.

La prima è la problematica legale.

«Per arrivare a questo risultato Wada (traducendo, analizzando, verificando dati e campioni) ha impiegato quasi un anno. E non è un caso che proprio la settimana scorsa tre ciclisti russi esclusi dai Giochi, supportati da un grosso studio legale candese, abbiano citato in giudizio sia la Wada che Richard McLaren, l’autore del rapporto, chiedendo oltre alla riabilitazione un grosso risarcimento danni. Che gli atleti fossero realmente innocenti o che i laboratori russi abbiano occultato perfettamente le prove, scrive il New York Times, è difficile da stabilire. Resta il fatto che una serie di decisioni importanti, presa in tempi rapidissimi e in alcuni casi ratificate dal Tribunale Arbitrale dello Sport di Losanna, rischia di essere smentita nei tribunali ordinari con un enorme danno di immagine e finanziario sia per la Wada che, in alcuni casi, per il Cio che ratificò e promosse le sospensioni tramite una commissione costituita ad hoc.»

Si preannunciano tempi di richieste danni milionarie, sempre che il Kremlin non ne voglia fare anche un caso diplomatico. Non sarebbe la prima volta che lo stato russo si costituisce parte civile chiedendo ed ottenendo risarcimenti stroboscopici. Ma anche questi mentitori cronici del The New York Times dovrebbero essere portati in tribunale e condannati a risarcire coloro che hanno calunniato, pervicacemente, per anni.

La seconda è la affidabilità del The New York Times.

Cnn. Crollo dell’audience dopo la pubblicazione di troppe fake news.

Trump. CNN, NYT ed AP ammettono di aver riportato artatamente notizie false su Mr Trump.

The New York Times. La Voce del Nuovo Padrone.

Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant accuses Trump of making unwanted sexual contact.

Negli ultimi anni il The New York Times è diventato un’oliata macchina del fango, da vero ‘magister iniquitatum‘.

Ed è anche recidivo, per dirla con Agostino ‘Appone iniquitatem super iniquitatem‘.

Resta sempre più difficile trovare una notizia riportata correttamente, che vada bene, che non sia totalmente inventata, secondo la norma.

Tutta la ‘mountainous evidence of Russia’s doping scheme‘ era una gigantesca balla. Si consentito dirlo: sono liberal democratici.

Facciamo infine sommessamente notare come il delirio di persecuzione sia una patologia psichiatria degna di essere trattata.


The New York Times. 2017-09-12. World Anti-Doping Agency Clears 95 Russian Athletes

Global antidoping authorities have begun assessing the cases of individual athletes implicated in Russia’s yearslong doping program that was exposed last year, and their early decisions are expected to fuel the debate over Russian athletes’ eligibility.

The World Anti-Doping Agency, the regulator of drugs in sports that produced mountainous evidence of Russia’s doping scheme, has agreed to clear 95 of the first 96 athletes whose cases have been reviewed, according to an internal report circulated among the organization’s executives in recent days.

The closed cases are very likely to set off a debate in the sports world over whether Russia’s schemes were so successful in destroying evidence that defensible cases cannot be built against some athletes, or whether officials have taken a soft approach to punishments.

“The available evidence was insufficient to support the assertion of an antidoping rule violation against these 95 athletes,” Olivier Niggli, the agency’s director general, wrote in the internal report, which was obtained by The New York Times. The report does not identify any of the 96 athletes.

In an interview on Monday, Mr. Niggli said: “The system was very well organized,” referring to Russia’s coordinated cheating that extended from world championship competitions to the Olympic Games. “On top if it, years after the fact, the remaining evidence is often very limited.”

Richard McLaren, the investigator who spent much of the last two years deconstructing Russia’s schemes and identifying about 1,000 implicated athletes, indicated that many cases would be hard to prosecute given Russia’s lack of cooperation in providing lab data, and its practice of destroying tainted urine samples that would be plainly incriminating.

Still, sports officials charged with building cases against the 95 athletes in question appear to have never followed up on certain leads. Most notably, none requested interviews with the whistle-blower Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov — Russia’s former antidoping lab chief now living in the United States, whose tell-all account prompted Mr. McLaren’s inquiry report — raising questions about their willingness to discipline a major sports power.

