Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Geopolitica Europea, Persona Umana

Catalogna. 400,000 sfilano in piazza a Barcellona per la indipendenza. La Diada.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-09-14.

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Si constata come in Spagna sussista una incapacità strutturale del governo madrileno a gestire in modo razionale il problema del separatismo catalano.

In Catalogna l’11 settembre è la ricorrenza della Diada, quando nel 1714 la Spagna conquistò militarmente la Catalogna.

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«Thousands of Catalans chanted, sang and waved flags as they marched through Barcelona on Saturday, calling for the region’s independence from Spain»

«The march, organised by the grassroots Assemblea Nacional Catalana ANC, was the first since Spain’s government pardoned nine Catalan separatist leaders who had been jailed for their role in a 2017 botched bid for independence»

«Most marchers wore face coverings. Police said about 108,000 people took part. ANC put the figure close to 400,000»

«The figure was lower than in 2019, when about 600,000 marched»

«Some of the nine pardoned politicians and activists attended Saturday’s protests»

«In Catalonia, Sept. 11 marks La Diada, the anniversary of the fall of Barcelona to Spanish forces in 1714 and it has been marked in the past decade by separatist rallies»

«For the first time in four years, nine very special people have participated in La Diada again. The political prisoners are back on the streets»

«Those who ask us to turn the page and do not want us to fight for self-determination… What is Spain’s plan for Catalonia? None. Only repression and more repression»

«The central and regional governments are expected to meet next week in Barcelona to resume talks on Catalonia’s political conflict»

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Il 14 febbraio 2021, nelle elezioni anticipate per il Parlamento regionale, l’insieme dei partiti indipendentisti raggiunge il maggior numero di seggi in parlamento (74 su 135) e di voti in percentuale (50.9%, arrivando per la prima volta alla maggioranza assoluta dei votanti).

Di certo, a nostro sommesso punto di vista, il problema dell’indipendentismo catalano non può essere risolto con l’ulteriore invio dell’esercito, come successe in passato, anche se usualmente nella storia le separazioni sono state cruente. La libertà la si conquista e la si mantiene versando del sangue.

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Thousands of Catalans rally for independence in Barcelona

Barcelona, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Thousands of Catalans chanted, sang and waved flags as they marched through Barcelona on Saturday, calling for the region’s independence from Spain.

The march, organised by the grassroots Assemblea Nacional Catalana ANC, was the first since Spain’s government pardoned nine Catalan separatist leaders who had been jailed for their role in a 2017 botched bid for independence, which was Spain’s biggest political crisis in decades.

Most marchers wore face coverings. Police said about 108,000 people took part. ANC put the figure close to 400,000.

The figure was lower than in 2019, when about 600,000 marched, and last year, when only small static protests were organised to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.

Some of the nine pardoned politicians and activists attended Saturday’s protests. In Catalonia, Sept. 11 marks La Diada, the anniversary of the fall of Barcelona to Spanish forces in 1714 and it has been marked in the past decade by separatist rallies.

“For the first time in four years, nine very special people have participated in La Diada again. The political prisoners are back on the streets,” said ANC chairwoman Elisenda Paluzie.

Cultural activist Jordi Cuixart, who was among those jailed, urged the crowd to continue to fight for independence.

“Those who ask us to turn the page and do not want us to fight for self-determination… What is Spain’s plan for Catalonia? None. Only repression and more repression,” he said.

The protests took place at a moment of lower tension between Barcelona and Madrid than in past years as the central and regional governments favour dialogue despite their opposing views on independence.

The central and regional governments are expected to meet next week in Barcelona to resume talks on Catalonia’s political conflict, which have been suspended since Feb. 2020.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has not confirmed yet whether he will attend, and the talks risk being overshadowed by a recent clash between both governments related to Barcelona’s airport.

The Spanish government has said it is cancelling a proposed 1.7-billion-euro ($2-billion) investment to expand the airport, saying it lacked backing from regional authorities who have questioned its potential environmental impact while accusing Madrid of acting dishonestly.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Persona Umana, Stati Uniti

Usa. Texas. Entrata in vigore la legge che disciplina le procedure elettorali.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-09-10.

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«Here’s what the bill does:

– Scraps 24-hour polling sites

– Adds new ID requirements to vote by mail

– Prevents election officials from sending unsolicited absentee ballots to voters

– Forbids voting on Sundays before 13:00

– Makes it harder to remove partisan poll watchers and grants them “free movement” in polling places

– Creates monthly citizenship checks»

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«Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law an overhaul on voting rights that introduces sweeping changes to ways Texans can cast ballots»

«→→ The enactment of the Republican bill marks a bitter defeat for Democrats, who had fled the state in July in an effort to prevent it from passing ←←»

«The law includes a ban on drive-through and 24-hour polling places, and adds ID requirements to vote by mail»

«At least 18 states have enacted new voting laws since the November 2020 presidential election»

«The newly banned drive-through voting was credited with encouraging record voter turnout in the city of Houston – a region that voted for Joe Biden over Donald Trump in the 2020 election by 13 points»

«Three federal lawsuits have already been filed in an effort to block the bill from taking effect»

«The move is the latest action from the conservative Republicans in Texas, after earlier this month they succeeded in their effort to ban most abortions»

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Texas. Corte di Appello federale approva la nuova legge sull’aborto.

