Mittwoch, 26. Juli 2006

All Fall Down

"At a minimum, the predicted Balkanization of Iraq points to nothing more or less than the comprehensive failure of the Bush administration to bring democracy to that nation," writes William Rivers Pitt.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/072606J.shtml

Black and Blue

"The problem with policies that favor the economic elite is that by themselves they're not a winning electoral strategy, because there aren't enough elite voters," writes Paul Krugman. "So how did the Republicans rise to their current position of political dominance? It's hard to deny that barely concealed appeals to racism, which drove a wedge between blacks and relatively poor whites who share the same economic interests, played a crucial role."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/072606P.shtml

Justice Department Sues to Block Missouri From Getting Phone Records

The federal government sued two members of the Missouri Public Service Commission on Tuesday to stop them from seeking information about customer records that telephone companies may have given to the National Security Agency.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/072606F.shtml

Tech Trouble in the Voting Booth

The National Research Council reports: "Some jurisdictions - and possibly many - may not be well prepared for the arrival of the November 2006 elections with respect to the deployment and use of electronic voting equipment and related technology, and anxiety about this state of affairs among election officials is evident in a number of jurisdictions."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/072606E.shtml

White House Bill Challenges Provision of the Geneva Conventions

The White House is challenging the recent Supreme Court decision that the provision of the Geneva Conventions known as Common Article Three applies to detainees. Bush's draft bill asserts that the Geneva Conventions "are not a source of judicially enforceable individual rights," meaning that in the future, terror suspects like Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni held at Guantanamo whose case resulted in the Supreme Court ruling Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, cannot file lawsuits saying their Geneva Convention rights were violated.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/072606C.shtml



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Konventionelle Energieversorgung: Naturschutzring schlägt wegen Rekordhitze Alarm

26.07.06

Der Präsident des Deutschen Naturschutzrings (DNR), Hubert Weinzierl, hat am Mittwoch in Berlin einen radikalen Kurswechsel der deutschen Energiepolitik gefordert. "Angesichts von Rekordhitze und Höchstpreisen lässt sich die Tatsache nicht mehr verdrängen, dass die konventionelle Energieversorgung ausgedient hat", sagte der DNR-Präsident. Nur eine Kombination aus mehr Energieeffizienz und mehr erneuerbaren Energien gewährleiste eine langfristig sichere, umweltverträgliche und kostengünstige Energieversorgung, "die guten Gewissens auf Atomstrom verzichten kann", so Weinzierl.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet: //www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=14086

Käfighühner sollen stark mit Salmonellen belastet sein

Legehennen-Verordnung: Käfighühner sollen stark mit Salmonellen belastet sein (26.07.06)

Hühner aus Käfig- und Massentierhaltung sollen besonders stark mit Salmonellen belastet sein. Dies geht laut Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) aus einem Bericht des Bundesamtes für Risikobewertung zum Vorkommen von Salmonellen bei Legehennen hervor. Salmonellen seien in knapp 30 Prozent der Legehennenbetriebe mit über 3000 Tieren nachgewiesen worden. In Beständen mit über 30.000 Tieren seien sogar in zwei Dritteln der untersuchten Herden Salmonellen nachgewiesen worden. Kleine Betriebe und solche mit Boden-, Volieren- oder Freilaufhaltung seien weit weniger von den Krankheitserregern betroffen. Laut BUND erkrankten in Deutschland allein im vergangenen Jahr rund 52.000 Menschen an einer Salmonelleninfektion.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet: //www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=14090

Residents 'not told' about phone mast

A TINY community near Ashover has been shocked by plans to build a giant mobile phone mast in their midst, without their knowledge.

People living on Holestone Gate Road claim they had no idea T-Mobile had applied to erect the 18-metre mast – even though Ashover Parish Council advised the firm to warn residents of their plans.

The plans have been lodged after fierce opposition led T-Mobile to withdraw a proposal to build a mast close to another farm in the village.

But at least one resident is now planning to fight the new application because of fears it will dominate the area and be a safety hazard.

James McKay, who lives on the road, said: "We have been treated like mushrooms – no-one has told us anything at all.

"There are only about six of us up here and I have rung round all of them this morning and no-one knew anything about it.

"They may have spoken to a couple of cows or sheep but they haven't spoken to any humans."

Mr McKay said there was an A4 notice in the field where the mast would be built, but that people would have to walk along a dangerous section of Holestone Gate Road to see it.

He added: "It's going to be so intrusive and also the power output for it to be able to cover Chesterfield and Bakewell is going to be astronomical."

