男性器が壊死脱落 新しいのを腕で育てる治療 自分のサイズより2センチ大きく発注 イギリス45歳男性

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Father whose penis dropped off due to a blood infection became the first man to have a new one built on his arm - but delays mean it has been stuck there for four years

Malcolm MacDonald, binned his penis when a blood infection caused it to fall off
The 45-year-old had a new one grafted onto his arm - with an extra two inches
But a series of delays means 'Jimmy' has been attached to his arm for four years

By Luke May For Mailonline
Published: 02:27 BST, 31 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8578495/Father-penis-built-arm-delays-mean-stuck-years.html

・・・感染症が原因で2014年に脱落したあとは酒におぼれた。新しいのを作ると決まったとき、自分の本来のサイズより2センチ大きく発注した。今は腕に付いている「それ」に「ジミー(Jimmy)」と名付け、呼びかけながら過ごしている。外出するときは長袖を着てジミーを隠している。育てるのに2年かかるが、本人の体調が優れなかったり、コロナのせいで手術が中止になるなどしたため、ジミーはもう4年間も彼の腕にぶる下がっている。年末に手術して元の位置に戻す予定。費用5万ポンド(685万円)は病院が予算を付けた。

全米に中国から謎の宅配便が届く 中身は何かの種子

全米各地に、注文した覚えのない宅配が届けられている。中身は正体不明の種子で、ほとんどは中国発。記事文中にキルギスタン発の宅配もあった。

米国の植生に悪影響を及ぼす植物である可能性があり、また病原菌が付着している危険性も考えられるため、当局は市民に通報するよう呼びかけている。



Agricultural Warfare? People Are Receiving Mysterious Unsolicited Packages Of Seeds In The Mail From China
Sun, 07/26/2020 - 20:45
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/agricultural-warfare-people-are-receiving-mysterious-unsolicited-packages-seeds-mail

・・・中国が新種の生物兵器をばらまいているとしたら恐くないですか?(汗)

(追記)
中国政府は、郵便物は中国発ではない。郵便ラベルは偽造されていると反論。

Nord Stream 2ガス・パイプラインが完成すると欧州のガス価格が25%下落 不利になる米国が猛反発

Completion of Nord Stream 2 to Cut Europe Gas Prices by 25%, Consulting Company Says
02:09 GMT 25.07.2020

'Very serious threats': US reportedly ramps up pressure on Nord Stream 2 contractors
26 Jul, 2020 08:12
https://www.rt.com/business/495881-nord-stream-2-us-pressure/

・・・米国の外交官が最後のあがきで商売相手を連日呼び出しどやしつける無礼を働いているが、低品質高価格の米国産ガスが売れるはずがないのです。米国産が高品質低価格だったら、政治力に頼らずとも飛ぶように売れる。恫喝しなければ売れない、恫喝しても少量しか売れない現実を見て、米国人は恥ずかしいと感じないのかな?

こんなことしている裏で、ロシア極北のYamalヤマル半島の新油田から低硫黄の超高品質原油(Novy Port)が中国へ、ガスのLNGが日本へ向けて初出荷された。

Russia supplies first shipment of Arctic oil to China
13 Jul, 2020 11:04
https://www.rt.com/business/494573-gazprom-arctic-oil-supplies-china/

First Russian LNG cargo reaches Japan via Arctic sea route
24 Jul, 2020 12:09
https://www.rt.com/business/495728-russia-arctic-lng-japan/

ロシア・中国が月面基地建設で協力協議 米国がなぜか対話を希望

Source Reveals Russia, China Joint Moon Exploration Details
03:21 GMT 14.03.2020
https://sputniknews.com/world/202003141078562907-source-reveals-russia-china-joint-moon-exploration-details/

US Eyes Communications Channel With Russia on Space Activities, Assistant Secretary Ford Says
22:14 GMT 24.07.2020
https://sputniknews.com/world/202007241079978281-us-eyes-communications-channel-with-russia-on-space-activities-assistant-secretary-ford-says/

・・・米国はロシア抜きの月面基地建設、資源開発案を発表したばかりなのだが、なぜ近づいてくるの?(笑)

シリア議会の総選挙結果 与党連合が7割獲得

Syria's ruling party wins parliamentary election
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 2:16 AM
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/07/22/630151/www.presstv.tv

Official results from Syria’s parliamentary election show that the country’s ruling party and its allies have managed to secure a majority in the legislature.

The electoral commission in Syria announced on Tuesday that President Bashar al-Assad’s Baath party and its allies won the general election and took 177 seats out of 250 in the parliament.
(後略)

・・・戦争前までの旧憲法下ではバアス党が自動的に7割獲得だったので、改正憲法下での選挙でもぴったり7割獲得(177÷250=70.8%)では構造が何も変わってないという。くくく、笑える。

イスラエルは米中対立に深入りすべきでない 中国の対イラン協力が民生分野である限り

中国による対イラン協力はイスラエルにとり気になるところではあるが、現時点で伝えられている内容は民生部門に限定されており、直ちにイスラエルの脅威にならない。もちろん、軍事協力となれば、話は違っている。

米中対立にイスラエルは引きずり込まれるべきでない。立ち振る舞いは難しくなるが、うまく距離を保って対応すべきである。



Cold War with China does not involve Israel – best keep it that way
Middle Israel: Unlike the previous Cold War, this one does not involve Israel directly, and its task is to avoid getting drawn into it
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
JULY 23, 2020 22:38
https://www.jpost.com/international/cold-war-with-china-does-not-involve-israel-best-keep-it-that-way-636160

‘If you see kingdoms provoking each other – expect the Messiah’s footprint,” said Talmudic sage Rabbi Elazar bar Avina (Bereshit Raba 42:4).

The subsequent 17 centuries taught us Jews that when superpowers spar – as China and the US now do – the last thing we can afford is to expect miracles. Instead, we should expect reality, in all its ugliness, and focus on avoiding such a duel’s sparks.

Reality, as this week’s events made plain, is an intensifying conflict between China and the US, a titanic collision whose ricochets reach everywhere, including the Middle East.

Washington’s order Tuesday to shut the Chinese consulate in Houston was no whim. The American charge, that Chinese envoys tried to steal scientific research, is part of the State Department’s accusation that China is conducting “massive illegal spying and influence operations,” and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s allegation that China is out to harm the American economy and workforce.

The escalating war of words, and the trade war that fuels it, were compounded last spring with an American travel ban on academics involved in the Chinese defense establishment.

Things are now set to escalate further, as Beijing is expected to close one of America’s consulates in China, while Washington reportedly weighs a travel ban on the Chinese Communist Party’s members, meaning the 270 million people who populate China’s every corridor of power.

In short, what began festively with Richard Nixon’s “ping pong diplomacy” has made way for a diplomacy of fencing, wrestling and boxing that pits Israel’s strategic patron against its most dynamic trade partner.

It is in this already daunting context that Israel’s Chinese predicament is now compounded by alarming reports of a possible alliance between Beijing and Tehran.

THE DEAL, according to a New York Times report, is about a $400 billion commitment to build over 25 years nearly 100 airports, seaports, metro systems, fast trains, and telecoms infrastructure, in return for which Iran would supply China with oil at discounted prices.

What, then, should Israel make of this, and how should it treat a China that, besides locking horns with America, might soon threaten Israeli interests, in broad daylight and directly?

Well, the first thing Israel must configure is the narrowness of its maneuver space between Washington and Beijing.

Yes, Israeli-Chinese trade is growing exponentially, so much so that between 2014 and 2019 alone it nearly doubled, from $8.8b. to $15.2b. And yes, China has been deeply and blessedly involved in Israeli infrastructure projects, from the Karmiel railway and the new Haifa seaport to the Tel Aviv subway, while Israel’s major universities established major academic centers in China.

Still, when Israel signed a deal to sell China strategic aircraft, America put its foot down, Israel canceled the deal, and China charged – and obtained – a $350 million cancellation fee, all of which added up to one of Israel’s worst-ever diplomatic fiascoes.

Though it’s been two decades since these events, they mean Israel is part of the Sino-American Cold War, as does America’s stated unhappiness with China’s investment in Haifa Bay.

The second thing to consider is that China’s commercial conduct is indeed problematic, and its attitude toward the Iranian problem is indeed frustrating, not only because of its apathy toward Iran’s violence and fanaticism, but because China can force Iran to change, as argued here in the past (“The other end of the Silk Road,” 24 April 2019).

Having said all this, Israel’s task is to stay away from this Cold War, much the way it avoids joining the West’s confrontation with Russia over Ukraine. That also goes for the Sino-Iranian tango.

FIRST OF ALL, China’s deal with Iran will doubtfully happen. The source of the “draft” about which The New York Times reported was not identified. Chances are good it came from China and was designed to blackmail Washington.

Second, there is no Chinese commitment in that document to arm Iran, an omission that makes sense: not because China has a moral problem selling Iran the modern fighter jets, tanks and battleships its military craves, but because Iran can’t pay their price, and China will sell only for cash, the way it did when it armed both sides during the Iran-Iraq War.

For now, the prospective deal is mainly civilian, and its military components – joint exercises and shared intelligence and R & D – do not transform the Iranian threat as seen from Israel.

Obviously, should China set out to arm Iran, Israel will have to respond. Otherwise, this deal should be seen as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and, by extension, as part of its broader Cold War with the US. And these things are much bigger than us Israelis.

Unlike the previous Cold War, where Israel had to be involved because Moscow armed Israel’s enemies and caged Soviet Jewry, this Cold War is not about us. We therefore can, and should, stay away from its cross fires.

Moreover, China’s shadow over this part of the world is thickening every day, while Uncle Sam’s shadow – ever since Barack Obama’s betrayal of Hosni Mubarak, retreat from Iraq and abandonment of Syria – steadily fades.

This is before comparing China’s economic drive and geopolitical assertiveness with America’s growing social restlessness and political unpredictability.

“The US and USSR will lead the world for only that long” and “will be followed by China and India,” an ever-prophetic David Ben-Gurion told the Knesset in 1959, after having decided already in January 1950 to ignore America’s protests and recognize Communist China.

Ben-Gurion saw, ahead of most others, China’s future of economic success and global sway, and their meaning for the Jewish state. Now that future is here, and Ben-Gurion’s Chinese legacy reads like a diplomatic will.

www.MiddleIsrael.net

The writer’s best-selling Mitz’ad Ha’ivelet Hayehudi (The Jewish March of Folly, Yediot Sfarim, 2019) is a revisionist history of the Jewish people’s leadership from antiquity to modernity.

中国イラン経済協力は、イランのガス田開発から腰が引けているインドに対する当てつけ

先にイランは国内の天然ガス田開発利権をインドに与えたが、米国の対イラン経済制裁に恐れを成したインドは、探査活動開始に踏み切れないでいる。イランは単独開発に踏み出し、インドの出方をうかがっている段階。最近発表された中国イラン経済協力は、イランのエネルギー開発に中国が全面協力することをうたっており、インド利権が中国の手に渡る可能性を示唆しており、インドの出方が注目される。



More Fallout from Iran/China Deal: India Loses Farzad-B
Date: July 24, 2020
Tom Luongo
https://tomluongo.me/2020/07/24/more-fallout-from-iran-china-deal-india-loses-farzad-b/

ブラジルのBanestadoマネロン・スキャンダル

ブラジル中銀にCC5と呼ばれる秘密口座を設け、市中の外貨両替ブラックマーケットで集めた資金、脱税資金、政治資金などを集め、ニューヨーク、ケイマン、ジャージー、スイス等を経由してマネロンし、きれいに洗浄された資金を投資の形でブラジルに戻す仕組みがあった。

CC5が設置されたのは1969年で、特に1991年以降、海外への送金額が肥大化した。ブラジル捜査当局がこのカラクリに気付いて捜査を進めたが、途中で社会主義系の大統領Lulaに汚名を着せることに成功し、Lulaやペルー大統領の失脚(と自殺)に発展した。

その後、証拠文書がリークされ、Lulaに着せられた汚名を晴らす期待が出てきた。

ブラジル、アルゼンチン、パラグアイの3ヶ国国境が接する有名な地区が登場するし、ユダヤ人やレバノン系移民も登場する。



Brazil’s money laundering scandal from hell
With no one eager to talk about the revelations, the question is what will ex-president Lula do about it
by Pepe Escobar July 23, 2020
https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/brazils-money-laundering-scandal-from-hell/

シリア上空で米軍機がイラン民間航空機を威嚇 乗客が負傷

米軍が不法駐留しているal-Tanf基地から発進したF15機が、テヘラン発ベイルート行きのMahan航空機に異常接近したため、急旋回し高度を下げた航空機内で乗客多数が頭を天井に打ち付け、出血したり脳震盪を起こす事件が発生した。

US warplanes in aggressive maneuvering near Iranian airliner: Reports
Thursday, 23 July 2020 10:24 PM
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/07/23/630291/Israel-warplane-Iran-airliner-Mahan-injuries-Damascus

・・・ほら、コロナは目くらまし。重要な話題は他にある。

ドイツ バーデン=ヴュルテンベルク州が小中高校におけるブルカ、ニカーブ着用を禁止

German state bans burqas, niqabs in schools

Baden-Württemberg will now ban full-face coverings for all school children. State Premier Winfried Kretschmann said burqas and niqabs did not belong in a free society. A similar rule for teachers was already in place.

21.07.2020
https://www.dw.com/en/german-state-bans-burqas-niqabs-in-schools/a-54256541

・・・女性教師の覆面は既に禁止されており、今回の措置は生徒に対する禁止。

イギリス大手スーパーで買った惣菜からネズミの死骸が出てきた(恐っ)

テスコで買ったイタリアン・チキンをほぼ食べ終えたところで、ネズミの死骸が出てきた。
ショックを受けた消費者は、その後12時間嘔吐し続けた。
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Horrified Tesco customer eats nearly ALL her £3.75 chicken tray bake only find dead MOUSE buried in the sauce - leaving her 'vomiting for 12 hours'

Cath McCall Smith, 57, claimed she found a dead mouse in her Tesco ready meal
She posted the images of the £3.75 chicken tray bake on Tesco's Facebook page
Tesco said that a full investigation is being carried out into the incident
Have YOU had a food horror story like this? Email kate.dennett@mailonline.co.uk

By Kate Dennett For Mailonline
Published: 11:04 BST, 23 July 202
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8552081/Horrified-Tesco-customer-tucks-3-75-chicken-tray-bake-dead-MOUSE-buried-sauce.html

ウィスコンシン州の銀行が硬貨持ち込み100ドルにつき105ドルをプレゼント 全米規模の硬貨不足に対応するため

Wisconsin Bank Pays Above Face Value For Coins Amid Shortage
Wed, 07/22/2020 - 18:20
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/wisconsin-bank-pays-above-face-value-coins-amid-shortage

・・・返却ボーナス5ドル分の上限は500ドルまで。Black Lives Matterが始まった頃から、全米で硬貨が足りないという話が上がっていて、各種小売店で現金取引拒否、デジタル・マネーへの全面転換が進んでいたが、とうとうこんな騒ぎにまで発展した。

トランプが暴動鎮圧のためシカゴに連邦要員を派遣 市長は連邦要員の違法行為を通報するよう市民に呼びかけ トランプを告訴すると 米国

シカゴなど「暴力犯罪」都市に連邦要員増派、トランプ氏 市長らは違憲指摘
7/23(木) 10:41配信
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/9ce566920df08abd7ccf6f900a22357fc5476aed

【AFP=時事】ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領は22日、全米第3の都市シカゴなどで暴力的な犯罪が増加しているとして、連邦捜査官を「大幅に増派する」と発表した。11月の大統領選で再選を目指すトランプ氏は、支持率が低迷する中、「法と秩序」のスローガンを全面に押し出す姿勢をますます強めている。

【写真】トランプ氏、3か月ぶりコロナ会見 大統領選にらみ論調に変化

 ホワイトハウス(White House)でウィリアム・バー(William Barr)司法長官や連邦捜査局(FBI)・国土安全保障省のトップら同席のもと記者会見したトランプ氏は、「暴力犯罪に悩まされている地域に派遣する連邦法執行機関(の要員)を大幅に増やす」と発表。ただちにシカゴに連邦捜査官を増派すると付け加えた。

 バー司法長官は、今月初めに発足した作戦「オペレーション・レジェンド(Operation Legend)」の一環として、シカゴに約200人、ニューメキシコ州アルバカーキ(Albuquerque)に30人の連邦要員を新たに派遣すると説明した。同作戦では既にミズーリ州カンザスシティー(Kansas City)に200人が派遣されている。

 米国では今夏、複数の都市で銃撃事件が多発しており、司法省によればシカゴでは先週末だけで60人以上が撃たれ、うち14人が死亡した。

 トランプ氏は20日、連邦政府の関連施設を保護するためとして、ニューヨークなど市長が民主党所属の都市に連邦治安要員を派遣すると警告していた。

 これに先立ち、オレゴン州ポートランド(Portland)では軍装の連邦要員がデモ隊の鎮圧に乗り出す異例の事態が起きている。首都ワシントン、アトランタ(Atlanta)、シアトル、シカゴ、ポートランド、カンザスシティーの各市長は20日、連名でバー氏やチャド・ウルフ(Chad Wolf)国土安全保障長官代行に当てて書簡を送り、市当局の要請なしに連邦部隊を派遣するのは違憲だと指摘していた。



Chicago mayor urges citizens to call cops on feds, so she can sue Trump for ‘abuses’ in crackdown on gun crime
23 Jul, 2020 00:05
https://www.rt.com/usa/495562-chicago-mayor-police-trump/

(前略)
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has urged Chicagoans to literally call the police over any “unconstitutional” actions by federal agents sent by President Donald Trump to help with a crackdown on skyrocketing violent crime.