Usa. Corte Suprema rifiuta di bloccare la legge del Texas che limita l’aborto.

Usa. Il senato bloccherà la legge sull’aborto, richiedendo il voto con soglia 60 per cento.

Texas. Suprema Corte. I deputati democratici assenteisti possono essere arrestati.

Texas. Prime elezioni con la legge che regolarizza le procedure. Sorprese quasi epocali.

Texas. Dopo l’Arizona si appresta a regolamentare le procedure elettorali.

Usa. Suprema Corte. Sentenzia a favore dell’Arizona sulle restrizioni al voto.

Usa. Già 18 Stati hanno legiferato la regolamentazione delle procedure di voto. Ira dei liberal.

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È vero!

«The enactment of the Republican bill marks a bitter defeat for Democrats»

E questo amaro calice segue di pochi giorni l’avvallo dato dalla Suprema Corte alla legge del Texas che pone seri limiti alle procedure di aborto, classica bandiera di combattimento dei liberal democratici.

La Harris-Biden Administration, e la Nancy Pelosi, hanno dovuto assistere svigoriti a questi severi colpi messi a punto dai Repubblicani. Schiumano rabbia ed odio impotenti, usando una violenza verbale del tutto inusitata, ma questi sono colpi di maglio.

Tuttavia, ci si pensi bene. Chiedere agli elettori di esibire un documento valido di riconoscimento per votare sembrerebbe essere una regola del tutto ragionevole.

Ma questo semplice provvedimento è sufficiente ad evitare quelli che Mr Trump aveva definito essere “brogli elettorali

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Texas enacts controversial voting rights overhaul

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law an overhaul on voting rights that introduces sweeping changes to ways Texans can cast ballots.

The enactment of the Republican bill marks a bitter defeat for Democrats, who had fled the state in July in an effort to prevent it from passing.

The law includes a ban on drive-through and 24-hour polling places, and adds ID requirements to vote by mail.

It comes amid a wave of proposed voting overhauls in Republican-led states.

At least 18 states have enacted new voting laws since the November 2020 presidential election, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.

Republicans in Texas argue the measures are essential for election security.

“Election integrity is now law in the state of Texas,” Mr Abbott said in a bill signing ceremony on Tuesday. He called the law a “paradigm” for other states wishing to pass election reform bills.

There were no substantial allegations of voting fraud during elections last year in Texas. Democrats and civil rights groups say the bill disproportionately burdens or discourages voters from ethnic minorities, as well as the elderly and disabled.

The newly banned drive-through voting was credited with encouraging record voter turnout in the city of Houston – a region that voted for Joe Biden over Donald Trump in the 2020 election by 13 points

At least 50 House Democrats boarded two private jets from Austin, Texas to Washington DC in July to prevent Republicans from holding a vote on the package.

Here’s what the bill does:

– Scraps 24-hour polling sites

– Adds new ID requirements to vote by mail

– Prevents election officials from sending unsolicited absentee ballots to voters

– Forbids voting on Sundays before 13:00

– Makes it harder to remove partisan poll watchers and grants them “free movement” in polling places

– Creates monthly citizenship checks

Republicans have maintained a grip on all state-wide offices there for three decades, and Texas had some of the most restrictive voting measures in the US even before this bill.

Three federal lawsuits have already been filed in an effort to block the bill from taking effect. Minority rights groups and disability advocates argue that the Texas law violates the federal Voting Rights Act by intentionally discriminating against minority voters.

Democratic Vice-president Kamala Harris condemned the move, tweeting that “the bill limits the options that enabled a historic number of Texans, especially citizens of colour, to vote safely in our last election”.

Mrs Harris, the first black and South Asian vice-president in US history, went on to call for Congress to pass a federal voting rights bill which has been blocked by Republicans at the national level.

The move is the latest action from the conservative Republicans in Texas, after earlier this month they succeeded in their effort to ban most abortions.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Persona Umana, Stati Uniti

Usa. Il senato bloccherà la legge sull’aborto, richiedendo il voto con soglia 60 per cento.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-09-08.

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Torniamo a malincuore sul problema dell’aborto, che adesso è materia di acerrima lotta politica.

Esso infatti è parte integrante dell’ideologia liberal, ed i democratici ne fanno bandiera di combattimento.

Combattere l’aborto significa combattere i liberal.

Precisiamo subito un aspetto lessicologico, su cui i democratici giocano ambiguamente.

Il famoso provvedimento Roe v, Wand sentenzia che in quella particolare situazione l’aborto non trovava contrasto nella Costituzione.

Travisandone i termini, mentendo, i liberal democratici sostengono invece che l’aborto sia un ‘diritto costituzionale’, cosa che non è. Non è un «constitutional rights».

A riprova, se esistesse un ‘diritto costituzionale’ all’aborto, la Suprema Corte avrebbe immediatamente annullato questi provvedimenti statali che lo regolamentano.

