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2020.10.31 00:21 the_john19 New Release Mix with not even one artist I listen to

I really really love the Discovery Mix and my "Supermix" is usually also fine, but god the New Release Mix really doesn't know who I am and what I listen to.
A few of my favourite artists (artists I have lots of songs in my library and listen to their music all day!) had new releases in the past 2-3 weeks, but even after yesterday's update my New Release Mix is not even showing me one of those new releases. Like absolutely 0.
And not just that, it doesn't include even one artist I listen to, not like even remotely listen to. Some of them are some random Russian songs (I'm from Austria, and never ever listened to anything in Russian) or mainstream stuff.
It's so funny, I used Spotify for 3 months before I went with YTM (I'm using it since over a year, so it should know me by now and the Discovery Mix is working great) and just for fun I checked it out again today and well, it shows me every single new release of my favourite artists and new releases of artists that are really similar to the ones I listen to.
So Spotify with 3 months of data and a year of "nothing" is still doing better than YTM which I listen to for hours every day since a year.
I really love YTM (music videos integration is great, the discovery mix is awesome and no ads on YT are also something I never want to miss out on again), but discovery of new releases is clearly something they still have to work on. As a workaround I actually use normal YT, in my YT home feed I often get new releases recommended, doing a much better job than YTM.

Oh and same problem with the new releases section in explore and the new releases section in my home tab, there is simply no way for me to get a nice overview of new releases of artists I listen to with YTM right now, I really hope they will improve this :)
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2020.10.30 18:10 iMiscellaneous2 The Top 500 most influential people of all-time according to Pantheon

Pantheon is a site by MIT that uses Wikipedia pages to create a formula to determine an individuals historical significance. The site has ranked over 70,000 people. Here is a page detailing how the formula works

Here are the top 500 People of all-time

500: Deng Xiaoping
499: Johan Cruyff
498: Pope Gregory I
497: Marquis de Sade
496: Stan Lee
495: Mark Antony
494: Rabindranath Tagore
493: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
492: Henri Becquerel
491: Bayezid II
490: William Wallace
489: James Joyce
488: Morgan Freeman
487: Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden
486: Wallis Simpson
485: Stefan Zweig
484: Al-Ghazali
483: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
482: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
481: Akbar
480: Abdul Hamid II
479: Pierre de Fermat
478: Origen
477: Jan van Eyck
476: Uthman
475: Kösem Sultan
474: Benedict of Nursia
473: Michel de Montaigne
472: Pope Clement VII
471: Josef Mengele
470: Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
469: Gabriel García Márquez
468: Al-Farabi
467: Umberto Eco
466: John Wilkes Booth
465: Amenhotep III
464: Kim Jong-il
463: Pol Pot
462: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
461: Elizabeth Báthory
460: Janis Joplin
459: Marlon Brando
458: Vespasian
457: Sappho
456: Pope Alexander VI
455: Adolf Eichmann
454: Angela Merkel
453: Isaac
452: Igor Stravinsky
451: Philip IV of France
450: Auguste Rodin
449: Hermann Göring
448: Mehmed III
447: Al Pacino
446: Ernest Rutherford
445: Francis Drake
444: Fibonacci
443: Ingmar Bergman
442: Ruhollah Khomeini
441: Husayn ibn Ali
440: Anne Boleyn
439: Claudius
438: Gustave Eiffel
437: Maria Montessori
436: Gian Lorenzo Bernini
435: Bartholomew the Apostle
434: Bertrand Russell
433: Eugène Delacroix
432: Murad I
431: Stanley Kubrick
430: Martin Luther King Jr.
429: Howard Hughes
428: Hokusai
427: Ignatius of Loyola
426: 14th Dalai Lama
425: Cardinal Richelieu
424: Jonah
423: Muammar Gaddafi
422: Michel Foucault
421: Friedrich Schiller
420: Pope Pius XII
419: Marlene Dietrich
418: Matsuo Bashō
417: Piet Mondrian
416: Guglielmo Marconi
415: Pope John Paul I
414: Wassily Kandinsky
413: Lord Byron
412: Louis XIII of France
411: Pierre Curie
410: Thomas More
409: Ludwig Wittgenstein
408: André-Marie Ampère
407: Grigori Rasputin
406: Xerxes I
405: Charles Baudelaire
404: Thucydides
403: James Clerk Maxwell
402: Jane Austen
401: Pope Paul VI
400: Isabella I of Castile
399: Zheng He
398: Brigitte Bardot
397: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
396: Clint Eastwood
395: Osman I
394: Émile Durkheim
393: Wilhelm II, German Emperor
392: Giacomo Casanova
391: Florence Nightingale
390: Galen
389: Auguste Comte
388: Pope Benedict XVI
387: Bayezid I
386: Édouard Manet
385: Euripides
384: Plutarch
383: Pope John XXIII
382: Denis Diderot
381: Pepin the Short
380: Democritus
379: Pablo Escobar
378: Skanderbeg
377: Anthony of Padua
376: Simone de Beauvoir
375: Diogenes
374: Erwin Rommel
373: Aristophanes
372: Philip II of Spain
371: John the Apostle
370: Herod the Great
369: Tiberius
368: Henry Dunant
367: Rajneesh
366: Sun Tzu
365: Catherine de' Medici
364: Ivan Pavlov
363: Theodosius I
362: Abu Bakr
361: Charles Martel
360: Paracelsus
359: Henry Ford
358: Leonid Brezhnev
357: Boris Yeltsin
356: Émile Zola
355: Murad III
354: Carl Jung
353: Darius the Great
352: Antonín Dvořák
351: Edvard Grieg
350: Yasser Arafat
349: Ashoka
348: Cher
347: Mary I of England
346: Max Planck
345: David Hume
344: Audrey Hepburn
343: F. Scott Fitzgerald
342: Eratosthenes
341: Hieronymus Bosch
340: Daniel Defoe
339: Alexander Fleming
338: Ibn Khaldun
337: Giacomo Puccini
336: Michael Jackson
335: Karl Benz
334: Niels Bohr
333: Hypatia
332: Hadrian
331: Martin Heidegger
330: Mimar Sinan
329: Édith Piaf
328: Murad IV
327: Lorenzo de' Medici
326: Rumi
325: Alexander Graham Bell
324: Chiang Kai-shek
323: Thomas Mann
322: Oscar Wilde
321: Philip II of Macedon
320: Hermann Hesse
319: Bartolomeu Dias
318: Søren Kierkegaard
317: Aeschylus
316: El Greco
315: John Maynard Keynes
314: Ibn Battuta
313: Arthur Conan Doyle
312: Astrid Lindgren
311: Akihito
310: James, son of Zebedee
309: George Orwell
308: Pieter Bruegel the Elder
307: Donatello
306: Alain Delon
305: Henry IV of France
304: Ahmed I
303: Louis XV of France
302: Antoine Lavoisier
301: Henrik Ibsen
300: Heinrich Himmler
299: Alessandro Volta
298: Walt Disney
297: Franklin D. Roosevelt
296: Diocletian
295: Gregor Mendel
294: Niccolò Paganini
293: Saint Nicholas
292: Marcel Proust
291: Nebuchadnezzar II
290: Gustav Klimt
289: Margaret Thatcher
288: Hirohito
287: Alfred Hitchcock
286: Averroes
285: Stendhal
284: Mary II of England
283: Alan Turing
282: Napoleon III
281: Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor
280: Vladimir Putin
279: Laozi
278: Titian
277: Coco Chanel
276: John Lennon
275: Empress Elisabeth of Austria
274: Henri Matisse
273: Robert Schumann
272: Mother Teresa
271: Andrew the Apostle
270: Giuseppe Garibaldi
269: Hernán Cortés
268: Benjamin Franklin
267: Paul Cézanne
266: Horace
265: Mehmed the Conqueror
264: Pontius Pilate
263: Miguel de Cervantes
262: Ali
261: George Wahsington
260: Richard I of England
259: Giovanni Boccaccio
258: Jan Hus
257: Matthew the Apostle
256: Ivan the Terrible
255: Henry Kissinger
254: Karl Lagerfeld
253: Bruce Lee
252: Kim Il-sung
251: Rosa Luxemburg
250: Selim I
249: Omar Khayyam
248: Johannes Brahms
247: Francisco Franco
246: Trajan
245: Nicholas II of Russia
244: Neil Armstrong
243: Friedrich Engels
242: Alexandre Dumas
241: Alexander Pushkin
240: James K. Polk
239: Nicolae Ceaușescu
238: Saddam Hussein
237: Agatha Christie
236: Thales of Miletus
235: John Calvin
234: Gustav Mahler
233: Franz Liszt
232: Justinian I
231: Hammurabi
230: Erasmus
229: Saint Joseph
228: Mark Twain
227: Selim II
226: Steven Spielberg
225: Diego Velázquez
224: Malcolm X
223: Nikita Khrushchev
222: Charles Dickens
221: Pericles
220: Franz Joseph I of Austria
219: Paul Gauguin
218: Sandro Botticelli
217: James Cook
216: Mary, Queen of Scots
215: Henry VIII of England
214: Ptolemy
213: Pocahontas
212: Spartacus
211: Anne Frank
210: Elvis Presley
209: John F. Kennedy
208: Johannes Vermeer
207: Petrarch
206: Amerigo Vespucci
205: Roald Amundsen
204: Hillary Clinton
203: Marcus Aurelius
202: Akhenaten
201: Albert Camus
200: Heraclitus
199: Josip Broz Tito
198: Ovid
197: Le Corbusier
196: Martin Van Buren
195: Ernest Hemingway
194: Edvard Munch
193: Caligula
192: Marie Antoinette
191: Michael Faraday
190: Freddie Mercury
189: Arthur Schopenhauer
188: Charles de Gaulle
187: Catherine the Great
186: Huang Xianfan
185: Ramesses II
184: Fidel Castro
183: Leon Trotsky
182: Thomas Hobbes
181: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
180: Aesop
179: Bob Marley
178: Max Weber
177: Peter the Great
176: Sophocles
175: Leonhard Euler
174: Vlad the Impaler
173: Honoré de Balzac
172: Francisco Goya
171: Hurrem Sultan
170: Epicurus
169: Louis XVI of France
168: Aaron
167: Montesquieu
166: Antoni Gaudí
165: Elijah
164: Ronald Reagan
163: Dmitri Mendeleev
162: Caravaggio
161: George Frideric Handel
160: Qin Shi Huang
159: Sylvester Stallone
158: Judas Iscariot
157: Seneca the Younger
156: Mary Magdalene
155: Commodus
154: Pelé
153: Anton Chekhov
152: Jean-Paul Sartre
151: Francis of Assisi
150: Jacob
149: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
148: Nostradamus
147: Richard III of England
146: Maria Theresa
145: Umar
144: Jack the Ripper
143: Queen Victoria
142: Nefertiti
141: Saint George
140: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
139: Yuri Gagarin
138: Franz Schubert
137: Mikhail Gorbachev
136: Joseph
135: Giordano Bruno
134: Jules Verne
133: James Watt
132: Joseph Haydn
131: Claude Monet
130: Peter Paul Rubens
129: Nero
128: Baruch Spinoza
127: Stephen Hawking
126: Louis Pasteur
125: Pope John Paul II
124: Euclid
123: Marilyn Monroe
122: Virgil
121: Richard Wagner
120: John Locke
119: Abraham Lincoln
118: Winston Churchill
117: Giuseppe Verdi
116: Thomas Aquinas
115: Albrecht Dürer
114: Cicero
113: Frida Kahlo
112: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
111: Attila
110: Mao Zedong
109: Edgar Allan Poe
108: Johannes Kepler
107: Carl Friedrich Gauss
106: Otto von Bismarck
105: Constantine the Great
104: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
103: Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
102: Suleiman the Magnificent
101: Molière
100: Zoroaster
99: Francis Bacon
98: Benito Mussolini
97: Hannibal
96: Leo Tolstoy
95: Alfred Nobel
94: Hippocrates
93: Franz Kafka
92: Blaise Pascal
91: Augustine of Hippo
90: Herodotus
89: David
88: Solomon
87: Cleopatra
86: Victor Hugo
85: Muhammad Ali
84: John the Baptist
83: Carl Linnaeus
82: Tutankhamun
81: Saladin
80: Niccolò Machiavelli
79: Voltaire
78: Charlie Chaplin
77: Jimmy Carter
76: J. R. R. Tolkien
75: Antonio Vivaldi
74: Hans Christian Andersen
73: Salvador Dalí
72: Elizabeth I of England
71: Timur
70: Fyodor Dostoevsky
69: Friedrich Nietzsche
68: Mahatma Gandhi
67: Nikola Tesla
66: Johannes Gutenberg
65: Adam Smith
64: Paul the Apostle
63: Charlemagne
62: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
61: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
60: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
59: Raphael
58: Avicenna
57: Frédéric Chopin
56: Marie Curie
55: Nelson Mandela
54: Thomas Edison
53: Pythagoras
52: René Descartes
51: Vladimir Lenin
50: Sigmund Freud
49: Augustus
48: Thomas Jefferson
47: Pope Francis
46: Homer
45: Vasco da Gama
44: Elizabeth II
43: Immanuel Kant
42: Rembrandt
41: Mary, mother of Jesus
40: Pablo Picasso
39: Joseph Stalin
38: Joan of Arc
37: Louis XIV of France
36: Che Guevara
35: Ferdinand Magellan
34: Charles Darwin
33: Dante Alighieri
32: Nicolaus Copernicus
31: Abraham
30: Karl Marx
29: Moses
28: Vincent van Gogh
27: Saint Peter
26: Martin Luther
25: Archimedes
24: Confucius
23: Johann Sebastian Bach
22: Gautama Buddha
21: Michelangelo
20: William Shakespeare
19: Donald Trump
18: Julius Caesar
17: Socrates
16: Galileo Galilei
15: Albert Einstein
14: Aristotle
13: Christopher Columbus
12: Marco Polo
11: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
10: Plato
9: Adolf Hitler
8: Napoleon
7: Alexander the Great
6: Ludwig van Beethoven
5: Isaac Newton
4: Genghis Khan
3: Leonardo da Vinci
2: Jesus
1: Muhammad
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2020.10.30 15:54 AlexanderKovalenko Radical refugees in Kremlin's service across Europe and worldwide

Radical refugees in Kremlin's service across Europe and worldwide
The Russian Federation, just like the Soviet Union, has been exploiting the factor of refugees and immigrants to deploy their assets in the West.

Yesterday, October 29, in a calm French resort of Nice, a terrible violent act was committed, on religious grounds. Also, literally two weeks prior to this shocking incident, a similar one took place in the suburbs of Paris.

Few noticed a nuance that both killings in France took place amid of a large-scale information campaign by Russian propaganda media claiming in Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijani Muslims are killing Christian Armenians, destroying their shrines and churches.

In fact, the slayings in France, committed by Muslims, came precisely at the time when Russian propaganda really needed a religious context in covering the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. At the same time, it shouldn't be forgotten that France is a latent supporter of Armenia and an open geopolitical foe of Turkey.

Also, an important aspect in this series of terrible murders was that the first one was committed by a Russia-born young man, who had moved to France along with his parents back in 2008.

Yesterday, in my piece titled "Nice Massacre: Familiar Templates and New Prospects," I raised a point that many found unfamiliar and some – even absurd. It was about Russian intelligence agencies having set up a network of sleeper terrorist cells across Europe, from among the Soviet and Russian immigrants.

Some outraged opponents appealed that an 18-year-old youngster couldn't have been recruited by Russian spooks and become a blind instrument in their hands after the relevant psychological manipulation, since he had left Russia at the age of 6, and, therefore, my critics claimed, the version crumbles like a house of cards ... Alas, their claim once again proves the fact that, despite a fairly large bulk of open source data available, many continue to wander in the darkness of delusions.

So let's clarify the situation with how the USSR, and then Russia, has for decades been forming their human asset network, recruiting people around the globe thanks to a number of loyal "refugees".

The Western community has always been more vulnerable than the Soviet system in relation to the arriving refugees and victims of totalitarian regimes. Hypertrophied humanism, one of the basic values of democratic societies, has become precisely their major loophole, through thousands of Russian agents have been sent to Europe and the United States.