Residents should call the police or social services if they “see something that doesn't look right,” Lightfoot said at a press conference on Wednesday.

“If we see any steps out of line,” she said, “we are not going to hesitate to take the president to court and stop any unconstitutional actions.” The Democrat mayor singled out the Border Patrol and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for scrutiny.
(中略)

Lightfoot tweeted that “under no circumstances” would she “allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents.” She tweeted about the shooting almost four hours later.
(中略)

Sending “secret, federal agents” to Chicago will not help and could “spell disaster” if they weren’t under the city’s control and direct command of the Chicago PD, Lightfoot wrote to Trump on Monday. They would be “unfamiliar with the unique circumstances of our neighborhoods” and will only "foment a massive wave of opposition,” she added.
(後略)

米国、トルコ、イスラエルの軍隊がシリアの農場を焼き討ち 農産物と原油を不法にトルコ、イラクに持ち出し高値で販売 利益を横取り

シリアで米軍、トルコ軍、イスラエル軍が焼き払った農場の場所
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As Syria Struggles Under COVID-19 Lockdown, America’s Scorched Earth Policy Ensures Food Insecurity
July 14th, 2020
Vanessa Beeley @VanessaBeeley
https://www.mintpressnews.com/as-syria-struggles-under-covid-19-lockdown-americas-scorched-earth-policy-ensures-food-insecurity/269376/?fbclid=IwAR39oFhOb0rJuNxEkEN439qZXU8olgZmu6pMJhXLNRLx7zmOSlhh_g12NKk
(コピー記事)
https://thewallwillfall.org/2020/07/22/american-scorched-earth-policy-in-syria-compounded-by-economic-terrorism-and-covid-19/
↑↑かなりの長文だが、今年に入ってからの動きが一通りまとめてある。

米国マグニツキー法(ロシア制裁法)のマグニツキー氏にまつわる嘘

ロシアのユダヤ人を母に持つ元共産党員で米国人Bill Browderと、弁護士ではない会計士Magnitskyの2人が、エリツィン時代のロシアで不正行為と脱税をしまくり財を築き上げた悪事の数々を、ドイツのDer Spiegel誌が記事にまとめ上げたが、米国はそれを意図的に無視し、事件を歪曲して反ロシア・プロパガンダを流布し、ロシア制裁法に仕立て上げた。長文。アレッポ出身のユダヤ人が登場する。

Bill Browder, a Billionaire Accused of Being a Fraud and Liar
John Ryan • July 1, 2020
https://www.unz.com/article/bill-browder-a-billionaire-accused-of-being-a-fraud-and-liar/

GoTo 団体旅行に混じれば東京都民も割引対象に 

「東京の人も割引、抜け穴」 GoTo前日の説明会に不満の声
7/21(火) 20:28配信
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/57f5f875da44ecaf911a31d61350cff2828d3bd1

(前略)
当面の間、東京都民の旅行や東京を目的地とする旅行は補助の対象外になる。

しかし、説明会では、都民とそれ以外の道府県に住む人が一緒に団体旅行を申し込んだ場合、都民以外の人が代表で予約などをすれば割引対象になりうるという説明だったという。
(後略)

・・・小池都知事が皮肉った「冷房と暖房の両方をかけるようなこと」をしている当事者である国交省内と観光業界の混乱が目に浮かぶよう(笑)。

地方出身の旅行客は、ツアーに都民が混じることを快く思わないだろうから、都民はとっとと帰れと面罵されることだってあるかもしれない。

観光業界は売上ゼロなのに、4200万円も政治献金を用意しなければ景気対策を打ってもらえないのだから、大変だね。

「ただの風邪」なのに、この混乱をいつまで続けるつもりなのかな?

イギリス自動車、航空機産業の53%が高度人材のレイオフを予定 コロナ

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Survey shows redundancy plans escalating and prospects for normal trading receding
20.07.2020
https://www.makeuk.org/news-and-events/news/furlough-extension-vital-for-key-industry-sectors-to-prevent-jobs-bloodbath

7月20日発行の報告書原文
https://www.makeuk.org/-/media/files/coronavirus/make-uk-manufacturing-monitor-200720.pdf

報告書バックナンバー(画面右All Manufacturing Monitor Reports )
https://www.makeuk.org/insights/publications/manufacturing-monitor-20072020

アルメニア・アゼルバイジャン紛争の背景 戦略物資が交錯するポイント

原油、天然ガスのパイプラインが東西に走っているが、ロシア・イラン・インドが計画している通商ルートがここを南北に通過する。1595025097-o_1edfeer2t16491vr7u1p69qito8_large.jpg

The Forgotten Conflict That Is Threatening Energy Markets
Cyril Widdershoven
https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/Middle-East/The-Forgotten-Conflict-That-Is-Threatening-Energy-Markets.html

レバノン 裁判所が中銀総裁の個人資産、不動産を差し押さえ命令 金融危機を招いた罪

Lebanon court orders seizure of central bank governor’s assets, real estates
Monday, 20 July 2020
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/07/20/630027/Court-orders-freezing-of-Central-Bank-of-Lebanon-governor%E2%80%99s-assets

・・・面積も人口も少ない国なのに、やたら弁護士がいて、無駄な訴訟を起こすレバノン的な展開が笑える。

米国不動産 商業物件の滞納率が急上昇

業態別の滞納率
Accomodation(ホテル)、Retail(小売り)、Overall DQ(全体)、Multifamily(居住用マンション)、Office(事務所)、Indusrial(工業用)
Delinquency_rate_rising_V2-1.jpg

都市別の滞納率
Delinquency_rate_rising_Supplemental-4.jpg

Commercial Mortgage Delinquencies Near Record Levels
July 16, 2020
Dorothy Neufeld
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/mortgage-delinquencies/

CMBS Delinquency Rate Surges for the Third Month; Nears All-Time High
Written on July 01, 2020
Manus Clancy
https://info.trepp.com/trepptalk/cmbs-delinquency-rate-surges-for-the-third-month-nears-all-time-high
その報告書
https://info.trepp.com/hubfs/Trepp%20June%202020%20Delinquency%20Report.pdf


GoTo登録の条件未定→連休前に現場大混乱 キャンセル料は補償せず→批判→補償へ 東京外しは小池が悪い

周囲にコロナ重症者、死者が一人もいないという日本人が圧倒的多数で、「ただの風邪」にすぎないのに、日本が醜悪すぎて笑える。

いつまでこの馬鹿騒ぎを続けるのか。コロナコロナと言いながら生活水準を下げていく愚かな日本人たち。



GoTo、キャンセル料は補償せず 事業者も登録制に
7/17(金) 13:22配信
朝日新聞デジタル
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/aaa89e918ad90977b75f6f915d2eeec82093ae38

 国土交通省は17日、政府の観光支援策「To Toトラベル」の対象と参加条件を正式に発表した。新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大が続く東京都内への旅行と東京都民は当面対象外とする。参加する事業者は登録制とし、感染対策の徹底を登録の条件にする。旅行者にも対策への協力を求め、悪質な旅行者は補助対象にしない方針だ。22日から実施されるが、制度の詳細が未定の部分もあり、混乱する可能性もある。

 この事業は、国内旅行の費用の一部を補助するもので、総額1兆3500億円が投じられる。赤羽一嘉国交相は17日の記者会見で、東京を対象外にすることについて「断腸の思いだ」と述べた。東京をいつから対象に含めるかは、今後の感染状況を踏まえ、専門家の意見を聞いて判断するとした。東京が対象から外れたことを理由に予約済みの旅行をキャンセルした場合のキャンセル料は、政府は補償しないという。

 参加するホテルや旅館などの事業者は登録制とし、旅行者全員の検温と本人確認、浴場の人数制限などの対策を義務づける。若者や高齢者の団体旅行、大人数による宴会旅行などは感染を拡大させるリスクが高いとして、予約時などに控えることが望ましいと周知することも事業者に求める。こうした対策が不十分だと、登録が取り消され、旅行者が補助を受けられなくなることもあるという。

 修学旅行は一緒に行動する顔ぶれが普段と変わらず、旅行でも感染リスクがあまり上がらないとして、東京以外は補助の対象にする。

 また、旅行者には、発熱がある場合には旅行を控えるよう呼びかける一方、検温や本人確認などの事業者の指示に協力するよう求める。協力しない悪質な旅行者は、事後的に補助対象から外す。

 しかし、団体旅行などで参加者全員の居住地をどう確認し、違反者が出た場合にどう対応するのかや、事業者の感染対策を事後的にどうチェックするのかなど、制度の詳細には今後詰める部分も多いという。事務局も17日に立ち上がったばかりで、事業者の登録もこれからだ。

 また、東京に遊びに行くための個人旅行で隣接県に宿泊した場合の宿泊費が補助の対象になったり、生活圏が東京都に重なる人も多い首都圏のほかの自治体の住民は補助対象だったりと、感染対策としての効果を疑問視する声も出ている。(田中美保)



東京外し、背景に政府との対立 「GoTo」の方針転換
7/18(土) 7:18配信
時事通信
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/496a80ab5e12dfe04aa34da9eabaac1c22446573

 政府が観光支援事業「Go To トラベル」キャンペーンの対象から東京都を除外したのは、都内の感染者急増や各地から湧き起こった慎重論だけが理由ではなく、背景に政府と都の対立もあったとみられている。

 今回の決定が両者の亀裂をさらに深め、今後の新型コロナウイルスへの対応に影響することが懸念される。

 「なぜ東京を外すのかという詳細な説明は受けておりません」。17日午前、都庁で記者団の取材に応じた小池百合子都知事は、都除外の連絡は16日夕に西村康稔経済再生担当相からあったとしながら、納得のいく説明は依然として受けていないと政府への不満を隠さなかった。

 もともと「Go To」キャンペーンが注目を集めたのは、かねて確執が指摘される菅義偉官房長官と小池氏の応酬が発端だ。都と23区の連携の悪さに不満を募らせていた菅氏は、11日の北海道千歳市の講演で「この問題は圧倒的に『東京問題』と言っても過言ではない」と当てこすった。

 すると小池氏は13日に「むしろ『国の問題』だ」と反撃。キャンペーンをやり玉に挙げ、「(感染拡大防止と)整合性をどう取るのか。冷房と暖房を両方かけることにどう対応すればいいのか」と記者団を前に痛烈に皮肉った。菅氏がキャンペーンの旗振り役を務めてきたことも念頭にあったとみられる。

 2人のやりとりは結果的にキャンペーンへの世論の関心を高め、各地の自治体から「いきなり全国で開始することには反対」(大阪府の吉村洋文知事)などと懸念が相次ぐ事態となった。

 コロナ対応での政府と都の不協和音は初めてではない。4月には休業要請の進め方で足並みが乱れた。今月上旬には小池氏が「他県への不要不急の外出遠慮」を都民に要請。県をまたいだ移動を妨げない政府との食い違いがあらわになり、小池氏が政府に合わせる形で発言を修正している。

 こうした経緯にもかかわらず、小池氏は15日の記者会見で発言を元に戻し、「不要不急の都外への外出はできるだけ控えてほしい」と都民に再び呼び掛けた。キャンペーンは小池氏の呼び掛けと相いれないことになり、「東京外し」へ政府の背を押したとみられる。

 「小池氏がキャンペーンを批判するからだ」。政府が都の除外を決めた背景について、与党幹部はこう言い切った。小池氏が不満を漏らしていると聞いた政府関係者も「キャンペーンを止めてほしいと言ったのは小池氏だ」と突き放した。



キャンセル料補償、政府が検討 GoTo東京除外で自民・岸田氏
7/19(日) 12:17配信
時事通信
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/7f87e85dfcc892dec3fd2d0502981b3ffd56ade4

 与野党の政策責任者が19日、NHKの討論番組に出演した。

 自民党の岸田文雄政調会長は旅行需要喚起策「Go To トラベル」キャンペーンの東京都除外により予約取り消しが相次いでいることに関し、「キャンセル料については政府が動いているようだ」と述べ、政府が補償を検討しているとの認識を示した。除外そのものについては「国民の安心安全が基本だ。一つの方策として理解できる」と評価した。

大型タンカー失踪事件の続報 イランと米国が裏取引

UAE沖で大型タンカーが行方不明となり、大騒ぎになったあとイランに停泊していることが判明したが、インド人船員の大半は既にインドに帰国済みという謎の事件の続報2本。

問題のタンカーは、イラン革命防衛隊が購入したがっていた船だが、米ドルを送金する過程で米国当局に察知され、経済制裁で取り引き中断となった。その船をイランが乗っ取り、イラン領海内に連れ去った。現在の船籍がどこなのかは不明。

・・・みたいなことが書いてある。よく読んでいないが、イランとしては、支払い済みの商品を受け取ったくらいの認識なのかもしれない。いずれにせよ、この種の話は1980年代にレバノンで多発した誘拐事件でよくあった。米国とイランが、裏取引しているなぁという印象。



How a tanker and its crew that 'disappeared' for 10 days ended up in Iran
After disappearing from the UAE anchorage, there it was, off Hormuz Island near Iran, several hundred kilometers from its last known location on July 5, where it had been for months.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
JULY 16, 2020 17:42
https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/how-a-tanker-and-its-crew-that-disappeared-for-10-days-ended-up-in-iran-635288

Last year Samir Madani, co-founder of TankerTrackers.com, noticed a mysterious ship off the coast of Lavan Island near Iran, appearing to take on cargo from another ship.

It had turned off its transponder, making it harder to track. However, Madani, who runs an independent online service that tracks and reports shipments and storage of crude oil, found the ship through satellite photos on December 6, 2019.