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«The U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule likely imperils a bill intended to protect abortion rights that Democrats are readying following the Supreme Court’s decision not to block a strict new Texas ban»

«the chamber’s rule requiring 60 of its 100 members to agree on most legislation»

«The nation’s 6-3 conservative top court this week allowed Texas’ six-week abortion ban to go into effect»

«That decision led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to declare that the Democratic-controlled chamber will soon debate and vote on legislation aimed at stopping similar state anti-abortion regulations»

«that bill faces little to no chance of passing the Senate»

«Non credo che una regola arcaica dovrebbe essere usata per permetterci di mettere la testa sotto la sabbia … e non agire su queste questioni importanti … Non andremo da nessuna parte se manteniamo questo ostruzionismo»

«Progressive Democrats have repeatedly over the past year suggested doing away with the filibuster to allow other Democratic priorities to pass, including a voting rights bill intended to counteract a wave of new voting restrictions passed by Republican-governed states»

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Usa. Corte Suprema rifiuta di bloccare la legge del Texas che limita l’aborto.

Texas. Corte di Appello federale approva la nuova legge sull’aborto.

Usa. Suprema Corte ammette il Mississippi sulle restrizioni all’aborto.

Usa. Corte Suprema. Rivaluterà la sentenza Roe v. Wade sull’aborto.

America dissennata. I Dem antepongono l’aborto alla cura dell’epidemia.

Stati Uniti. Suprema Corte. Schedulate per febbraio le cause sull’aborto.

Alabama. Aborto. Se crollasse quel mito crollerebbero i liberal democratici.

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E così la Harris-Biden Administration e la Nancy Pelosi possono dire e fare ciò che vogliono, che tanto il Senato non approverà quanto da loro disposto.

Si stanno rodendo il fegato di rabbia ed odio impotente, incapaci, nella loro nullità politica, di proporre un accordo politico. Stanno lentamente capendo che hanno perso anche questa battaglia. E, se si occupassero di più della economia, non sarebbe poi un male, dato che gli Stati Uniti sono adesso in stagflazione, e se la terranno per un bel pezzo.

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Filibuster imperils Pelosi’s abortion bill in U.S. Senate – Klobuchar

Washington, Sept 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule likely imperils a bill intended to protect abortion rights that Democrats are readying following the Supreme Court’s decision not to block a strict new Texas ban, a leading Democratic senator said on Sunday.

Senator Amy Klobuchar told CNN’s “State of the Union” that some Senate Republicans support abortion rights but not enough to overcome the chamber’s rule requiring 60 of its 100 members to agree on most legislation.

The nation’s 6-3 conservative top court this week allowed Texas’ six-week abortion ban to go into effect, which observers said showed the justices may be ready to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a national right to abortion.

That decision led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to declare that the Democratic-controlled chamber will soon debate and vote on legislation aimed at stopping similar state anti-abortion regulations. But Klobuchar said that bill faces little to no chance of passing the Senate.

“My solution to this … I believe we should abolish the filibuster,” Klobuchar, chair of the Senate Rules Committee, told CNN. “I do not believe an archaic rule should be used to allow us to put our heads in the sand … and not take action on these important issues … We just will get nowhere if we keep this filibuster in place.”

Progressive Democrats have repeatedly over the past year suggested doing away with the filibuster to allow other Democratic priorities to pass, including a voting rights bill intended to counteract a wave of new voting restrictions passed by Republican-governed states.

Senate moderates, including Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, have rejected that idea, however.

Klobuchar said one way to discourage the frequency of filibusters would be to make senators who object to ending debate actually stay on the floor debating. This “talking filibuster” was the tradition until the 1970s.

She said another approach would be a “carveout” that would only change the filibuster for legislation directly tied to one subject, such as abortion rights.

Pubblicato in: Cina, Persona Umana

Cina. Bando dei videogames, ‘electronic drugs’. Mr Xi vuole tutelare la gioventù.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-08-05.

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La Weltanschauung cinese è diametralmente opposta a quella dei liberal occidentali: per essere chiari, esse sono inconciliabili.

Da qualche tempo a questa parte, la Cina ha preso severe misure contro la penetrazione dell’ideologia liberal tramite gli spettacoli in senso lato, specialmente quelli che corrompono la gioventù.

Quanti vogliano operare in Cina devono attenersi alle leggi locali.

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«Shares slide after China brands online games ‘electronic drugs’»

«Shares in two of China’s biggest online gaming firms have slipped after a state media outlet called them “electronic drugs”»

«In recent months authorities have announced a series of measures to tighten their grip on technology and private education companies»

«The article cited Tencent’s hugely popular game Honor of Kings, saying students were playing it for up to eight hours a day, and asked for more curbs on the industry»

«”No industry, no sport, can be allowed to develop in a way that will destroy a generation,” it said before going on to liken online games to “spiritual opium”»

«The recovery in share prices came as Economic Information Daily deleted the article from its account on the Wechat social media platform»

«The move was aimed at tackling the technology giant’s dominance of online music streaming in the country – it currently controls more than 80% of China’s exclusive music streaming rights after an acquisition in 2016»

«The new guidelines also restricted foreign investment in the industry»

«But authorities have in recent months placed fresh focus on protecting child wellbeing, and said they want to further strengthen rules around online gaming and education. Last month, they banned for-profit tutoring in core school subjects»

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Cina. Si ribella alla femminilizzazione dei suoi maschi. Li vuole virili.

Si faccia attenzione! La virilità è la qualità propria dell’uomo forte, sicuro di sé e risoluto, coraggioso, che si manifesta nelle sue azioni. È la capacità di saper resistere agli insulti dell’avversa sorte. Per alcuni è dote naturale, ma per molti altri è dote acquisita fin dalla giovinezza, ed una scuola dura e selettiva, disciplinata, che nulla conceda, è un ottimo strumento formativo.

