The original founder of the Astor fortune was John Jacob #Astor (1763-1848). John Jacob Astor was born in Walldorf, Duchy of Baden #Germany from a #Jewish#bloodline. The #Jewish origins have been hidden, and quite a number of various ideas of 1/38
Aso Rock picked on the bankers of the opposition in a busy week that also saw it acting coy on personal civil liberties and rolling the carpet for two of the EU’s most powerful leaders. All these occurred while cocoa simply could not find its way to the country’s main ports.
@riversstategov has emerged as the hub and financial nerve centre of @OfficialPDPNig – a position that has seen its governor, @Gov_Wike, as one of the most important figures within the party's ranks, if not its most influential kingmaker.
Fascism is a religion. The 20th century will be known in history as the century of fascism.
— Benito Mussolini
I’d like to draw some comparisons and contrasts between our present situation and that of fascist Italy between 1922 and 1945.
I choose fascist Italy rather than Nazi Germany because it has always seemed to me a better comparison. Nazi Germany was the extreme militarist, racist and totalitarian variant of Italian fascism, which was more adaptable, pragmatic, rooted in reality and also more incompetent
...ineffectual and half-hearted, all of which seem true to our condition today. Italy was the original form, while Germany was an offshoot.
1/x So the following #thread breaks down a story unfolding in #Germany in the last days, which as become too strange and awfully relevant, as not to bother you all with it. It quickly turned into a political-legal-media-#XRW shitshow with quite many angles.
2/x So what happened? A week ago a tv crew from a public media station wanted to film during a #PEGIDA rally in Saxony. Yes, they still exist but rarely hit the national news anymore. As they filmed some participants, one if them started to verbally assault the crew.
3/x He claimed that filming him without consent would be a crime. He went to bystanding police officers and complained. That in turn led the police to hold the press team for about 45 minutes. The reason for that is still debated.
Gerd Müller, #German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Dev't will be meeting Amira Elfadil, Acting Chairperson of the #AUC & Commissioner of Social Affairs on issues, among others, German support to #Agenda2063 with a focus on regional integration, employment,& peace & security
Update: Gerd Müller is also expected to meet with Abraham Tekeste, Minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation, tomorrow afternoon & discuss on issues, among others, business environment, fostering econ development & job creation for Ethiopia's burgeoning youth #Germany#Ethiopia
#German minister pushes for free trade deal ahead of #Africa trip p.dw.com/p/33Ul9?maca=e…
Germany’s development minister Gerd Müller is promoting a "customs-free trade deal in Africa" ahead of his seven-nation Africa visit. Experts say the real issues are being ignored.
"They sought the #war, they provoked and maneuvered to get it. They pressed the young peoples of #Germany,# Italy and #Japan wherever they could. They wanted war, a real world #war — and now they have it.
"Not only two worlds of ideas are at #war here, but the whole world.
@jack 2. You now find many of those accounts on #GAB & users like #KoljaBonke, an author from #Frankfurt, who was suspended on #Twitter for giving daily updates about migrant #crime in #Germany (just posting articles or police reports). So content you find in a newspaper!
#Moscow reportedly didnt allow direct passage of #WhiteHelmets to #Jordan (hence evacuation thru #Israel)while #Amman agreed to temporarily accept 'em only after guarantees frm West states they'd host them.#Canada to host 250 (activists+families),#Germany -8 activists +?families
As #OneOfThe3Million I have become aware how some people in our society are subject to a catalogue of horrendous fees as well as harsh, illogical & often frankly inhumane rules @ukhomeoffice applies without any consideration of their circumstances & their established lives here
#Palestinians are not indigenous to #Palestine👈This propaganda has no other purpose than 2 further dehumanize Palestinians & justify #Israel’s ongoing ethnic cleansing & murder
In #BenGurion own words👇😡you'll see how that outrageous claim is far removed from historical reality
Concerns was raised in a letter published in @guardian after award-winning band @Youngfathers was disinvited from an arts festival in #Germany. #Scottish band was pressured to declare itself non-supporter of pro-#Palestine#BDS movement as a condition of appearing at the festival
Concert organisers, @ruhrtriennale, announced the cancellation saying: “Regrettably, the @Youngfathers have not distanced themselves from the (pro-#Palestinians#BDS human rights movement). We have therefore decided to cancel the concert.”
UK @TheEconomist take:
"DONALD TRUMP’S bark may be worse than his bite, but the bark is a very nasty sound. America’s #NATO allies were left w/that feeling after a summit in which the American president showed startling rudeness, but in the end raised no objection"
[CONT] ".. to a stout pledge of common defence against #Russia & other adversaries.
"Diplomats had issued careful warnings about the likelihood of robust exchanges at the gathering in Brussels on July 11th-12th, but nobody was quite prepared
The US isn't a walking mat as it has been under Obama, Bush, and Clinton. President Trump is a leader.
Who cares if the US #FakeNewsMedia doesn't like the president's style. He is doing what he said he would do. All of this in his first year. Other presidents would wait until their second year and still do nothing. Not President Trump.