The same ship once again pulled a disappearing act, although this time at least 28 crew disappeared with it for ten days, only for the ship to show up off the coast of Iran and for the crew to appear back in India simultaneously.

The ship in question is called "Gulf Sky" and it has been at the center of an international quest by the US government to stop Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from laundering money and breaking sanctions by using front companies to acquire ships and smuggle weapons, oil and other cargo.

The story is so complex and convoluted that it spans continents, involves human rights groups that sought to help the crew stranded on the ship, and now involves an alleged “hijacking” that took the ship from detention off the coast of the United Arab Emirates to an anchorage several kilometers off Iran’s Bandar Abbas.

To understand how we got here I spoke at length with Madani who helped piece together missing details of this tanker’s movements.

Last year, the Gulf Sky was named the MT Nautic and had recently been sold. The beneficiary owner was supposed to be a company in Oman. It had a crew of 28 and a captain from India who was ostensibly operating it for a company in India. We know this from details later released by the human rights group that was involved.

According to Madani’s data, which he acquired through examining the ships transponder history of travel. Prior to its first disappearance, the ship was doing normal business, picking up oil from Saudi Arabia and the UAE and going to India and Oman. It was in Mumbai and New Mangalore in July and August 2019.

Then in November, the ship made its way from off the coast of Fujairah - an Emirate of the UAE - in the Gulf of Oman, passing the port of Khor Fakkan, towards the Straits of Hormuz.

This was a tense time for the US and Iran, as well as tensions being high in the Gulf.

In the Spring of 2019, ships had been damaged by mines near where the Nautic had been anchored - they themselves had also been attacked in June 2019.

Later a British ship named the "Stena Impero" had been seized by Iran. It only left Iran’s waters on September 27, 2019. Around this time the Nautic had changed ownership, although reports indicate that its mysterious owners in Oman had sought to acquire it since May 2019, when US-Iran tensions began to escalate.

On November 30, the ship said it was going to Basra, according to logs analyzed by Madani. It sailed hundreds of kilometers into the Persian Gulf but never made it to Basra. Instead it switched off its automatic identification system transponder and disappeared on December 2.

For five days it was gone. Madani found it near the island of Lavan, one of several places that tankers take on illicit cargo from Iran. This ship-to-ship transfer is a way of doing business without needing to go to port.

The ship was seen on satellite with a very large crude carrier or VLCC giant ship from Iran’s National Iranian Tanker Company. The Nautic has a distinct shape. It’s a Suezmax size ship, 274 meters long and 48 meters wide and red on top. It stands out, says Madani. And it stood out in December for what looked like an attempt to evade detection.

The ship left Lavan Island and sailed back through the Straits of Hormuz to an anchorage off the UAE on January 14, and then at a single-point mooring off Oman’s Sohar port on January 18. It sat around for a week and left on January 25. It’s not known what the tanker was carrying at the time. It could be oil or gas condensate. Madani says it is important to be careful in determining what was on board.

The vessel also appeared to be purposely attempting to appear like it hadn’t taken on cargo, claiming its draft was only 8.5 meters below water. The Gulf Sky then returned to anchor off the UAE where it remained for six months, then one day disappearing in to thin air.

It wasn’t until mid-July that a journalist reached out to Madani to ask if he could help find the ship. It had a distinctive deck so he remembered it and was able to look using satellite images to find it off Iran. With its transponder off, he compared it to other known vessels that have their transponders on.

After disappearing from the UAE anchorage, there it was, off Hormuz Island, several hundred kilometers from its last known location on July 5, where it had been for months.

Not much is known about the days aboard ship between January and May 2020, except that we know the COVID-19 crisis began, the UAE shut down airports and many things were grounded to a standstill.

The US was also involved in increasing tensions with Iran. Rocket attacks on US forces in Iraq in December led to US airstrikes and protests at the US embassy in Baghdad. The US then killed IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani.

In May, the US government revealed an investigation into two men, Amir Dianat and Kamran Ali Lajmiri, Iranians allegedly involved in working with the IRGC Quds Force and channeling funds through the US to buy a tanker.

This was a conspiracy involving the IRGC, which the US had designated a terrorist group in 2019. The US said it had disrupted the purchase of the tanker. The Washington Post noted that at the center of the case was the Gulf Sky, previously the Nautic.

The US government sought civil forfeiture of $12 million involved in the purchase. The US noted that Dianat is also known as Ameer Abdulazeez Jaafar Almthaje and that he was linked to a company called Taif Mining LLC, who were “allegedly buying the tanker.”

The US is involved in a long and complex struggle to stop Iran’s oil shipments and it has gone after tankers and their captains and owners in the past. The US had sought to stop the Grace 1 carrying oil to Syria in the summer of 2019, leading to Iran grabbing the British tanker in retaliation.

The world of oil shipments and tankers is a murky one. Tankers may be owned by one company, run by another, operated by a third, crewed by a fourth and under the flag of a fifth country.

Shell companies, operators, beneficiaries, re-flagging and naming of ships makes some tracking complex - determining who owns what and who is supposed to be paid.

Crews of these ships sometimes don’t know who they work for, engaging in sanctions-busting activity they never signed on for.

According to the Post report, when the US went after the money involved in the purchase of the Gulf Sky this set in motion a UAE decision to “seize the ship pending a hearing.”

The UAE court acted on behalf of Nautic’s sellers. A US bank froze funds transferred back in October 2019, for a transaction involving the tanker.

“An attorney for the ship’s seller, Polembros Shipping Ltd. Of Greece, said the firm has been cooperating fully with US prosecutors since learning funds from the brokered sale had been frozen.” The Wall Street Journal discovered that money that had been attempted to be transferred via Wells Fargo, intended for Crystal Holdings, a subsidiary of Polembros.

The US alleged that to purchase Nautic the Iranians had gone to great lengths, involving a “Japanese agent” who did not know about the ties to Iran. The report said the tanker, after being purchased in October 2019, had gone to Kharg Island and was loaded with Iranian crude oil from the National Iranian Oil Company.

That is apparently a reference to the Lavan Island trip on December 6. Kharg Island is hundreds of kilometers from Lavan, but the two are where Iranian tankers lurk to bring oil to other vessels through illicit shipments normally made with transponders turned off.

Think of this coastline like a vast network of ghost ships as Iran tries to hide its activity.

As of late, the vessel has been flying the flag of the Dominica, an island in the Caribbean. According to The National in the UAE the vessel only changed its name after it was acquired by Taif Mining in January 2020. It had apparently been flying a Liberian flag prior to the change. Taif Mining itself was only created in September 2019, these reports say, with the US alleging it was a front company.

Now begins the long miserable tale of the crew and the mystery of what happened on July 5. Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) was contacted by the master of the vessel Gulf Sky, Captain Joginder Singh in mid-May 2020 to ask for help.

They were told that the crew was stranded on the ship due to the legal dispute, and their financial troubles were adding up with living conditions deteriorating. There were 28 crew, of whom 20 Indian nationals submitted complains under the Maritime Labour Convention of 2006, HRAS notes in its May report. Most of the crew had come aboard in October 2019 or after.

The crew faced many difficulties. Some had paid fees for the privilege to be trainees aboard ships like this and they were now stuck without pay and with family debts mounting.

The HRAS report says that the ship had been “arrested” on January 27, 2020, due to the financial dispute between the previous owner who had not been paid. So it was sitting off the coast of Khor Fakkan.

The report notes that while Taif Mining, based in Muscat, was the owner, the vessel was under insurance provided by Maritime Mutual Association Limited and the management of the ship was done by Maritime Ventures Private Limited.

The crew complained that they were on water rations and salaries were paid rarely. The crew also appealed to Seven Seas Navigation in India, which was the “manning agency” they had worked with. Times of India says that United Island Maritime Ventures is an Indian company registered in March 2016 and that its directors Mohammed Afsar Mohammed Aziz and Shakeel Ahmed Shaikh are also directors of Seven Seas Navigation.

HRAS helped raise awareness of the crew’s predicament and in June more press covered their situation. HRAS said it would work with the Dominica Maritime Administration in the Dominica to help put pressure on the owners and managers. Dominica Maritime said that they would use every legislative effort to make sure the mariners were repatriated.

Between late June and early July something changed on the ship. Mediation on June 2 and further attempts on June 22 to help the crew were grinding along. Instead of a repatriation and legal cases playing themselves out or regulatory moves being made, the ship suddenly disappeared and ten days later the crew reported being hijacked.

Some 26 of the crew were home in India by July 15. HRAS CEO David Hammond said he had taken a witness statement, according to reports.

How did the vessel suddenly disappear on July 5 off the coast of the UAE, supposedly under “arrest” and re-appear in Iranian waters? There are many cases where the crew of ships like this go without pay or find themselves in these kinds of predicaments.

One captain lived alone on a ship after the crew left because they hadn't been paid for more than 14 months. He was one of 220 Indian sailors brought home in 2017 due to these kinds of disputes. None of them disappeared or ended up in Iran and then back in India.

What this tells us is that there is a well-known mechanism for dealing with cases where Indian nationals who are mariners are stuck on a ship and not being paid.

The COVID-19 crisis may have made things more difficult. When the vessel disappeared on July 5 no one seemed to notice. Times of India only reported the crew “missing” on July 15, by which time they were on the way home to India.

When the vessel disappeared it was under a Prohibition to Sail notice from the Commonwealth of Dominica and was under arrest by the UAE under an admiralty law injunction. Despite the injunction, Captain Singh only informed HRAS on July 15 that the vessel had been hijacked on July 5 and that now he and the crew were safe.

The only indication that something concerning had happened was in a tweet on July 13 by Abhinav Singhal, a man claiming to be nephew to Chief Officer Suneet Kumar on the ship. He said he lost contact with him. He confirmed the crew was in India on July 15, days after expressing concern.

Madani has attempted to reconstruct what happened. He posted online at TankerTrackers.com the location of the ship on July 15 and how it had moved since July 5 from the coast of the UAE to the coast of Iran.

Using satellite photos from Planet Labs the ship can be seen off the UAE prior to July 5 and then it appears near Hormuz island on July 7.

It then remains there through July 15. Its transponder is off the whole time, as if it is trying to hide. The transponder was turned off in the evening of July 5. Hours before the decision was made to turn it off a Seamax Swift ship from Khor Fakkan in the UAE visited the Gulf Sky, according to Madani’s data.

The UAE-flagged off-shore supply ship made the journey and stayed for only 58 minutes before leaving. This raises questions about what happened on July 5 that caused the ship to suddenly leave and travel to Iranian waters.

Why were two crew left in Iran when the others made it home? Was it only visa issues? How did the crew get home? Why didn’t authorities seek to stop the vessel from leaving? Many questions are left unanswered in the case of a vessel that is linked to numerous countries and various cases.

Madani says he likes the part of his work when he can help people, as when he helped find the location of this vessel and the crew ended up safe.

“It’s like cracking codes,” he says.

There is a hide-and-seek game playing itself out today as countries under sanctions, such as Iran, seek to hide the cargo being put onto tankers. Using satellite images and transponders, as well as other methods - those like Madani are helping identify the real amount of oil being exported. This can involve tens of millions of barrels being illicitly moved around the world.

US sanctions are taking a bite though. Dozens of vessels now avoid places like Venezuela, with captains fearful of being sanctioned -and innocent crew, who may not even know the destination of their tanker, end up in the middle, as in the case of the Gulf Sky.



Tanker that 'disappeared' was hijacked to Iran, crew say
It is highly unusual for pirates or hijackers to do this off the coast of the UAE, one of the most heavily trafficked waterways for oil tankers.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
JULY 19, 2020 13:01
https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-hijacked-disappeared-tanker-crew-members-say-635571

The crew of the Gulf Sky are mostly safe today.

Twenty-six of them arrived back in India on July 14. Two are now in Iran, having been stuck on board the oil tanker for more than six months, much of it spent at anchor off the United Arab Emirates. With the tanker at the center of a court case in the US against the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the ownership of the Dominica-flagged vessel disputed, the tanker wasn’t supposed to go anywhere.

However, the crew say they were hijacked and taken to Iran.

How did it happen? This is the third part of a Jerusalem Post investigation into the disappearance of this tanker, after the website Tanker Trackers revealed that it had turned its transponder off and satellite photos showed it mysteriously turn up near Iran’s Hormuz island on July 7.

Now, according to the website and magazine Safety At Sea, the crew say they were held at gunpoint and taken from their UAE anchorage on July 6. We previously documented that a UAE-flagged supply ship met the Gulf Sky for 58 minutes on July 5. The crew has spoken anonymously to Safety at Sea.

This account provides new details. The Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration only told the US that the tanker was missing on July 13, a week after it had disappeared. Now the crew say that “heavily armed” men boarded the ship and took them away from UAE waters.

It is highly unusual for pirates or hijackers to do this off the coast of the Emirates, one of the world's most heavily trafficked waterways for oil tankers. There are a plethora of security assets from American, French, UK and other navies in this area, including major naval ships, as well as drones that monitor the area for Iranian weapons trafficking to Yemen.

In short, the fact that armed men supposedly boarded a large Suezmax-size million-barrel tanker and took it away has major ramifications for maritime security. But if the story is exaggerated, then it leads to questions about who piloted the ship to Iran.

The armed men came aboard the ship disguised as “surveyors.” The crew say they were made aware of a coming inspection on July 2. They were told to prepare the engines, which raised suspicion. The crew was gathered in a room usually used for meals and kept there. Some were tied up and they claimed they were shouted at and even tortured. The ship left its anchorage just after midnight on July 6 and arrived in Iranian waters by July 7.

The crew were kept hostage on the vessel until July 14 when the hijackers surprisingly disembarked them after a new sailing trip of 14 hours. From there, the men took a bus to an airport and found 26 tickets to India waiting for them. Someone had used their passports to secure them tickets. The two crew members who were left behind had expired documents.

The incident is supposedly still under investigation. It lacks clarity because there do not seem to be major concerns in the UAE about how the ship went missing. It took many days for family members of the crew to contact UAE port authorities in Khor Fakkan and have the local authorities agree to go see if they could find the ship.

It is also unclear if the crew will ever be paid. The article says that their “discharge certificates” are still in Khor Fakkan in the UAE because the vessel was supposed to be under “arrest” by the coast guard. It’s not clear if the vessel will now remain in Iran or who actually owns the ship. A front company for the IRGC apparently had tried to buy it last year, triggering the American case, but the $12 million in payment was seized by the US.

The plight of the crew is now being raised by human rights groups. Countries involved, including Iran, where the crew seemingly transited with no problems, have not explained how a hijacked ship with “pirates” suddenly ended up in Iranian waters. Basic details, such as where the men flew from to get home to India and where the two remaining crew members are, is unclear. What is clear is that a large tanker disappeared for ten days and showed up in Iran – and it is a tanker at the heart of a US case relating to the IRGC.

The Gulf of Oman has seen other controversies over the last year. In May and June 2019, six ships were mined in the Gulf, and a US drone was shot down. The US has also interdicted three shipments of weapons to Yemen travelling from Iran.

2019年のイラン石油収入68.6%減 米国経済制裁の影響

Iran oil revenue dips but future holds bright promises
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 10:37 AM
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/07/15/629663/Iran-oil-exports-US-sanctions-China-partnership

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says Iran's revenue from total crude oil exports and oil products in 2019 was just over $19 billion, less than a third of the previous year.