La Cina non sa che farsene di giovani femminilizzati. Anzi, vede in loro un reale e concreto elemento di rovina e disgregazione sociale.

Ancor meno la Cina sa che farsene di giovani rimbambiti da una sindrome ludica. Il tempo è stato dato per studiare e per lavorare, non per essere sprecato.

«”‘Spiritual opium’ has grown into an industry worth hundreds of billions, … No industry, no sport, can be allowed to develop in a way that will destroy a generation”»

«Opium is a sensitive subject in China which ceded Hong Kong island to Britain “in perpetuity” in 1842 at the end of the First Opium War, fought over Britain’s export of the drug to China where addiction became widespread»

«Tencent in a statement said it will introduce more measures to reduce minors’ time and money spent on games, starting with “Honor of Kings”. It also called for an industry ban on gaming for children under 12 years old»

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Shares slide after China brands online games ‘electronic drugs’

Shares in two of China’s biggest online gaming firms have slipped after a state media outlet called them “electronic drugs”.

Tencent and NetEase shares fell more than 10% in early Hong Kong trade before regaining some of those losses.

Investors are increasingly concerned about Beijing cracking down on firms.

In recent months authorities have announced a series of measures to tighten their grip on technology and private education companies.

An article published by the state-run Economic Information Daily said many teenagers had become addicted to online gaming and it was having a negative impact on them. The news outlet is affiliated with the official Xinhua news agency.

The article cited Tencent’s hugely popular game Honor of Kings, saying students were playing it for up to eight hours a day, and asked for more curbs on the industry.

“No industry, no sport, can be allowed to develop in a way that will destroy a generation,” it said before going on to liken online games to “spiritual opium”.

Tencent has now said it would introduce new measures to reduce children’s access to and time spent on its Honor of Kings game. The company also said it plans to eventually roll out the policy to all of its games.`

The recovery in share prices came as Economic Information Daily deleted the article from its account on the Wechat social media platform.

Tencent also saw its shares fall last week after being ordered to end exclusive music licensing deals with record labels around the world.

The move was aimed at tackling the technology giant’s dominance of online music streaming in the country – it currently controls more than 80% of China’s exclusive music streaming rights after an acquisition in 2016.

Tencent is only one of a number of Chinese companies listed in the US, Hong Kong and mainland China to see shares fall sharply this year as Beijing clamps down on the country’s technology and education industries.

Last week saw shares in Chinese online tutoring firms slump after they were stripped of the ability to make a profit from teaching core subjects in China.

The new guidelines also restricted foreign investment in the industry.

The major shift in policy came as authorities try to ease the financial pressures of raising children.

Officials have been worried after China’s latest census showed that the birth rate had fallen to the lowest in seven decades.

It is one of the biggest ever overhauls of the country’s $120bn (£87bn) private tutoring sector.

Pubblicato in: Persona Umana, Regno Unito

Ricetta per buongustai. Il filetto alla Wellington. Un piatto prelibato.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-07-22.

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E chi ma ha detto che la cucina inglese sia roba da barbari?

Ripigliamo daIl Cucchiaio di Argentola ricetta del filetto alla Wellington: una vera e propria golosità.

Richiede una ragionevole maestria in cucina ed anche un macellaio di vera fiducia.

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Per i palati ancora più esigenti consigliamo di fare riferimento alla ricetta di un inglese “doc”, ovvero lo chef Gordon Ramsey, disponibile sul suo sito: https://www.gordonramsay.com/gr/recipes/beef-wellington/. La pasta sfoglia potete farla in casa, molto ben spiegata è la video ricetta dello chef Franco Aliberti disponibile qui: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au971V3luyg. I funghi freschi possono essere sostituiti con un mix di champignon e porcini secchi.

Di somma importanza l’accostamento del vino.

Il Barolo, un buon Barolo, sarebbe a nostro sommesso parere il migliore accostamento.

Suggeriremmo di scegliere dal Barolo Liste 2009, Borgogno, in sù.

«Il “re dei vini, vino dei re” incontra alla perfezione il piatto preferito di colui che ha battuto il primo Re d’Italia dell’epoca moderna (Napoleone si auto incorona re nel 1805), in un abbinamento da importanti ricorrenze. La succulenza della carne, le sensazioni umami dei funghi e la grassezza della pasta sfoglia che avvolge il tutto trovano nel Barolo le corrispondenti note di sottobosco, la struttura e l’acidità necessarie a bilanciare questo matrimonio d’amore a tavola. Senz’altro un vino non proprio da tutti i giorni e una preparazione complessa e dispendiosa di tempo, per questo relegata alle grandi occasioni»

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Il filetto alla Wellington è un secondo piatto di carne per occasioni importanti. La ricetta richiede una buona dimestichezza in cucina: prevede la doppia cottura della carne, che viene prima scottata in padella, poi ricoperta salsa ai funghi e prosciutto crudo, per poi essere avvolta nella pasta sfoglia e terminare la cottura in forno.

Un secondo piatto di carne per occasioni importanti, il filetto alla Wellington è una ricetta che ha per protagonista il taglio di manzo più noto e pregiato per la sua tenerezza e magrezza. Normalmente in cucina si usa dividere il filetto in tre parti: testa, cuore e coda. La testa del filetto è la parte che viene utilizzata per le bistecche di filetto, adatte alla preparazione in padella. Dal cuore, invece, si ricavano le Chateubriand o i tournedos, destinati a preparazioni alla griglia. Dalla coda, infine, si ottengono i filet mignon, destinati a cotture in padella, spesso accompagnati da salse complesse e raffinate.