Ashover Parish Council clerk Sarah Atkinson said she had replied to a pre-application letter from T-Mobile recommending that the firm consult local people about their plans.

The council has concerns about the size of the mast and has asked that screening be put in place wherever possible.

A spokesman for T-Mobile said the site had been chosen after discussion with North East Derbyshire District Council following the collapse of plans to build a mast near Hill Top Farm.

He said: "The site that we are at now is one that we were pointed in the direction of as a preferred site.

"It is hard to imagine that there was anybody that was not aware of our interest in the original site or that this location was also preferred."

And he added that T-Mobile follows an industry-wide code of practice for consultation but that this does not dictate the firm must write to residents.

26 July 2006

All rights reserved © 2006 Johnston Press Digital Publishing.

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Operators are less cagey about what consultation means these days. I have heard Vodafone say explicitly to councils and MPs that consultation is not what you think, and it certainly isn't actually more than notification. The Code of Best Practice letter really is the sum of it, and there is no expectation to be had that anyone is actually being asked or invited to discuss.

I noticed this one from T-Mobile in that last Omega posting ( //freepage.twoday.net/stories/2442090/ and such shame; I know Ashover and now I know it won't look the same again) :

"And he [spokesperson] added that T-Mobile follows an industry-wide code of practice for consultation but that this does not dictate the firm must write to residents."

They just know they can act with impunity because the government and its planning inspectorate is right behind them.

I wonder how this all squares with Ruth Kelly's supposed morality, now she is in charge where Prescott once ruled? (Maybe she's just copping out or "abstaining".) But minister for communities? Or minister for the mobile industry? No good asking, you'll get the same pat answers and "people want phones so people want masts". She never disagrees with the party line.


Andy


From Mast Sanity/Mast Network

Phone mast warning as schools break up

By Lynn Jackson

MAST BE VIGILANT: Campaigners say phone operators often put in plans for masts as the school year ends

BE on the alert during the school holidays. That's the warning from a pressure group which fears applications for mobile phone masts near schools will be hurried through during the summer break.

Campaigners from the Wessex Registry of Masts (WRAM) say it's "amazing" how often operators put in plans just as the school year ends.

That makes it hard for school staff to let parents know about impending bids, they say, and organise any opposition.

The warning comes after a mass protest by parents at two Bournemouth schools prompted borough councillors to reject plans for an O2 mast on nearby land.

Head teachers at Stourfield Infants and Stourfield Junior Schools led the opposition to the mast on Warnford Road in Iford, which sparked scores of letters of objections, as well as more than 500 signatures on a petition.

Now WRAM campaigners say all schools should ensure their local planners keep them informed about any new applications.

WRAM spokesman Karen Barratt said: "It is amazing how many times telecom operators put in applications for masts just as the schools break up.

"The strict timetable imposed on councils means there is no possibility of deferring decisions until a time when parents can be contacted, so any opposition is effectively stifled."

Under the industry code of practice, companies should contact schools before they make a phone mast application, but Mrs Barratt says this doesn't always happen.

"The problem is that there is no specified safe distance for phone masts," she said.

"The telecoms either don't contact schools at all or restrict it to those within 200 metres."

But a spokeswoman for the Mobile Operators Association said both planners and operators used the industry code of best practice in deciding whether to consult local schools, as each development was different.

She said: "The consultation with local schools by operators is carried out in advance of a planning application being made.

"This gives extra time for the local community to get information or ask questions about the development."

She added: "When a planning application has been made, the planning authority is required by planning law to carry out local consultation."

Best practice advice from the government is that all planning decisions should be made within eight weeks, she said.

11:42am today

© Copyright 2001-2006 Newsquest Media Group

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NAFTA Superhighway RFID Card For US Citizens

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Endocrine Effects of Soy

"In experiments with mice, neonatal exposure to a phytoestrogen in soy, genistein, altered mammary gland growth and development at all doses examined. Morphological features were altered, and hormone receptor levels were changed. Progesterone receptor and estrogen receptor beta increased, while ER alpha receptors decreased." [from EHN]


Endocrinology. //endo.endojournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/en.2006-0389v1

Neonatal Exposure to the Phytoestrogen Genistein Alters Mammary Gland Growth and Developmental Programming of Hormone Receptor Levels

Elizabeth Padilla-Banks, Wendy N. Jefferson, and Retha R. Newbold*

Developmental Endocrinology and Endocrine Disruptor Section, Laboratory of Molecular Toxicology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIH / DHHS, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

* To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: newbold1@niehs.nih.gov.