According to the organization’s annual report, Iran's income from selling oil and oil products amounted to 60.5 billion in 2018, while it was $110 billion in 2011.
(後略)

・・・かなり切羽詰まっているはずだが、苦しいと言わない。

中東専門家がカレーなる転身 早大生の通過儀礼「メーヤウ」新店長の高岡豊さん

文末にある(目先の一例として挙げられている)難民調査は、本人が自己資金でやる趣味の調査研究ではなく、恐らく高い確率で外務省からの委託調査だろう。

事前の申請書作成は、外務省の側に特別な事情がない限り前年度から綿密に準備する必要があり、互いに顔見知りであったとしても、1度の会議では終わらない。何度も打ち合わせと書類書き直しを繰り返す。外務省の役人が高岡氏の都合に配慮して彼のところにやってくるのではない。突然電話が来て「今から説明に来い」と呼び出されたら、すぐにご説明に上がる。何日も待たせてはいけない。

そして出張準備、標準的には2~4週間の現地調査、帰国したらすぐ口頭での成果報告で省内の関係部署を回る。役人からの質問に丁寧に答える必要があり、「このあとカレー屋の経営がありますから・・・」などと言って席を立てるはずがない。

それから荷物整理と報告書の執筆・校正・印刷(特に執筆・校正にはもの凄く時間がかかる)、数回の内輪の報告会と場合によっては公開講演会、決算書提出と外務省の監査官による監査に合格するまで、彼自身が店を放り出して、相当日数を潰す必要がある。

出張前後の1ヶ月、計2ヶ月間は特に多忙で、現地にいる1ヶ月も含めた計3ヶ月間は、カレー屋から離れるはずだ。飲食店の店主が片手間にできる仕事ではない。都心の一等地にある店は家賃が高く、1年のうち何ヶ月も店を閉鎖して経営が成り立つはずがない。

ということは、執筆者が受け取る報酬額は、同等クラスの委託で支払う一般的な金額に、民間のカレー屋を維持するため高額家賃の数ヶ月分が上乗せされる可能性が高い。財源は当然にして税金だ。高岡氏自身には資本力はないのだから、お金の出所は外務省に限定される。調査報告書作成を理由に、外務省から高岡氏に所定のお金が支払われる限りにおいて問題はないが、そのお金が高岡氏の生活と店の経営の両方を支えるのでなければ、この記事のストーリーは成立し得ないはずだ。情報公開制度で請求してみようかな。



中東専門家がカレーなる転身 早大生の通過儀礼「メーヤウ」新店長の高岡豊さん
2020.7.2 12:10
https://www.sankei.com/world/news/200702/wor2007020014-n1.html

 激辛の一皿が早稲田大に入学した学生の“通過儀礼”として広く認知され、2017年に惜しまれつつ閉店した東京・馬場下町のエスニックカレーの老舗「メーヤウ」が4日、3年ぶりに営業を再開する。新店長に就任したのは、イスラム教過激派の動向などに精通する研究者、高岡豊さん(45)だ。メディアでも引っ張りだこだった中東問題の専門家はなぜ、畑違いの飲食業に「華麗(カレー)なる転身」を遂げたのか。(外信部 時吉達也)

「イスラム国」報道に多数登場

 高岡さんは在シリア日本大使館専門調査員などを経て、国内で最も長い歴史を誇る中東研究機関「中東調査会」で、昨年度まで主席研究員を務めた。イスラム教過激派に関する多数の著書があり、テレビや新聞の報道にもたびたび登場してきた。

 記者も2017年、高岡さんに取材した経験がある。当時、過激組織「イスラム国(IS)」掃討作戦がシリアで大詰めを迎え、残党勢力の世界各地への分散を指摘する声が広がっていた。

 高岡さんは「元々母国に不満を抱えていた人間がISの名を利用して事件を起こしているだけだ」と強調し、こうした懸念を否定。過剰な警戒はむしろ「注目度を高め、同じような組織を再び出現させることにつながりかねない」と強調した。扇情的な報道にはくみしないとする専門家の矜持が、印象に残った。

中東研究者、一転難民に

 そんな高岡さんの「メーヤウ」との出会いは、新潟県から上京し、早稲田大教育学部に入学した1994年春。多くの新入生と同様、先輩のおごりで星4つの激辛「チキンカリー」に挑戦し「泣きながら食べた」のが最初だった。

 友人たちと話のネタとして訪れるうちにいつしか病みつきになり、間もなく週1回以上通うのが習慣に。4年後の卒業式の日には3食すべてカレーで済ませるなど、メーヤウ愛を育んでいった。研究者の道に進んだ後も、シリアから帰国すれば真っ先に店を目指すなど、常連として20年以上を過ごしてきた。

 しかし、後継者問題などからメーヤウは2017年に閉店。都内の有名店を回っても匹敵する店は見つけられず、カレー難民となった高岡さんは「毎週土曜の昼飯をどこで食べればいいのか」と途方に暮れた。

「二足のわらじ」決意

 翌18年12月、転機が訪れる。別の早大OBらが進めていたメーヤウ復活を目指すプロジェクトの中で、前店長から「店長は高岡さんにお願いしてはどうか」と白羽の矢が立ったのだ。同年秋に大学周辺の商店街の催しで1日限定の復活営業を行った際、高岡さんから「作り方を教えてほしい」と懇願されていたことが、前店長の頭の中にあった。

 同じころ、高岡さんは当時の仕事に行き詰まりを感じていた。危険性の高い中東地域での現地調査は、組織に属する立場から制約を課せられることもしばしばだった。メディアから「ストーリー」に沿ったコメントを求められることにも、頭を悩ませていた。

 「地位と名誉さえ求めなければ、組織を離れても研究を続けることは可能なんじゃないか」。同じく研究職に就く妻からも「好きにすればいい」と背中を押され、「カレー店の店長」と「フリーの中東研究者」の二足のわらじで生きていくことを決めた。

「早大生の心のふるさとに」

 「人生なめてたな」。店の常連から作り手の側に回った、高岡さんの率直な感想だ。「作り方はシンプルだが、時間と手間を惜しんではいけない」というカレーは寸胴1つ、40食分作るのに丸1日かかる。作業の7~8割は掃除と後片付けが占め、開業に向けた準備が本格始動した4月以降、体重は5キロ以上落ちた。

 一方、研究者としての将来に対する悩みがなくなったことで「気持ちはすごく楽になった」という。現在も論文の執筆を続けており、シリア難民の帰還に向けた現地での意識調査など、これまでの研究も今後さらに深めていくつもりだ。「プロとして、傑出した研究をする。その思いは今も変わらない」と自信をのぞかせる。

 移転先の新店舗は東京メトロ副都心線西早稲田駅徒歩1分で、7月4日にオープン。週3日の営業となる見通しだ。「早大生の心のふるさとであり続けたい」。新米店長は、店の評判を知らない現在の学生にも支持されると信じ、準備を進める。「だって、『メーヤウ』ですから」

ヒドロキシクロロキンのコロナ治療効果

赤い国は投与せず、オレンジ色は投与・投与せず混合、緑は積極投与。
投与しない国で致死率が高く、投与した国では低いという傾向が示された。
日本は赤棒の右から2番目。
HCQbycountry.jpg
https://mobile.twitter.com/gummibear737/status/1283840177497088001/photo/1

Hydroxychloroquine: The One Chart You Need To See
Fri, 07/17/2020
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/hydroxychloroquine-one-chart-you-need-see

ゴーストタウンと化したニューヨーク中心部 米国 コロナ

いずれも7月17日(金)朝の風景
5th Avenue
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Charging Bull
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Columbus Circle
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Mulberry Street
mulberry street cam.png

Times Square 1
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Times Square 2
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Times Square 3
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Times Square 4
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Times Square 5
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World Trade Center Memorial & Museum
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午前9時の道路渋滞情報
(渋滞していないので緑色で表示されている)
tomtom nyc.png
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/live-camera-feeds-reveal-nyc-ghost-town

・・・失業者5千万人になるよね。経済は止まっているのに、株価だけは上がる。

米国 キリスト像の首を切断 教会に悪魔の落書き

‘We’ve seen this happening all over the country’: Statue of Jesus BEHEADED inside Florida church in alleged hate crime
17 Jul, 2020 01:47
https://www.rt.com/usa/495003-jesus-statue-vandalism-attack/

Connecticut Catholic church defaced with SATANIC & ANARCHIST symbols, as spate of vandalism attacks targets Christian sites
17 Jul, 2020 04:56
https://www.rt.com/usa/495006-chuch-anarchist-satanic-symbols-vandals/

イギリス コロナ感染者統計は実際の5~10倍 病床はがら空きで治療を受けられず死んだ人が多数 匿名医療コンサルの告発

イギリス・サリーのNHS病院に勤める匿名医療コンサルの作文として紹介されているので信憑性は定かでないが、これまでに医療の現場から漏れ伝わってきている内容と合致する。

PCR検査数は患者1人ごとに整理されておらず、検査1回を1と数えているので、感染者数は実際の5~10倍に増幅されている。ヨーロッパでイギリスの感染者数だけ異常に多いのは、これが原因。

筆者が直接関係しているサリーの病院では、今年の受け入れ患者数は例年の95%減で、病床はがら空きだった。これは、本来ならば入院して治療を受けられていたはずの患者多数が治療を拒否され、苦しみながら死んでいったことを意味する。

コロナは直接の死因にはならず、合併症で死ぬ。しかし、死因を記入する欄には「コロナ」と書くよう指導されている。



NHS Consultant Says Staff Are Being Silenced Over COVID19
Posted on 11th July 2020 by The Bernician
https://www.thebernician.net/nhs-consultant-says-staff-are-being-silenced-over-covid-19/

急転直下のGoTo見直し 国交省は寝耳に水の大混乱 コロナ 観光

急転直下のGoTo見直し 国交省は寝耳に水の大混乱
7/16(木) 19:29配信
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/84c8c86f3ef0b819e5382489ef2304b4ab7523b3

 16日午後にGoToキャンペーンの見直しが急転直下、発表されましたが、国土交通省内でも衝撃が広がっているようです。内閣府前から報告です。

 (経済部・延増惇記者報告)
 まさに国交省内は、もう寝耳に水だと。急転直下で今回の東京都除外が決まったという形でして、本当に皆さん、驚きを隠しきれないということで今、省内では大混乱が起きています。なぜこういうことになったかといいますと、もともと観光を救うんだということで、予定通り絶対に進めるんだとかなり国交省内は強気の姿勢でした。観光業界からも非常に助けてほしいと、このままだと経済がボロボロでこれからは破綻のラッシュが続くんじゃないかという声が上がっていて、それを受けて22日へ前倒しを決めたわけです。ですが、その大消費地の東京からお客さんが呼び込めないということで、非常に困惑した声が観光業界からも上がってきています。

運用方法についての最新の情報ですが、都外の人が免許証を提示して都民じゃないことを証明する必要があります。すでに都民で予約をしている人、22日以降の出発で予約をしている人は補償がないということです。さらに、やはりこれからどうやって区切っていくか、東京都内をどこで線引きしていくかというところが非常にまた不公平感が生まれる可能性もあるので、まだまだまた議論を呼びそうです。

 (Q.混乱ぶりがよく伝わってくるが、まさにもう飛行機や新幹線、ホテルを予約してしまっている都民、それから全国の人々も多いと思うが、キャンセル代金などがどうなるか、全く決まっていないということか?)

 国交省の幹部によりますと、その補償はしないということです。すでに予約をしている人は補償なしということになります。

・・・民間部門の職場であっても、役所や政治にぶる下がった仕事をしている人には、よくあること。別に今回が初めてじゃないでしょ?国交省内の混乱が目に浮かぶ。早く縁を切った人の勝ち。また愚かなことしてるなーとしか思わない。

鉄道乗客数、4月は過去最低 国交省統計、緊急宣言が直撃 コロナ

鉄道乗客数、4月は過去最低 国交省統計、緊急宣言が直撃
7/14(火) 17:46配信
共同通信
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/4113a5ef0a6cdaf7c71cbcb6bc34312a8da7a108

 国土交通省は14日、今年4月の鉄道輸送統計月報を発表した。全国の鉄道をはじめ、モノレールなどの乗客は計11億6152万1千人で、1987年4月の統計開始以来過去最低前年同月比45.5%減も過去最大の減少幅になった。

 新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大に伴い政府による緊急事態宣言が4月7日に発令され、鉄道輸送を直撃した。3月の乗客数は16億5660万人余りだった。

 国交省によると、内訳は、JR旅客各社が前年同月比41.7%減で4億6534万2千人。JRを除く民間鉄道は47.8%減で6億9617万9千人だった。



(ヤフコメ)
不破雷蔵 | 1日前 「グラフ化してみる」「さぐる」ジャーナブロガー 検証・解説者オーサー 報告

該当月報から。2015年度の月平均を100とした場合の指数で2020年4月分の値を比較しますと

旅客数量
 JR…58.3 民鉄…52.2
旅客人キロ(人数×利用距離)
 JR…38.3 民鉄…50.7

との値が出ており、特にJRによる遠距離利用者(≒旅行客)の利用が減ったことがうかがえます。新型コロナの流行で不要不急の移動が自粛されている以上、仕方がない話ですが。

また地域別に旅客人キロを見ると(前年同月比、%)

中国…58.0
東北…54.4
関東…52.5
北海道…43.4
四国…42.6
九州…41.2
近畿…39.6
沖縄…37.8
北陸信越…34.1
中部…22.0

新幹線…13.0

となり、特に北陸信越地方や中部地方の、新幹線利用による客が大きく減ったことが確認できます。

イスラエルの失業率4.5→7.6%、失業者数85万人 コロナ

Israel's unemployment rate almost doubles in month as virus decimates economy
CBS report shows rise in overall dismissals, with most reported in the food and beverage industry; one fifth of business owners predict a 50% drop in income in coming months, with many shifting online or introducing home deliveries
Billie Frenkel |
Updated: 07.14.20 , 15:51
https://www.ynetnews.com/business/article/Byx4B7sJw

850,000 jobless Israelis but no funds for vocational training
In 2019, NIS 66 million earmarked for workplace training, but only one third of that allocated in 2020 due to political stagnation; promised budget of NIS 50 million only enough to retrain 1% of Israel's growing unemployed population
Shahar Ilan |
Published: 07.14.20 , 14:08
https://www.ynetnews.com/business/article/B1bgoRqkP

米国とイランが裏取引 米国で服役中のレバノン人ヒズボラ支援者を釈放

Lebanese man accused of financing Hezbollah freed by U.S. in secret talks
Kassim Tajideen, who was designated by the State Department as an important sponsor of the Shi'ite terror group, was released through indirect talks between Washington and Tehran, according to sources
Reuters |
Published: 07.14.20 , 18:23
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/S1uD5Bjkv

ドミニカ船籍の原油タンカーがUAE沖で行方不明に のちにイランで発見 インド人船員の大半はなぜか母国に帰国済み
A missing oil tanker at center of US case was 'hijacked' to Iranian island
How does a whole tanker just vanish and end up off Iran with rumors of “pirates” and the crew safely returning home in the meantime?
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
JULY 15, 2020 15:15

原発のあるブーシェフル港で少なくとも7隻の船が火災 イラン国内で破壊活動が続く
At least seven ships catch fire in Iranian port of Bushehr (VIDEOS)
15 Jul, 2020 15:08
https://www.rt.com/news/494840-iran-bushehr-port-fire/

イスラム化したトルコはイスラエルとNATOにとり脅威 イスラエル紙

Turkey is increasingly becoming a threat to Israel
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara will “liberate” Al-Aqsa.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
JULY 15, 2020 06:56
https://www.jpost.com/opinion/turkey-is-increasingly-becoming-a-threat-to-israel-635054