Il filetto alla Wellington è noto anche con il nome di filetto in crosta, perché la carne viene avvolta da una croccante pasta sfoglia che, in cottura, assorbe tutti i sughi e i sapori del filetto, imprigionando il gusto e gli aromi al suo interno. Questa ricetta ha origini inglesi e il nome sembra sia dedicato ad Arthur Wellesley, diventato duca di Wellington nel 1815. Secondo la storia, il duca era un uomo di gusti difficili in cucina, finché non provò questo filetto in crosta, che diventò il suo piatto preferito.

La ricetta del filetto alla Wellington richiede una buona dimestichezza in cucina, soprattutto per la doppia cottura della carne: la carne viene prima scottata in padella, poi ricoperta da una gustosa salsa ai funghi e rinchiusa in uno strato di prosciutto crudo, per poi essere avvolta nella pasta sfoglia e terminare la cottura in forno.


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Pubblicato in: Cina, Persona Umana

Cina. “Homosexuality as a “psychological disorder” in a university textbook”.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-03-01.

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Non sono soldatesse. Sono le aspiranti hostess della compagna di volo East Star Lines che stanno facendo la scuola paramilitare propedeutica. Questa sotto è la foto a corso ultimato.

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«A court in China’s eastern Jiangsu province recently ruled in favour of a publisher that described homosexuality as a “psychological disorder” in a university textbook»

«Suyu District Intermediate Court in the city of Suqian said the description resulted from “perceptual differences” and was not a factual error, upholding a judgment made in September last year»

«The teaching material classifies homosexuality as a psychological disorder»

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Sotto le pressioni dei liberal occidentali

«Homosexuality was decategorised as a mental disorder by the Chinese Psychiatric Association in 2001»

Ma la legge che ha annodato è pur sempre libera di sciogliere.

Quanto prima l’omosessualità tornerà ad essere ciò che è nei paesi civili, Cina in testa.

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China says actors must follow moral guidelines or face bans.

Cina. Si ribella alla femminilizzazione dei suoi maschi. Li vuole virili.

«A notice from China’s education ministry has caused a stir after it suggested young Chinese men had become too “feminine”»

«For a while China’s government has signalled concern that the country’s most popular male role models are no longer strong, athletic figures like “army heroes”»

«So last week, the education ministry issued a notice with a title that left no doubt about its ultimate goal»

«The Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents called on schools to fully reform their offerings on physical education and strengthen their recruitment of teachers»

«”cultivating students’ masculinity”»

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Inutile dire come i media liberal occidentali siano rimasti attoniti nel sentire simili affermazioni: i cinesi non solo non si riconoscono nel loro credo, ma persino osano opporvisi, e con grande forza.

È uno dei tanti motivi di scontro di Weltanschauung opposte.

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Chinese court backs publisher of textbook calling homosexuality ‘psychological disorder’.

A court in China’s eastern Jiangsu province recently ruled in favour of a publisher that described homosexuality as a “psychological disorder” in a university textbook.

According to a copy of the Feb. 9 appeal ruling seen by Reuters, Suyu District Intermediate Court in the city of Suqian said the description resulted from “perceptual differences” and was not a factual error, upholding a judgment made in September last year.

“I feel at a loss, because they didn’t even have a trial, they just handed down the judgment,” said the plaintiff, who uses the pseudonym XiXi.

In 2017, XiXi had sued Jinan University Press and a company owned by retailer JD.com for publishing and distributing factually incorrect content in the 2013 book on mental health education for university students.

“The teaching material classifies homosexuality as a psychological disorder, which it isn’t,” the 24-year-old NGO worker said, adding that she only found out about the ruling on her appeal through her lawyer on Feb. 22.

“I’m really disappointed, because we are seeing comments that are supporting this judgment.”

Homosexuality was decategorised as a mental disorder by the Chinese Psychiatric Association in 2001.

“It’s quite damaging to the whole LGBT community, so we are sorely disappointed,” said Peng Yanzi, the director of LGBT Rights Advocacy China.

“I’m not the only one who is disappointed, shocked and angry – the whole LGBT community is – but we also very much admire XiXi because she’s spent years legally pursuing this.”

Jinan University Press and JD.com did not immediately reply to emailed requests for comment.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Persona Umana

Germania. 2 milioni senza riscaldamento per carenza di mezzi. – Destatis.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-02-20.

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«Germany is being gripped by a sub-zero wave of cold weather»

«In 2019, roughly 2 million people in Germany lived in households which could not sufficiently heat their dwelling or house for financial reasons»

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Come fa la Germania a parlare di ‘human rights‘ quando due milioni dei suoi abitanti non ha mezzi a sufficienza per poter permettere di riscaldare la propria abitazione?

Con gli inverni a -20°C stare al gelo in casa è un passaporto per la morte.

Sicuramente due milioni di case riscaldate in meno rende la Germania più ecologica, ma a nostro sommesso parere il prezzo pagato è disumano.