During the Soviet era, it was mainly the intelligentsia, scientists, artists, and simply dissenters who were fleeing from the regime, while in the modern Russia period, in addition to the wave of emigrants fleeing from poverty, there were also refugees from hot spots – primarily from Chechnya.

Along with the thousands of Chechens fleeing the war, Europe was flooded by many of those who represented an instrument of influence, be it organizers or performers within various agent networks or cells.

When the Chechen wars ended, more and more "opposition figures" fleeing from the persecution of Kadyrov's regime started surfacing in the West, armed with the corresponding legend of a "persecuted liberal", or "exchange students".

The most striking example of "student" spies is Maria Butina, who had been living in the United States on a student visa and studied at the American University, where Anton Fedyashin, a Russian émigré, taught. It turned out, however, his family has generations-long history of work for Soviet intelligence.

As for the refugees, it's impossible not to recall Chechnya's Akhmed Chatayev who received refugee status in Austria in 2003 before becoming one of the main recruiters of ISIS militants and directly organizing a terrorist attack at Istanbul Airport in June 2016.

And here I would like to note a very important point. In the international composition of ISIS, the group of Russians was the second largest. Moreover, ISIS fighters leaving Dagestan for Syria obtained medical insurance papers at the Dagestan Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund. At the same time, insurance, benefits, free medicines, and other benefits were paid through this Fund, that is, from the Russian budget.

And here we come directly to the question of how a young man who had left Russia at the age of 6 could become an element in a terrorist mission.

In fact, the agents sent from Russia are not meat to become cannon fodder. They bear the burden of organizational issues. They create cells, oversee them, distribute funding and recruit other people, including that very cannon fodder type.

Chechen enclaves in Europe, like many others, have not fully assimilated into European society, to say the least – they live as if inside their own deserted island. Their social circle, subculture and influence, including worldview, stay mainly within their enclaves. And it does not matter at what age the future terrorist killer left Russia, or whether they were even born outside of Russia. What's important is that they live in an environment where their recruitment and preparation are much simplified.

I will further explain by the example of another type of Russian recruitment – through sports clubs.

Not so long ago, Germany's Bild published excerpts from the book "Putin's Secret War" by Boris Reitschuster, a German journalist and recognized expert on Russian influence in Germany and Europe in general. The piece said that the Kremlin's elite military spec-ops agents have long been deployed in EU countries and are trigger-happy to execute any order by Moscow.

Raitschuster, who has thoroughly studied the topic of fight clubs set up across Europe, noted that the overwhelming majority of members of the popular Russian network Sistema, including those founded by Russian emigrants, while being just ordinary enthusiasts, are being actively exploited by Russian intelligence to recruit agents from the most radical strata. According to him, there are 250 to 300 militants under Russian intel control in Germany alone.

Similar clubs operate throughout Europe, so the emergence in various peaceful rallies of a number of physically fit, young men who are seen acting in a coordinated manner makes me wonder about the true goal they perceive.

So both religious fanatics, certain ethnic groups, and radicalized youths who are in the sphere of influence of the same intelligence agency, do their job exactly when their puppeteers tell them to. That's actually the purpose of their work.
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2020.10.30 15:25 DarthEquus Statements regarding circumcision by various medical authorities

🇦🇺 Australia & New Zealand 🇳🇿

Australian College of Paediatrics

"The possibility that routine circumcision may contravene human rights has been raised because circumcision is performed on a minor and is without proven medical benefit. Whether these legal concerns are valid will probably only be known if the matter is determined in a court of law .....Neonatal male circumcision has no medical indication. It is a traumatic procedure performed without anaesthesia to remove a normal and healthy prepuce."

Australian Medical Association

"The Australian College of Paediatrics should continue to discourage the practice of circumcision in newborns."

Royal Australian College of Physicians

"After reviewing the currently available evidence, the RACP believes that the frequency of diseases modifiable by circumcision, the level of protection offered by circumcision and the complication rates of circumcision do not warrant routine infant circumcision in Australia and New Zealand."

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

"Ethical and human rights concerns have been raised regarding elective infant male circumcision because it is recognized that the foreskin has a functional role, the operation is non-therapeutic and the infant is unable to consent. After reviewing the currently available evidence, the RACP believes that the frequency of diseases modifiable by circumcision, the level of protection offered by circumcision and the complication rates of circumcision do not warrant routine infant circumcision in Australia and New Zealand.
“The potential harms include contravention of individual rights, loss of choice, loss of function, procedural and psychological complications. . . . A boy circumcised as an infant may deeply resent this when he grows older; he may want what he cannot have – not to have been circumcised. . . . The option of leaving circumcision until later, when the boy is old enough to make a decision for himself does need to be raised with parents and considered. . . . The ethical merit of this option is that it seeks to respect the child’s physical integrity, and capacity for autonomy by leaving the options open for him to make his own autonomous choice in the future.”

🇨🇦 Canada 🇨🇦

Canadian Pediatric Society

"Neonatal circumcision is a contentious issue in Canada. The procedure often raises ethical and legal considerations, in part because it has lifelong consequences and is performed on a child who cannot give consent. Infants need a substitute decision maker – usually their parents – to act in their best interests. Yet the authority of substitute decision makers is not absolute. In most jurisdictions, authority is limited only to interventions deemed to be medically necessary. In cases in which medical necessity is not established or a proposed treatment is based on personal preference, interventions should be deferred until the individual concerned is able to make their own choices."

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

"Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an infant has rights that include security of person, life, freedom and bodily integrity. Routine infant male circumcision is an unnecessary and irreversible procedure. Therefore, many consider it to be 'unwarranted mutilating surgery.'
"Many adult men are increasingly concerned about whether their parents had the right to give consent for infant male circumcision. They claim that an infant’s rights should take priority over any parental rights to make such a decision. This procedure should be delayed to a later date when the child can make his own informed decision. Parental preference alone does not justify a non‐therapeutic procedure.... Advise parents that the current medical consensus is that routine infant male circumcision is not a recommended procedure; it is non‐therapeutic and has no medical prophylactic basis; current evidence indicates that previously‐thought prophylactic public health benefits do not out‐weigh the potential risks..... Routine infant male circumcision does cause pain and permanent loss of healthy tissue."

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan

"While the College's primary mandate is public protection, we do encourage physicians to give careful thought to the downstream risks they may incur by taking an inappropriately casual approach to infant male circumcision driven exclusively by parental preference without valid medical indication for the procedure."

🇩🇰 Denmark 🇩🇰

The Danish Medical Association (Lægeforeningen)

"We are fundamentally opposed to male circumcision unless there is a medical reason such as phimosis for carrying out the operation. It's very intrusive that adults may decide for a newborn to undergo a surgical procedure that is not medically justified and it's effect is lifelong. When a boy reaches the age of consent, he may then decide, but until then the requirements of the individual's right to self-determination prevail."

🇪🇺 European Union 🇪🇺

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly

Representing 47 countries
"One category [of children’s harm] is particulary worrisome, namely violations of the physical integrity of children which supporters tend to present as beneficial to the children themselves despite evidently negative life-long consequences in many cases: female genital mutilation, the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons, medical interventions during the early childhood of intersex children as well as the submission to or coercion of children into piercings, tattoos or plastic surgery. The Parliamentary Assembly should urge member States to promote further awareness in their societies of the potential risks for children’s physical and mental health of the above-mentioned procedures. Member States should take legislative and policy measures that help reinforce child protection in this context by giving primary consideration to the best interest of the child.”

🇫🇮 Finland 🇫🇮

Finnish Central Union for Child Welfare

"The Central Union for Child Welfare considers that circumcision of boys that violates the personal integrity of the boys is not acceptable unless it is done for medical reasons to treat an illness. The basis for the measures of a society must be an unconditional respect for the bodily integrity of an under-aged person.
"Circumcision intervenes in the sexual integrity of a male child causing a permanent change in organisms and has consequences pertaining to both health and quality of life.
"The circumcision of girls is rightly considered as inhuman mutilation of the genitals and is punished abuse. Also boys must be guaranteed a similar protection by law."

🇩🇪 Germany 🇩🇪

German Pediatric Association

"Initially, it should be observed that there is no reason from a medical point of view to remove an intact foreskin from underage boys or boys unable to give consent. . . . The male foreskin is a part of the skin of the organ and fulfills important functions that protect the very sensitive glans. . . . Circumcision can lead to erectile dysfunction [and] . . . considerable limitations to sex life and cause psychological stresses. . . . Boys have, according to our sense of justice, the same basic constitutional legal rights to physical integrity as girls, they must not be disadvantaged due to their sex.”

🇬🇧 Great Britain 🇬🇧

Royal College of Surgeons of England

"The one absolute indication for circumcision is scarring of the opening of the foreskin making it non- retractable (pathological phimosis). This is unusual before five years of age."..."The parents and, when competent, the child, must be made fully aware of the implications of this operation as it is a non-reversible procedure."

British Medical Association

"It is now widely accepted, including by the BMA, that this surgical procedure has medical and psychological risks. .... very similar arguments are also used to try and justify very harmful cultural procedures, such as female genital mutilation or ritual scarification. Furthermore, the harm of denying a person the opportunity to choose not to be circumcised must also be taken into account, together with the damage that can be done to the individual’s relationship with his parents and the medical profession if he feels harmed by the procedure. .... parental preference alone is not sufficient justification for performing a surgical procedure on a child. .... The BMA considers that the evidence concerning health benefit from non-therapeutic circumcision is insufficient for this alone to be a justification for doing it."

🇮🇸 Iceland 🇮🇸

Icelandic Medical Association

"It's the general opinion of the Icelandic Medical Association (IMA) that unnecessary medical procedures should not be performed on children, and in that regards the IMA references the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The circumcision of boys, that has no medical purpose, but can lead to serious complications qualifies as such a procedure."

🇳🇱 The Netherlands 🇳🇱

Royal Dutch Medical Association

“There is no convincing evidence that circumcision is useful or necessary in terms of prevention or hygiene. Partly in light of the complications which can arise during or after circumcision, circumcision is not justifiable except on medical/therapeutic grounds. . . . Contrary to what is often thought, circumcision entails the risk of medical and psychological complications. . . . Non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors is contrary to the rule that minors may only be exposed to medical treatments if illness or abnormalities are present. . . . Non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors conflicts with the child’s right to autonomy and physical integrity. . . . Complications in the area of sexuality have also been reported as have extreme pain experiences in newborns causing behavioral changes which are still apparent years later. Similarly, the high social costs of circumcision as a result of complications have been cited. . . . The foreskin is a complex, erotogenic structure that plays an important role in the mechanical function of the penis during sexual acts, such as penetrative intercourse and masturbation. The many attempts by men to restore their foreskins by mechanical or surgical means also contradict the idea that the foreskin is a useless part of the body.”
This policy has been endorsed by several other Dutch organizations:

🇮🇸🇬🇱🇫🇴 Nordic Countries 🇮🇸🇪🇪🇦🇽

The Nordic Association of Clinical Sexology

Representing Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish clinical sexologists
"The penile foreskin is a natural and integral part of the normal male genitalia. The foreskin has a number of important protective and sexual functions. It protects the penile glans against trauma and contributes to the natural functioning of the penis during sexual activity. Ancient historic accounts and recent scientific evidence leave little doubt that during sexual activity the foreskin is a functional and highly sensitive, erogenous structure, capable of providing pleasure to its owner and his potential partners.
"As clinical sexologists, we are concerned about the human rights aspects associated with the practice of non-therapeutic circumcision of young boys. To cut off the penile foreskin in a boy with normal, healthy genitalia deprives him of his right to grow up and make his own informed decision. Unless there are compelling medical reasons to operate before a boy reaches an age and a level of maturity at which he is capable of providing informed consent, the decision to alter the appearance, sensitivity and functionality of the penis should be left to its owner, thus upholding his fundamental rights to protection and bodily integrity.
"Every person's right to bodily integrity goes hand in hand with his or her sexual autonomy."

Nordic Ombudsmen for Children and Pediatric Experts

Representing Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Greenland
"Circumcision, performed without a medical indication, on a person who is incapable of giving consent, violates fundamental medical-ethical principles, not least because the procedure is irreversible, painful, and may cause serious complications. There are no health-related reasons for circumcising young boys in the Nordic countries. Circumstances that may make circumcision advantageous for adult men are of little relevance to young boys in the Nordic countries, and on these matters the boys will have the opportunity to decide for themselves when they reach the age and maturity required to give consent."

🇳🇴 Norway 🇳🇴

Norwegian Nursing Association

"[The Norsk Sykepleierforbund opposes] exposing healthy children to an irreversible, painful and risky intervention, without their own consent. ...There is no medical indication for the procedure. In our view, it is problematic to establish different legal standards depending on gender. Circumcision / genital mutilation of women is criminalized, while circumcision of boys is proposed institutionalized through the public health system.”

Norwegian Council for Medical Ethics

"Among other things, the council says that ritual circumcision of boys has no established medical benefit . . . . circumcision of boys is not consistent with important principles of medical ethics . . . it is an important factor that the child cannot give consent."

🇿🇦 South Africa 🇿🇦

South African Medical Association

"The Committee stated that it was unethical and illegal to perform circumcision on infant boys in this instance. In particular, the Committee expressed serious concern that not enough scientifically-based evidence was available to confirm that circumcisions prevented HIV contraction and that the public at large was influenced by incorrect and misrepresented information. The Committee reiterated its view that it did not support circumcision to prevent HIV transmission."

🇸🇪 Sweden 🇸🇪

Swedish Pediatric Society

"There is no medical reason to circumcise little boys; the procedure is painful, irreversible and can cause complications, according to Sweden's children's ombudsman and representatives for several healthcare organizations."
"It was emphasized that the aim should, as far as possible, be for the child / young man himself to be allowed to take a stand on circumcision.
"The ombudsman Fredrik Malmberg, together with representatives from the Swedish Society of Medicine (SLS), the Swedish Society of Health Professionals (Vårdförbundet), the Swedish Paediatric Society (BLF), and the Swedish Association of Pediatric Surgeons (SLF), argues that Swedish law requires that the child's will be taken into account wherever possible. Circumcision is a procedure which is typically carried out at a very young age and it is this issue of consent which is paramount, they argue. "We consider circumcision of boys without the child's consent to be in contravention of article 12 of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which gives children the right to have an opinion in matters which concern them." They furthermore argue for a change in Swedish legislation in order to meet the human rights of the child and medical ethics."

🇺🇸 United States 🇺🇸

American Academy of Pediatrics

The 2012 Policy Statement is often misquoted as a recommendation for circumcision. The AAP does not, nor has ever, recommended circumcision.
"Evaluation of current evidence indicates that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks . . . . Although health benefits are not great enough to recommend routine circumcision for all male newborns, the benefits of circumcision are sufficient to justify access to this procedure for families choosing it and to warrant third-party payment for circumcision of male newborns."
The AAP's 2012 Infant Circumcision Policy was formally rejected by leading pediatric doctors in Austria, Britain, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands and by senior pediatricians in Canada, the Czech Republic, France, and Poland. Their letter written in response to the AAP's task force opinion, Cultural Bias in the AAP’s 2012 Technical Report and Policy Statement on Male Circumcision stated:
"Seen from the outside, cultural bias reflecting the normality of nontherapeutic male circumcision in the United States seems obvious, and the [AAP's 2012] report’s conclusions [claiming "benefits" of non-therapeutic circumcision justify it being covered by insurance] are different from those reached by physicians in other parts of the Western world, including Europe, Canada, and Australia. In this commentary, a different view is presented by non–US-based physicians and representatives of general medical associations and societies for pediatrics, pediatric surgery, and pediatric urology in Northern Europe. To these authors, only one of the arguments put forward by the American Academy of Pediatrics has some theoretical relevance in relation to infant male circumcision; namely, the possible protection against urinary tract infections in infant boys, which can easily be treated with antibiotics without tissue loss. The other claimed health benefits, including protection against HIV/AIDS, genital herpes, genital warts, and penile cancer, are questionable, weak, and likely to have little public health relevance in a Western context, and they do not represent compelling reasons for surgery before boys are old enough to decide for themselves.
"There is growing consensus among physicians, including those in the United States, that physicians should discourage parents from circumcising their healthy infant boys because nontherapeutic circumcision of underage boys in Western societies has no compelling health benefits, causes postoperative pain, can have serious long-term consequences, constitutes a violation of the United Nations’ Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and conflicts with the Hippocratic oath: primum non nocere: First, do no harm."
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2020.10.28 21:18 ar_david_hh Oct/28/2020 news wrap-up:\\ War in Artsakh (Karabakh) \\ Azerbaijan bombs birth clinic & civilians \\ battlefield news; analysis; videos \\ hill retaken \\ Artsakh's recognition \\ jihadists hired by Azerb. \\ international response & diplomacy \\ demonstrations & donations \\ economy \\ world media

some media for your consumption before the news

MoD spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan has garnered an army of fanboys on Twitter:
A video of soldiers in the northern front reading letters and drawings sent by children:

Image showing the human rights and press freedoms in Armenia vs Azerbaijan

more reports about Syrian jihadists recruited by Azerbaijan and Turkey

Syrian organization SOHR has learned about Turkey's recruitment of 300 more jihadists for the Azerbaijani army. However, "there are now problems with the recruitment."
"Mercenaries are facing difficulties in Azerbaijan, although the temptation to go there is high. The SOHR Research continues to monitor the transfer of mercenaries by the Turkish government to Azerbaijan, where a new group of 300 mercenaries has arrived in recent days.
Turkey has difficulties involving them in the Karabakh war. Most of the militants refuse to fight because they realize that they will find themselves in difficult conditions.
This is due to a large number of casualties, as well as the fact that many of the militants did not know that the Azerbaijani forces are supporters of Shiite Islam.
320 out of 2,350 militants have refused to fight and returned to Syria already."