In a letter obtained by The Times, Dr. Rodchenkov’s lawyer wrote to the antidoping regulator on Sunday taking issue with the fact that sports officials had not solicited his client’s testimony and had claimed that Dr. Rodchenkov was unavailable. For more than a year, he has been living in hiding in the United States under protection from the Justice Department, which has investigated Russia’s systematic doping in American sports competitions.

“Dr. Rodchenkov’s alleged unavailability has been cited as one of the reasons for the closure of the investigations of individual athletes,” Jim Walden, the lawyer, wrote. “Dr. Rodchenkov has been willing to cooperate,” he continued, noting that only an Olympic investigator, and no sport-specific officials, had requested an interview.

Once Mr. McLaren’s reports described Russia’s doping program, the sanctioning of individual athletes fell into the global sports bureaucracy. The governing bodies for each sport were left to scrutinize their own athletes and mete out punishment when warranted. The World Anti-Doping Agency would then review the decisions made by various sports federations and determine whether they should be approved or challenged. That process has yielded the 95 cases that the antidoping agency has agreed to close.

Some antidoping officials have expressed concern about conflicts of interest among the leaders of individual sports, because they might be inclined to exonerate their own athletes. The head of the global antidoping agency, Craig Reedie, is also a member of the International Olympic Committee, prompting questions about his dual roles of promoting the Olympic brand while also pursuing offenses that could tarnish it.

Each sport’s governing body and the International Olympic Committee have ultimate authority over sanctioning athletes, but the antidoping regulator’s declarations are influential, and the agency has the power to appeal cases.

Mr. Niggli stressed that investigations into other athletes implicated in the doping system were continuing, and that officials needed to pursue the strongest cases first so that they would stand up against the inevitable legal challenges in world sport’s arbitration court. “Leading with a weak case or a poorly prepared case could negatively affect the outcome of all other cases,” the internal report said.

“We have to accept the fact that McLaren’s purpose was to prove a system, not individual violations,” Mr. Niggli said in the telephone interview. “There might have been more evidence out there in Russia for sure, but there was a limit to what he was able to get.”

The regulator’s exoneration of 95 athletes will most likely be seen as partial vindication by Russia, whose officials have been alternately defiant and conciliatory while consistently disputing that the state played any role in the cheating. Reaction will also most likely be closely watched by the International Olympic Committee, which is continuing its investigations into Russia’s cheating and considering blanket punishments for the nation ahead of the 2018 Games.

While the I.O.C. has opened disciplinary proceedings against dozens of Russian Olympians, no medals from the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia — where the nation cheated most flagrantly, with Dr. Rodchenkov swapping out steroid-laced urine overnight — have been rescinded.

Nine months ago, the antidoping regulator, which had lobbied to bar Russia from the 2016 Olympics, published 1,166 pieces of evidence of Russia’s schemes, unearthed by Mr. McLaren and drawing on the testimony and computer hard drive of Dr. Rodchenkov.

Although that evidence — including emails, documents and forensic and scientific analysis — effectively proved a doping system, Mr. Niggli said, it did not necessarily translate to prosecuting the athletes Mr. McLaren had identified as having benefited from the program.

Of the 96 cases closed so far, the athlete who has been disciplined, according to the internal report, was prosecuted successfully because officials had recovered an incriminating urine sample from Dr. Rodchenkov’s former laboratory in Moscow. Thousands of other such samples were destroyed, Dr. Rodchenkov said, and the Russian government has made it a crime for investigators to enter a certain storage area in the lab containing other samples.

“The different types of evidence provided with respect to any individual athlete are like strands in a cable,” Mr. McLaren wrote in his report last December. It would be up to the sports authorities, he said, “to determine whether the provided strands of evidence, standing alone or together, build a sufficiently strong cable.”


Corriere. 2017-09-12. Il Nyt: Russia e doping di Stato, la Wada assolve 95 su 96 atleti russi

Il quotidiano cita un rapporto interno dell’Agenzia mondiale antidoping: «Prove insufficienti» nel rapporto McLaren che ne coinvolse oltre mille.