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Destatis. 2 million people in Germany did not have a sufficiently heated home in 2019 due to a lack of money

Press release No. 066 of 15 February 2021

– In 2019 the number of people affected was half a high as 10 years earlier

– German rate approximately 4 percentage points below EU average (6.9%)

– People living alone and households of lone parents accounted for an above-average proportion of those not being able to heat their home adequately

WIESBADEN – Germany is being gripped by a sub-zero wave of cold weather. However, it cannot be taken for granted that all people have a sufficiently heated home. In 2019, roughly 2 million people in Germany lived in households which could not sufficiently heat their dwelling or house for financial reasons. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that, based on results of the EU-SILC (LEBEN IN EUROPA) household survey, this concerned 2.5% of the population. However, this proportion has declined. It still was more than twice as high (5.5% or 4.5 million people) in 2009.

Pubblicato in: Cina, Persona Umana

Cina. Si ribella alla femminilizzazione dei suoi maschi. Li vuole virili.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-02-15.

2021-02-08__ Cina Femminilizzazione 001

Si faccia attenzione! La virilità è la qualità propria dell’uomo forte, sicuro di sé e risoluto, coraggioso, che si manifesta nelle sue azioni. È la capacità di saper resistere agli insulti dell’avversa sorte. Per alcuni  è dote naturale, ma per molti altri è dote acquisita fin dalla giovinezza, ed una scuola dura e selettiva, disciplinata, che nulla conceda, è un ottimo strumento formativo.

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«A notice from China’s education ministry has caused a stir after it suggested young Chinese men had become too “feminine”»

« For a while China’s government has signalled concern that the country’s most popular male role models are no longer strong, athletic figures like “army heroes”»

«So last week, the education ministry issued a notice with a title that left no doubt about its ultimate goal»

«The Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents called on schools to fully reform their offerings on physical education and strengthen their recruitment of teachers»

«”cultivating students’ masculinity”»

«It is a decisive push in a country where the media does not really allow for anything other than squeaky clean, “socially responsible” stars»

«Last May, a delegate of China’s top advisory body, Si Zefu, said that many of China’s young males had become “weak, timid, and self-abasing”»

«There was a trend among young Chinese males towards “feminisation”, …. which would inevitably endanger the survival and development of the Chinese nation»

«Si Zefu said the home environment was partly to blame, with most Chinese boys being raised by their mothers or grandmothers. He also noted that the growing appeal of certain male celebrities meant that many children “did not want to be ‘army heroes'” anymore»

«From some in the media, though, there was a positive reception for the drive. The Global Times newspaper noted it had “won some support”

«On social media platform Sina Weibo, comments pointed towards China’s male celebrities being to blame, largely those who are known as “little fresh meats” (小鲜肉)»

«Meanwhile, the government has been on a drive in recent months to introduce and promote new role models for young Chinese»

«But as Si Zefu hinted last year, for young Chinese men the appeal of being strong and fearless soldiers, policemen or firefighters is waning»

«In recent years, media have struggled to allow young male stars to appear on Chinese screens with tattoos or earrings»

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Il discorso di Mr Xi ha inusitatamente usato parole cinesi molto forti, edulcorate alquanto nelle traduzioni ufficiali fornite.

La Cina non sa che farsene di giovani femminilizzati. Anzi, vede in loro un reale e concreto elemento di rovina e disgregazione sociale.

« For a while China’s government has signalled concern that the country’s most popular male role models are no longer strong, athletic figures like “army heroes”»

«So last week, the education ministry issued a notice with a title that left no doubt about its ultimate goal»

«The Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents called on schools to fully reform their offerings on physical education and strengthen their recruitment of teachers»

«”cultivating students’ masculinity”»

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In Cina tra il dire ed il fare passa ben poco tempo.

China says actors must follow moral guidelines or face bans.

«China published on Friday a new list of moral guidelines for actors and other performers, saying they could face a permanent ban from their profession if they fail to comply.»

«Performers should not “violate ethics, morals, social public order or good customs, causing serious negative social impact”»

Inutile dire come i media liberal occidentali siano rimasti attoniti nel sentire simili affermazioni: i cinesi non solo non si riconoscono nel loro credo, ma persino osano opporvisi, e con grande forza.

È uno dei tanti motivi di scontro di Weltanschauung opposte.

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Bbc. China promotes education drive to make boys more ‘manly’

A notice from China’s education ministry has caused a stir after it suggested young Chinese men had become too “feminine”. The message has been criticised as sexist by many online users – but some say China’s male celebrities are partly to blame.

For a while China’s government has signalled concern that the country’s most popular male role models are no longer strong, athletic figures like “army heroes”. Even President Xi Jinping, a well-known football enthusiast, has long been seeking to cultivate better sports stars.

So last week, the education ministry issued a notice with a title that left no doubt about its ultimate goal.

The Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents called on schools to fully reform their offerings on physical education and strengthen their recruitment of teachers.

The text advised recruiting retired athletes and people from sporting backgrounds – and “vigorously developing” particular sports like football with a view to “cultivating students’ masculinity”.

It is a decisive push in a country where the media does not really allow for anything other than squeaky clean, “socially responsible” stars.

But there were some earlier signs suggesting such a move was coming. Last May, a delegate of China’s top advisory body, Si Zefu, said that many of China’s young males had become “weak, timid, and self-abasing”.

There was a trend among young Chinese males towards “feminisation”, he claimed, which “would inevitably endanger the survival and development of the Chinese nation” unless it was “effectively managed”.