Azerbaijani ultra-nationalists are arrested in Russia

Russian ultra-nationalist groups began displaying some "activity" around the topic of Karabakh. These groups often remind the close cooperation between Azerbaijan and Chechen terrorists in southern Russia in the 1990s. They often complain about Azeri ultra-nationalist and radical-religious activities within Russia.
One such Azeri ultra-nationalist group present in Russia is "VBON". It has similarities with the "Grey Wolves" Turkish terrorist organization.
Now a Russian ultra-nationalist group reports about the arrest of two alleged members of the Azeri VBON group. One of the suspects is named Agayev Roman Matlib oglu, an aide to a Russian deputy. Agayev is a frequent guest of Russian prime-time TV shows which invite Armenian and Azeri guests for debates. He is a "famous" individual.
The report also says the suspects are charged with "hooliganism". The Russian group believes it should be escalated to charges relating to incitement of religious/ ethnic extremism.
It's unclear whether the arrests are related to recent reports on Russian Telegram channels of ethnic Azeris assaulting Russians in Moscow.
Update: Another (more reputable) outlet "Baza" has confirmed the report of arrests. Rahim Bayramov and Roman Agayev are currently under house arrest. The arrest was conducted on October 19th.
Their apartments were raided; a handgun silencer, 19 cell phones, religious extremism materials, computers and USBs, and large sums were found/confiscated.
The authorities accuse the suspects of monitoring social media posts negative to them and organizing physical attacks against those who criticize them. The suspects forced several [presumably Russian] victims to apologize in front of the camera.

severl war crimes were committed by Azerbaijan today

Azerbaijan bombed the civilian settlement Shushi. Then they bombed it again, injuring 3 emergency workers and 1 other civilian. Smerch missile was used.
Shortly afterward, Azerbaijan carried out an airstrike against a childbirth center and school in the capital Stepanakert. The government is analyzing whether the airstrike was done by Turkish F-16.
Russian ANNA correspondent witnessed how the Azeri jet dropped a bomb with a parachute.
Armenian MFA condemned the indiscriminate bombing of civilians.
Armenian Healthcare Ministry urged the international community to take action against Azerbaijan for targeting the clinic.
Artsakh president described it as an attack on the whole civilized world.
ANNA video:
ANNA about parachute bombs:
Photos: ,
Photos showing the damage to Stepanakert clinic:
Video of Stepanakert clinic damage: , ,

how does the world media cover the Artsakh topic?

How widespread are Artsakh War reports in international media, and are they pro-Armenian or Azeri? The research is conducted by Lexis Nexis on behalf of Russian RIA Novosti.
Russian media made the highest number of reports. 91% of 82,000 reports were neutral.
USA had 27k media reports (8% pro-Armenian, 0% pro-Azeri, the rest neutral)
UK with 15k (mostly neutral)
Germany with 13k (mostly neutral)
France with 6k (42% anti-Azeri, 58% neutral)
Turkey with 2k (47% pro-Azeri, 46% anti-Armenian)
Kazakhstan with only 145 reports (neutral)
Iranian media reports were 8% anti-Azeri, 9% anti-Armenian, the rest neutral.
Israeli outlets often cited the oil deal with Azerbaijan and expressed the need to support their "ally". 34% anti-Armenian coverage, 4% anti-Azeri.
Chinese media was neutral.
Ukrainian media is pro-Turkish in general, therefore, as expected, 30% of reports were anti-Armenian and 31% pro-Azeri.
Goergia: 84% neutral, 8% anti-Azeri, 8% anti-Armenian.

Armenian demonstrations reach the space

TechCrunch: Armenian email campaign asks SpaceX not to aid Turkish regime with sattelite launch.
"SpaceX is slated to launch the Turkish satellite Turksat-5A in the next month or two, a geostationary communications satellite"
"the [email] senders explain that they represent or stand in solidarity with Armenians worldwide, an ethnic and national group that has suffered under the authoritarian rule and regional influence of Turkey’s President, Tayyip Erdogan"

October 28 events / battlefield & analysis / international response & diplomacy / demonstrations and donations

The city of Glendale, California has officially recognized the Republic of Artsakh after a unanimous vote by the city council. It also condemns Azerbaijan's attack against civilians, churches, schools, and hospitals. The resolution was introduced by mayor Vrej Aghajanyan.
Update: A Redditor has noted that McDonald's and Burger King's Azeri franchises have removed their tasteless Instagram posts that promoted the Azeri aggression.
Army spokesman Artsarun gave a TV interview yesterday and said: the air defense situation has changed significantly. It's not ideal but in recent days we've been hitting 1-2 very complex drones in north and south on daily basis.
We know that Azeris brought new reserves and groups of terrorists, but it won't save them from the situation. Eventually, the chain of false victories will stop somewhere. It's impossible to invent news every day about invading a new city.
The most important thing is not "losing territory" during the war; it's to maintain the combat effectiveness and management of your army.
There were many settlements that the enemy was able to capture but our artillery didn't allow them to enter the settlement for weeks. In some areas, we had to pull back the artillery so they came and sat in the settlement.
The same situation is in the Vorotan river basin (Qubatlu). There are some battles there at the moment. If we look globally, we consider these territories lost only temporarily. The war is very fast.
We mobilize, we regroup, we understand the enemy better. We correct our mistakes.
When the opponent uses its maximum potential in its initial attack wave to make a push, it's clear that this intensity won't be preserved in later stages. The strength ratio that existed in the first days was big but our forces resisted brilliantly. , , ,
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo does what Charlie Hebdo was destined to do. They published a satirical image mocking Recep Tayyip Erdogan, days after his spat with the French president Macron over religious extremism.
Ankara has condemned the cartoon and launched a felony investigation against Charlie.
The cartoon: , ,
9:26: Artsakh president Arayik gave the title of Artsakh Hero to the wounded ex-MoD Jalal Harutyunyan. "This is, first of all, the assessment of the heroic struggle of our army. The struggle that, from the very first day of the war, has been waged by both the command staff and all the units, showing the highest professionalism and dedication. Jalal Harutyunyan is our hero, we must educate generations by his example.
According to doctors, Jalal will recover soon and will be able to join his fellow servicemen. I am sure that the rich experience and knowledge of the commander will serve our Motherland for a long time."
9:45 Artsakh govt: the battlefield was stable-tense at night. Localized battles continue in some areas. The location and neutralization of infiltrator groups continue.
10:37: the army shot down another Azeri drone and shared the footage.
10:52: US Congressman Jimmy Gomez has urged the White House to apply the Magnitski Act sanctions against Azerbaijan for violating the ceasefire. The sanctions include financial account freezing and visa restrictions.
[the following incident was partly mentioned above]
11:13: Azerbaijan has bombed the civilian settlement Shushi. No injuries.
12:46: Shushi was bombed again, with an illegal Smerch bomb. 3 emergency workers injured, one civilian died. Another bomb fell on a hill near the capital Stepanakert.
14:13: Armenia's MoD refuted Azeri claims of firing Smerch at Azerbaijan's Barda city.
14:21: Azerbaijan carried out an airstrike against a child birth clinic and school in Stepanakert. The govt is analyzing whether the airstrike was done by F-16.
Russian ANNA correspondent witnessed how the Azeri jet dropped a bomb with a parachute. , , , , ,
11:36: the Golden Apricot festival will join the fundraiser for Artsakh on November 1st. French-Armenian producer's "Երբ որ քամին հանդարտվի" movie will be presented at the Cannes Festival, along with other Armenian movie projects around the world.
11:57: $150,000,000 has been donated to Artsakh through Himnadram so far. The organization shared the pie chart showing the origin of donations.
USA 45%, Armenia 33%, Russia 11%, France 3%, Germany 1%, etc.
12:01: Armenians held a demonstration in Czechia, in front of the Czechoslovak Group headquarters whose DANA mobile artillery missiles were sold to Azerbaijan (allegedly through a middle-man in Israel).
President Sarkissian congratulated the Czech president with the Independence Day. "I'm confident that friendly Czechia is standing by our side at this difficult time."
12:17: Armenian demonstrators shut down the A7 road in France to raise awareness of the conflict.
A group of ten Turkish residents, including a woman and a child, began attacking the demonstrators with knives and hammers. The Armenian demonstrators hit them back. A fight ensued. Three of the terrorists and one Armenian demonstrator were taken to a hospital. The police arrived.
12:34: the Deputy Justice Minister Vahe Danielyan has been drafted to join the army.
12:43 European Parliament MP Martin Sonneborn: Turkey has attacked Armenia directly. France, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Austria, and the Netherlands are shocked that Germany continues to defend Turkey and supply them with arms and European funds.
13:01: Turkey is not happy about Tuesday's Russian-Syrian coalition airstrike against a pro-Turkish terrorist cell in northern Idlib, Syria. 40 dead and 60 wounded among the ranks of the Jabal al-Dweila cell.
Ankara accused Moscow of "not wanting peace" and threatened with a new military operation in Syria.
"As Turkey’s closest proxy in Idlib province, this “wasn’t a Russian attack on the Syrian opposition as much as it was a direct hit against – and message to – Turkey," writes Al Jazeera. , , ,
13:16: France has urged the European Union to act against Erdogan's behavior.
13:20: Canadian Senator Leo Housakos has urged the govt to recognize the Artsakh Republic, to condemn the aggression against it, permanently terminate the military tech export to Turkey.
13:24: photos of more reservists training before frontline deployment.
13:34: the names of 59 more deceased soldiers were identified and published, bringing the total to 1,068. Among them was volunteer Kamo Grigoryan who made numerous round trips to supply food for soldiers. ,
13:50: Iran sent an envoy to Azerbaijan to discuss the restoration of peace.
14:05: Azeri media spread fake news about Armenians recruiting children to fight in the army. They shared unrelated footage from 2016.
They spread another fake news allegedly showing a video of police forcefully enlisting men to the army. The video was from an unrelated old protest by VETO activists.
Another image taken in a cemetery in Russia was presented as being from capital Stepanakert.
14:06: Russian writer and politician Eduard Limonov organized a protest in Moscow. The attendees gathered in the Muslim Magomayev Square and placed a sign that read "Ilham Aliyev is a disgrace to Azerbaijani people.”
His political party "Different Russia" supports the recognition of Artsakh and condemned the attacks against civilians.
14:18: "Artistes Unis Pour L'Artsakh". French-Armenian artists will hold a charity concert on November 15th. Patrick Fiori, Andre Manoukian, Elodie Frege, Waxx, and others.
15:17: Iranian army general said Iran will defend its citizens near the border and won't allow geopolitical changes and introduction of ISIS terrorists at its borders.
15:21: Volgograd-based Russian-Armenian businessman Arthur Martirosyan has donated large quantities of food, clothes, cable and vehicles for front-line use.
15:27: there are unverified reports on social media stating that Azeri Major Natiq Əjdər oğlu was killed in action.
15:43: Armenian trade unions contacted their international counterparts to spread awareness of Azerbaijan's war crimes and encourage steps towards the recognition of Artsakh.
15:44: a group of soldiers received medals.
Azeris used artillery then attacked a position with 4 tanks and 1 armored vehicle. Captain Nairi Abrahamyan's unit repelled the attack and threw them back after causing casualties, while himself sustaining a wound. He's awarded the Medal for Courage.
Colonel Samvel Grigoryan receives Combat Cross for skillful management of troops and destruction of an enemy unit. Four more Colonels were awarded for various similar acts.
A few Leuthenants for shooting drones.
A group of female medics received Medal for Courage for saving lives under dangerous conditions.
15:50: aid for Artsakh residents continues to arrive from small and big settlements of Armenia. Tsovak residents sent boxes.
15:55: Azerbaijan has so far lost 6,748 soldiers, 6 TOS missile units, 618 tanks and armored vehicles, 25 aircrafts, 16 helicopters, 223 drones.
15:56: first war veteran Vitali Balasanyan has called for everyone to take up arms and defend Artsakh.
16:11: Armenian-American singer Daniel Decker has urged his Israeli friends to pressure the Israeli govt not to sell suicide drones to Azerbaijan which uses them against Artsakh civilians. "One day they will bite the hand that feeds them."
16:44: IRS prepared a video tutorial on how to donate from abroad without paying taxes (IRS helping to evade taxes what I time to be alive 🤔🤔🤔🤔 jk )
The new law allows you to donate to specific agencies/Ministries without import fees. You'll need to file some paperwork if you live in the EAEU trade bloc country.
16:51: the Soccer Federation has organized a tournament for Artsakh kids. They received gifts from soccer clubs.
17:08: European Parliament MP Nikolaj Villumsen urged the EU to take urgent steps to establish a ceasefire to avoid new war crimes. He cited the Human Rights Watch research that described Azerbaijan's war crimes against Artsakh civilians.
17:19: Armenian-Australians are working hard to promote the official recognition of Artsakh by the Australian government.
17:23: the Union of Manufacturers and Entrepreneurs of Armenia will help Artsakh refugees with finding work or volunteer jobs to preserve the skills.
17:32: another list of 100 Azeri soldiers were identified by activists as dead. The Azeri govt hides the numbers.
18:00: capital Stepanakert was bombed again.
18:04: Luxemburg has donated 100,000 Euros to Artsakh through the Red Cross.
18:06: here is a more detailed look at how the Turkish and Azeri air force operates. The movements of F-16 in Azerbaijan and the activity near the Turkey-Armenia border are captured by Armenian radars:
18:58 Armenian MoD: Azerbaijan spread false information about "5,000 deaths in Armenian army".
InfoCenter: Unlike the Azeri side, which keeps their death count secret under the "military secret" excuse, we openly publish our data every day. Our losses are currently at 1065. Azerbaijan has lost 6749 soldiers.
Security expert Samvel Martirosyan: Azeri hackers claim to have published a list with names of deceased soldiers. It's fake. The names were likely taken from publicly available voter lists. , ,
19:00: photos of volunteers, some of them as old as your grandfather, defending the front lines.
19:25 mini-Mike amid Turkish Lira's record fall, the Central Bank of Turkey has made inflation predictions that are grimmer than the government's calculations.
Turkish officials say they will soon be able to take steps to control the inflation, however, this is debatable, because Lira is extremely devalued, while the investors stay away from Turkey due to its geopolitical issues and its involvement in several conflicts.
To avoid currency devaluation, Central Banks of other countries usually adopt monetary policies aimed towards stability, but in Turkey, being under the control of President Erdogan, the Central Bank isn't taking the necessary steps.
19:38 Pashinyan: I spoke with the head of IRS today and he told me surprising news. Under these war conditions, the behavior of taxpayers has significantly changed.
Despite economic hardship, they are more willing to properly pay taxes. As a result, we expect an over-fulfillment size of 40 billion ($82m), which is so necessary, especially now. It's an example of national unity. I'm proud of our entrepreneurs. Accept my respect.
19:44: Artsakh MoD criticized Azerbaijan's bombing of Artsakh civilians and said that several Azeri firing points were "silenced" deep inside Azerbaijan.
MoD urged Azerbaijan to respect the humanitarian ceasefire or else "an adequate response will arrive soon".
20:04: Russian-Armenian community in Petigorsk organized the transfer of humanitarian aid to Artsakhtsis and soldiers.
20:10: "Armenian Volunteers are the Backbone of the Army".
20:15 Artsakh MoD: The analysis of the tactics & intercepted conversations of Turk-Azerbaijani mercenaries & terrorists, collated with intelligence data, shows that as the result of the tactical retreat of the Armenian units in some directions, the Azeri Army is establishing bases for terrorist groups in these areas, whose actions can destabilize the situation not only on the borders of Armenia & Artsakh, but also pose a serious threat to the entire region.
20:24: the Associated Press created a video showing the aftermath of Azerbaijan's illegal targeting of civilian areas.
20:28: video allegedly showing a pickup truck captured by Armenian soldiers. It has some light armory and Azeri license plates. Looks like one of those ISIS-roller-coasters.
20:33 Artsakh MoD: We have repeatedly stressed our commitment to a ceasefire. However, Azerbaijan ignores it. They seem to interpret these agreements as a permit to target the peaceful population, the infrastructure, to exterminate the Armenians of Artsakh.
That cannot be the case. The defense army is taking all necessary steps to neutralize any threat to the people of Artsakh.
20:36 Artsakh govt: not one attack against our civilians will go unanswered. Come to your senses. We urge the international community to take measures otherwise the situation in the region will deepen.
As for the Azeri civilians living near military objects, we urged them to leave, so that our response to the Azeri government's war crimes won't result in the Azeri civilians becoming a target.
20:36 unverified/rumor: A Twitter account from Baku [a fan account of a Turkish soccer player] claims he has info that Syrian mercenaries might organize terrorist attacks in Baku, Barda, and Ganja, because the Azeri government hasn't paid their salaries.
[Sidenote: the U.S. government had earlier warned its citizens about possible terror attacks in Baku. Another credible report stated that often, the militants get scammed by their commanders and do not get paid fully.]
20:40 army spokesman Artsrun: technology is important of course, especially during a 5th generation warfare, but still, the most decisive factor in war is the human will and intellect.
This war is getting closer to the stage where the human will and intellect are important. Our better knowledge of our mountains and forests, and our determination, is the decisive factor.
21:45: Italian city of Cerchiara di Calabria has officially recognized the Artsakh Republic.
20:51: Colonel Armen Gyozalyan has received the Combat Cross, while Colonel Ashot Balasanyan is promoted to Major General.
21:23: soldiers shared aerial drone footage showing Azeri soldiers routing from a "strategically important hill" in the south, which was subsequently captured by Armenians.
Azeri soldiers are seen running down the hill while an Armenian drone, controlled from a nearby hill, records their movements. It shows the aftermath of a strike.
The report says that in one location Azeris left 10 dead and in another one 50. These were infiltrator groups who were moving north, towards Lachin.
22:00 army spokesman Artsarun's briefing: throughout the day, Azeri army, special forces, and terrorists, continued their attacks on the soldiers stationed across the Republic of Armenia borders, as well as from Artsakh's north to south.
There were small battles south of Lachin. The opponent failed to advance despite its efforts. We were able to improve our positions.
In the north, it was mostly artillery shootout near Martakert and north of it.
The battles continued in the south, too, as well as the neutralization of infiltrators near villages between the Hadrut-Martakert forests; these are slow battles.
The battles aren't as dense anymore. It's mostly localized. Mostly infiltrators, artillery, limited airforce.
I won't comment the [possibly 21:23] reports about us recapturing a position in the south. The war is dynamic and things change fast. As I've stated earlier, no need for excessive euphoria or disappointment.
22:50: a churchman sings "Hayer Miaceq" for soldiers:

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2020.10.28 14:34 oom22 foreign truckdriver damages(about 4000€) my parked car. My insurance company is in touch with the Polish company. They got a document with personal data from the truckdriver but NO report where they admit that they caused the damage. The polish insurance company needs this document to pay me.

So a truckdriver from Poland damaged my parked car (in Austria) and left me a note with number of his company. I talked with the police and they told me i should make contact with my insurance company. I did not make a police report cause i thought i want to be lenient towards the foreign guy (boy i was wrong and know better now haha). Anyway... I called my insurance company and they got in touch with the polish company boss. He sent them a document about some personal data from the truckdriver who damaged my car. Meanwhile an expertise from an appraiser was made. Damage costs about 4000€. The PROBLEM: What we did not got is a report, where the polish company admits that their driver caused the damage. With this document still missing, the polish insurance company won´t pay me the damage. Current situation: I wrote the polish Company an email where i demand this document asap, otherwise i will take legal action. Also my insurance company is in touch with the polish one. BUT we still got no response from the polish damage causer. Hence I´m thinking about taking a lawyer... My QUESTIONS are now: 1.) Do I have a realisitc chance of success of winning in this case when taking a lawyer? 2.) What happens, when the polish company keeps ignoring me and also my lawyer? 3.) Is it possible to estimate the lawyer´s fees?
I would appeciate any ideas and suggestions of u guys, Thank You! Also English not my first language, much apologies...
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2020.10.28 14:07 Annual-Advisor-7916 Teensy 4.1 SBUS RC control

Hi all,
I would like to build my own RC transmitter with a DIY LoRa LRS transmitter and receiver (QCZEK LRS project). The only thing the teensy needs to do is to generate a SBUS output with the proper values from the gimbal sticks.
I need about 8 to 16 channels... and would use a Teensy 4.1
Does someone know which data a drone FC with betaflight expects ?
And a SBUS library would be nice too :D
Thank you very much in advance and sorry for my bad English.
Best regards from Austria
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2020.10.28 13:24 Annual-Advisor-7916 Teensy SBUS RC control

Hi all,
I know it's not an Arduino but something similar :)
I would like to build my own RC transmitter with a DIY LoRa LRS transmitter and receiver (QCZEK LRS project). The only thing the teensy needs to do is to generate a SBUS output with the proper values from the gimbal sticks.
I need about 8 to 16 channels... and would use a Teensy 4.1 (ARM Cortex M7).
Does someone know which data a drone FC with betaflight expects ?
And a SBUS library would be nice too :D
Thank you very much in advance and sorry for my bad English.
Best regards from Austria
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2020.10.26 08:07 cpxt ETF-Webinar-Woche der Deutschen Börse

Von Montag, 26. Oktober 2020 bis Freitag, 30. Oktober 2020 veranstaltet die Deutsche Börse mehrere Webinare zum Thema ETF. Anmeldung und Teilnahme sind kostenlos. Hier der Beschreibungstext:
Am 11. April 2000 startete die Deutsche Börse das ETF-Segment mit nur 2 Produkten. Heute, 20 Jahre später können Sie bei uns über 1.500 Produkte handeln. Mit diesem Produktangebot von 28 Emittenten, und 15 Milliarden Euro monatlichem Börsenumsatz ist Xetra der Marktführer in Europa für ETFs.
Das Jubiläum nehmen wir zum Anlass, vom 26. – 30. Oktober eine digitale ETF-Woche auszurichten, mit zahlreichen Panels und Webinaren, die Ihnen einen Überblick über die neuesten Trends und Entwicklungen der europäischen ETF-Branche bieten. Für jeden ist etwas dabei: Die Veranstaltungen richten sich an Einsteiger, Fortgeschrittene und Profis.
Mit einem Klick auf die Veranstaltung können Sie sich ab jetzt anmelden, die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei!
Montag, 26. Oktober 14 bis 15 Uhr Ausblick: Wie wird Covid-19 die Weltwirtschaft verändern?
Die Ausbreitung von Covid-19 hat die Wirtschaft weltweit ausgebremst. Regierungen versuchen mit Konjunkturprogrammen die Folgen der Krise zu mildern. Diskutieren Sie mit renommierten Chefökonomen, ob die sich abzeichnende Erholung Bestand hat, oder ob wir uns auf weitere Einschränkungen vorbereiten sollten.
Unsere Gäste sind:
Die Eröffnungsveranstaltung wird moderiert von der bekannten n-tv Moderatorin Corinna Wohlfeil.
Ihr Kalendereintrag [.ics]
Link zur Aufzeichnung:

Montag, 26. Oktober 18 bis 19 Uhr Später nicht alt aussehen: Mit ETFs vorsorgen
Exchange Traded Funds eignen sich besonders, um langfristig Vermögen aufzubauen und für das Alter vorzusorgen. Schritt für Schritt stellen Experten Ihnen die Vorteile von ETFs vor und erklären, wie Sie einen Sparplan zusammenstellen.
Unsere Gäste:
Moderiert wird die Veranstaltung von der bekannten n-tv Moderatorin Corinna Wohlfeil.
Ihr Kalendereintrag [.ics]
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Dienstag, 27. Oktober 14 bis 15 Uhr Smart Beta ETFs: Was steckt dahinter und wie lassen sie sich strategisch einsetzen?
Smart Beta ETFs dienen dazu, eine höhere Rendite zu erzielen oder die Schwankungsintensität zu reduzieren. Erfahren Sie mehr über die Zusammenhänge der Faktoren und wie sich diese in der Vergangenheit bewährt haben.
Unsere Gäste sind:
Moderiert wird dieses Panel von der bekannten n-tv Moderatorin Corinna Wohlfeil.
Ihr Kalendereintrag [.ics]
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Dienstag, 27. Oktober 18 bis 19 Uhr ETFs für private Anleger I – Trends, Chancen und Stolpersteine
Indexfonds sind besonders bei privaten Anlegern beliebt geworden. Zu Recht, denn sie bieten eine transparente, flexible und kostengünstige Beteiligung am Kapitalmarkt.
Im Vortrag erläutern Edda Vogt und Max Ebner Vorteile und Nachteile von passiven Investments aus der Perspektive privater Anleger im Jahr 2020. Was wann besser ist, aktiv oder passiv, welche aktuellen Entwicklungen und Strategien relevant sind.
Ihr Kalendereintrag [.ics]
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Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 10 bis 11 Uhr Aktuelle Entwicklungen am Rohstoffmarkt und wie man mit ETCs daran teilhaben kann
Wie verhalten sich die Rohstoffpreise in wirtschaftlich unsicheren Zeiten? Insbesondere der Ölpreis ist stark gefallen und wir beobachten eine erhöhte Schwankungsintensität. Dagegen erlebt Gold einen Aufwärtstrend mit Kursen von zeitweise über 2.000 US-Dollar. Erfahren Sie mehr über die Entwicklung am Rohstoffmarkt von unseren Experten und wie Sie mit ETCs daran partizipieren können.
Unsere Gäste sind:
Moderation: Corinna Wohlfeil, n-tv
Ihr Kalendereintrag [.ics]
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Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 14 bis 15 Uhr Nachhaltig investieren mit ETFs – mehr als ein Trend?
Nachhaltiges Investieren ist aktuell einer der großen Finanztrends, immer mehr Anleger legen Wert auf ökologische und soziale Aspekte. Spezialisten erklären, was sich hinter den Abkürzungen „ESG“ und „SRI“ verbirgt und welche Bedeutung diese bei der Anlageentscheidung haben.
Unsere Gäste sind:
Moderation: Corinna Wohlfeil, n-tv
Ihr Kalendereintrag [.ics]
Link zur Aufzeichnung:

Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 18 bis 19 Uhr ETFs für private Anleger II – so finden Sie den richtigen und so ordern Sie ihn geschickt
Im zweiten ETF-Vortrag für private Anleger geben Ihnen Jan Altmann von JustETF zusammen mit Edda Vogt und Max Ebner von der Deutschen Börse Tipps zu Suche und Auswahl Ihres Investments. Konkret, wie Sie für Ihre persönliche Strategie den passenden ETF finden und geschickt handeln können.
Ihr Kalendereintrag [.ics]
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Donnerstag, 29. Oktober 10 bis 11 Uhr ETFs und der faire Preis: Zusammenhänge zwischen NAV, iNAV, Spread und Börsenkursen verstehen
Kapitalmarkt-Experten erklären den Preisbildungsprozess bei ETFs und gehen auf die Einflussfaktoren bei der Liquiditätsbereitstellung ein. Sie erfahren zudem, in welchen Fällen ETFs liquider als der zugrundeliegende Markt sein können.
Unsere Gäste sind:
Moderation: Frank Mohr, Head ETF Sales Trading, Société Générale
Ihr Kalendereintrag [.ics]
Link zur Aufzeichnung:

Donnerstag, 29. Oktober 14 bis 15 Uhr Der Klimawandel verändert die Wirtschaft. Wie reagiert die globale Autoindustrie auf diese Veränderung und wie können ETF-Anleger eigene Akzente setzen?
Die Herausforderungen des Klimawandels erfordern politische Maßnahmen und technische Innovationen. Zur Reduzierung von CO2-Emissionen sind neue Produkte, Infrastrukturmaßnahmen Anpassungen und ein Umdenken bei jedem Einzelnen erforderlich. Wir betrachten den Umbruch aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln und erörtern, wie Anleger diesen Prozess aktiv mitgestalten können.
Unsere Gäste sind:
Moderation: Patrick Kalbhenn, Head of Trading & Clearing Communications, Deutsche Börse AG
Ihr Kalendereintrag [.ics]
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Freitag, 30. Oktober 10 bis 11 Uhr Cannabis, Gaming & Cyber-Sicherheit – Spannende Investmentideen mit Themen-ETFs
Mit Themen-ETFs können Sie schon heute an den Trends von morgen teilhaben. Von medizinischem Cannabis und Cyber-Sicherheit über Video Gaming & eSports bis hin zu Bildung & digitalem Lernen sowie nachhaltiger Ernährung – wir stellen Ihnen ETF-Emittenten vor, die sich auf solche Nischenmärke spezialisieren.
Unsere Gäste sind:
Moderation: Jan Altmann, JustETF GmbH
Ihr Kalendereintrag [.ics]
Link zur Aufzeichnung:
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2020.10.26 03:00 cabesasiniestra Contextualized F1 Qualifying - Portugal 2020

What's this?
A take on head-to-head qualifying between teammates over a season. The goal is to make the comparison as fair as possible, only taking into account the sessions where execution was the differentiator between both drivers and removing instances where external factors came into play.
How is the comparison made?
Only times registered in the same session are used, e.g. if driver A gets into Q3 but driver B is eliminated in Q2, the comparison is made between both driver's fastest Q2 lap. This is done because track conditions can improve greatly in mere minutes and therefore give several tenths of advantage to one driver, even seconds in extreme cases with variable weather. Also for the same reason, any sessions where a driver had to abort his last lap due to external factors aren't used for the calculations.
Once I remove all invalid gaps I calculate the flat (how much slower in seconds to the teammate's time) and % (how much slower relative to the teammate's time) differences of every session. Gaps that are deemed too large for the calculations are removed too, but accounted for in the H2H comparison. Finally I make a simple average and median operation of them.
What is an external factor?
Anything that a driver can't control and hinders his qualifying attempt: mechanical issues, being impeded, strategy errors, yellow/red flags, etc. Have in mind that if the driver has to abort his last lap because of a mistake he made, I still take his fastest lap for the calculations (even if it's the one with the mistake).
How do I read this?
Overall: Two tables, one for AVG and other for MEDIAN difference. Left columns show flat difference while right columns show % difference. If the number is white and negative it means that the No.1 driver is fastest, if it's yellow and positive the No.2 is. Teammate pairs are ordered from closest to farthest.
H2H: Shows how many times a teammate has been ahead of the other. Like before numbers are color and sign-coded. Also ordered from closest to farthest.
Team specific: Each session is listed with each driver's times and the calculated flat and % gaps. Those that have a white or yellow marker on the right indicate best performance of the season. Below are all the AVG and MEDIAN calculations, and further notes that provide important context.
Before we get into this weekend's update, for comparison's sake here is the previous edition from the Eifel GP.
Imgur album
Red Bull
Racing Point
Alpha Tauri
Alfa Romeo
Changes since last weekend
Racing Point: 5-1 for Pérez. After three race weekends without valid comparisons, we finally get a quite needed regular qualifying for the team with less data points of the grid (only 6, four less than the next in the list). It's a reinvigorating performance for Checo, who beats Stroll by half a second, his best so far this year. This makes the pair clearly less competitive than the Mercs and brings it closer to the domination-tier of AT, Renault and Ferrari. However because of the small number of comparisons, a good showing from Lance (like that of Suzuka last year) can neutralize the numbers back to their early-season status à la Giovinazzi.
Ferrari: 2-9 for Leclerc. Portugal favours the Monegasque, who manages to increase his advantage by about half a tenth. He also produces his best counting qualifying session, now that Silverstone 1 isn't used for the calculations. Long gone are the days when Vettel could fight his young teammate, back in Hungary and a wet Austria, as Charles' current streak sits at eight consecutive qualifyings bettering his senior. One that doesn't look like it's ending soon.
Haas: 6-5 for Grosjean. This edition's update on the American team provides us a close victory for Romain, which allows him to retake the lead on median and build a small buffer with Magnussen. Another win in Imola would secure his advantage, but if we follow the season-long pattern chances are it ends in a new 6-6 draw with the Dane.
Williams: 10-0 for Russell. Latifi falls back by around half a tenth after his poor performance. Luckily for him Albon stayed on his line, so it's difficult to say who is doing worse against their teammate. For now Alex stays the worst on average, but Latifi is once again the worst on median.
The rest: Gasly gets a good boost on median. Hamilton gains a bit on Bottas. Red Bull, Renault and Alfa Romeo stay roughly the same, just like McLaren (surprisingly).
As I always do, you are encouraged to give criticism and tell me about any missing incidents or errors in the numbers. I'm also open to discussion in order to add sessions that I deemed invalid and viceversa. Other than that, thanks for taking your time reading, it's appreciated.
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2020.10.25 11:01 TBE_0027 [PC] Thoughts on Online/Offline/MyClub and PES 2022

