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January 31 2015

astrid
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Habt ihr euch Sorgen gemacht, dass der Verfassungsschutz ...

Habt ihr euch Sorgen gemacht, dass der Verfassungsschutz nach dem Krieg lauter Alt-Nazis aufgenommen hat?

Da habt ihr natürlich völlig Recht, genau das ist geschehen, aber es gibt dennoch Entwarnung, denn:

Denn die Kontinuität zu den NS-Geheimdiensten war eher dünn und das Amt auf dem rechten Auge auch nicht blinder als andere Behörden.
In der Praxis sah das dann so aus:
das System zweierlei Mitarbeiter in den Nachkriegsjahren: unbelastete Angestellte, die zur Legende des Neuanfangs passten, und frühere Leute von Gestapo oder SS, die mit falschen Namen, bei Tarnfirmen oder Landesbehörden aktiv waren, aber in Wahrheit vom Bundesamt bezahlt wurden. In Köln verstand man es damals trickreich, den Schein zu wahren.
Aber ist alles nicht so schlimm, denn die meisten Alt-Nazis waren schon beim BKA in Lohn und Brot. Außerdem bestanden die Alliierten darauf, dass da keine SS, SD oder Gestapo-Mitarbeiter eingestellt wurden. Also haben sie die halt als "freie Mitarbeiter" geführt.
Gustav Halswick, ein früherer SS-Sturmbannführer, baute ein Scheinunternehmen auf, die Firma „Dokumentenforschung“, wo man die Freien bezahlen und sozial absichern konnte. Selbst das Finanzamt war eingeweiht; kein Steuerprüfer sollte den Schwindel aufdecken.
Die besten Entnazifizierung, die man für Geld kaufen kann!
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beautiesofafrique:

jessehimself:

gohoneycocolove:

What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness-6151923.html

Did y’all know about this?

Religious terrorism of the highest order

It wasn’t an estimate of 30 million but of 10-15 million. They handed Congo over to leopold at the berlin conference. Congo became belgium’s private property, america was the first to recognise Congo as lepold’s colony and supported him.(america obviously heavily benefited) 

He was reported to have said "I will give them my Congo…but they have no right to know what I did there" so he decided to destroy a lot of the documents. And the sad thing is we don’t know about all he did to the Congo and it’s people so it could be that the death toll was 30 million. 

This is a translation of a letter he wrote to the missionaries.

 “Reverends, Fathers and Dear Compatriots: The task that is given to fulfill is very delicate and requires much tact. You will go certainly to evangelize, but your evangelization must inspire above all Belgium interests. Your principal objective in our mission in the Congo is never to teach the blacks to know God, this they know already. They speak and submit to a Mungu, one Nzambi, one Nzakomba, and what else I don’t know. They know that to kill, to sleep with someone else’s wife, to lie and to insult is bad. Have courage to admit it; you are not going to teach them what they know already.

Your essential role is to facilitate the task of administrators and industrials, which means you will go to interpret the gospel in the way it will be the best to protect our interests in that part of the world. For these things, you have to keep watch on disinteresting our savages from the richness that is plenty in their land. To avoid that, they get interested in it, and make you murderous competition and dream one day to overthrow you.

Your knowledge of the gospel will allow you to find texts ordering, and encouraging your followers to love poverty, like “Happier are the poor because they will inherit the heaven” and, “It’s very difficult for the rich to enter the kingdom of God.” You have to detach from them and make them disrespect everything which gives courage to affront us. I make reference to their Mystic System and their war fetish – warfare protection – which they pretend not to want to abandon, and you must do everything in your power to make it disappear.

Your action will be directed essentially to the younger ones, for they won’t revolt when the recommendation of the priest is contradictory to their parent’s teachings. The children have to learn to obey what the missionary recommends, who is the father of their soul. You must singularly insist on their total submission and obedience, avoid developing the spirit in the schools, teach students to read and not to reason. There, dear patriots, are some of the principles that you must apply. You will find many other books, which will be given to you at the end of this conference. Evangelize the blacks so that they stay forever in submission to the white colonialists, so they never revolt against the restraints they are undergoing. Recite every day – “Happy are those who are weeping because the kingdom of God is for them.”

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ezliconfuzzed:

Credit to cartoonist Steve Sack

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astrid
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January 30 2015

astrid
12:32
OK. Meine Urgrossmutter war Hebamme. Wenn ein Fruehchen auf die Welt gekommen ist dann haben die in Ermangelung von Brutkaesten die Babys in den Ofen gelegt. So hat man das damals gemacht am Land in Ostoesterreich. Und wenn das Kind die ersten paar Tage oder Wochen ueberlebt hat dann hat man es rausgeholt. Die haben halt keine Brutkaesten gehabt und irgendwie hat man die Kinder warm halten muessen, das war sehr clever.
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astrid
06:26

putthison:

Why Do Little Boys Wear Light Blue?

The Smithsonian has a great article on how children’s clothing became gendered in the 20th century. An excerpt:

Little Franklin Delano Roosevelt sits primly on a stool, his white skirt spread smoothly over his lap, his hands clasping a hat trimmed with a marabou feather. Shoulder-length hair and patent leather party shoes complete the ensemble.

We find the look unsettling today, yet social convention of 1884, when FDR was photographed at age 2 1/2, dictated that boys wore dresses until age 6 or 7, also the time of their first haircut. Franklin’s outfit was considered gender-neutral.

But nowadays people just have to know the sex of a baby or young child at first glance, says Jo B. Paoletti, a historian at the University of Maryland and author of Pink and Blue: Telling the Girls From the Boys in America, to be published later this year. Thus we see, for example, a pink headband encircling the bald head of an infant girl.

Why have young children’s clothing styles changed so dramatically? How did we end up with two “teams”—boys in blue and girls in pink?

“It’s really a story of what happened to neutral clothing,” says Paoletti, who has explored the meaning of children’s clothing for 30 years. For centuries, she says, children wore dainty white dresses up to age 6. “What was once a matter of practicality—you dress your baby in white dresses and diapers; white cotton can be bleached—became a matter of ‘Oh my God, if I dress my baby in the wrong thing, they’ll grow up perverted,’ ” Paoletti says.

You can read the rest here.

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January 29 2015

astrid
10:07
Banken sind bekanntlich gut darin, Kunden auf ihre Geschäftsbedingungen festzunageln. Im Fall der Sparkasse Ulm wird der Spieß jetzt umgedreht: Bis zu 4.000 Kunden beharren auf lukrativ verzinsten, langlaufenden Sparverträgen. Die Sparkasse Ulm möchte dagegen raus aus den Verträgen, weil das Institut wegen der Zinsflaute ordentlich draufzahlt. Das jedoch hält das Landgericht Ulm für unzulässig.
Sparkasse ist an Verträge gebunden | law blog
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astrid
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astrid
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January 28 2015

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transparent-flowers:

Transparent Hibiscus.

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astrid
11:50
Apollo 13, papercraft. uhu02, Japan
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January 26 2015

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astrid
09:25
Ja, steht aber nichts drin ueber die Praxis OesterreicherInnen zu diskriminieren. Ich hab es mal in den amazon-Artikel geschrieben (kann man auch in der History sehen) aber jetzt ist es weg.
astrid
09:18
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If all else fails, use "signifcant at a p>0.05 level" and hope no one notices.
via xkcd: P-Values
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astrid
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