Si Zefu said the home environment was partly to blame, with most Chinese boys being raised by their mothers or grandmothers. He also noted that the growing appeal of certain male celebrities meant that many children “did not want to be ‘army heroes'” anymore.

So, he suggested, schools should play a greater role in ensuring young Chinese get a balanced education.

‘What are men afraid of?’

The overwhelming majority of Chinese reaction to the notice has been negative. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese have taken to social media to voice their anger, with many branding the government’s message sexist.

“Is feminisation now a derogatory term?” one Weibo user asked, receiving over 200,000 likes. Another said: “Boys are also humans… being emotional, timid or gentle, these are human characteristics.”

“What are men afraid of? Being the same as women?” one asked.

“There are 70 million more men than women in this country,” another claimed. “No country in the world has such a deformed sex ratio. Isn’t that masculine enough?”

Another said: “None of these proposals have come from women.”

They might be right there – much has been written previously on how China’s top leadership is significantly male-dominated.

From some in the media, though, there was a positive reception for the drive. The Global Times newspaper noted it had “won some support”.

On social media platform Sina Weibo, comments pointed towards China’s male celebrities being to blame, largely those who are known as “little fresh meats” (小鲜肉). This is a buzzword that refers to young, Chinese male icons who are seen as squeaky-clean, well-groomed, and with delicate features.

Boyband TF Boys and Chinese singer Lu Han fall into this category, as do many K-pop stars.

While figures like basketball player Yao Ming have found overseas fame, it is notable that football specifically is included in the proposal.

That should not come as a surprise. President Xi has previously spoken of his hopes that the country will become a “world football superpower” by 2050.

But repeated attempts to try and up China’s football game have failed, and have been mocked as an apparently impossible task. This was the response two years ago when Marcello Lippi, who led Italy to win the 2006 FIFA World Cup, resigned as coach of China’s national football team.

Meanwhile, the government has been on a drive in recent months to introduce and promote new role models for young Chinese.

Where women are concerned, the Covid-19 pandemic has been a good opportunity to demonstrate the significant role of women as front-line workers.

And China’s achievements in space last year were a great opportunity to promote figures like Zhou Chengyu, who became a viral sensation as a 24-year-old space commander.

But as Si Zefu hinted last year, for young Chinese men the appeal of being strong and fearless soldiers, policemen or firefighters is waning.

The “little fresh meats” phenomenon continues to be a proven success, but young male celebrities come under increased scrutiny, and find it difficult to be anything that departs from the squeaky-clean mould.

In recent years, media have struggled to allow young male stars to appear on Chinese screens with tattoos or earrings. And one of China’s top pop stars came under fierce criticism online in 2019 when he was pictured smoking.

Pubblicato in: Cina, Demografia, Persona Umana, Russia

South Korea. Allarme per la bassa fertilità. Morti più numerose delle nascite.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-01-12.

Cina Mar Giallo Mare Cinese orientale

I paesi occidentali od occidentalizzati sono afflitti da una crisi di denatalità che alla fine ne decimerà la popolazione autoctona.

Una nazione è il suo popolo, ma senza popolo quella nazione diventa una mera espressione geografica.

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Germania, realtà geografica. Nel 2030 mancheranno 5 milioni di lavoratori. – Destatis.

Germania. La demografia stritola Germania e Große Koalition.

Italia. Demografia. 188,721 in meno in un anno, 844mila in cinque anni.

Visegrad. Denatalità, emigrazione, immigrazione e mercato del lavoro.

Russia. Il problema demografico. È in via di risoluzione.

India. Modi. Una rivoluzione nella politica economica. ‘Self-reliant India’.

Giappone. Un vecchio ogni 1.8 giovani. Cina e Russia si leccano i baffi.

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«Adesso, leggiamoci i dati della seguente tabella, che riporta il tasso di fertilità di questi paesi.

Giappone            1.42

Korea del Sud    1.27

Taiwan                 1.13

Hong Kong           1.2

Basta avere pazienza ancora trenta anni, una generazione, e questi paesi sono destinati a scomparire dalla faccia della terra.

A quel tempo, la Cina e la Russia se li potranno occupare tranquillamente, senza dover sparare un colpo, e soprattutto, potranno colonizzarli con le loro popolazioni, ottenendone quindi un dominio irreversibile. Al massimo, entrando in quei paesi, troveranno un ammasso di vecchietti, ma i cinesi ed i russi hanno per questo sistemi infallibili.»

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«Alarm as South Korea sees more deaths than births»

«South Korea recorded more deaths than births in 2020 for the first time ever, raising fresh alarm in the country which already has the world’s lowest birth rate.»

«Only 275,800 babies were born last year, down 10% from 2019. Around 307,764 people died»

«A declining population puts immense strain on a country»

«Apart from increased pressure on public spending as demand for healthcare systems and pensions rise, a declining youth population also leads to labour shortages that have a direct impact on the economy»

«Under the scheme, from 2022, every child born will receive a cash bonus of 2 million won ($1,850; £1,350) to help cover prenatal expenses, on top of a monthly payout of 300,000 won handed out until the baby turns one»

«It’s expensive to raise a child. The government providing an extra couple hundred thousand won won’t solve our problems»

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Per quanto riguarda la famiglia, tutti gli stati occidentali od occidentalizzati stanno seguendo gli indirizzi della dottrina liberal socialista. Stanno facendo errori grossolani sull’ara ideologica.