An Islamic Republic of Turkey would be a threat to NATO
Turkey has moved from being the secular, enlightened NATO member to being the Islamic Republic of Turkey.
By GHANEM M. NUSEIBEH
JULY 15, 2020 06:55
https://www.jpost.com/opinion/an-islamic-republic-of-turkey-would-be-a-threat-to-nato-635062

イギリス政府が5GネットワークからのHuawei社製品排除を正式決定

China threatens to retaliate over the 'disappointing and wrong' decision to strip Huawei out of Britain's 5G network saying it is 'questionable' whether UK can be an 'open and fair business environment' for firms from other countries

Government today announced Chinese tech giant Huawei will be banned from the UK's new 5G network
It will be illegal for telecoms firms in Britain to buy Huawei 5G equipment from December 31 of this year
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said all Huawei 5G technology will then be stripped out of network by 2027
Government had given Huawei the green light in January to help build the network amid security concerns
US sanctions recently imposed on the firm prompted a reassessment of the company's role and today's U turn
Decision to exclude Huawei from 5G network will mean completion of roll out delayed by two to three years
Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the UK, tweeted it was a 'disappointing and wrong decision by the UK'

By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 12:43 BST, 14 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8521379/Government-announces-major-Huawei-U-turn-bans-firm-UKs-5G-network.html

追加投資に2700億円も掛かる。
Will an extra £2 billion in costs and years of delays result in a safer 5G network? How tearing Huawei equipment out of Britain's next-gen infrastructure will affect the nation's mobile services

Chinese technology company Huawei will be banned from the UK's 5G network
It will be illegal for UK telcos to buy Huawei 5G equipment from December 31
Here's what the decision means for telco providers, businesses and consumers

By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
Published: 18:42 BST, 14 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8521777/Heres-UKs-Huawei-decision-means-mobile-services.html

・・・Huawei社製品が有害であるとする報道は山ほどあるが、Huawei社製品が有害であるという証明はどこにもない。

預言者ムハンマドが反ユダヤのイメージであるのは、イスラエル人研究者がアラビア語の1次資料を読んでいないから サウジ人学者の論文が初めてイスラエル学術誌に掲載

In first, Saudi scholar publishes article in Israeli academic journal
New research delves into Prophet Muhammad's strategic and personal ties with the Arabian Peninsula's Jewry; TAU official cites publication as 'important' for bringing the two nations closer
i24NEWS |
Published: 07.13.20 , 18:23
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BkEkHeqyw

・・・人と付き合うとき、表玄関を構築せず、裏口から入ってくるのはユダヤの常套手段。

シリア反体制ゲリラ al-Tanf基地で米軍から訓練を受けたと自白 地雷原にはまり政府軍に拘束され

Captured Syrian militants tell media they are US-trained, sent to spy on Russian, Iranian & Syrian facilities
14 Jul, 2020 10:06
https://www.rt.com/news/494675-us-backed-militants-syria/
動画あり
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202007151079884001-captured-syrian-militant-details-how-us-instructurs-supervised-their-weapons-training-video/
https://youtu.be/7BQOSv-kMbQ

リビア東部の議会がエジプトに軍事介入を要請 中東の同盟関係に変化

リビア東部の議会がエジプトに軍事介入を要請
Eastern Libyan parliament calls for Egypt ‘to directly intervene’ in conflict
14 Jul, 2020 12:45
https://www.rt.com/newsline/494695-libya-parliament-egypt-intervene/

シリアがリビア東部にロシア製パーンツィリ防空ミサイルを供与 ロシアは当然承認しているはずだし、UAEも関与
Assad Sends Pantsir Air Defense Systems To Counter Turkey In Libya
Tue, 07/14/2020
https://southfront.org/assad-sends-pantsir-systems-to-counter-turkey/

湾岸、シリアでムスリム同胞団と対立しているイランが、リビアでは同胞団支持
Iran openly backs NATO in Lybia(←正しくはLibya)
Voltaire Network | 17 June 2020
https://www.voltairenet.org/article210253.html

サウジの影響力が低下、UAEの重要性が高まる。リビアでイランがトルコ支持に回り、レバノンのヒズボラが困る。中東に新たな分断線が浮上。
How Washington intends to triumph
Thierry Meyssan
23 June 2020
https://www.voltairenet.org/article210291.html

経済危機? それはレバノンの日常です

Hottest commodity in Lebanon's economic chaos: The U.S. dollar
In-depth: Even during the 15-year civil war and Israel's occupation of the south, Lebanon was always flush with dollars; now, as local currency's value evaporates, the public must navigate labyrinthine regulations in frantic search for dollars
Associated Press
Published: 07.11.20
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HyEBvDXkD

・・・極端なドル不足で経済が混乱していると報じられているレバノン。しかし人々はカネとモノを右に左に動かしながら、あたかも何事も起きていないかのように生活を続ける。レバノンがどうにも暮らせなくなったらどうするって?国外に移住するだけ。この地域の人たちは何千年も前からずっとそうしてきた。

米国のパナマ、コロンビアへの軍事介入

US Still Destabilises Panama, Colombia Region 100 Years After Dedicating Canal
11:00 GMT 11.07.2020
https://sputniknews.com/latam/202007111079854525-us-still-destabilises-panama-colombia-region-100-years-after-dedicating-canal/

(以下、抜粋)
"As we know, the United States helped create and finance military forces in 1903 to rebel against the Colombian government and to sever Panama from Colombia in order to seize control of what would become the Panama Canal", Kovalik, who teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, said.

"Colombia has suffered internal civil strife ever since, including from paramilitary forces which have continued to rear their ugly head, many times with the support of the US, until the present day. Colombia continues to suffer from horrific human rights abuses carried out by such forces which now dominate much of the countryside", he said.

"We can see that now with the United States's open and aggressive regime-change operations in Venezuela", he said.

"The Monroe Doctrine is alive and well, quite sadly for the people of Latin America", he said.

The carving of Panama out of Colombia in order to build the canal "was an early case of the United States using the military to move toward hemispheric hegemony under the long-standing Monroe Doctrine. As US Senator [Samuel] Hayakawa said humorously but accurately much later, the United States 'stole it fair and square'", Eland said.

"Yes, the 'colossus of the North' - still the most potent country on earth, economically, politically, and militarily - still has great effect on the Western Hemisphere. Economics gets politicised and so a free market doesn’t exist. Moreover, the economics of the drug war undermines the region’s sovereignty too", he said.

"Now, the US appears to want to cut off such influence of China in the region, and may act in aggressive ways to halt it", Kovalik said.

"In that protectionism is contagious and reduces trade volumes and general world prosperity, the trade war between the two largest economies could lessen trade through the canal. There has also been talk of an alternative route", he said.

ハリウッドの白人中年俳優らが逆差別を恐れる 黒人問題 新単語BipocとMenemyを覚えよう

Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man

By Caroline Graham In Los Angeles For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 23:49 BST, 11 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8513727/Actors-writers-producers-warn-reverse-racism-film-industry.html

新しい造語ができたそうです。
'Bipoc' – an acronym for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour
'Menemy', which means a white, male enemy of the diversity movement

米軍特殊部隊用に開発した栄養剤をイギリス人オリンピック選手に使用 

REVEALED: British London 2012 Olympians were used as guinea pigs for Special Forces 'wonder drug' but 40 per cent of those who used the supplement ended up with side-effects... including vomiting!

British athletes were used to test an experimental substance for Special Forces
The project cost hundreds of thousands of pounds of the public money
There were no guarantees the experiment wouldn't breach anti-doping laws
A percentage of those who tried the drug ended up with adverse side-effects

By Nick Harris and Edmund Willison and Rob Draper for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 22:25 BST, 11 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8513525/British-2012-Olympians-guinea-pigs-Special-Forces-wonder-drug.html

・・・きれい事を言ってばかりのイギリスらしい腹黒さ(笑)。

一応、事前にWADAに問い合わせ、当時の規則には反していないが、将来解釈を変更する可能性はあるという回答を得ているとのこと。薬の服用を進めたのはスポーツ庁だが、服用と副作用については選手個人の責任とするという内容の誓約書を提出させていた。

食糧補給ができない状態で兵士に長時間パフォーマンス維持を求める米軍特殊部隊の依頼でオックスフォード大学が開発したというケトン・エステルの肝心の効果は、吐き気などの副作用が強く、パフォーマンス向上につながらなかった。

アヤ・ソフィア寺院をモスクに戻した次は、アル・アクサー・モスクに自由を取り戻す トルコ大統領

Turkey vows to 'liberate Al-Aqsa' after turning Hagia Sophia to mosque
The resurrection of Hagia Sophia heralds the Liberation of the Al-Aqsa mosque, the Turkish Presidency website says.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
JULY 11, 2020 18:23
https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/turkey-vows-to-liberate-al-aqsa-after-turning-hagia-sophia-to-mosque-634700

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “liberate al-Aqsa mosque” from Israel after “resurrecting Hagia Sophia” as a mosque on Friday.

The decision to change the status of the ancient Hagia Sophia church, which had been transformed into a mosque in 1453 and then into a museum in 1934, was made controversially last week.

It follows an increasingly religious authoritarian agenda from Ankara that has made Turkey the world’s largest jailer of journalists, seen dissidents imprisoned for “terrorism” and witnessed increasing military invasions of neighboring countries by Turkey.

The resurrection of Hagia Sophia heralds the liberation of the al-Aqsa mosque, the Turkish Presidency website says. “The resurrection of Hagia Sophia is the footsteps of the will of Muslims across the world to come… the resurrection of Hagia Sophia is the reignition of the fire of hope of Muslims and all oppressed, wrong, downtrodden and exploited.”

The speech, which was in Turkish, was translated slightly differently to Arabic and English, apparently as a way to hide part of Ankara’s full views on how it has linked Hagia Sophia to a wider agenda.

In Arabic the speech says that turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque is part of the “return of freedom to al-Aqsa,” essentially meaning Israel should be ejected from controlling Jerusalem’s Old City where al-Aqsa is located.

Turkey’s president linked the decision to reviving Islam from Bukhara in Uzbekistan to Andalusia in Spain. This terminology, linking al-Aqsa in Jerusalem to Hagia Sophia and Spain, is a kind of coded terminology for a wider religious agenda. In the Turkish translation the same reference to Spain does not appear to be included as in the Arabic.

Turkey’s current president has long championed the Palestinian cause and been an extreme critic of Israel, famously walking off the stage at Davos during a discussion with former president Shimon Peres in 2009. Turkey then sent the Gaza flotilla to try to breach Israel’s blockade of Gaza, leading to the deaths of 10 Turkish citizens when Israeli forces raided the Mavi Marmara ship.

In recent years Turkey’s religious and political authorities have been making increasingly adversarial statements about Israel, vowing to mobilize the “Islamic ummah” in June against Israel’s annexation plans.

Linking the major change at Hagia Sophia to Jerusalem illustrates that Ankara’s ambitions are far larger than just reasserting Islamic prayers at the historic mosque and church in Istanbul; it is part of a larger Islamic agenda for the region.

Turkey’s ruling AK Party is rooted in the Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey is a close ally of Hamas in Gaza. Hamas is also rooted in the Muslim Brotherhood. This strategy by Turkey seeks more influence across the region with like-minded groups and countries, such as Qatar and the Government of the National Accord in Libya.

Turkey is seeking to supplant Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region, such as Egypt and Jordan, as the main determiner of what is “Islamic.”

This means Ankara’s leadership believes that its changes to Hagia Sophia are only one step of a larger religious militarist agenda in the Middle East. Turkey invaded part of eastern Syria in October 2019 after depopulating the Kurdish region of Afrin in Syria in January 2018.

Turkey then recruited Syrian refugees to fight in Libya’s civil war as part of an energy and military deal with Tripoli. In June, Turkey launched airstrikes in Iraq against Kurdish groups, claiming to be fighting “terrorism.”

One day, Turkey could even aim its sights at Jerusalem. The speech about Hagia Sophia clearly indicated this is on the agenda in the future.

・・・トルコ大統領府HPに掲載されたトルコ語原文は、英語・アラビア語の翻訳文とニュアンスが異なる。「アル・アクサーの解放」はエルサレム旧市街からのイスラエル排除を意味するので、イスラエルが警戒。

世界遺産は登録されたらそれでおしまいではなく、登録時の状態を永久保存しなければならないので、主たる建造物であるアヤ・ソフィアの性格を変えてしまった今、登録を取り消すのでしょうか?

ハマース軍事部門高官がイスラエルに逃亡 内部情報を大量に持ち出し スパイ事件 パレスチナ ガザ

Has Israel infiltrated Hamas’s military wing?
According to sources, another senior Hamas military commander was recently arrested on suspicion of collaborating with Israel.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
JULY 11, 2020 18:19
https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/has-israel-infiltrated-hamass-military-wing-634702

A senior commander of Hamas’s military wing, Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades, has reportedly fled the Gaza Strip amid suspicions that he had been collaborating with Israel, Palestinian sources said on Saturday.

The man, who headed Hamas’s commando frogman unit, fled the Strip aboard an IDF boat, the sources told the Palestinian news website Amad.

They said that the senior Hamas commander took with him a laptop containing “dangerous classified information” about the group’s frogman unit, as well as sums of money and eavesdropping devices that were in his possession.

According to the sources, another senior Hamas military commander was recently arrested on suspicion of collaboration with Israel.

The man, who was identified only as Mohammmed, was responsible for the group’s communication networks in the Shajjaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City and trained Hamas members in information gathering and anti-espionage techniques.

The sources claimed that he began working with Israeli intelligence agencies in 2009. His alleged ties with Israel were uncovered when he asked his brother to collect for him a sum of money that was left near a garbage bin. The brother was apprehended by members of the Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades as he was trying to take the cash, the sources said.

The two incidents prompted Hamas to take a series of measures, including summoning several of its members for interrogation and changing its communication networks and the phone numbers of many senior officials.

The sources said that Hamas’s military wing was currently in a state of “security hysteria,” particularly after the arrest of dozens of its members in the past few weeks.

Hamas security forces have seized nearly $500,000 in cash and many electronic devices designated for espionage and eavesdropping.

“Investigations are continuing secretly amid fears that senior commanders of Hamas’s military wing may be involved with the spy network,” the sources said.

Recent reports in a number of Arab media outlets said that Hamas has uncovered a plot by an Islamic State-affiliated cell to carry out a series of terrorist attacks in the Gaza Strip. The cell consists mostly of former members of Hamas’s military wing who quit to join the IS-affiliated group to carry out terrorist attacks against Hamas security installations and figures.

Sources close to Hamas claimed that some of the suspects were linked to Israel.

Last week, the Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al-Akhbar reported that Hamas has uncovered a “dangerous plot by the Israeli intelligence services” to launch attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. The report said that Hamas arrested a number of Islamic State-affiliated activists who were also planning to carry out a series of suicide bombings in the coastal enclave by using explosive belts and booby-trapped motorcycles.

The report came days after the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Interior and National Security announced the arrest of a cell that was planning to carry out terrorist attacks in the Strip.

“As part of its duty to maintain the stability of the security situation in the Gaza Strip and to confront the attempts by the Israeli occupation and its agents to penetrate the home front, the security services managed to discover a cell, directed by the Israeli occupation, as it was carrying out a sabotage action against resistance elements,” the ministry said. “The security services spotted suspicious movements of a number of people during the past few days and began intensive investigations and operations to track these people, which led to their arrest after a security operation that lasted for several days and the confiscation of technical equipment and money they used to carry out missions inside the Gaza Strip.”