Firstly, just want to start by saying I've made a habit of buying PES every 2 years, no more, no less. Does that mean I haven't experienced PES 2020? No, I play all of the games, one way or another (make of that what you will), and why is that important? I feel like yearly there's little to no improvements, so not worth full price, but two is an "acceptable" amount of time for improvements to be worth full price (note that this year's entry is basically last year's game with a season update and some very small tweaks, that means no new mechanics, no nothing).
That said, I've been playing PES since 2013 (which is still one of the best for me either way), and have experienced the engine change in 2014, and the evolution all the way up to today. Overall not really impressed. This generation of PES always felt sluggish, non agile, sometimes plain scripted... But I still enjoyed playing. Since I started purchasing the games on PES 2017 I've noticed many small incremental changes on passing, dribbling, set pieces, etc, and mostly were positive and contributed to the overall experience.
However, PES 2020 felt like the end of the road for this engine, both because Konami were already working on 2022 when it came out and because the FOX engine (which wasn't even designed for SPORTS games to begin with, GG Konami) had been pushed to the max. So much that this year's game brings no new mechanics, just a roster update, some new faces, and a menu change. They say that some of the existing mechanics were "refined" but, if they even have been to begin with, it's such a small thing it's barely even noticeable... Agile dribbling has been tweaked they say, but is it any good? I personally don't think so, didn't see much use for it in 2020 and still don't see much use in 2021, but your mileage may vary.
But I didn't buy PES 2021 because of "refined mechanics", like I said, I made a habit of buying the game every two years, so naturally after 2019, it was time to give this one a go. Now I'll briefly go over my experiences with PES 2019 before moving on to 2021.
For me 2019 was one of the best in the recent times. Yeah, menus were pretty bleh, but I liked the R2 jinking run better than the left analog's agile dribbling (I still wish there was an option to re-enable it). That's not the only reason why I liked that game, online was decent at worse, and pretty enjoyable at best. Never plain awful. I had around 600h on MyClub and can't remember a single match where connection was either awful or unplayable (I've used a 100mb fiber cabled connection since 2018), and as a result I was constantly playing MyClub and online friendlies.
And then there's PES 2021. First three matches were supposed to be stable 3-bar connections, but ALL of them were sluggish, with lots of delays, players were slow to perform actions even at the start of the match. Just plain awful. And that was supposed to be the best connection scenario. I'm not even complaining about passing, dribbling, shooting, I know online experience is always going to differ from offline, I'm just wondering how did it go so WRONG connection wise. Konami should be more than capable of providing multiple servers world wide with at LEAST decent connection. I mean for crying out loud, how much do they make out these games every year?
Second thing that grinded my gears about online is the time it takes to find a SINGLE match. I noticed that even on PEAK HOURS there's only about 10k people on the WHOLE PLANET playing, is that correct? That's mental, it just goes to show you how much FIFA still has the upper hand in football games...
Quick thoughts on offline: it is what it is. Super star still feels heavily scripted, and player AI is still highly doubtful. I tried doing a Euro 2020 run with Netherlands, which are a proper side, no Germany or anything, but you'd think I wouldn't have much difficulties leading a group with Austria, Kosovo and Ukraine, right? Nope, all games felt really gung go, with no teams being able to play anything resembling tactical football, pretty much a gegenpressing fest, clearances everywhere, lots of ball watching resulting in goals... Just not a pleasant experience. I don't mind losing. I mind not being able to play proper football and losing because of that. Haven't really touched ML or BAL yet, but I've done so many over the years that I feel I'm not missing out on anything.
Conclusions are: Not worth full price. I got it with the veterans discount, and it still doesn't feel like it's worth even with that. The only hope I have for this game is updates and data packs. MAYBE proper updates could fix some of the crappy AI and connection issues, but I seriously doubt it. Maybe wait untill black friday, it'll probably be a better bargain than the veteran's discount Konami is giving us.
I'm really hoping 2022 is THE year for PES. FIFA is not looking like it's going to change any time soon, so Konami, for ONCE, should capitalize on this opportunity and make a proper football game. It's gonna be a blank canvas, and will set the tone for football games in this new generation of consoles. Please do not make the same mistakes.
TL;DR: "New" game, same problems, awful connection. Wait for a better sale.
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2020.10.25 08:58 Zelbinian Kickstarter Roundup: October 25, 2020 85+ New This Week (including: Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game)

What this is:

This is a weekly, curated listing of Kickstarter board game projects that are newly posted in the past 7 days.
All board game projects meeting those criteria will automatically be included, no need to ask. (The occasional non-board game project may also sneak in!)
Expect new lists each Sunday sometime between midnight and noon PST.