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La bandiera russa non sventola in un’Olimpiade da Sochi 2014 (Afp)

Il caso (bollente) doveva essere discusso a porte chiuse il prossimo 24 settembre in Canada. Ma qualcuno ha passato ai cronisti del New York Times la bozza operativa della riunione che farà passare un bruttissimo settimana ai vertici dell’Agenzia Mondiale Antidoping (Wada). Nel documento, redatto da Oliver Niggli, direttore generale Wada, e indirizzato ai consiglieri, si spiega chiaro e tondo che su 95 dei 96 atleti russi accusati di essere dopati dall’ormai celebre Rapporto McLaren la Wada non ha elementi sufficienti per poter accertare la positività perché analisi accurate dei referti dei test o nuovi esami su campioni di sangue urine non danno risultati inequivocabili. Insomma, il Rapporto che aveva di fatto bandito dai Giochi Olimpici e dalle rassegne internazionali intere discipline come l’atletica leggera ex sovietica, svergognandole pubblicamente, si basa su fondamenta fragilissime.

Rischio cause

Per arrivare a questo risultato Wada (traducendo, analizzando, verificando dati e campioni) ha impiegato quasi un anno. E non è un caso che proprio la settimana scorsa tre ciclisti russi esclusi dai Giochi, supportati da un grosso studio legale canadese, abbiano citato in giudizio sia la Wada che Richard McLaren, l’autore del rapporto, chiedendo oltre alla riabilitazione un grosso risarcimento danni. Che gli atleti fossero realmente innocenti o che i laboratori russi abbiano occultato perfettamente le prove, scrive il New York Times, è difficile da stabilire. Resta il fatto che una serie di decisioni importanti, presa in tempi rapidissimi e in alcuni casi ratificate dal Tribunale Arbitrale dello Sport di Losanna, rischia di essere smentita nei tribunali ordinari con un enorme danno di immagine e finanziario sia per la Wada che, in alcuni casi, per il Cio che ratificò e promosse le sospensioni tramite una commissione costituita ad hoc.

Pubblicato in: Criminalità Organizzata, Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Germania. Il software elettorale è suscettibile di brogli.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-09-09.

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«Die Wahl ist nicht sicher. Sie kann gehackt werden»


Il 24 settembre la Germania si recherà alle urne per le elezioni politiche, che dovrebbero consacrare due eventi:

– la scomparsa dei socialdemocratici dall’agone politico tedesco, essendo l’Spd quotata al 21%;

– la vittoria di Frau Merkel.

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Il Chaos Computer Club da oggi conferma quanto già circolava da tempo tra gli addetti ai lavori: «Die Wahl ist nicht sicher. Sie kann gehackt werden»

«Immerhin ist der russische Geheimdienst bereits in den Bundestag eingebrochen.»

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«Man sei darauf eingestellt, dass Gruppen aus anderen Ländern wie Russland versuchen könnten, sich einzumischen, sagte Bundesinnenminister Thomas de Maizière»

Infatti il Ministro degli Interni aveva visto nottetempo Mr Putin aggirarsi in calzamaglia nera e mascherina nei bassifondi di Berlino.

In perfetto stile austriaco

«Hackers could tamper with Germany’s election results because the country is relying on poorly protected software»

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«While Germans hand in paper ballots that are hand-counted, the results are collected and disseminated electronically, including with a software called PC-Wahl that can be manipulated»

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«Germany’s top technology security agency, the BSI, has contacted election authorities across the country in response and has asked the developer of PC-Wahl to improve the security of its software»

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È solo dal 2006 che ci si lamenta che il software elettorale PC-Wahl è vulnerabile, ed è di questi giorni che la Bsi, l’agenzia tedesca per la sicurezza ha fatto presente che si potrebbe anche renderlo un po’ più sicuro, con il tempo e proprio senza nessuna fretta. Ma è dal 2006 che Frau Merkel è Bundeskanzlerin.

Tutti sanno che i famigerati russi utilizzeranno subdolamente questa caratteristica per far volgere a loro favore la contesa elettorale.