・・・パソコン抱えてIDFのボートに乗ってガザを脱出したという部分は笑うところでしょうか?イスラエルが報酬を置く場所はごみ捨て場で、弟に資金回収(ごみ探し)をさせているのを怪しまれて発覚した。

アジア系家族の誕生日パーティーをイギリス人実業家が4文字俗語で罵倒 米国カリフォルニアのレストランで

'I don't accept the apology': Asian American man insulted by British tech entrepreneur at a family birthday party says diner only said sorry to 'save face'

Michael Lofthouse, 37, hurled racist abuse at Raymond Orosa and his family
Mr Orosa does not believe the apology was genuine and was just 'saving face'
Silicon Valley startup CEO Lofthouse's 'actions speak louder than the words'
Mr Orosa was out celebrating his wife's birthday in Carmel Valley, California

By Jemma Carr For Mailonline
Published: 13:11 BST, 10 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8509951/Asian-American-man-insulted-British-tech-entrepreneur-says-said-sorry-save-face.html

・・・Happy birthday to youを歌っていたら罵倒されたそうだから、米国で生きるのも大変ですね。

Huawei排除する工事に5~7年かかる イギリス通信大手

ここ数日、イギリス政府が5Gから中国Huawei社を排除する決断を下し、まもなく発表すると観測されているが、通信大手のBTとVodafoneは、全国の道路にくまなく作業車を乗り入れ、設置済みのアンテナを1本ずつ交換しなければならず、どんなに急いでも5年、普通は7年かかる。工事中は、地域ごとに2日間ネットが使えない不具合が生じる。整備計画が大幅に遅れる。また予算的にも膨れあがると懸念表明。

Britain 'faces phone signal blackouts lasting TWO DAYS if it bans Huawei', telecom chiefs warn

Any tightening of restrictions could lead to higher prices and delay in faster 5G
Boris Johnson expected to announce U-turn on allowing Huawei to build network
Ministers considering axing company amid fears network could be used to spy
It comes after a dossier accused China of trying to manipulate key figures in UK

By Larisa Brown Defence And Security Editor For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:00 BST, 9 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8507991/Britain-faces-phone-signal-blackouts-lasting-TWO-DAYS-bans-Huawei-telecom-chiefs-warn.html

・・・ネットが使えない期間が2日だけなら、強行する手がある。予算超過分は、敗戦国ジャップに負担させる手がある(笑)。従順な国民に対し少しばかり増税すれば済む話じゃないですか。数年前にEUに押し寄せたシリア難民を支える予算を日本政府が拠出したくらいなんだから、これくらいできる。これで世界は平和(爆)。

コソボ紛争と臓器売買(古い話)

Key U.S. Ally Indicted for Organ Trade Murder Scheme
July 8, 2020
Nicolas J S DAVIES
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/08/key-us-ally-indicted-for-organ-trade-murder-scheme/

Human Rights Watch報告書
https://www.hrw.org/news/2008/05/04/kosovo/albania-investigate-postwar-abductions-transfers-albania
BBC報道
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7990984.stm

・・・臓器売買していたヤツが現職大統領やっているんだから、もうね。関連記事23

神戸電鉄、コロナで乗客激減 強い危機感「路線だけでなく、会社の維持も難しい」

神戸電鉄、コロナで乗客激減 強い危機感「路線だけでなく、会社の維持も難しい」
7/9(木) 23:42配信
神戸新聞NEXT
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/db9214f80693203de9e81e199b92eb060c4d141d

 新型コロナウイルス感染症の影響で、神戸電鉄粟生線の4~6月利用者数が前年同期比で44・8%減の約116万2千人だったことが9日、分かった。同日開いた神戸電鉄粟生線活性化協議会で、神鉄の松本修治経営企画部長が明らかにした。「全線で同様に激減しており、旅客収入の減少は阪神・淡路大震災を大きく上回る危機的状況」という。

 同社によると、粟生線の月別実利用者数は、緊急事態宣言が発令された4月が約33万7千人と前年同月比で半減5月は前年同月から6割近く少ない約29万9千人まで落ち込んだ。6月に入って回復したが、26・3%の減少率だった。

 松本部長は「定期は回復してきたが、定期外が回復していない」と分析。「経験したことがない危機で、路線だけでなく、会社の維持も難しい。知恵や支援をいただきながら、総動員で難局に立ち向かいたい」と話した。

・・・先日、JR東日本が都心の乗客数が減ったから値上げという記事があったので、地方はもっとひどいだろうくらいのことは想像していた。ただの風邪なのに、日本人はまだまだ自粛するつもりなんでしょう?コロナは宗教。どこまで信じるかの競争だ。どちら様も納得いくまでとことん自粛してください。私は倒れないけど、皆は倒れそう(苦笑)。お大事に

セルビアのコロナ規制反対デモはクーデター未遂 国防大臣

SECOND night of clashes in Serbia as government & opposition blame each other for protests over Covid-19 lockdown
8 Jul, 2020 23:52
https://www.rt.com/news/494201-belgrade-protests-covid-escalate/

Serbian defense minister says protests are ‘COUP ATTEMPT’, aim to spark CIVIL WAR
9 Jul, 2020 11:19
https://www.rt.com/news/494233-serbia-protests-civil-war/



コロナ騒ぎに気を取られていると、関係ない場所で変な事件が起きている。

トルコ軍がシリア北西部の畑を焼き払っている(関連記事2
→シリアで食糧インフレ(食糧不足)
→レバノンはもっと食糧インフレ
→シリアからレバノンに農産物が移動

レバノン北部に現地慈善団体が食糧配布をしないよう、米国大使が圧力。
US Ambassador Shea bans aid distribution among needy families in north Lebanon: Senior cleric
Saturday, 04 July 2020
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/07/04/628863/US-Ambassador-Shea-forbids-aid-distribution-among-needy-families-in-northern-Lebanon-Senior-cleric

米国から経済制裁されたレバノン政府が、代わりにイラクと経済交流し、中国から投資を受け入れる検討を開始したら、米国大使が激怒し、公式・非公式ルートで毎日何回も執拗に脅迫してくる。
US ambassador sends stern message to Lebanese PM: report
2020-07-06
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-ambassador-sends-stern-message-to-lebanese-pm-report/

these messages have increased in frequency, especially after information about the possibility of Lebanon opening up economically to cooperation with Iraq, and to accepting Chinese investments.

・・・レバノンが米国を相手に無駄な抵抗をしていると解釈するのが正しいのか、米国がレバノン程度の国に足蹴にされるような存在に成り下がったと解釈するのが正しいのか。

少し前に、米国の子分たちが銀行を襲撃していたが、最近は銀行襲撃は諦めている様子。自分の脳みそで考えない頭の悪い子たちだから、実際に不幸に襲われるまで結末を予想することができない。

冬にコロナで死にたくなかったら、夏の間に痩せなさい イギリス

Britain is told to lose weight for the winter as deputy chief medical officer admits she is 'very concerned' about a second wave and urges people to slim down to cut their risk of dying

Dr Jenny Harries warned 'the virus is still out there' and said it risks returning
People could reduce their risk of dying by losing weight, she suggested
Dr Harries said scenes of raves and parties in recent weeks have worried her
Public must continue following social distancing and protecting themselves

By Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 15:47 BST, 8 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8502521/Lose-weight-protect-coronavirus-deputy-chief-medical-officer-says.html

・・・肥満、糖尿の人はコロナで重症化しやすいので、このようなアドバイスを発したのだろうが、政府の役人がこの種のことを言うと「政府なんかにそんなことを指示される筋合いはありません。私は私が食べたいときに食べたいものを食べるし、動きたいときに動くし、動きたくないときには動きません。誰にも指示されません!」と反発するのがイギリス人なのです(笑)。

WHOがコロナ空気感染説を煽り立てる

新型コロナ 空気感染に「証拠が出てきている」 WHO技術責任者明かす
7/8(水) 16:32配信
産経新聞
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/f28141c4c45508e54f68b6e790c66b05ab4d0d56

Fears Covid is airborne grow as WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' that disease passes between people through infected droplets in the air

The possibility of airborne transmission 'cannot be ruled out', WHO admits
The agency had previously said the virus spreads primarily through droplets
But there have been calls for the WHO to update its guidance
Scientists wrote an open letter outlining the evidence the virus floated in the air
A change in guidance could affect advice on wearing a mask or ventilation

By Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline and Dan Sales For Mailonline
Published: 17:19 BST, 7 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8498945/WHO-acknowledges-evidence-emerging-airborne-spread-COVID-19.html

・・・数日おきに必ず危機と恐怖を煽り立てる記事を流して、どうしても経済を破綻させたい人がいる。ただの風邪なのに、Social distancing 50メートルを徹底しろとでも言うのか?規制強化されたら困る人は多いだろうに、日本人は誰も声を上げない。

倒産「ミネルヴァ法律事務所」代表が懺悔の独占告白 「私を洗脳した“真犯人”がいる」

倒産「ミネルヴァ法律事務所」代表が懺悔の独占告白 「私を洗脳した“真犯人”がいる」
7/8(水) 8:01配信
デイリー新潮
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/b094d6df76800c800e72c071d34eb4e4656c4e59

(前略)
「都内にあるリーガルビジョン(LV)という士業に特化した広告代理店です。ここの児嶋勝会長が、広告戦略だけでなく、実は事務所の経営も取り仕切っていました。過払い金のビジネススキームを主導してきた会長にも責任を問いたい。強く、そう思っています」

 この児嶋会長は現在49歳。かつて消費者金融最大手として業界にその名を轟かせた武富士で支店長を務めた人物だ。武富士が事実上破綻した後、広告代理業に転じ脱税で有罪判決を受けたこともある。

(中略)

ミネルヴァは会長の支配下にありました。LVに支払うのは広告費だけでない。ミネルヴァの事務所はLVのグループ会社からの転貸しで、事務所の派遣社員もLVグループからの派遣。その人件費にはじまり、電話やインターネット回線の使用料などもLVグループに支払っていた。ミネルヴァはヒト、モノ、カネを握られ、会長の指示でLVへの支払いを、手を付けてはいけない預り金で充当していることが分かったのです」

(中略)

負債などの重要な話ははぐらかされ、“一連(ママ)托生 よろしくお願いいたします。”と大きなフォントで書いたメールを送ってきたこともありました。“そんなに言うのなら、人を引き上げる”などと脅された挙げ句、派遣社員を出勤させないといったことも。事務所は私を含めた6名の弁護士と30名前後の事務員。その10名以上がLVグループからの派遣でしたから、ヒトを止められると立ち行かなくなってしまいます。

(中略)

年末の社内研修会。忘年会と会長の誕生日祝いを兼ねて熱海の後楽園ホテルへ行きます。LVグループ約120名がバス3台で行くのですが、車内で皆、会長から酒を飲まされ、ひたすら一気飲み。当然、潰れる人も出ますが、それでも夕方にはホテルの大広間で誕生日祝いをやる。ここでも一気飲みです。・・・ゆずの『栄光の架橋』が社歌で、みんなで肩を組んで大合唱して終わるのですが、その前に、ビデオ上映があります。これがまた凝っている。昨年末は、会長を主人公に仕立てた、『情熱大陸』のよくできたパロディビデオが流されました」

(中略)

会長評を訊ねられた社員たちは、〈会長は神だね。神。ゴッド。言われたことをそのままやれば、何でも成功するよ〉〈お客さまへの愛情が半端ないです〉などと最大級のヨイショ。その礼賛ぶりはうすら寒くなる。

 児嶋会長が会社の展望を語ってこの“ニセ情熱大陸”が終わると、「スペシャルメッセージ」の文字。男性7人がずらりと並ぶ画となる。DA PUMPだ(写真2)。

〈児嶋会長! お誕生日おめでとうございます!〉

 と、ISSAが祝福し、

〈俺らみんな会長に世話になってますから。しかもね、ツアーにもね協賛していただいて。ぼく、サウナ仲間なんで。週にぼく、4回ぐらいは会います〉

(中略)

児嶋会長の交友関係といえば、他にはフジテレビの関係者が多いことは周辺の人はみな知っています。・・・政界では小沢一郎さんの子分だった糸川正晃元民主党代議士を応援していました」

(後略)


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(ヤフコメ)
tak***** | 13時間前

私は元武富士店長ですが、武井会長の時代を思い出す旅行ですね笑
バスに乗ったら旅館直行、延々飲みながら幹部を持ち上げる、朝飯食ったら即撤収、旅行というより泊まりの宴会
全国店長会議にはゲストで演歌歌手とか芸能人がやって来てました。
古き体質のままなんですね
代表弁護士も私は悪くないと言ってるけど、まともな弁護士としての仕事をせず、弁護士しか出来ない事務処理だけの仕事で、それなりの金をもらったんだろ?同罪だよ

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axg***** | 8時間前

私は昔、ヤタガイというサラ金に勤務していました。同時に住吉連合会の構成員でも有りました。当時の同僚が今盛んに、司法書士、弁護士事務所で宣伝を担当して悪さをしてるのは事実です。物事には必ず裏があり何故多額な利益を得て居るのかその背景に警察関係者も存在してるのも現状事実です。特殊詐欺ならやばいので裏工作をしてるのは過剰になって来てますのでそのうち続々と出て来るでしょうけど裏とり迄行くには大変な作業で、悪人の方が数が余りにも多くて間に合わないのが実情です。皆さんも病院であれ、賃貸事業者であれ名前に誤魔化される事を又既にやられて居る可能性も有る事をお気をつけ下さい。今は法律すれすれの事をしないと利益は出ないのです。分かって下さいとは申しません。しかし警察が一方的に排除し人間扱いしない人も人間何です。家族も居れば食事もしなければ生きては行けません。
公務員政治家だけ上手い汁は必ず崩壊するはずです。

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kaw***** | 28分前

金融会社に勤めてました
が、最高裁の判決により急に違法な過払いに。それから過払い請求する側の法律事務所に転職しましたが私の前職を知らない職員がサラ金サラ金みたいに偉そうなこといいますが、ホントの深い事情とか知らないで法を振りかざし最初から上から目線でしか話をしません。自分が法律に詳しい&正義だとでも思ってるんでしょうか。法律にのっとって営業してましたが急に最高裁の判決により過払いになり経営が圧迫されました。今回法律知識をたてにサラ金サラ金と振りかざした弁護士事務所が横領事件をおこしたことに考えさせられます。

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tal***** | 9時間前

弁護士の多くは、僅かな法律知識を売り物に、困っている依頼人をカモとし、できもしないことをできるかのように思わせ、着手金名目で、なけなしの金をむしり取る。 過去に6人の弁護士と付き合ったが、4人はその類、そのうちの一人はその後除名、一人は退会処分を受けていた。 「弁護士をみれば狡猾な着手金詐欺を疑え」ということ。 騙されないためには弁護士を上回る勉強しかない。 記事の弁護士が言葉で謝っても糞の役にも立たない。蛇の道は蛇とはいえ、上には上がいるものである。 広告会社、テレビ局等々、気取って見せても中身は羅生門をほうふつさせる。

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fsb***** | 9時間前

昨年、DA PUMPのライブに行きました
DA PUMPのライブはzeep規模から、ずっと行っていました
武道館で初めてDA PUMPのライブを見てダンサーを目指し、DA PUMPの一員になったメンバー
もう一度、ISSAさんを武道館に立たせたいので、それまで、頑張りますと
そして、昨年、念願叶っての、武道館ライブでした
嬉しくて、号泣しました
今年の2月には、さいたまアリーナ
そして、いつも、協賛:東京ミネルヴァ法律事務所
チラシには、東京ミネルヴァ法律事務所は、DA PUMPを応援していますと
素晴らしいライブだったのに

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mit***** | 6時間前

私は現在認知の母の成年後見人ですが年一で家裁へ収支報告義務があります。それもこれも司法関係者(弁護士の使い込み)が事の発端、ほんの一部?でしょうが警察弁護士見たら泥棒と思え!