New This Week

Project Info Players Backers Min / Avg Pledge Ends Comments
'it's KARMA!' the board game families & friends... light & fast... strategy & chance - it's a game for all, easy to learn, fun to play - totally engaging // Has raised £191 of £1,500 so far. (~13%) 2 - 6 3 $60 / £64 Nov 19 bgg #hmm
8-BIT Splatch Un jeu de société pixelisé, unique et québécois.A unique pixeled boardgame from Québec. // Has raised C$1391 of C$13500 so far. (~10%) 2 - 4 28 $19 / C$50 Nov 19
Ambush!—reflexes meet strategy in this fast-paced card game! Use a variety of characters and creatures to defeat your friends in a fast-paced, 4 player free-for-all! // Has raised $1,133 of $3,500 so far. (~32%) 1 - 4 37 $29 / $31 Nov 20
Annapurna: Leave No Trace Behind Climb the world's most dangerous mountain from the safety of home. // Has raised $3,991 of $4,130 so far. (~97%) 2 - 4 70 $22 / $57 Nov 14 bgg
Awkward-AF The Card Game that Makes the Entire Group Feel Awkward-AF // Has raised $384 of $5,000 so far. (~8%) 4 - 8+ 16 $15 / $24 Nov 19 #lolwut
Big Bad Evil Guy Will you become the Hero they need? Go solo or play with friends on this adventure to defeat the Big Bad Evil Guy. // Has raised $4,355 of $30,000 so far. (~15%) 1 - 4 104 $40 / $42 Dec 02 bgg
Bios:Mesofauna & Galenus Two great board games, one epic campaign… // Has raised $69,711 of $25,000 so far. (~279%) ☑ varies 1218 $44 / $57 Nov 09 bgg
Blinks Game System and Epic Adventure Expansion A futuristic Indie tabletop gaming experience. 9 reissued Blinks games and 6 brand new games featuring Tip-Toe Volcano by Big Potato. // Has raised $70,045 of $50,000 so far. (~140%) ☑ varies 631 $79 / $111 Nov 20 #reprint #expansion
BoardGains A fitness board game that lets you workout while having fun. // Has raised C$11659 of C$13000 so far. (~90%) 1 - 10 86 $50 / C$136 Nov 11 bgg
CAPTAIN'S LOG: CRISIS DETECTED A family friendly competitive card game for people who enjoy space, sabotage, scheming and strategy. // Has raised $2,683 of $7,000 so far. (~38%) 3 - 5 56 $20 / $48 Nov 19 bgg
Captain Esperanza Jeu de société (Boardgame) // Has raised €2,981 of €15,000 so far. (~20%) 2 - 5 36 $48 / €83 Nov 22
Champions of Kreya Build your party of unique champions and obliterate your competition in this fast-paced fantasy strategy card game! // Has raised €2,597 of €8,500 so far. (~31%) 2 74 $27 / €35 Nov 19 bgg
Chronicles of Waral: Revolt in Heldenheim A boardgame with a lot of re-playability, set in a medieval fantasy world // Has raised €6,566 of €5,000 so far. (~131%) ☑ 2 - 4 151 $35 / €43 Nov 14 bgg
Commissioned: The Call First Expansion to Commissioned - New Scenarios, Apostles, Solo Play, and a Chains Module // Has raised $24,291 of $6,000 so far. (~405%) ☑ 1 - 6 473 $29 / $51 Nov 19 bgg #expansion
Conspiracy – The Deviously Satirical Tabletop Game An explosive tabletop game where world leaders conspire against mankind during a global pandemic, but who's to blame? // Has raised £1,963 of £4,500 so far. (~44%) 2 - 6 36 $23 / £55 Nov 19
Conteamplate A game of creative debate // Has raised $3 of $28,800 so far. (~0%) 3+ 3 $20 / $1 Nov 19
Cthulhu Investigators 32 mm resin and metal miniatures of Cthulhu investigators with serious references to characters from popular culture! // Has raised £4,143 of £2,900 so far. (~143%) ☑ - 141 $10 / £29 Nov 09 #minis
Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game Gather heroes, brave the darkness and face the lurking abominations in this cooperative 1-4 player rogue-like RPG dungeon crawler! // Has raised $2,002,068 of $300,000 so far. (~667%) ☑ 1 - 4 14715 $100 / $136 Nov 06 bgg
Death Charades: A Killer Party Game A game where death is the life of the party. // Has raised $6,096 of $5,000 so far. (~122%) ☑ 2 - 20 118 $25 / $52 Nov 22
Deorgard by Cult of Paint A range of 54mm fantasy miniatures and busts // Has raised £27,364 of £8,000 so far. (~342%) ☑ - 262 $46 / £104 Nov 22 #minis
Dogo Dash It's a quick round-based card game with enigmatic cats, nightlife dogs, rocker bears, and many twists! // Has raised €2,800 of €1,870 so far. (~150%) ☑ 2 - 5 100 $22 / €28 Nov 19 bgg
Dragon's Bane A competitive, simultaneous-play card game for 2-6 players ages 12+, 30min play time. // Has raised NZ$4,708 of NZ$16,000 so far. (~29%) 2 - 6 79 $27 / NZ$60 Nov 22
Dragon Gyas Epic battles between the Hexgyas giant robot and the dreaded Grandragon! A unique miniature game by Susumu Kawasaki for 1-4 players. // Has raised ¥314,514 of ¥1,000,000 so far. (~31%) 1 - 4 25 $158 / ¥12,581 Nov 02 bgg #take2
ELEMIES A game of character, strategy, adaptability and teamwork. // Has raised £1,653 of £15,000 so far. (~11%) 4 45 $33 / £37 Nov 20 bgg
Escape to Freedom Can you keep your poker face when everyone suspects you? Run away with others or sabotage the action as an undercover cop. // Has raised €1,146 of €5,000 so far. (~23%) 2 - 5 46 $29 / €25 Nov 21
Existance Card Game A set collection card game about existing. // Has raised A$166 of A$1,500 so far. (~11%) 3 - 6 2 $27 / A$83 Nov 18 bgg
Flight from Hall Manor Will you escape before your time comes up? // Has raised $363 of $2,000 so far. (~18%) 1 - 4 11 $45 / $33 Nov 04
Fox Matters Co-operative real-time Board Game where you chain up cards to drive off Nightmares from the Fox Kingdom. // Has raised €16,914 of €9,000 so far. (~188%) ☑ 1 - 5 495 $32 / €34 Nov 04 bgg
Fraud Striker A completely different card game, where you can demonstrate your strategic vision to defend your bank accounts against fraud // Has raised MX$1,049 of MX$363,800 so far. (~0%) 2 - 6 4 $26 / MX$262 Dec 18
Freedom Five: A Sentinels Comics Board Game A cooperative comic book adventure game created by the award-winning designers Richard Launius & the Sadler Brothers. // Has raised $247,910 of $50,000 so far. (~496%) ☑ 1 - 5 1898 $49 / $131 Nov 13 bgg
Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz! Expansion & Deluxe Upgrade The first big expansion & deluxe upgrades for the award-winning board game Grand Austria Hotel. // Has raised €179,178 of €35,000 so far. (~512%) ☑ 2 - 4 2528 $47 / €71 Nov 21 bgg #expansion
Haunticulture: The Board Game Ghostly gardeners compete to plant the spookiest flowerbed. A 60 min, 1-4 player bidding and tile placement game // Has raised £3,472 of £10,900 so far. (~32%) 1 - 4 87 $32 / £40 Nov 19 bgg
Hegemonia Senki Hegemonia Senki is a board game in which ten unique clans vie for supremacy over the continent of Hegemonia from Japan. // Has raised ¥165,294 of ¥500,000 so far. (~33%) 2 - 4 29 $19 / ¥5,700 Nov 20 bgg #newedition #expansion
Here be Dragons - Into the Unknown An unique adventure and strategy boardgame that lets you discover a new world each time you play. // Has raised kr45,716 SEK of kr150,000 SEK so far. (~30%) 1 - 6 104 $46 / kr440 SEK Nov 11 bgg #take2
Honey Drivers A Krazy Kart family tabletop game. // Has raised $192 of $1,000 so far. (~19%) 2 - 4 7 $35 / $27 Nov 17
Hoop Godz + 2nd Rap Godz Printing! A head-to-head street basketball board game that brings the skill, tension, excitement and competition of the real game to your table. // Has raised $25,842 of $18,000 so far. (~144%) ☑ varies 513 $35 / $50 Nov 20 bgg #reprint
Kamigami Battles: Rise of the Old Ones Kamigami Battles meets Lovecraft and gets DARK. Will Cthulhu reign supreme? Don't let the question drive you insane - get battling! // Has raised $55,868 of $25,000 so far. (~223%) ☑ 2 - 6 452 $40 / $124 Nov 02 bgg
Knockdown Board Game Knockdown is a dynamic fighting game where you become a fighter and you have to knock down your opponent out of the arena. // Has raised €49,670 of €5,000 so far. (~993%) ☑ 2 2071 $25 / €24 Nov 01 bgg
Lands of Crom: Trading card game Fantasy trading card game where you level up your lands and summon troops // Has raised A$2 of A$1,000 so far. (~0%) 2 - 4 2 $11 / A$1 Oct 24 #take3
Little Flower Shop: Employee Pack + More A 10-card mini-expansion for Dr Finn's Little Flower Shop, plus reprints of prior promotional packs. // Has raised $4,900 of $1,750 so far. (~280%) ☑ 1 - 4 326 $3 / $15 Oct 29 bgg #expansion
MARINOPOLY Military humor board game styled after the popular board game Monopoly©, complete with military grade equipment scribbled with dicks. // Has raised $753 of $25,000 so far. (~3%) 2 - 4 13 $30 / $58 Nov 30 #lolwut
Medieval Mayhem Play as an ogre, an elf, a knight, and a mage as you rescue villagers from a wicked dragon in this co-op game for 2-4 players. // Has raised $263 of $400 so far. (~66%) 2 - 4 13 $20 / $20 Oct 29 bgg
Midnight Murder Mysteries A story-based competitive crime investigation game aboard a cruise ship! 2-5 players, for ages 14 and up. English and Spanish. // Has raised €4,204 of €40,000 so far. (~11%) 2 - 5 78 $53 / €54 Nov 10 bgg #newedition
MODRULES: Inject chaos into your favorite family games! Modify your favorite family board & card games with exciting new Card Decks and Rule Modifiers! // Has raised $2,874 of $10,500 so far. (~27%) - 56 $8 / $51 Nov 20
MY LITTLE DUNGEON: Cleric Vs Necromancer PLUS edition! A collectable pocket dungeon crawler boardgame, to fight your enemies everywhere! // Has raised €267 of €200 so far. (~134%) ☑ 2 9 $30 / €30 Oct 30 #newedition
Nova Aetas: Renaissance Nova Aetas: Renaissancean awesome game that will guide you in a storic and magical age. // Has raised $648,098 of $110,000 so far. (~589%) ☑ 1 - 4 4815 $59 / $135 Nov 12 bgg #newedition #expansion
PEACOCK BLOCK A hilarious 3-to-5-player "Take That" board game where players assume the role of peacocks at a raging party. // Has raised $2,282 of $2,000 so far. (~114%) ☑ 3 - 5 58 $20 / $39 Nov 21 bgg #take3
Pit Fighter! Blood on the Sands - A fully 3D printable game! A fast-paced miniatures game with amazing, jaw-dropping, exclusive sculpts. Crush your friends, or use the minis for your other games! // Has raised $61,583 of $10,000 so far. (~616%) ☑ 2? 2173 $30 / $28 Nov 18
Potion Commotion, the Card Game A card game of potion brewing, fun, and laughs for everyone! // Has raised $676 of $10,000 so far. (~7%) 3 - 8 21 $20 / $32 Nov 19 - The Mobile Board Gaming Platform Competitive two-player board games.Free. Online. Mobile-friendly. // Has raised $256 of $1,000 so far. (~26%) - 6 $5 / $43 Nov 20 #app
QWARKS WANTED Catch the most wanted Qwarks before your opponents in this quick and fun observation game for the whole family. // Has raised €1,408 of €4,000 so far. (~35%) 2 - 6 75 $15 / €19 Nov 06 bgg #take2
RaceKart Riot! Board Game: #2 in the Retro Game Series RaceKart Riot is a retro style strategy BOARD GAME based on video games we love! Volume 2 in the Retro Game Series! (Dungeon Royale #1) // Has raised $25,075 of $8,000 so far. (~313%) ☑ ? - 4 552 $34 / $45 Nov 18 bgg
Raid - A Viking Card Game A strategic, micro-deck building card game with a norse mythology theme // Has raised $25,351 of $10,000 so far. (~254%) ☑ 2 - 4 640 $20 / $40 Nov 11 bgg
Roll In One A quick and casual dice golfing game for 1-5 players. // Has raised $7,904 of $18,000 so far. (~44%) 1 - 5 168 $22 / $47 Nov 19 bgg
Season 3: Sleeve Kings Card Sleeves For Board Games 39 Sizes Season 3 of Sleeve Kings unique 60-micron, 110-pack card sleeves featuring our all-new packaging, amazing pricing & our new METAL COINS // Has raised $51,764 of $5,000 so far. (~1035%) ☑ - 632 $10 / $82 Nov 13 #bling
Second Slowest Gazelle - Card Game A quirky game of smarts for competitive people // Has raised A$758 of A$5,000 so far. (~15%) 3+ 16 $18 / A$47 Nov 11
Shadow Network: A game about spies During the Cold War Shadow Agencies gather intelligence on governments around the world. // Has raised $10,380 of $25,000 so far. (~42%) 1 - 5 241 $39 / $43 Nov 02 bgg
Shards of Madness A game of competing Cthulhu cultists! // Has raised £1,877 of £6,900 so far. (~27%) 1 - 4 82 $31 / £23 Nov 12 bgg
Soul Tokens - The Ruthless Game of Real Life Live through hilarious, real-life scenarios in an attempt to keep your souls! Trade, cooperate & compete in over 300+ scenarios! // Has raised $5,310 of $5,000 so far. (~106%) ☑ 3 - 6 115 $25 / $46 Nov 19 bgg
Stories Fan the flames of the past and bring the stories around you to life. // Has raised $857 of $5,000 so far. (~17%) ? 25 $5 / $34 Nov 17
Stunned Mullets: A card game for a bloody good time 192 cards full of controversial and awkward dares and questions sure to get you and your mates drunk off your arses. // Has raised A$852 of A$3,000 so far. (~28%) 3+ 18 $22 / A$47 Nov 18 #lolwut
SUPER©©STACCS Card Game A new cube-shaped matching & stacking card game played in three dimensions. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins! // Has raised $8,576 of $15,000 so far. (~57%) 2 - 5 224 $18 / $38 Nov 19
TABLETALK by Vessels TableTalk is a Cardgame that creates a safe space for youths to express themselves by gamifying meaningful & intentional conversations. // Has raised S$3,307 of S$10,000 so far. (~33%) 2 - 6 89 $22 / S$37 Nov 20
Tater Freighter Freight Foods, Split Snacks, and Claim Crumbs in this Potato Party Game! // Has raised $2,520 of $2,500 so far. (~101%) ☑ 3 - 7 58 $20 / $43 Nov 17 bgg
The Cabinet Room: A Presidential Card Game You are President of the USA - your friends become your Cabinet Members. Decide who survives, who must resign, & beware of the Press! // Has raised $1,614 of $7,500 so far. (~22%) ? 38 $27 / $42 Nov 20
The Corrupted Collection II: Moon Rising New for Halloween: Gemstone Dice, Coffin Vaults & Trays, and Wall Art Dice Trays Featuring the Works of Frank Frazetta & Crystal Sully. // Has raised $347,339 of $10,000 so far. (~3473%) ☑ - 2134 $70 / $163 Oct 31 #bling
The Excellents RPG & Princess Accessories Get the Princess roleplaying game and fun upgrades like a Princess diary, ROLL20 pack, LEVEL UP DICE & more! // Has raised $5,564 of $9,900 so far. (~56%) ? 122 $25 / $46 Nov 12 #rpg
The Librarians: Adventure Card Game Become a Librarian or Guardian from the hit TV Series & Movies! Travel the world to file EVIL under HISTORY! // Has raised $47,006 of $40,000 so far. (~118%) ☑ 1 - 4 467 $60 / $101 Nov 09 bgg
the Suits: Ladies It's time for Ladies in the men's world. 4th season of the Suits with strong female characters. // Has raised €458 of €5,000 so far. (~9%) 2 9 $24 / €51 Nov 13 bgg
The Treasure of Montecristo Island A survival, adventure co-op game with crafting. // Has raised $7,816 of $55,000 so far. (~14%) 2 - 6 53 $60 / $147 Nov 19 bgg
The Trojan A crossbreed of armies & animals, innocence & deceit, all in a deck of cards. // Has raised S$338 of S$8,000 so far. (~4%) ? 8 $25 / S$42 Nov 18
The Unforgivable Series Armies A card game where you are a disgraced general, the goal of the game is to fight monsters and win back your army and honour // Has raised A$3 of A$30,000 so far. (~0%) ? 3 $22 / A$1 Nov 18 #lolwut
Three-Step Plan A one-shot tabletop role playing experience with a unique character creation process // Has raised C$1968 of C$3500 so far. (~56%) ? 28 $10 / C$70 Nov 19 #rpg
Thumbies : Thumbmart 1-8 player co-op board game that uses contour geometry & hand biometry to power a fast paced, quest driven zombie survival experience. // Has raised $783 of $45,000 so far. (~2%) 1 - 8 12 $95 / $65 Nov 23 #hmm
Tibom A fast-paced card game for 2-8 players where all players need to quickly play cards by matching them to categories on the table! // Has raised C$3169 of C$4000 so far. (~79%) 2 - 8 86 $21 / C$37 Nov 20 bgg
Too Many Doggos A card game made for dog lovers // Has raised $1,831 of $2,000 so far. (~92%) 4 - 6 31 $20 / $59 Nov 22
Townsfolk Tussle Eureka Springs is under attack! Gear up for a co-op, boss-battling adventure to defend your vintage cartoon town. // Has raised $279,357 of $79,000 so far. (~354%) ☑ 2 - 5 3871 $85 / $72 Nov 19 bgg
Trade Nation - A Family Card Game Trade Nation is a family card game for 2-6 players where you compete to sell your stock at the highest prices! // Has raised £485 of £7,000 so far. (~7%) 2 - 6 12 $20 / £40 Nov 19 bgg
Traders of the Apocalypse - Rise of the Mutants A strategic Post Apocalyptic game with collectible cards. // Has raised $42 of $20,000 so far. (~0%) 5 3 $25 / $14 Dec 07
Treasure Hogs: "Oink!" To Become the Ultimate Treasure Hog! Treasure Hogs is a fun, fast-paced competitive card game thathas friends and family anticipating their opponent’s every move! // Has raised $2,198 of $10,000 so far. (~22%) 2 - 5 49 $25 / $45 Nov 12 bgg
Velocity: Vanguard Velocity: Vanguard is a physics-based board game with fast and kinetic gameplay. Story driven missions are designed for 1 to 4 players. // Has raised $7,681 of $84,100 so far. (~9%) 1 - 4 92 $89 / $83 Nov 18 bgg
Vote Or Dare The All-in-One Adult Party Game. Vote. Dare. Drink. Friends. // Has raised $2,041 of $6,000 so far. (~34%) 3 - 8 42 $25 / $49 Nov 21 #lolwut
WanderSquares: The Underwood Tunnels WanderSquares is a fantasy tabletop role playing game with an ever-changing map and choose-your-path adventure guide. // Has raised $7,714 of $24,000 so far. (~32%) 2 - 5 121 $48 / $64 Nov 19 #rpg
Warcaster: Collision Course New Empyrean Faction, Vehicles and More for Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika // Has raised $159,577 of $75,000 so far. (~213%) ☑ 2 757 $10 / $211 Nov 05 bgg #expansion #reprint
What's Your Excuse? Using the word on your card, come up with the best excuse for the situation. A quick-thinking card game for 3+ players! // Has raised $1,841 of $5,000 so far. (~37%) 3+ 28 $20 / $66 Nov 19 #lolwut
WHOSE TREASURE This is a card game to make your time more enjoyable with your friends. // Has raised S$138 of S$30,000 so far. (~0%) 2 - 6 6 $15 / S$23 Nov 21
WHY WHY WHY It's a card game all about vowels where players shout, whisper, and make everyone laugh while getting rid of all their cards. // Has raised $1,061 of $3,000 so far. (~35%) 2 - 12 36 $15 / $29 Dec 01
Widget Ridge: EMERGENCE Three new expansion sets for Widget Ridge a steampunk deckbuilding game! // Has raised $5,061 of $5,000 so far. (~101%) ☑ 1 - 4 77 $30 / $66 Nov 22 #expansion
Word Whyle Word Whyle is a fast paced easy to learn card game that everyone can play! // Has raised $24 of $500 so far. (~5%) 2+ 2 $20 / $12 Nov 20

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2020.10.23 22:09 FrancisGalloway The T14 as Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points

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2020.10.22 07:44 s---l- Why 12 points don't guarantee qualification (for the CL knockout stage) but you could conceivably qualify with 4

Edit: Thank you for the awards! First awards (ever) making my day :) I think this is a good chance to plug this thread by u/sauce_murica who explains the financials from the recent earnings call in a layman fashion too.
I kept seeing comments going like "10 points is enough to qualify" and I wanted to see if that was true.
Background: I did my maths degree at Imperial and would take the train up to Manchester for games - most notably being the 3-0 loss to Barca in 18/19. Long-ish time fan (since the 2008/09 season) but only recently got on reddevils.
I wanted to focus on the minimum number of points needed to guarantee placing at least 2nd in our CL group. Turns out, 10 points isn't enough. Heck, even 12 points isn't.
Why 12 points are (barely) not enough to qualify:
In a world where Basaksehir loses all their matches, and each of PSG, United and Leipzig win 1 and lose 1 of each remaining matchup, three teams would be on 12 points. Ties are broken according to these rules so United could wind up being 3rd based on goal difference in the head-to-heads. I'll represent one possible situation in a table (the first column is the home team, first row is the away team, and the cell entries are the result for the home team):
home \ away PSG MUN RBL BAS

Standings Team W D L Points
1 RB Leipzig 4 0 2 12
2 PSG 4 0 2 12
3 Man. United 4 0 2 12
4 Basaksehir 0 0 6 0
Another way to see this is: there are a maximum of 36 points on offer in the group stage. (This comes from there being 6 matchdays, 2 matches per matchday, and 3 points on offer (at maximum) per match.) In the example above, all 36 points were allocated such that the 3rd placed team still had 12 points - by giving the 1st and 2nd placed team at least 12 points as well.
This should make it clear that 10 points would definitely not be enough as well: if United drew one of the games they originally won from the above table, they would be stuck on 10 points and 3rd place in the table above.
What about 11 points?
Turns out this is where it gets interesting! TLDR: 11 points is not enough too, but it's closer than you would expect.
Earlier, we said that there are 36 points to distribute among the teams. Well, not quite - a draw for any match results in 2 points distributed instead of the usual 3, so:
no_of_points_distributed = 36 - no_of_draws
There is exactly one way for a team to play 6 matches and get 11 points: win 3, draw 2 and lose 1. (I'll call this 3-2-1). Thing is, since this team drew twice, two draws must have occured - so the number of points to be distributed is now at most 34 instead of 36. It's still possible to distribute the points in a way such that the 11-pointer doesn't qualify, but it takes some imagination. Here's an example:
home \ away PSG MUN RBL BAS

Standings Team W D L Points
1 PSG 4 0 2 12
2 RB Leipzig 3 2 1 11
3 Man. United 3 2 1 11
4 Basaksehir 0 0 6 0
This is also why 12 points with a 4-0-2 doesn't guarantee qualification, but 12 points with a 3-3-0 does.
What about the minimum number of points to have some chance qualifying?
We can turn around and ask the next natural question: how little points can the 2nd-placed team have and still qualify? I present another hypothetical scenario:
home \ away PSG MUN RBL BAS

Standings Team W D L Points
1 RB Leipzig 6 0 0 18
2 Man. United 2 0 4 6
3 PSG 2 0 4 6
4 Basaksehir 2 0 4 6
Again, United could squeeze through the group with as little as 6 points (of course, this is extremely unlikely.)
Is qualifying with 5 points possible?
Our knee-jerk reaction would be No - but it turns out this is possible! Using the same concept as earlier, United having 5 points means either 2 draws (1-2-3) or 5 draws (0-5-1) - both which mean less points in total to distribute, and allowing two teams to have less than or equal to 5 points.
This is the first case, with United going 1-2-3: (United could win the tiebreak over PSG on away goals if PSG win at Old Trafford 1-0, for example)
home \ away PSG MUN RBL BAS

Standings Team W D L Points
1 RB Leipzig 6 0 0 18
2 Man. United 1 2 3 5
3 PSG 1 2 3 5
4 Basaksehir 0 4 2 4
This is the second case, with PSG being the hypothetical team going 0-5-1:

home \ away PSG MUN RBL BAS

Standings Team W D L Points
1 Man. United 5 1 0 16
2 PSG 0 5 1 5
3 RB Leipzig 1 2 3 5
4 Basaksehir 1 2 3 5
Therefore it turns out you can qualify with as poor a record as 0-5-1 - purely because of the number of draws you enforce on the group stages!
What about qualifying with 4 points?
Only possible with 0-4-2, and not 1-1-4:
home \ away PSG MUN RBL BAS