Developmental effects of genistein (Gen) on the mammary gland were investigated using outbred female CD-1 mice treated neonatally on days 1-5 by subcutaneous injections at doses of 0.5, 5 or 50 mg/kg/day. Examination of mammary gland whole mounts (#4) before puberty (4 weeks) revealed no morphological differences in development following Gen treatment. However, mice treated with Gen-50 had stunted development characterized by less branching at 5 weeks and decreased numbers of terminal end buds (TEBs) at 5 and 6 weeks. Conversely, at 6 weeks, Gen-0.5 treated mice exhibited advanced development with increased ductal elongation compared with controls. Measurements of hormone receptor levels showed increased levels of progesterone receptor (PR) protein and estrogen receptor (ER) {beta} mRNA in Gen-0.5 treated mice compared with controls; ER{alpha} expression was decreased following all doses of Gen treatment. Lactation ability, measured by pup weight gain and survival, was not affected following neonatal Gen-0.5 and Gen-5. Mice treated with Gen-50 did not deliver live pups; therefore, lactation ability could not be determined. Evaluation of mammary glands in aged mice (9 months) showed no differences between Gen-0.5 treated mice and controls but mice treated with Gen-5 and Gen-50 exhibited altered morphology including reduced lobular alveolar development, dilated ducts and focal areas of "beaded" ducts lined with hyperplastic ductal epithelium. In summary, neonatal Gen exposure altered mammary gland growth and development as well as hormone receptor levels at all doses examined; higher doses of Gen led to permanent long-lasting morphological changes.


Informant: binstock

Phone giant listens to fears of residents

A phone giant has withdrawn an application to build a mobile phone mast in Bury St Edmunds, but a fresh bid could be around the corner. Under the proposals, which were submitted to St Edmundsbury Borough Council, a 15-metre high mast would have been built on the PC World site, in Robert Boby Way.

But campaigners received a pleasant surprise this week when O2, the company behind the bid, decided to withdraw the application.

A spokesman said: "We got some adverse comments from the local community and the council planners decided they could not support it, so we decided to look for somewhere else.

"Nothing is more important to us than listening to what local people are saying because, at the end of the day, they make up 17 million of our customers."

The spokesman confirmed they were 'actively looking' for an alternative site in the area, but refused to comment on where these targets were.

Town councillor Richard Rout, who represents the Abbeygate ward, said: "This is an example of how local action can make a difference and we're delighted."

Borough councillor Paul Farmer, who led the campaign against the mast, added: "We'd like to think our residents' campaign made O2 think again."

26 July 2006

All rights reserved © 2006 Johnston Press Digital Publishing.

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Shutting Down the Oceans

Act I: Acid Oceans
//www.i-sis.org.uk/AcidOceans.php

Act II: Abrupt Plankton Shifts
//www.i-sis.org.uk/AbruptPlanktonShifts.php

Act III: Global Warming and Plankton; Snuffing Out the Green Fuse
//www.i-sis.org.uk/GlobalWarmingPlankton.php

Bush Gut Check

by Paul Waldman, TomPaine.com

When the president trusts his guts, we should know by now what's about to hit the fan.
//www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/07/26/bush_gut_check.php

The Rome Fiasco

by Chris Toensing, TomPaine.com

The U.S.'s wrongheaded approach toward a "sustainable" Mideast ceasefire has no takers.

//www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/07/26/the_rome_fiasco.php



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Lebanon

You, sir, are not welcome in Rome

The Power of Narrative
by Arthur Silber

07/25/06

The attitude of Western colonialism and condescension is nauseating in the extreme -- and it is typical of the Democrats. This is why I have repeatedly said that everyone in the political and foreign policy establishment works out of the same playbook: the playbook of 'Western exceptionalism,' which gives us the 'right' to 'civilize' the rest of the world by force, whether they want us to or not. Our narcissism is disgusting and repellent. We have but a single, monolithic, warmongering establishment. Since these views are so entrenched in all parts of the governing class, the next war cannot be far away...

//tinyurl.com/hr6ap


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Truly disgusting

Human Events
by Walter E. Williams

07/26/06

The House of Representatives voted 245 to 159 to pass the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 1999. Because of a rule requiring two-thirds approval, the measure didn't pass. Its sponsor, Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., plans to introduce it again when only a majority is needed for passage. ... There is absolutely no constitutional authority for this disgusting abuse of federal power. But most Americans, who think Congress has a right to do anything for which they can get a majority vote, ignore the clearly written constitutional restraints on Congress...