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全米で治安悪化

Violent Crime Is Surging Dramatically In Major Cities All Over America
http://themostimportantnews.com/archives/violent-crime-is-surging-dramatically-in-major-cities-all-over-america

こんな所には住めないと治安悪化を嘆く地元出身活動家の長文
I was born in New York, and I’ve never seen the city so scared and uninhabitable. I fear we’re on the brink of a second civil war
Mitchell Feierstein

Mitchell Feierstein is the CEO of Glacier Environmental Fund and author of ‘Planet Ponzi: How the World Got into This Mess, What Happens Next, and How to Protect Yourself.’ He spends his time between London and Manhattan. Join Mitch on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook – @Planetponzi
7 Jul, 2020 19:52
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/494087-new-york-blm-civil-war/

日産ゴーンの日本脱出費用96,945,000円 民間軍事会社に支払い

Carlos Ghosn Paid Ex-Green Beret $860,000 For Great Escape
Tue, 07/07/2020 - 17:10
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/carlos-ghosn-paid-ex-green-beret-860000-great-escape-music-box

A Tuesday court filing shows Ghosn wired Taylor two separate payments, $540,000 on October 9 and $322,500 on October 25, to Promote Fox LLC, a company managed by Taylor and another family member.

新型コロナは中国発ではない イギリス専門家

(1本目)欧州、南米の下水から昨年前半にコロナ・ウィルスが検出されている(注:日本でも2019年夏に検出された)ことからすると、ウィルスはずっと以前から世界各地に潜んでいて、昨年末に何らかの環境が整い猛威を振るったと考えられる。高齢者が呼吸器症状で死亡すると、自動的に「インフルエンザ」と書いているだけ(だから実際のコロナ死者数はずっと少ない)。感染しないか、感染しても重症化しない若年層の全員にワクチン接種を義務づけるのは変。・・・云々という意見。

(2本目)この先生は昔から主流派と異なる意見を表明する人で、ワクチン反対論者であることもあり、学会に出席しても、彼の隣りに座る人はおらず、いつも一人で食事をしている。

・・・異端派の見解がイギリス保守層の代表紙The Daily Telegraphで紹介されるというのは、どのような変化なのでしょうか。



Exclusive: Covid-19 may not have originated in China, Oxford University expert believes

Senior CEBM tutor Dr Tom Jefferson believes many viruses lie dormant throughout the globe and emerge when conditions are favourable
By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 5 July 2020 • 4:41pm
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/05/covid-19-may-not-have-originated-china-elsewhere-emerged-asia/

Coronavirus may have lain dormant across the world and emerged when the environmental conditions were right for it to thrive rather than starting in China, an Oxford University expert believes.

Dr Tom Jefferson, senior associate tutor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), at Oxford and a visiting professor at Newcastle University, argues there is growing evidence that the virus was elsewhere before it emerged in Asia.

Last week, Spanish virologists announced that they had found traces of the disease in samples of waste water collected in March 2019, nine months before coronavirus was seen in China.

Italian scientists have also found evidence of coronavirus in sewage samples in Milan and Turin in mid-December, many weeks before the first case was detected, while experts have found evidence of traces in Brazil in November.

Dr Jefferson believes many viruses lie dormant throughout the globe and emerge when conditions are favourable, which also means they can vanish as quickly as they arrive.

"Where did Sars 1 go? It's just disappeared," he said. "So we have to think about these things. We need to start researching the ecology of the virus, understanding how it originates and mutates.

"I think the virus was already here – here meaning everywhere. We may be seeing a dormant virus that has been activated by environmental conditions.

"There was a case in the Falkland Islands in early February. Now where did that come from? There was a cruise ship that went from South Georgia to Buenos Aires, and the passengers were screened and then on day eight, when they started sailing towards the Weddell Sea, they got the first case. Was it in prepared food that was defrosted and activated?

"Strange things like this happened with Spanish Flu. In 1918, around 30 per cent of the population of Western Samoa died of Spanish Flu, and they hadn't had any communication with the outside world.

"The explanation for this could only be that these agents don't come or go anywhere. They are always here and something ignites them, maybe human density or environmental conditions, and this is what we should be looking for."

Dr Jefferson believes the virus may be transmitted through the sewage system or shared toilet facilities, not just through droplets expelled by talking, coughing and sneezing.

Writing in The Telegraph, Dr Jefferson and Professor Carl Henegehan, director of the CEBM, call for an in-depth investigation similar to that carried out by John Snow in 1854 to show that cholera was spreading in London from an infected well in Soho.

Exploring why so many outbreaks happen at food factories and meat-packing plants could uncover major new transmission routes, they believe. It may be shared toilet facilities, coupled with cool conditions, that allow the virus to thrive.

"We're doing a living review, extracting environmental conditions, the ecology of these viruses which has been grossly understudied," said Dr Jefferson.

"There is quite a lot of evidence that huge amounts of the virus were in sewage all over the place, and an increasing amount of evidence there is faecal transmission. There is a high concentration where sewage is four degrees, which is the ideal temperature for it to be stabled and presumably activated. And meat-packing plants are often at four degrees.

"These meat-packing clusters and isolated outbreaks don't fit with respiratory theory, they fit with people who haven't washed their hands properly.

"These outbreaks need to be investigated properly with people on the ground one by one. You need to do what John Snow did. You question people and you start constructing hypotheses that fit the facts, not the other way around."



Plot twist! The coronavirus is NOT CHINESE, says famed British epidemiologist… but his reputation precedes him
7 Jul, 2020 11:52
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/494025-covid-19-not-chinese-theory/

By Peter Andrews, Irish science journalist and writer based in London. He has a background in the life sciences, and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in genetics.
One of the world’s leading epidemiologists thinks the coronavirus may not actually have originated in China, with samples of Covid-19 surfacing from Spain in early 2019. The coronavirus story keeps getting stranger…

Dr Tom Jefferson is a British epidemiologist working for the Cochrane Collaboration's acute respiratory infections group. He also works at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) at Oxford University. In an interview with the Telegraph that is already sending shockwaves through the scientific community, he has promoted an alternative view of the coronavirus’ origins. Jefferson believes that the virus lay dormant, possibly for years, before bursting into action late last year.

He points to a growing body of evidence involving traces of coronavirus turning up in sewage samples, from Europe to South America. The amazing thing about these samples is that they appear to pre-date the first instances of Covid-19 in Wuhan, the Chinese city of its purported origin.

An Italian study found traces of Covid-19 in sewage samples in Turin in December of last year. A similar study from Brazil also found samples dating back to November. And one study, yet to undergo peer review, found the virus in Barcelona on the March 12, 2019. Could the astonishing truth of Covid-19 be that it is not Chinese at all, but rather a second Spanish flu?

Of course, the Spanish flu of 1918 may not have been Spanish at all – America and China are also cited as possible origins. And Jefferson seems to hold some unusual ideas about that pandemic, which was much worse than the present one. Is he right? For now, it is too early to tell. But perhaps looking into Jefferson’s track record may shed some light on these exciting developments.
Not his first rodeo

Jefferson is no stranger to controversy: he is one of the foremost dissenters from the scientific mainstream on the subject of flu vaccines. Jefferson believes that the data used in many major clinical trials for such vaccines is dubious. For this, he has been ostracised by many quarters of academia.

A 2009 article in the Atlantic called Jefferson “The most vocal – and undoubtedly most vexing – critic of the gospel of flu vaccine.” At scientific conferences, the other scientists do not sit with him at lunch, forcing him to eat alone – an act too juvenile for any place but a primary school or a university campus.

Interestingly, many of the opinions which Jefferson holds on flu research, which have made him a pariah, have also been expressed by some concerned with the much newer research on SARS-CoV-2. For instance, he questions whether deaths supposedly caused by flu are really always justified: “When an old person dies of respiratory failure after an influenza-like illness, they nearly always get coded as influenza.”

Moreover, he questions the use in administering flu vaccines to young, healthy people, who practically never die of flu. So is Jefferson a crackpot who other scientists are right to shun? Or an outspoken genius who has unearthed a radical piece of the coronavirus puzzle?

One thing is certain: Dr Jefferson thinks for himself, and does not simply parrot what the scientific establishment or the wider media deem are acceptable opinions. Being a scientist is all about asking questions, taking nothing for granted and challenging conventional wisdom relentlessly and without qualm. All of these principles serve to strengthen science, not weaken it, as many tenured academics who have forgotten their basic responsibilities seem to think.

I would certainly be interested in hearing more of his opinions… especially as the efforts to create a vaccine for Covid-19 come closer to fruition.

マスクなしで乗車しようとした乗客を阻止した運転手が殴られ脳死 フランス

フランスでは、マスクなしでバスに乗車することは法律で禁止されている。



Bus driver is left brain dead after he was beaten up for refusing to let group of passengers without masks get on board in France

Attackers tried to board the bus in Bayonne on Sunday night without masks
The driver in his 50s was repeately punched in the head as he tried to stop them
One person has been arrested and other suspects are being sought, police say

By Afp
Published: 11:28 BST, 6 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8493895/Bus-driver-left-brain-dead-beaten-insisting-masks-France.html

コロナで死ぬ人はネアンデルタール人の遺伝子を受け継いでいる ドイツとスウェーデンの研究

5万年前に現在のクロアチアに住んでいたネアンデルタール人が持つある遺伝子が、新型コロナの重症化につながることがわかった。南アジアの人々、特にバングラデシュ人に多く見られる遺伝子。関連記事

ヨーロッパ人の8%、米国人の4%もこの遺伝子を持っている。



Genes that may raise the risk of dying from Covid-19 were inherited from NEANDERTHALS that lived up to 60,000 years ago, study claims

Genetic code was first spotted in a Neanderthal from Croatia 50,000 years ago
It is still prevalent in people in South Asia and particularly Bangladesh
The genes are also found in around 8% of Europeans and 4% of Americans
May have affected immune system in history and now raise risk of over-reaction

By Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 11:44 BST, 6 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8493669/Genes-raise-risk-dying-Covid-19-inherited-NEANDERTHALS.html

・・・いろんな「ご研究」がある(笑)。

コロナ死者数が着実に減少 騒ぎはもう終わりに イギリス

今日も感染、また感染とやかましい報道が相変わらず続いているが、死者数、重症者数は着実に減少しており、「もう終息した」と宣言していい状態にまで低下している。社会の仕組みを破壊したくてしかたがない人がやっているんでしょう。

暴動一つ起こさない日本人は、皆さんお金持ちなんでしょうね。「あれ?おかしいかも」と思わないのかな。

我々が偽脅威に気を取られているうちに、モンゴルと中国の内モンゴルで、腺ペストが発生しました。ペストこそ本物の脅威ですから。



Covid-19 claims 22 more lives in lowest Sunday death tally since start of lockdown - down 14 compared to a week ago

Today's figure - which includes care home deaths, brings UK's total to 44,220
It is the second-lowest daily death toll figure reported in the UK since lockdown
516 positive cases were reported bringing total confirmed diagnoses to 285,416
Detailed statistics suggest the true number of people who died is around 55,000

By Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 14:14 BST, 5 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8491615/Coronavirus-UK-announces-deaths-Sunday.html

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Mongolia Quarantines Russian Border Region Over Bubonic Plague Suspicion
July 2, 2020
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/02/mongolia-quarantines-russian-border-region-over-bubonic-plague-suspicion-a70756

Level Three Alert Issued in China's Inner Mongolia as Herder Contracts Bubonic Plague - Local Media
18:39 GMT 05.07.2020
https://sputniknews.com/world/202007051079802581-third-level-alert-issued-in-chinas-inner-mongolia-as-herder-contracts-bubonic-plague---local-media/

マンハッタン不動産2020年2Qの販売価格(中央値)18%下落、成約件数は76%減少

Manhattan Apartment Sales Plummet, Worst In Three Decades
Sun, 07/05/2020 - 17:30
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/manhattan-apartment-sales-plummet-worst-three-decades

(前略)
Manhattan apartment sales plunged 54% in 2Q20 compared with the same period last year, marking the most significant decline in 30-years, according to Miller Samuel and Douglas Elliman. The median sales price fell 18% to $1 million, the largest decline in a decade. According to real estate firm Compass, there were only 1,147 sales in the quarter, the lowest on record, due mostly because of coronavirus lockdowns barred agents from showing apartments until June 22.

(中略)

The latest indicator that the Manhattan real estate market is turning could be the number of signed contracts in June, were down 76%, compared with the same time last year.

Further, an entire floor apartment at the "coveted" One57 building, one of the flagships of billionaire's row, just sold for $28 million about six years after it was initially purchased for $47.4 million.

It marks a 41% discount for the luxury apartment in the span of about a half-decade. The plunge in prices would be the most significant discount to date at the building.
(後略)

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ニューヨークのレストランの80%が家賃を支払わず 米国 コロナ

80% Of NYC Restaurants Couldn't Afford June Rent
Sun, 07/05/2020 - 17:45
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/80-nyc-restaurants-couldnt-afford-june-rent

The majority of restaurant owners around the city did not pay their entire rent in June, with 36% skipping out on it altogether, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to make it harder for eateries to survive, a new survey found according to Commercial Observer.

The nonprofit New York City Hospitality Alliance surveyed 509 restaurateurs around the city and found four out of five didn’t pay the full June rent. Of those, 90% said they paid half or less last month.

人間にマイクロチップを埋め込み管理する法律がミシガン州下院を通過 米国

雇用主が従業員を管理する目的で、本人の同意を得た上で、手にマイクロチップを埋め込むことを許可する法律が、米国ミシガン州議会の下院を通過した。IDカード、タイムカード、ユーザーネーム、パスワード、場合によってはクレジットカードの役割を持たせることができる。

動物実験では、埋め込んだマイクロチップがガンを誘発する危険性が指摘されている。

マイクロチップに、コロナ・ワクチンを接種したか否かの情報を記憶させ、特定場所への立ち入りを制限する目的で利用することもできる。



Michigan Passes Controversial Bill To Microchip Humans Voluntarily To Protect Their Privacy
July 4, 2020
https://greatgameindia.com/bill-to-microchip-workers/

・・・ここでビル・ゲイツもつながってくる。関連記事

北朝鮮第一副外相 トランプと対話する必要はない。なぜなら、苦境に陥っているトランプをよく見せるための軽薄な仕掛けに過ぎないから(爆)

North Korea says no need for talks with US as they’re nothing more than ‘shallow trick’ to make Trump look good
4 Jul, 2020 12:20
https://www.rt.com/news/493802-north-korea-dismiss-us/

・・・北朝鮮の的確な政治分析とトゲのある表現に脱帽。日本でこんな発言したら、体制派に襲われる。トランプでも誰でもいいが、そろそろ国内の騒動を収めなければいけない。世界中の誰もが、米国に憧れを感じなくなった。

イスラエルがイランの原子力施設2ヶ所を爆破 戦闘機とコンピューター・ウィルスで

Israeli F-35s & Cyberattack Behind Explosions at Iran’s Military Complex, Nuclear Site, Media Claims
13:30 GMT 03.07.2020
by Oleg Burunov
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202007031079787676-israeli-f-35s-cyberattack-behind-explosions-at-irans-military-complex-nuclear-site-media-claims/

On Thursday, Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation said that the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility "is operating as usual", since the reactor was not damaged in an explosion and there were no casualties following the incident.

The Kuwaiti daily al-Jarida has quoted an unnamed “senior” source as saying that Israel was allegedly behind last week's explosion at Iran's Parchin military complex and Thursday's blast at the Natanz nuclear site in the Islamic Republic. Israeli government officials have not commented on the matter yet.