Standings Team W D L Points
1 Man. United 6 0 0 18
2 PSG 0 4 2 4
3 RB Leipzig 0 4 2 4
4 Basaksehir 0 4 2 4
Then again, this scenario is prevented because United and Leipzig already won their first rounds.
What about qualifying with 3 points or fewer? Not possible, it gets too tight. (I'm also getting lazy haha.)
How likely is anything we've discussed?
Not likely at all. Let's look towards historical data (this is collected from Wikipedia):
What about specifically for United in our CL group?
I'm not in the business of predicting the outcomes of football matches, only looking at what the realm of possibilities are. That said, after MD1, FiveThirtyEight has us at 74% to qualify now, up from 58% when the draw was announced. The changes are below:
Team FiveThirtyEight probability of qualifying (after draw) FiveThirtyEight probability of qualifying (after MD1)
PSG 82% 62%
MUN 58% 74%
RBL 58% 63%
BAS 2% 1%
Edit: (realised this was being buried in comments so I'm leaving this here)
More tidbits for whoever's interested!
To summarize (do you see the pattern!)
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Highest possible points 18 15 12 9
Lowest possible points 6 4 2 0
(and from the table above:
Summary (so far):
Thanks for reading till the end! If you liked this content I will put up a similar post exploring the possibilities at around the MD4 or MD5 mark. Stay tuned :)
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2020.10.22 07:07 csccompagniasvizzera Attività svolte di CSC Compagnia Svizzera Cauzioni SA

Occorre CSC Compagnia Svizzera Cauzioni Rating, preliminarmente premettere che la Compagnia, dalla data della sua costituzione alla data di pubblicazione del presente avviso, ha sempre csc compagnia svizzera cauzioni rating, fatto fronte alle proprie obbligazioni e non è csc compagnia svizzera cauzioni rating, mai stata assoggettata ad una qualsiasi procedura esecutiva né in Svizzera né in qualsiasi altro dei csc compagnia svizzera cauzioni rating trentasette paesi in cui opera la sua clientela: Afghanistan, Arabia Saudita, Austria, Belgio, Camerun, Ecuador, Emirati Arabi Uniti, Finlandia, Francia, Ghana, Germania, Hong Kong, India, Inghilterra, Italia, Mali, Macedonia, Marocco, Norvegia, Olanda, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Principato di Monaco, Repubblica Dominicana, Repubblica Sudafricana, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spagna, Stati Uniti d’America, Stato Del Qatar, Sudan, Svezia, Thailandia, Ucraina, Uganda.
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2020.10.20 18:55 makeitwain Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing

Article from Jesse Frederik at the Correspondent
At its core, blockchain is a glorified spreadsheet (think: Excel with one table). In other words, a new way to store data. In traditional databases there’s usually one person who’s in charge, who decides who can access and input data, who can edit and remove it. That’s different in a blockchain. Nobody’s in charge, and you can’t change or delete anything, only view and input data.
Nakamoto thought that everyone would be able to work equally hard to solve the puzzles. But some companies have exclusive access to specialised hardware, cheap electricity and space, which makes them much better able to fulfil this role. What was envisioned as decentralised has become centralised again, because of the advantages of scale.
Out of over 86,000 blockchain projects that had been launched, 92% had been abandoned by the end of 2017, according to consultancy firm Deloitte.
Firstly: the technology is at loggerheads with European privacy legislation, specifically the right to be forgotten. Once something is in the blockchain, it cannot be removed. For instance, hundreds of links to child abuse material and revenge porn were placed in the bitcoin blockchain by malicious users. It’s impossible to remove those.
The presumed hackers of Hillary Clinton’s email were caught, for instance, because their identity could be linked to bitcoin transactions. A number of researchers from Qatar University were able to ascertain the identities of tens of thousands of bitcoin users fairly easily through social networking sites. Other researchers showed how you can de-anonymise many more people through trackers on shopping websites.
The fact that no one is in charge and nothing can be modified also means that mistakes cannot be corrected. A bank can reverse a payment request. This is impossible for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. So anything that has been stolen will stay stolen. There is a continuous stream of hackers targeting bitcoin exchanges and users, and fraudsters launching investment vehicles that are in fact pyramid schemes. According to estimates, nearly 15% of all bitcoin has been stolen at some point.
Solving all those complex puzzles requires a huge amount of energy. So much energy that the two biggest blockchains in the world – bitcoin and Ethereum – are now using up the same amount of electricity as the whole of Austria. Carrying out a payment with Visa requires about 0.002 kilowatt-hours; the same payment with bitcoin uses up 906 kilowatt-hours, more than half a million times as much, and enough to power a two-person household for about three months.
OK, so with bitcoin, banks can’t just remove money from your account at their own discretion. But does this really happen? I have never heard of a bank simply taking money from someone’s account. If a bank did something like that, they would be hauled into court in no time and lose their license. Technically it’s possible; legally, it’s a death sentence.
Of course scammers are active everywhere. People lie and cheat. But the biggest problem is scams by data suppliers. (for instance: someone secretly registers a hunk of horse meat as beef), not by data administrators (for instance: a bank makes money disappear).
A blockchain is a database – it’s not a self-regulating system that checks all data for correctness, let alone one that calls a halt to unauthorised building works. The same rules apply for blockchain as for any database: if people put garbage into it, what comes out is also garbage.
Or as Bloomberg columnist Matt Levine wrote: “My immutable unforgeable cryptographically secure blockchain record proving that I have 10,000 pounds of aluminium in a warehouse is not much use to a bank if I then smuggle the aluminium out of the warehouse through the back door.”
Data should reflect reality, but sometimes reality changes and the data stays the same. That’s why we have notaries, supervisors, lawyers – actually, all those boring people that blockchain thinks it can do without.
But wasn’t that the whole point of blockchain, that you could do without these trusted third parties? So what are they doing here?
If you ask me, they’re building a completely normal, run-of-the-mill database, but extremely inefficiently. Once you’ve cut through all the jargon, the report turns out to be a boring account of database architecture. They write about a distributed ledger (that’s a shared database), about smart contracts (that’s an algorithm) and about proof of authority (that’s the right to veto whatever is entered in the database).
“I work with code, so people see me as a magician,” he said proudly. It was always rather surprising to him – a magician? He spends half his time yelling at his screen in frustration, while he programmes strips of duct tape to repair creaky PHP script from years and years ago.
What Tim meant was that ICT is like the rest of the world – a big old mess.
And that’s something that we – outsiders, laypeople, non-tech geeks – simply refuse to accept. Councillors and managers think that problems – however large and fundamental they are – evaporate instantaneously thanks to technology they’ve heard about in a fancy PowerPoint presentation. How will it work? Who cares! Don’t try to understand it, just reap the benefits!
According to a recent survey carried out by consultancy firm Deloitte, 70% of business executives said they had a lot of expertise in the field of blockchain. The greatest advantage of blockchain, according to them, is its speed. That's a bit stupid, because even fanatics see speed as a problem, not a feature.
This is the market for magic, and that market is big. Whether it’s about blockchain, big data, cloud computing, AI or other buzzwords.
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2020.10.20 16:10 kcinlober Question regarding Fiktionsbescheinigung for student applicant on visa-free stay

Sorry for yet another Fiktionsbescheinigung post, but I have not found a conclusive answer when searching previous posts.
Question is: If my Fiktionsbescheinigung is set to expire on Nov 6th should I be given a new one before it expires? Do I have to leave Germany before my current one expires, even though I am waiting on my residence permit application result?
Details: I arrived in Germany in February with the intention of applying for PhD positions in Germany/Austria. As a US citizen I was legally allowed to stay for 90-days without a visa. I have been applying to some positions (a few in Germany a few in Austria). I had my meeting with the Auslaenderbuero postponed several times. I then received a Fiktionsbescheinigung. In the meantime I was accepted for one PhD position, but not formally enrolled yet because their next meeting for enrolling new PhD students is Feb 2021. I am waiting to hear from some others. I have sent all of the requested documents via email (except for proof of German proficiency because the PhD Program is English speaking). I also went to the Auslaenderbuero to have my biometric data taken. The Fiktionsbescheinigung is set to expire on Nov 6th, but I haven't heard back yet on anything.
Basically I am unsure what I have to do right now :( Any help/suggestion is appreciated.
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2020.10.18 21:13 NoahM2004 Should I really sell my soul to Facebook?

First of all: I never really used a Facebook account before and even deleted one I didn't use. However, I do use WhatsApp and Instagram. After being scammed buying a quest 1, I know want to get into VR with a quest 2. I'm living in Germany so I would order it from France or Austria. As you all might know, the quest isn't available in Germany since you're required to log into an oculus account. I'm generally concerned about my data and brainstormed a bit what they could do with it. I'm pretty sure that they will train AI with it.
I would create a Facebook account with a new mail address and use it a little bit, so I can prevent it from being banned by Facebooks automatic account remover. After that I'd hook up my quest and mostly use the oculus link feature.
That would minimize the dataset that they'd get. However, I'm still worried and would love some advice from you.
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2020.10.18 12:26 Hailfire9 Is HoI shifting to a "more sandbox" style of play?

Let me preface this by saying that I haven't bought the last 2 expansions yet. So, in my curiosity, I was looking around for Battle for Bosporus reviews, and came across one posted on Reddit that linked to this Wargamer article which has a couple lines towards the ending that stuck out to me:
...the focuses that have come out in La Résistance and Battle for the Bosporus point towards a desire to make HOI4 more of a sandbox... could be that these two DLCs can be seen as prototypes for the inevitable Hearts of Iron 5....
I'd even throw in things like "Waking the Tiger" into this as well. The point of this in terms of debate is simple: is this series transitioning from a hardcore WWII strategy sim into a (slightly) memey, ahistorical Alternative Historian's wet dream? Is Paradox looking at the player data and seeing patterns where people are less interested in conquering the world as the Third Reich or Democratic America, and instead going off the rails as Imperial China, Austria-Hungary, or Bob Semple's New Zealand? Also, is Hardcore Mode dying out to fully ahistorical AI playthroughs, and is this influencing future plans for the series?
Edit: I should have been a bit more expansive here. I'm also meaning in terms of how the AI reacts to destabilizing forces in an area. Not just playing Hardcore with an ahistorical focus tree, but seeing the different ways the AI will play out in response to the madness you create as well as games started with ahistorical AI turned on from the outset. The vast amounts of different paths to take for these places really opens up the game for those who aren't playing solely for achievement hunting, and pushes it into insanely open-ended scenarios that loosely follow the 1936 era theme
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2020.10.17 19:31 coRvid_ice_elation Massive Lawsuit Launches Against the Lockdowns


NOTE TO SELF- The video for this is saved offline at => 22_7 C\Users\User_Admin\dwhelper and is called: Coronavirus Fraud Scandal - The Biggest Fight Has Just Begun)
The Video ref above - by Dr. Reiner Fuellmich5 is long, (see orig. link at bottom) but I strongly recommend listening to it in its entirety. Fuellmich has been a consumer protection trial lawyer in California and Germany6 for 26 years and is one of four founding members of the German Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee (Außerparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss7),8,9 launched July 10, 2020.
The other three founding members, all lawyers, are Viviane Fischer, Antonia Fischer and Justus P. Hoffmann, Ph.D.10 Fuellmich is heading up the committee's corona crisis tort case. All meetings are live-streamed and available on the Committee's YouTube channel11 (at least for now).
According to Fuellmich, an international class-action lawsuit will be filed against those responsible for implementing the economically devastating lockdowns around the world, as well as using fraudulent testing to engineer the appearance of a dangerous pandemic.
This includes everyone from local policy makers all the way to the World Health Organization and drug companies. He claims more than 50 other countries will be following suit.
"I have been practicing law primarily as a trial lawyer against fraudulent corporations such as Deutsche bank, formerly one of the world's largest and most respected banks, today one of the most toxic criminal organizations in the world;
VW, one of the world's largest and most respected car manufacturers, today notorious for its giant diesel fraud; and Cunard and Niagara the world's largest shipping company. We're suing them in a multi-million-dollar bribery case," Fuellmich says.
"All the above-mentioned cases of corruption and fraud committed by the German corporations pale in comparison in view of the extent of the damage that the corona crisis has caused and continues to cause. This corona crisis, according to all we know today, must be renamed a corona scandal; and those responsible for it must be criminally prosecuted and sued for civil damages."

Exposing Corrupt Agendas

Fuellmich stresses that, on a political level, all-out efforts must be made to ensure "that no one will ever again be in a position of such power as to be able to defraud humanity, or to attempt to manipulate us with their corrupt agendas."
To that end, the Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee will be working with an international network of lawyers to argue the most massive tort case ever — a case Fuellmich describes as "probably the greatest crime against humanity ever committed."
As explained by Fuellmich, crimes against humanity, first defined during the Nuremberg trials following World War II, are today regulated in Section 7 of the International Criminal Code. The three questions the committee seeks to answer through judicial means are:
1.Is there a COVID-19 pandemic or is there only a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test pandemic?
Specifically, does a positive PCR test result mean that the individual is infected with SARS-CoV-2 and has COVID-19, or does it mean absolutely nothing in connection with the COVID-19 infection?
2.Do pandemic response measures such as lockdowns, mask mandates, social distancing and quarantine regulations serve to protect the world's population from COVID-19, or do these measures serve only to make people panic?
Are these measures intended to sow "panic in order to make people believe, without asking any questions, that their lives are in danger, so that the pharmaceutical and tech industries can generate huge profits from the sale of PCR tests, antigen and antibody tests and vaccines, as well as the harvesting of our genetic fingerprints?"
3.Is it true that the German government was massively lobbied — more so than any other country — by the chief protagonists of this COVID-19 pandemic?
According to Fuellmich, Germany "is known as a particularly disciplined country and was therefore to become a role model for the rest of the world for its strict and, of course, successful adherence" to pandemic measures.
Answers to these questions are urgently needed, he says, because SARS-CoV-2, which is touted as one of the most serious threats to life in modern history, "has not caused any excess mortality anywhere in the world."
Pandemic measures, on the other hand, have "caused the loss of innumerable human lives, and have destroyed the economic existence of countless companies and individuals worldwide," Fuellmich says.
He points out that in Australia, residents are now thrown into prison if they do not comply with mask rules, and in the Philippines, people can be shot dead if they defy lockdown orders or don't wear a mask.12,13 During the first week of April 2020, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced he would "not hesitate" to kill anyone challenging his pandemic restrictions:14,15
"I will not hesitate. My orders are to the police and military, as well as village officials, if there is any trouble, or occasions where there's violence and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead.
Is that understood? Dead. Instead of causing trouble, I will bury you. Do not intimidate the government. Do not challenge the government. You will lose," Duterte said.
This hardly seems to be a strategy aimed at preserving life. Fuellmich goes on to present "the facts as they present themselves," based on expert testimony collected by the committee so far.

The German Congress on Global Health

According to Fuellmich, in May 2019, and again in early 2020, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany held a congress on global health. In addition to political leaders, including Mr. Tedros Adhanom, head of the WHO, and German health officials, speeches were also given by chief lobbyists of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.
"Less than a year later these very people called the shots in the proclamation of the worldwide corona pandemic, made sure that mass PCR tests were used to prove mass infections with COVID-19 all over the world, and are now pushing for vaccines to be invented and sold worldwide," Fuellmich says.
"These infections, or rather the positive test results that the PCR tests delivered, in turn became the justification for worldwide lockdowns, social distancing and mandatory face masks."
He also points out that the very definition of "pandemic" was altered 12 years ago. Originally, a pandemic was defined as a disease that spread worldwide, resulting in widespread serious illness and deaths. Twelve years ago, the definition was changed to reflect a disease that spreads worldwide only. "Many serious illnesses and many deaths were not required anymore, to announce a pandemic," he says.

The Swine Flu Pandemic That Wasn't

This change to the definition of a pandemic is what allowed the WHO to declare the swine flu a pandemic in June 2009,16 which resulted in the sale of many millions of dollars of fast-tracked swine flu vaccines. Within months, cases of disability and death from the H1N1 vaccine were reported in various parts of the world.
In the aftermath, the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) questioned the WHO's handling of the pandemic. In June 2010, PACE concluded "the handling of the pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), EU health agencies and national governments led to a 'waste of large sums of public money, and unjustified scares and fears about the health risks faced by the European public.'"17
Specifically, PACE concluded there was "overwhelming evidence that the seriousness of the pandemic was vastly overrated by WHO," and that the drug industry had influenced the organization's decision-making.
A joint investigation by the British Medical Journal and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) also uncovered serious conflicts of interest between the WHO — which promoted the global vaccination agenda — and the drug companies that created those vaccines.18 As noted by Fuellmich:
"These vaccines proved to be completely unnecessary because the swine flu eventually turned out to be a mild flu and never became the horrific plague that the pharmaceutical industry and its affiliated universities kept announcing it would turn into, with millions of deaths certain to happen, if people didn't get vaccinated.
These vaccines also led to serious health problems: about 700 children in Europe fell incurably ill with narcolepsy and are now forever severely disabled. The vaccines bought with millions of taxpayers' money had to be destroyed, with even more taxpayers' money."