Quindi, quando Frau Merkel otterrà la vittoria con il 231% dei voti, sapremo a chi addossare la colpa.


Bloomberg. 2017-09-08. White-Hat Hackers Expose Security Gaps in German Voting Software

– Chaos Computer Club shows how election process could be hacked

– Group finds passwords online, warns results could be corrupted

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Hackers could tamper with Germany’s election results because the country is relying on poorly protected software, according to German tech watchdog Chaos Computer Club.

While Germans hand in paper ballots that are hand-counted, the results are collected and disseminated electronically, including with a software called PC-Wahl that can be manipulated, CCC said in a report released Thursday. CCC found passwords online and easily figured out others — one was “test.” The group said the software isn’t secure because it uses an older encryption method with a single secret key, rather than newer and more-secure “asymmetrical” combinations.

Hackers could “influence the transmitted voting result data on a nationwide level,” CCC wrote in the report. It urged the German government to modernize its software to protect the Sept. 24 election.

Germany’s top technology security agency, the BSI, has contacted election authorities across the country in response and has asked the developer of PC-Wahl to improve the security of its software, the agency said Thursday in an emailed statement.

Germany has seen a range of intrusions in past years, including a breach of its parliamentary network in 2015, when criminals stole 16 gigabytes of data. Security firm Trend Micro Inc. has linked the Bundestag attack and others to Pawn Storm, a group with ties to Russia. That’s fueled concern that hackers will try to disrupt the elections in which Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strongest critic in Europe, is seeking a fourth term.

German authorities would eventually detect any tampering with the transmission of the results as the actual votes are counted by hand, yet the discrepancy would undermine confidence in the overall election, CCC said.

CCC is a hacker collective that has uncovered security gaps before. Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court struck down the nation’s use of voting computers — deemed super-safe — after CCC members in 2006 exposed the machines as vulnerable to tampering, in part by reprogramming them to play chess.

German newspaper Die Zeit reported the hack earlier Thursday.


Die Zeit. 2017-09-08. Die Bundestagswahl kann manipuliert werden

Die Software der Bundestagwahl ist unsicher, Ergebnisse können gefälscht werden. Das haben Fachleute ZEIT ONLINE demonstriert. Bundeswahlleiter und BSI sind alarmiert.

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An einem schwülwarmen Donnerstagabend im Juli stellt sich Martin Tschirsich eine Frage, die für die Zukunft Deutschlands entscheidend ist: Kann die Bundestagswahl manipuliert werden? Die Wahlen sind sicher, heißt es, weil die Bürger ihr Kreuz auf einem Zettel machen. Aber den 29-jährigen Informatiker, der gerade seinen Master an der Uni Darmstadt macht, überzeugt das nicht. Tschirsich ist ein leiser Mensch, der schnell denkt und spricht. Abends sitzt er gern an dem Computer in seiner Dachgeschosswohnung und knobelt an Problemen herum.

Tschirsich googelt. So erfährt er, dass aus den Kreuzen auf den Stimmzetteln aus Papier im nächsten Schritt digitale Daten werden. Zwar sind Computer, bei denen das Kreuz an einem Bildschirm eingegeben wird, in Deutschland verboten. Aber das heißt nicht, dass Rechner bei Wahlen keine Rolle spielen. In den rund 70.000 Wahllokalen des Landes werden Wahlhelfer am Abend des 24. September von Hand die Stimmen auszählen und ihre Ergebnisse auf Zettel schreiben. Alles weitere jedoch läuft über Computer.

Tschirsich stößt bei seiner Suche im Internet schnell auf die Software, mit der die Wahldaten gesammelt und weitergeleitet werden. Es handelt sich um ein Programm namens PC-Wahl, nach Angaben des Herstellers “das meistgenutzte Wahlorganisationssystem in deutschen Verwaltungen”. Tschirsich zerlegt es, testet die Abläufe – und er erkennt, dass er sie manipulieren kann. Er ist überzeugt: “Die Wahl ist nicht sicher. Sie kann gehackt werden.”