//www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=16188


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Four Republican candidates votes in Congress have put special interest profits before the public good

If the paint sticks, sling it

In These Times
by Joel Bleifuss

07/25/06

"Perhaps you have thought, 'If the voters knew how venal a GOP member of Congress was, they could never get re-elected.' MoveOn is testing that proposition with a public service ad campaign that targets four Republican candidates whose votes in Congress have put special interest profits before the public good. 'Caught red-handed' is the moniker for a series of MoveOn TV ads that expose the lawmakers' fealty to the corporations that fund their campaigns. MoveOn PAC Director Eli Pariser puts it this way: 'The most visible and insidious form of corruption is the form that is also legal, and that is the money politicians take from big companies and the votes that they give in return to help those companies out'...

//www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/2737/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

A modern-day tyrant

AlterNet
by Javier Corrales

07/26/06

Ultimately, all authoritarian regimes seek power by following the same principle. They raise society's tolerance for state intervention. Thomas Hobbes, the 17th-century British philosopher, offered some tips for accomplishing this goal. The more insecurity that citizens face -- the closer they come to living in the brutish state of nature -- the more they will welcome state power. Chavez may not have read Hobbes, but he understands Hobbesian thinking to perfection. He knows that citizens who see a world collapsing will appreciate state interventions...

//www.alternet.org/story/38632/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The shape of things to come

Uncivil Defence
by M.R. Jarrell

07/18/06

Folks, our time is running out to stop the REAL ID Act and its supporters. If it isn't stopped this country will end up exactly as England is now. A camera in every doorway and on every corner. Demands to show your papers when you do something as simple as enter a building. Forced submission to photographs in order to conduct business and so many more violations of your basic rights to privacy and to travel unmolested. If this is the type of police state you wish to live in, then do nothing. If you wish to live free, as the Founders of this country are said to have wished for us then get off your asses and stop this travesty before it's too late...

//tinyurl.com/l3wk9


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Operation Wolf Watch

Rational Review
by Donald Meinshausen

07/26/06

As we all should know by now the state survives and grows by getting information through informants. It was estimated that East Germany had at least half the population informing on the other half. Turnabout is fair play. Let us create a hotline where IRS employees can call, anonymously if they wish, and give us information about their associates, bosses, and targets...

//www.rationalreview.com/content/14828


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Iranian dissident snubs Bush on visit to US

Independent [UK]

07/26/06

A leading Iranian dissident, Akbar Ganji, has snubbed the Bush administration and criticised its policy in the region by declining to meet White House officials during his visit to the United States. Mr Ganji said he had been invited to the White House last week to talk about the current situation in his country but declined the offer because of his disapproval of US policy towards Iran, the BBC reported. The investigative journalist, who spent more than five years in jail for writing articles linking senior Iranian officials to the murder of dissidents in the 1990s, had travelled to the US to campaign for the release of a number of political prisoners...

//news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article1197259.ece


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Bush: New plan to "help end Iraq violence"

Imperial Valley Press

07/25/06

President Bush said Tuesday a new plan to increase U.S. and Iraqi forces in the besieged capital of Baghdad will help quell rising violence that is threatening Iraq's transformation to a self-sustaining democracy. 'Obviously the violence in Baghdad is still terrible and therefore there needs to be more troops,' Bush said in a White House news conference with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki... [editor's note: "Obviously the fire is still burning and therefore there needs to be more gasoline poured on it" - TLK]

//tinyurl.com/m4zjm


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

GOP tactics echo political ploys of '04

Toledo Blade

07/25/06

The Ohio Republican Party's newly hired 'social conservative coordinator' e-mailed an undisclosed group of 'pro-family friends' this week, offering a 10-point introduction to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ted Strickland. His message attacked the church attendance, work ethic, and voting record of Mr. Strickland, a southeast Ohio congressman and ordained Methodist minister. It alleged Mr. Strickland and his wife of nearly 20 years live in different states -- and linked to an Internet posting that questions whether Mr. Strickland is gay. The e-mail's author, a Christian home school headmaster named Gary Lankford, signed the note with his Ohio Republican Party title below his name. 'Pass this information along,' he concluded. Mr. Strickland called the e-mail's charges 'preposterous' and 'not factual' when informed of them this week, after The Blade obtained a copy...