The Virologist Responsible for Germany's Lockdown Orders

One of the characters that drummed up panic in 2009 with his doomsday prophesies was German virologist Christian Drosten, head of the Institute of Virology at the University of Bonn Medical Centre, best known for developing the first diagnostic test for SARS in 2003. He also developed a diagnostic test for the swine flu.19
Drosten spoke at the 2019 CDU congress on global health, and according to Fuellmich, when it came time to decide on a response for COVID-19, the German government relied on the opinion of Drosten alone.
"In an outrageous violation of the universally accepted principle audiator at ultra parse, which means that one must also hear the other side, the only person they listened to was Mr. Drosten, that is, the very person whose horrific panic-inducing prognosis had proved to be catastrophically false 12 years earlier," Fuellmich says.
Meanwhile, many "highly renowned scientists" painted a completely different picture of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them, professor John Ioannidis of Stanford University in California; professor Michael Levitt, a biophysicist at Stanford University and Nobel prize winner for chemistry; German professors Karin Mulling, Sucharit Bhakdi, Klud Wittkowski and Stefan Homburg.
Dr. Mike Yeadon, former vice president and scientific director of Pfizer, is also on this list. Yeadon recently went on record stating "there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen," and that false positive results from unreliable PCR tests are being used to "manufacture a 'second wave' based on 'new cases.'"20
"They assumed, and still do assume, that there was no disease that went beyond the gravity of the seasonal flu; that the population had already acquired cross or T-cell immunity against this allegedly new virus; and that there was therefore no reason for any special measures and certainly not for vaccinations," Fuellmich says.
He also quotes21 from a scientific paper published in September 2020 by Yeadon and colleagues, in which they state:
"We're basing our government policy, our economic policy and the policy of restricting fundamental rights presumably on completely wrong data and assumptions about the coronavirus. If it weren't for the test results that are constantly reported in the media, the pandemic would be over, because nothing really happened."

Situational Analysis

Commenting on "the current, actual situation regarding the virus's danger; the complete uselessness of PCR tests for the detection of infections; and the lockdowns based on nonexistent infections," Fuellmich states:
"We know that the health care systems were never in danger of becoming overwhelmed by COVID-19. On the contrary, many hospitals remain empty to this day and some are now facing bankruptcy. The hospital ship Comfort which anchored in New York at the time, and could have accommodated a thousand patients, never accommodated more than some 20 patients.
Nowhere was there any excess mortality. Studies carried out by Professor Ioannidis and others have shown that the mortality of corona is equivalent to that of the seasonal flu; even the pictures from Bergamo and New York that were used to demonstrate to the world that panic was in order proved to be deliberately misleading.
Then, the so-called 'panic paper' was leaked which was written by the German Department of the Interior. Its classified content shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that in fact the population was deliberately driven to panic by politicians and mainstream media.
The accompanying irresponsible statements of the head of the RKI, remember the CDC, Mr. Wieler who repeatedly and excitedly announced that the corona measures must be followed unconditionally by the population, without them asking any question shows that he followed the script verbatim.
In his public statements, he kept announcing that the situation was very grave and threatening although the figures compiled by his own institute proved the exact opposite. Among other things, the panic paper calls for children to be made to feel responsible, and I quote, 'for the painful tortured death of their parents and grandparents if they do not follow the corona rules.'"
Fuellmich goes on to cite data showing that in Bergamo, Italy, 94% of deaths were not the result of COVID-19 infection spreading wild but, rather, the consequence of the government's decision to transfer sick patients from hospitals to nursing homes, where they spread infection — colds, flu and SARS-CoV-2 — among the old and frail.
This was also done by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo,22 in direct violation of federal guidelines,23 as well as in Minnesota, Ohio,24 Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan and California.25 Fuellmich also points out the routine malpractice that occurred in some New York hospitals, where all suspected COVID-19 patients were placed on mechanical ventilation, which turned out to be a death sentence.
"Again, to clarify, COVID-19 … is a dangerous disease, just like the seasonal flu is a dangerous disease, and of course COVID-19, just like the seasonal flu, may sometimes take a severe clinical course and will sometimes kill patients," Fuellmich says.
"However, as autopsies have shown, which were carried out in Germany, in particular by the forensic scientist Professor Klaus Püschel in Hamburg, the fatalities he examined had almost all been caused by serious pre-existing conditions and almost all of the people who had died, had died at a very old age, just like in Italy, meaning they had lived beyond their average life expectancy.
In this context, the following should also be mentioned: the German RKI, that is again the equivalent of the CDC, had initially, strangely enough, recommended that no autopsies be performed and there are numerous credible reports that doctors and hospitals worldwide had been paid money for declaring a deceased person a victim of COVID-19 rather than writing down the true cause of death on the death certificate, for example a heart attack or a gunshot wound.
Without the autopsies, we would never know that the overwhelming majority of the alleged COVID-19 victims had died of completely different diseases but not of COVID-19."

Lockdowns Were and Are Unnecessary

Based on the expert testimony collected so far by Fuellmich and his colleagues, lockdowns were unnecessary, and any claim to the contrary is wrong. The three reasons for this are:
  1. Lockdowns were imposed at a time when the virus was already in retreat and infection rates were starting to decline
  2. Scientific evidence shows a majority of people already have built-in protection against the virus due to cross-reactive T cell immunity from exposure to cold and flu viruses26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35
  3. The PCR test — which is being used as a gauge of infection rates and a justification for restrictive measures — "do not give any indication of an infection with any virus let alone an infection with SARS-CoV-2"
To the politicians, who believe those corrupt people, these facts are hereby offered as a lifeline, that can help you readjust your course of action and start the long overdue public scientific discussion and not go down with those charlatans and criminals. ~ Dr. Reiner Fuellmich

The PCR Test Fraud

First of all, the PCR test have not been approved for diagnostic purposes. Its inventor, Kary Mullis, has repeatedly yet unsuccessfully stressed that this test should not be used as a diagnostic tool. As noted by Fuellmich:
"[PCR tests] are simply incapable of diagnosing any disease ... A positive PCR test result does not mean that an infection is present. If someone tests positive, it does not mean that they're infected with anything, let alone with the contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus. Even the United States CDC … agrees with this and I quote directly from page 38 of one of its publications on the coronavirus and the PCR tests dated July 13 2020:36
The PCR swabs take one or two sequences of a molecule that are invisible to the human eye and therefore need to be amplified in many cycles to make it visible. Everything over 35 cycles is … considered completely unreliable and scientifically unjustifiable.
However, the Drosten test as well as the WHO recommended tests … are set to 45 cycles. Can that be because of the desire to produce as many positive results as possible and thereby provide the basis for the false assumption that a large number of infections have been detected?"
Equally important is the fact that PCR tests cannot distinguish between inactive viruses and "live" or reproductive ones. As a result, they may pick up dead debris or inactive viral particles that pose no risk whatsoever to the patient and others. What's more, the test can pick up the presence of other coronaviruses, so a positive result may simply indicate that you've recuperated from a common cold in the past.
"Even Drosten himself declared in an interview with a German business magazine in 2014 … that these PCR tests are so highly sensitive that even very healthy and non-infectious people may test positive," Fuellmich notes.
"In my view, it is completely implausible that [Drosten] forgot in 2020 what he knew about the PCR tests and told the business magazine in 2014. In short, this test cannot detect any infection, contrary to all false claims stating that it can.
An infection, a so-called hot infection, requires that the virus … penetrates into the cells, replicates there and causes symptoms such as headaches or a sore throat. Only then is a person really infected, in the sense of a hot infection; because only then is a person contagious, that is, able to infect others.
Until then it is completely harmless for both the host and all other people that the host comes into contact with … A number of highly respected scientists worldwide assume that there has never been a corona pandemic but only a PCR test pandemic …
Dr. Yeadon, in agreement with the professors of immunology, Camera from Germany, Capel from the Netherlands and Cahill from Ireland as well as a microbiologist, Dr. Harvey from Austria, all of whom testified before the German corona committee, explicitly points out that a positive test does not mean that an intact virus has been found."
In the September 20, 2020 article37 "Lies, Damned Lies and Health Statistics — The Deadly Danger of False Positives," Yeadon details the problems with basing our pandemic response on positive PCR tests.
In summary, the PCR test simply measures the presence of partial DNA sequences that are present in a virus, but it cannot tell us whether that virus is active or inactive. Chances are, if you have no symptoms, a positive test simply means it has detected inactive viral DNA in your body. This would also mean that you are not contagious.

Collateral Damage

While mortality statistics during the pandemic have been within the norms of any given year,38,39 meaning the pandemic has not resulted in an excess number of deaths or a death toll higher than normal, the collateral damage from pandemic response measures is nearly incalculable. Public health, both physical and mental, as well as the global economy, have all suffered tremendous blows.
Fuellmich cites yet another leaked document written by a German official in the Department of the Interior, dubbed "the False Alarm paper,"40,41 which concludes that there's no evidence to suggest SARS-CoV-2 posed a serious health risk for the population, at least the danger is no greater than that of many other viruses, while pandemic measures have "manifold" and "grave" consequences.
"This, he concludes, will lead to very high claims for damages, which the government will be held responsible for. This has now become reality but the paper's author was suspended," Fuellmich says.
"More and more scientists, but also lawyers, recognize that as a result of the deliberate panic-mongering and the corona measures enabled by this panic, democracy is in great danger of being replaced by fascist totalitarian models …
According to psychologists and psychotherapists who testified before the corona committee, children are traumatized en masse, with the worst psychological consequences yet to be expected in the medium and long term.
In Germany alone, 500,000 to 800,000 bankruptcies are expected in the fall to strike small and medium-sized businesses which form the backbone of the economy. This will result in incalculable tax losses and incalculably high and long-term social security money transfers for, among other things, unemployment benefits."

Legal Consequences

In closing, Fuellmich reviews the legal consequences that are currently underway. This includes looking at the constitutionality of the measures. He notes:
"Very recently, a judge, Torsten Schleife … declared publicly that the German judiciary, just like the general public has been so panic-stricken that it was no longer able to administer justice properly. He says that the courts of law, and I quote:
'Have all too quickly waved through coercive measures which for millions of people all over Germany represent massive suspensions of their constitutional rights.' He points out that German citizens, again I quote:
'Are currently experiencing the most serious encroachment on their constitutional rights since the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949. In order to contain the corona pandemic federal and state governments have intervened,' he says, 'massively and in part threatening the very existence of the country, as it is guaranteed by the constitutional rights of the people.'"
Then there are the issues of fraud, intentional infliction of damage and crimes against humanity. According to Fuellmich, there's evidence showing a range of falsehoods and misrepresentations of facts have purposely been circulated, such that, based on the rules of criminal law, "it can only be assessed as fraud," and "based on the rules of civil tort law, this translates into intentional infliction of damage."
"The German professor of civil law, Martin Schwab, supports this finding in public interviews in a comprehensive legal opinion of around 180 pages. He has familiarized himself with the subject matter like no other legal scholar has done thus far and in particular has provided a detailed account of the complete failure of the mainstream media to report on the true facts of this so-called pandemic," Fuellmich says.
"Under the rules of civil tort law, all those who have been harmed by these PCR tests, PCR tests induced lockdowns are entitled to receive full compensation for their losses. In particular, there is a duty to compensate, that is, a duty to pay damages, for the loss of profits suffered by companies and self-employed persons as a result of the lockdown, and other measures.
In the meantime, however, the anti-corona measures have caused and continue to cause such devastating damage to the world's population's health and economy that the crimes committed by Messrs Drosten, Wieler and the WHO must be legally qualified as actual crimes against humanity, as defined in Section 7 of the International Criminal Code."
To address these grievances, the German Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee is prepared to file a class-action lawsuit — a legal remedy available in the U.S. and Canada — against the responsible parties.
"It should be emphasized that nobody must join the class action, but every injured party can join the class action," Fuellmich explains. "The advantage of the class action is that only one trial is needed, namely, to try the complaint of a representative plaintiff who is affected in a manner typical of everyone else in the class."
Such a lawsuit would also open the door to pretrial discovery, which requires all relevant evidence to be presented to the other party. Destruction or withholding evidence has serious consequences, as "the party withholding or … destroying evidence loses the case under these evidence rules."
In Germany, a group of tort lawyers have already started the process of disseminating information and legal forms, and estimating damages among German plaintiffs. Fuellmich concludes his announcement explaining how the lawsuit will proceed from here:
"Initially, this group of lawyers had considered to also collect and manage the claims for damages of other non-German plaintiffs but this proved to be unmanageable.
However, through an international lawyers' network, which is growing larger by the day, the German group of attorneys provides to all of their colleagues, in all other countries, free of charge, all relevant information, including expert opinions and testimonies of experts showing that the PCR tests cannot detect infections and they also provide them with all relevant information as to how they can prepare and bundle the claims for damages of their clients so that they too can assert their clients claims for damages either in their home countries, courts of law, or within the framework of the class action as explained above …
To the politicians, who believe those corrupt people, these facts are hereby offered as a lifeline, that can help you readjust your course of action and start the long overdue public scientific discussion and not go down with those charlatans and criminals."
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2020.10.17 16:58 00tim0 Possible to restrict the usage of specific networks during roaming?

As European, within the EU we can roam for free in all other EU countries, using our contractual data contingent. During my current trip to Austria I was very close to the Swiss border for a few hours during which my phone apparently switched between Austrian and Swiss networks. As a non-EU country, roaming in the Swiss network quickly accumulated costs of >20€ for me (even though data usage was miniscule). This has happened to me before and is very annoying. I also dont want to disable roaming altogether since I then lose my internet connection.
Is there any way (settings or app, Android 11) to permanently disable/prohibit the usage of specific networks (in my case any Swiss) during roaming?
Thanks for your help and stay healthy.
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2020.10.16 10:56 adammathias Worst press freedom in Europe - Reporters Without Borders

Regime Score Global rank Azerbaijan 58.48 168 Turkey 50.02 154 Belarus 49.75 153 Russia 48.92 149 Bulgaria 35.06 111 Montenegro 33.83 105 Ukraine 32.52 96 Serbia 31.62 93 North Macedonia 31.28 92 Moldova 31.16 91 Hungary 30.84 89 Albania 30.25 84 Malta 30.16 81 Northern Cyprus 29.79 77 Kosovo 29.33 70 Greece 28.8 65 Poland 28.65 62 Armenia 28.6 61 Georgia 28.59 60 Bosnia-Herzegovina 28.51 58 Croatia 28.51 59 Romania 25.91 48 Italy 23.69 41 Czech Republic 23.57 40 Andorra 23.23 37 United Kingdom 22.93 35 France 22.92 34 Slovakia 22.67 33 Slovenia 22.64 32 Spain 22.16 29 Lithuania 21.19 28 Cyprus 20.45 27 Liechtenstein 19.52 24 Latvia 18.56 22 Austria 15.78 18 Luxembourg 15.46 17 Iceland 15.12 15 Estonia 12.61 14 Ireland 12.6 13 Belgium 12.57 12 Germany 12.16 11 Portugal 11.83 10 Switzerland 10.62 8 Netherlands 9.96 5 Sweden 9.25 4 Denmark 8.13 3 Finland 7.93 2 Norway 7.84 1 
The data are from
Included are all Europe members for which Reporter Without Borders has data.
Unlike the Freedom House report, Reporters Without Borders does not include Monaco, San Marino or Artsakh.
It's essentially the Council of Europe members minus Monaco and San Marino and plus Belarus, Kosovo and North Cyprus.
It's from early 2020 so it does not account for the recent restrictions on the internet and foreign journalists under Azerbaijan, nor the military attacks and judicial cases by Azerbaijan against journalists reporting from Artsakh.
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