Wenn in drei Wochen abgestimmt wird, dann geht es nicht nur um die Frage, wie der nächste Bundeskanzler oder die nächste Bundeskanzlerin heißen wird. Die Demokratie an sich steht auf dem Spiel. Die Bürgerinnen und Bürger bestimmen die Politik der kommenden vier Jahre, sie legitimieren das staatliche Gefüge des Landes. Schon der Verdacht, jemand könne Einfluss auf das Wahlergebnis nehmen, muss ausgeschlossen werden. Wahlen in Deutschland ließen sich nicht hacken, sagte der Bundeswahlleiter noch im Januar. Man habe die Bundestagswahl technisch so abgesichert, “dass sie gegen alle Manipulationsversuche geschützt ist”. Aber was ist, wenn das deutsche Wahlsystem doch Fehler hat? Wenn Martin Tschirsich Recht behält?

Selten zuvor haben die westlichen Demokratien so unter Druck gestanden wie derzeit – nicht nur von innen. Auch die Bundesregierung fürchtet Manipulationsversuche. Immerhin ist der russische Geheimdienst bereits in den Bundestag eingebrochen. Man sei darauf eingestellt, dass Gruppen aus anderen Ländern wie Russland versuchen könnten, sich einzumischen, sagte Bundesinnenminister Thomas de Maizière (CDU) unlängst bei der Vorstellung des Verfassungsschutzberichts. Und in einem internen Papier des Bundesinnenministeriums steht, es müsse “von einem Interesse insbesondere ausländischer staatlicher als auch nichtstaatlicher Akteure ausgegangen werden, Ablauf und Ergebnis in ihrem Sinne zu beeinflussen”. Und weiter: “Cyberangriffe könnten darauf abzielen, Wahlergebnisse auf dem Übertragungsweg zu manipulieren, falsche Wahlergebnisse einzuschleusen oder die Übermittlung der vorläufigen Wahlergebnisse technisch zu unterbinden.”

Eine manipulierte Wahl – für die Demokratie wäre das ein Desaster. Das findet auch Tschirsich, der erst aus Neugierde und dann aus Besorgnis die Wahlsoftware unter die Lupe nimmt. “Ich hatte ein komisches Gefühl dabei”, sagt Tschirsich. Das Ganze erschien ihm nicht ganz so sicher, wie alle Beteiligten es versprechen.

Die Bundestagswahl ist im föderalen Deutschland dezentral organisiert. Die Ergebnisse werden vom Wahlbezirk zum Wahlkreis, dann an den Landeswahlleiter und von dort schließlich an den Bundeswahlleiter übermittelt. Die Verantwortung liegt bei den Ländern und sogar noch weiter unten: bei den Kommunen. Sie haben unterschiedliche Wahlsoftware angeschafft, mit der sie die Ergebnisse verwalten. Aber kein Programm ist so verbreitet wie PC-Wahl.

Tschirsich spielt den Wahlablauf am Beispiel Hessen durch, wo er lebt. Mit Google findet er Teile der Wahlsoftware, die nie hätten öffentlich werden sollen. Das Programm PC-Wahl, das es mittlerweile seit 30 Jahren gibt, wird normalerweise nicht an Privatpersonen verkauft, sondern nur an Kommunen. Die restriktive Vergabe soll das Programm vor Angriffen schützen.

Ingo Höft von der Piratenpartei in Rheinland-Pfalz klagte im Jahr 2009 sogar dagegen. Er wollte den Quellcode von PC-Wahl sehen, um verstehen zu können, wie das Programm Ergebnisse berechnet. Jeder Wähler, jede Wählerin sollte nachvollziehen können, wie die Mehrheitsverhältnisse zustandegekommen sind. Doch trotz dieses Transparenzgebotes habe nie eine offizielle Stelle den Quellcode von PC-Wahl gesehen oder gar zertifiziert, argumentierte Höft. Aber das Verwaltungsgericht Neustadt entschied, der Landeswahlleiter habe das ordnungsgemäße Funktionieren der Software geprüft, das genüge. Tatsächlich haben die Wahlleiter landauf, landab nur überprüft, ob die Software die Stimmen korrekt addiert. Niemand interessierte sich bislang dafür, ob das Programm an sich angreifbar ist. Bis Tschirsich kam.