– In primo luogo, considerano l’essere umano solo come una macchina deterministica economica. Questa è una distorsione della realtà. L’aspetto economico è sicuramente importante, ma altrettanto sicuramente non è l’unico fattore che condiziona i comportamenti. La donna si realizza anche nel lavoro, ma non esclusivamente. Il suo vero posto  nella famiglia.

– In secondo luogo, aver posto in atto una politica ed una visione di vita penalizzante la famiglia e la procreazione. Si va dalla facilità di accesso a separazione e divorzio, per finire ai contraccettivi ed all’aborto.

– In terzo luogo, la lotta contro le religioni, tutte poi basate sul concetto di famiglia, ha infine assestato il colpo di grazia.

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La crisi demografica occidentale è manna dal Cielo per il blocco eurasiatico.

L’occidente si sta semplicemente suicidando.

Basta solo avere pazienza e saper aspettare.

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Alarm as South Korea sees more deaths than births

South Korea recorded more deaths than births in 2020 for the first time ever, raising fresh alarm in the country which already has the world’s lowest birth rate.

Only 275,800 babies were born last year, down 10% from 2019. Around 307,764 people died.

The figures prompted the interior ministry to call for “fundamental changes” to its policies.

A declining population puts immense strain on a country.

Apart from increased pressure on public spending as demand for healthcare systems and pensions rise, a declining youth population also leads to labour shortages that have a direct impact on the economy.

Last month, President Moon Jae-in launched several policies aimed at addressing the low birth rate, including cash incentives for families.

Under the scheme, from 2022, every child born will receive a cash bonus of 2 million won ($1,850; £1,350) to help cover prenatal expenses, on top of a monthly payout of 300,000 won handed out until the baby turns one. The incentive will increase to 500,000 won every month from 2025.

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What’s behind South Korea’s falling birth rate?

Largely, it’s because in South Korea, women struggle to achieve a balance between work and other life demands.

Hyun-yu Kim is one of them. The oldest of four, she dreamed of having a big family of her own. But faced with conditions that are not family friendly in South Korea, she is reconsidering her plans to have children.

She recently accepted a new job and had felt anxious about taking time off for maternity leave. “People tell me that it’s safer to build my career first,” she told the BBC.

Soaring real estate prices are another major issue. Ms Kim points out that rapidly rising property prices also discourage young couples.

“In order to have children, you need to have your own home. But this has become an impossible dream in Korea.”

She is also unconvinced by the incentives being offered by the government.

“It’s expensive to raise a child. The government providing an extra couple hundred thousand won won’t solve our problems.”

Pubblicato in: Persona Umana

Nostradamus. Non siamo superstiziosi, ma quello sembra che le avesse azzeccate.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-01-08.

2021-01-08__ Nostradamus 013

A nostro sommesso parere, Nostradamus era un inguaribile ottimista.

«Previsto anche l’arrivo di una crisi economica di proporzioni epiche, con carestie e forte recessione».

Questo quadra con la devoluzione dell’occidente, ma ben poco con l’ascesa dell’oriente.

Nota.

Nessuno si scandalizzi. Come stiamo a sentire gli economisti c’è spazio anche per Nostradamus.

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Nostradamus, tutte le profezie per il 2021

Il 2020 è stato definito ”annus horribilis” a causa della pandemia e persino il “Time” ha dedicato la sua ultima copertina al “peggior anno di sempre”. Eppure potrebbe non essere finita qui: alcune delle peggiori previsioni di Nostradamus, pseudonimo di Michel de Notre-Dame, potrebbero avverarsi nel 2021. Il famoso astrologo nel 1555 pubblicò il libro “Le Profezie” dove, secondo i suoi sostenitori, avrebbe anticipato una serie di eventi, come l’ascesa al potere di Adolf Hitler nel 1933, l’assassinio di J.F.Kennedy, le due guerre mondiali. Ma cosa avrebbe predetto Nostradamus per il 2021?

2021: disastri naturali, guerra, carestia

Nel prossimo anno, secondo le previsioni di Nostradamus, potrebbero verificarsi tempeste solari in grado di causare gravi danni sulla Terra e un meteorite potrebbe impattare il nostro pianeta: “Riesci a vedere il fuoco dal cielo, – scriveva il chiaroveggente – una lunga scintilla che brucia? Nel cielo puoi vedere il fuoco e una lunga scia di scintille”.

Secondo la Nasa, tuttavia, non ci dovrebbero essere rischi legati a meteoriti per i prossimi 100 anni… Più probabile, forse, una catastrofe legata al cambiamento climatico: “Vedremo – si legge in una nota del mistico – l’acqua salire e la terra cadere sotto di essa”.

Secondo l’astrologo potrebbe esserci all’orizzonte anche una guerra o periodi di instabilità, che sono stati letti a posteriori come legati al terrorismo islamico. Previsto anche l’arrivo di una crisi economica di proporzioni epiche, con carestie e forte recessione. Il filosofo ha infine lanciato un messaggio criptico, letto dai posteri come una forma di controllo sui soldati attraverso microchip impiantati nelle loro teste: “Nuovi prodotti guideranno l’esercito. Il duca privato degli occhi è a Milano in una gabbia di ferro”.