//tinyurl.com/mvodr


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Religious Left Gears Up to Fight Back

With a faith-based agenda of their own, liberal and progressive clergy from various denominations are lobbying lawmakers, holding rallies and publicizing their positions. They want to end the Iraq war, ease global warming, combat poverty, raise the minimum wage, revamp immigration laws, and prevent "immoral" cuts in federal social programs.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/072606Z.shtml

Mast plan halted after protests

Intense local pressure has put a halt to controversial plans to erect a phone mast in a Wimbledon road.

Phone company O2 has agreed to meet with local councillors and MP Stephen Hammond to discuss the proposal to build the 3G mast at the Bendon Laundry on Haydons Road, which has attracted a storm of objections.

Among residents' chief concerns are the proximity to a school, the potential health hazards and the devaluation of house prices. continued...

An O2 spokesman said: "We're meeting on August 2 to look into where we plan to put it and where we would like to put it.

"The chances are we won't put it in that spot because a lot of people are complaining, and these politicians are going out of their way to talk to us."

However, it appears that the mast will be relocated rather than shelved entirely.

"We want to put up this mast because our coverage is not as good as we expect for our customers," the spokesman added.

"Wimbledon is a growing area and almost everybody who comes to live or work in Wimbledon has access to mobile technology, which they are using a great deal."

Lewis Chard, of Caxton Road, who has opposed the mast, said: "I think this shows that O2 is willing to listen to local residents and that's a very positive thing.

"But it's disppointing that the government don't require planning permission for phone masts, only prior approval. You can't convert a house into flats or put an extension on your house but you can put a 40 foot mast in your garden!"

8:48am today

© Copyright 2001-2006 Newsquest Media Group

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Unions Take Action Against Pending Anti-Labor Rulings

Union members rallied last week in 18 cities across the US - and outside National Labor Relations Board headquarters in Washington, DC - to protest what they anticipate will be significant anti-labor rulings by the agency. The unions' "national week of action" came as the Board is poised to rule on a trio of cases that will clarify, and perhaps sharply limit, who is eligible to join a union under the National Labor Relations Act.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/072506LA.shtml

Growing Coalition Opposes Drilling

Valle Vidal, New Mexico, has become a battleground in the drive to expand energy exploration on public land, attracting the attention of a growing coalition of hunters, anglers, environmentalists, ranchers, homeowners and politicians across the ideological spectrum. Here and elsewhere in the Western United States, this coalition is starting to resist the push for energy exploration in some of the nation's most prized wilderness areas.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/072506EA.shtml

India Nuclear Deal Will Undermine Non-Proliferation Efforts

In a press conference on Capitol Hill today, Representative Barbara Lee called the US nuclear deal with India a dangerous precedent. "The problem with the deal, as it is currently written, is that it will do lasting harm to more than thirty years of international efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/072506T.shtml

U.S. Mideast Policy: No Dialogue?

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/0725-08.htm



Congressman Dennis Kucinich: At Historic Moment, Administration Is Failing Its Moral Obligation To Seek A Cessation Of Violence In The Middle East

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/0725-04.htm

Washington's Latest Middle East War

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0725-23.htm

Willful Blindness

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0725-20.htm



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Lebanon

Mideast Violence May Raise Odds of US Attack

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0725-06.htm

Bush is flouting Constitution, bar says

The American Bar Association said Sunday that President Bush was flouting the Constitution and undermining the rule of law by claiming the power to disregard selected provisions of bills that he signed.

//seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/278588_bar24.html


From Information Clearing House



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Bar+Association

Iraqi general criticises US security approach

A top Iraqi military officer yesterday drew a dark picture of the security situation in his war-torn country while on a visit to Washington and said the current US strategy lacked vision and had failed.

//tinyurl.com/ocxgy


From Information Clearing House

New questions about US military's 'aggression' in Iraq

Reports allege that tactics for operations, interrogations led to continued prisoner abuse, wrongful deaths.

//www.csmonitor.com/2006/0724/dailyUpdate.html?s=mesdu


From Information Clearing House

Mast anger at Dalkey

Opposition is growing to plans for the erection of a replacement mobile phone mast at Dalkey Garda Station. The new mast will initially triple the size of the current mast by increasing the number of antennae from two to six. The proposed site is in the middle of a densely populated area and close to six schools. Cllr John Bailey (FG) has voiced his concerns following opposition to similar plans for a telecommunication mast in Shankill. “My reason for opposing such masts comes down to one thing - location,” Cllr Bailey said. “The location for this proposed mast and indeed the proposed one in Shankill is entirely illogical and inappropriate. As long as there is an element of doubt as to the risk posed by such masts to human health we must adopt a precautionary approach.” A report from an Oireachtas Joint Committee on the effects of mobile phone technology on health is due later this year while an even more extensive report from the University of Essex is expected in December.

According to Cllr Bailey, many experts have expressed their concerns and professional opinions that such masts may pose a health risk. “I am calling on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to immediately enforce the sentiments expressed in my motion to the council at our monthly meeting,” Cllr Bailey added. “This motion, unanimously passed through the council, stated that no such antennae should be erected within 600 metres of residential areas, schools, playgrounds and the like. This would provide some safeguards to the local people and ensure that modern technology and public health can both be protected.”

//www.dublinpeople.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1437&Itemid=49

EU untersucht Handy-Gefahren für Kinder

Kommission sorgt sich um den Jugendschutz und die Gefahr hoher Handy-Rechnungen für Kinder und Jugendliche.

Die Europäische Kommission hat heute eine öffentliche Befragung gestartet, die mögliche Gefahren für Kinder und Jugendliche im Zusammenhang mit der Nutzung von Handys evaluieren soll. Im Zuge der Befragung wurden Jugendschutz-, Eltern- und Verbraucherverbände, Netzbetreiber, Content-Anbieter, Handyhersteller und Netzausrüster sowie die nationalen Regulierungsbehörden aufgefordert, bis zum 16. Oktober 2006 Stellung zu nehmen. Auch die Betroffenen, also Kinder und Jugendliche, sind eingeladen sich zu äußern.

"Die Mobilkommunikation bietet große Chancen für die wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Entwicklung in Europa. Gleichzeitig muss aber der Schutz der Kinder und Jugendlichen gewährleistet sein", erklärte EU-Kommissarin Viviane Reding, zuständig für Informationsgesellschaft und Medien. "Aus meiner Sicht ist der Jugendschutz im Bereich des Mobilfunks eine gemeinsame Aufgabe für alle Beteiligten: Unternehmen der Branche, Jugendschutzverbände und öffentliche Stellen. Je besser die Selbstregulierung funktioniert, desto weniger muss der Staat eingreifen."

Nach Angaben der Kommission hat die Nutzung von Handys durch Kinder und Jugendliche ebenso wie die Leistungsfähigkeit von Handys in den letzten Jahren stark zugenommen. Letztlich reagiert die Kommission mit der Befragung wohl auch auf die sich in den vergangenen Monaten häufenden Berichte über pornographische und gewaltverherrlichende Videos, bei denen sich Kinder und Jugendliche zum Teil selbst beim Misshandeln von Klassenkameraden filmen, und die auf dem Schulhof von Handy zu Handy getauscht werden.

Jan Spoenle

25.07.06, 14:43

//www.connect.de/handy/news/eu_untersucht_handy_gefahren_fuer_kinder.78889.htm

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Handy-Verbot an Schulen
//freepage.twoday.net/stories/1677088/

The Totalitarian Kingdom: now the state will spy on your children's diet

//www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/26/ndata26.xml


Informant: Lew Rockwell

How Government Budget Deficits Reduce Wages and Raise Profits

//www.lewrockwell.com/reisman/reisman12.html

On the Fed and Iraq

//www.lewrockwell.com/north/north469.html

Morality and Fourth Generation War

//www.lewrockwell.com/rozeff/rozeff83.html

The Case for the Barbarous Relic

//www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/barbarous-relic.html



The case for the barbarous relic

07/26/06

LewRockwell.Com
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

"Two hundred years ago, when the United States was a modest commercial republic, the president could take a walk down Pennsylvania Avenue -- by himself -- and talk to anyone who approached him. If he wasn't on a walk outdoors, he was most likely at home, and you could speak to him by knocking on the door of the White House and presenting yourself. ... Today? The president moves about like Caesar Augustus, with a vast court of civil and military aides, doctors, secretaries, valets, hairdressers, makeup artists, bodyguards, drivers, baggage handlers, cooks, food tasters, praetorian guards, snipers, bulletproof limos, a portable hospital, and an armored rostrum. And that's when he travels in the US...

//www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/barbarous-relic.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Cancer Vaccine For Sexually Active Pre-Teens?

by Mary Starrett

What readers haven’t been privy to in all the hoopla over the push to vaccinate girls as young as 9 years old (ostensibly before they start having sex) is, that, Gardasil contains aluminum and there have been serious side effects associated with this, as with many vaccines, according to Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center.....

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