The Jewish state has repeatedly accused Iran of supporting “terrorist” groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas, and of waging proxy wars in countries such as Syria which could pose a threat to Israel's security. Tehran, which refuses to recognise Israel’s right to exist, denies the charges, saying that there are only Iranian military advisers in Syria.

The source claimed that the Parchin incident was the result of an air strike conducted by Israeli F-35 stealth fighters, while the Natanz explosion was caused by an Israeli cyberattack against the uranium enrichment plant.

In this Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 photo, an Iranian technician walks through the Uranium Conversion Facility just outside the city of Isfahan 255 miles (410 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran
© AP Photo / Vahid Salemi
Iran Nuclear Watchdog Confirms Tehran’s Drive to Boost Uranium Enrichment Level to 20%
According to the source, the blasts resulted in Iran losing more than 80 percent of its UF6 (uranium hexafluoride gas) reserves, something that may significantly slow down Tehran's enrichment drive.

The claims came after The New York Times reported, citing an unnamed Middle East intelligence official, that the Natanz blast was caused by an "explosive device planted inside the facility".

The official asserted that the explosion destroyed "much of the aboveground parts" of the Natanz facility, where cutting-edge uranium enrichment centrifuges had been placed before being put into operation.

This followed Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi confirming the blast, which occurred on Thursday morning, adding that the Natanz plant "is operating as usual" because the reactor was not damaged and there were no casualties.

Kamalvandi also noted that there has been no pollution at the site, as there was no nuclear material at the plant.

The Natanz incident took place six days after a blast near the Parchin military complex located about 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the Iranian capital Tehran. Iranian authorities insisted that the explosion was a result of “leaking gas tanks", in what came amid reports about satellite photographs showing that the blast occurred at a nearby missile production facility.

不動産業でmaster bedroom使用禁止 primary bedroomまたはprinciple bedroomならOK 米国 イギリス

Estate agents are banned from saying 'master bedroom' because of allusions to sexism and slavery

Agents across London and the South will use 'primary' or 'principle' bedroom
The move follows some estate agents in the U.S. who had done the same
The U.S. agents made the change after being called out by singer John Legend

By Kumail Jaffer For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:51 BST, 4 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8488879/Estate-agents-banned-saying-master-bedroom-allusions-sexism-slavery.html

・・・奴隷制反対。

メルボルンで3000人に自宅待機命令 コロナ感染増 オーストラリア

3000 Melburnians are locked in their homes immediately as Victoria orders Australia's first total shutdown after recording 108 positive COVID-19 tests in second worst daily spike since pandemic started

Nine public housing towers in two post codes will go into 'hard' lockdowns
No one will be allowed to leave their units 'for any reason', Daniel Andrews said
Victoria has reported 108 coronavirus infections in second biggest spike ever
Only bigger jump in daily totals was on March 28, when 111 cases were reported
Stay at home orders for everyone from midnight tonight in 3031 and 3051

By Daniel Piotrowski and Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 07:07 BST, 4 July 2020

・・・日本でも(死者でも重症者数でもない)感染者数がもう少し増えたら、規制するのかね?失業者が溢れる。

病院の清掃員、運搬人、一般職員がスーパースプレッダー イギリス

NHS cleaners, porters and office staff were secret coronavirus super-spreaders within hospitals, new tests reveal

Sir John Bell, who runs the nation's screening drive, said NHS cleaners at risk
Background workers in hospitals have 'sky high' level of coronavirus antibodies
Health bosses are planning to better protect cleaners and porters in the future

By Emer Scully For Mailonline
Published: 09:14 BST, 4 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8489263/NHS-cleaners-porters-office-staff-secret-coronavirus-super-spreaders-hospital.html

・・・規制解除しようとすると、「危険だー」と騒ぐ記事が必ず掲載される。だから、一体何人死んでいるんですか?ペストより危険なんですか?

120年前に死んだ犬「ニガー」の墓石を市が撤去 イギリス

Memorial for dog named the 'N word' which died in 1902 is removed from graveyard

A dog named the 'N word' passed away in 1902 and was given a gravestone
Coventry City council have removed the memorial due to racial insensitivity
The gravestone sat in Coombe Abbey Park in Warwickshire for decades

By Sam Blitz For Mailonline
Published: 01:23 BST, 4 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8488865/Memorial-dog-racist-died-1902-removed-graveyard.html

・・・犬が黒かったどうかについては、記事文中に記述がなかった。

EUはイスラエルでなくイスラム国に着目すべき サイモン・ヴィーゼンタール・センター

The letter, sent by The Simon Wiesenthal Center, asks the EU to stop focusing on Israel and instead focus on ISIS jihadists.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
JULY 3, 2020 22:57
https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/isis-threat/letter-asks-eu-to-focus-on-isis-volunteers-returning-to-europe-633799

The Simon Wiesenthal Center sent a letter to the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borrell, in which Director for International Relations of the center, Dr. Shimon Samuels, suggested that the EU should stop its focus on Israel, and instead turn its attention to a Turkish ratline that is allegedly bringing former ISIS volunteers into Europe.

In the letter, Samuels said that people in their 20s and 30s who have embraced an extreme Islamist ideology and are now coming back to Europe pose a possible threat.

The main cause for concern cited in the center's press release in the French Daily paper Le Parisien, is that due to "instability in Syria and the vulnerability of the Kurdish camps, intelligence agencies fear that [ISIS] combatants are secretly reaching European soil."

"One might add the mass of refugees and anarchic conditions within Syria: the genocidal regime, and the chaotic roles of Iran, Russia, Turkey and their proxies," noted the center.

"Mr. High Representative, under these conditions we find your blog post, tweeted only today, to be out of context: 'one of our enlightening moments of the Brussels Conference on Syria was my exchange with Syrian civil society. Their commitment and determination is a lesson of dignity'..." Samuels argued. "This hardly reflects the reality of the Raqqa hecatomb and the Turkish guides bringing young Europeans trained in the battlefield... Now in their mid-20s to mid-30s, having stoned women charged with adultery, chopping the hands of thieves and decapitating hostages, their Turkish chaperones are escorting them home to theaters near us all."

At the end of the letter, Samuels warned that under this threat, there will be more targets than just Jews. Rather, these extremists who have come back to Europe will target Christians, moderate Muslims, women, gays and others if not handled properly.

・・・注目されたら困ることをイスラエルが今しているから問題なんです。かつ、それを否定できないからこそ、「イスラエルではなくISに注目すべき」と苦し紛れの書簡を送る。この民族集団は一体どこまでさもしいのか。

コロナは1000円の抗マラリア薬で治るのに、27万円の新薬を国民に義務化するのは狂っている イギリス人医師が批判

I’ve lost all trust in medical research – the financial muscle of Big Pharma has been busy distorting science during the pandemic
4 Jul, 2020 07:30
By Malcolm Kendrick, doctor and author who works as a GP in the National Health Service in England. His blog can be read here and his book, 'Doctoring Data – How to Sort Out Medical Advice from Medical Nonsense,' is available here.

(前略)
“A secretly recorded meeting between the editors-in-chief of The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine reveal both men bemoaning the ‘criminal’ influence big pharma has on scientific research. According to Philippe Douste-Blazy, France’s former health minister and 2017 candidate for WHO director, the leaked 2020 Chatham House closed-door discussion was between the [editor-in-chiefs], whose publications both retracted papers favorable to big pharma over fraudulent data.

The email continued with a quote from that recording: ‘Now we are not going to be able to … publish any more clinical research data because the pharmaceutical companies are so financially powerful today, and are able to use such methodologies, as to have us accept papers which are apparently methodologically perfect, but which, in reality, manage to conclude what they want them to conclude,’ said The Lancet’s editor-in-chief, Richard Horton.”
(後略)

ロンドン市内で若者が違法な音楽イベント 解散させようとした機動隊を若者が力で追い払う

7 police officers injured breaking up illegal London rave as revelers pelt cops with bottles, forcing them to retreat (VIDEOS)
4 Jul, 2020 08:01
https://www.rt.com/uk/493788-police-attacked-london-rave-havelock/
(リンク先に動画複数あり。)

・・・国民から信頼されていない警察はこうなる。米国と同じ。

シリアの警察を空手でボコボコにした酔っぱらい日本人の正体

随分盛っているね。

青年協力隊なんて、シリア戦が始まる前に日本政府が命令して真っ先に撤退させた連中だが、古い話を今さら引用して、我が国の海外協力は先方から感謝されてますとでも言いたいのかね。シラける。



シリアの警察を空手でボコボコにした酔っぱらい日本人の正体
7/3(金) 15:15配信
プレジデントオンライン
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/660aea8947f8f2e0a6b9c861a993855bb50e3112

アラブ地域での空手の競技人口は200万人にも上る。日本の武道が広まった背景には、シリアに派遣された空手家・岡本秀樹の存在があった。だが、当初集まった生徒は3人だけ。現地の生活に嫌気がさし、帰国を決めた岡本がとった行動とは――。

店が抜けたショッピング・モールをマンションに変更 住宅一体型のモールに作り替え 米国

遠くから通う場所だった大型ショッピング・モールが、コロナ騒ぎで相次ぎ閉店となったため、空いたフロアに居住空間を埋め込んでマンションとして再生させ、住宅一体型の商業施設に作り替える動きが広がっている。

Abandoned Malls Are Now Being Turned Into Hybrid Apartment Housing
Fri, 07/03/2020
https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/abandoned-malls-are-now-being-turned-hybrid-apartment-housing

ジン工場でアルコール生産 売上4億円 イギリス ピンチをチャンスに変えた

Property developer couple who set up hand sanitiser company in gin distillery just 12 weeks ago when lockdown was announced are on track to make £30 MILLION in new deals

Andrew and Rachel Montague founded ClearWater Hygiene business in March
Saw opportunity to produce British-made hand sanitiser at an 'ethical price'
They have secured contracts with BP, Aldi, and O2 and others totalling £30m

By William Cole For Mailonline
Published: 19:13 BST, 3 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8487989/Scottish-couple-make-30-MILLION-new-deals-hand-sanitiser-business.html

米国 2020年2Qの自動車販売台数が3割減

US Auto Sales Plunged In Q2 With GM, Toyota, & Fiat Suffering 30% Drops In Sales
Fri, 07/03/2020 - 13:20
https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/us-auto-sales-plunged-q2-gm-toyota-fiat-suffering-30-drops-sales

GM's sales fell 34%
Fiat's sales fell 38.6%
Toyota's numbers fell 34.6%.
Nissan plunged 49.5%
Hyundai's sales fell 23.7%, including a 21.9% plunge in June.
Volkswagen posted a 29% decline and sold under 70,000 vehicles in the quarter.
Porsche sales fell 19.9%.

香港を殺す国家安全法、明らかになった非道な全文

さすが中国は押さえるべき点を押さえている。領土割譲、国家分裂を口にしたら、憲法で死刑を定めている国すらある。これが世界標準。

日本では領土割譲、国家分裂を叫ぶどころか、公約に掲げて政治活動しても、ポスターを印刷して貼りまくっても合法なんですよ。第29条(下記)を使えば、在日による政治活動や、広く公開するという大前提で補助金の交付を受けながら一般公開を思いっきり制限した愛知トリエンナーレのようなイベントを一網打尽にできるじゃないですか。

日本人の大半はこの差に気付いていないと思う。世界で最もマヌケな国、それは日本。



香港を殺す国家安全法、明らかになった非道な全文
7/2(木) 6:01配信
福島 香織
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/4d21fdcf97f46f2610549e894f99d4a31f84e10f?page=1

(前略)
国安法で裁かれる犯罪は4種類。「国家分裂」「国家政権転覆」「テロ行為」「外国または域外勢力との結託による国家安全危害」(の組織、計画、実施、参与、ほう助、出資など)である。いずれも主犯や重大な罪については最高無期懲役から10年以上の懲役。軽くても3年以下の懲役か刑事拘留、管制とよばれる、青少年に対する感化院入りやボランティアや社会労働を通じての更生が行われる。

 「国家分裂」に関しては、「香港および中国その他の地域」も範疇に入っているので、香港と中国の分離を主張する言動だけでなく、ウイグル、チベット、台湾の独立や中国との分離に関する言動も「武力を使用する、あるいは使用すると恫喝する、しないにかかわらず」犯罪とみなされるという。つまり香港では、ウイグル、チベット、台湾の問題についても自由な議論は封じ込められる。

(中略)

 第29条では、「外国、外国の機関、組織、その人員のために国家の秘密または国家の安全に関する情報を盗み、探り、買収されて違法に提供すること、外国もしくは外国の機関、団体もしくは個人にその行為を依頼した者、外国もしくは外国の機関、組織、その人員と共謀してその行為を行うこと、外国もしくは外国の機関、組織、人員から直接もしくは間接に指示、コントロール、資金その他の援助を受けて、以下の行為を行うことは、犯罪である」と規定し、具体的に以下の5つの例を挙げている。

 (1)中国に対して戦争をし、武力もしくは武力の威嚇によって中国の主権、統一及び領土の完全性に重大な危害を及ぼすこと。

 (2)香港政府または中央政府による法律や政策の策定・実施を著しく妨害し、重大な結果をもたらすおそれのあるもの。

 (3)香港の選挙を操作し、混乱させ、潜在的に重大な結果をもたらすこと。

 (4)香港または中国に対する制裁、封鎖その他の敵対的行為。

 (5)様々な不法な手段を用いて、香港の住民の間で中央人民政府または香港政府に対する憎悪を募らせ、重大な結果をもたらす行為。

ロンドンで1000万ドル以上の不動産を購入する人の20%が香港、中国本土出身者

Why is China snatching up UK real estate? RT’s Boom Bust explores investor buying boom
3 Jul, 2020 13:00
https://www.rt.com/business/493690-china-uk-real-estate/

・・・Brexitとコロナでロンドン脱出する会社、個人が多いから、香港と中国本土から新規投資を引きつけなければ没落してしまう。余裕というより必死でしょう。

ベネズエラがイギリスに保管している金地金の所有権を、反体制派に移転 イギリス高等法院

UK court recognizes Juan Guaido as ‘unequivocally’ Venezuela’s president in legal fight for tons of gold
2 Jul, 2020 13:19
https://www.rt.com/news/493562-guaido-maduro-gold-court/

UK denying Maduro access to Venezuelan gold is not only THEFT, it’s MURDER of London’s reputation as trusted financial center
George Galloway
was a member of the British Parliament for nearly 30 years. He presents TV and radio shows (including on RT). He is a film-maker, writer and a renowned orator. Follow him on Twitter @georgegalloway
3 Jul, 2020 14:18
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/493718-uk-maduro-venezuela-gold/

・・・私も全く同じ感想を持った。

防衛省が初オークションを開催、不用装備品を売って予算確保

コロナ対策で各種給付金をばらまきまくったから、新年度予算では全ての省庁で大幅歳出カットをするのではないか?

感染症対策と景気対策が手厚くなる一方で、容赦ないプロジェクト中止、人員削減が断行される可能性がある。役所の予算にぶるさがって生きている人口は多いので、要注意だ。



防衛省が初オークションを開催、不用装備品を売って予算確保
7/3(金) 11:58配信
TBS系(JNN)
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/5e4c190c0a9fb83d252d933ad6e0cbb01c326bc8

河野防衛大臣は3日、防衛省が初めてオークションを実施すると発表しました。

 河野防衛大臣は3日、使わなくなった自衛隊の物品などを一般の希望者に「せり売り」するオークションを今月26日に初めて実施すると発表しました。防衛に必要な予算を独自で確保する目的で行われるもので、陸上自衛隊の隊員が使用した水筒や、航空自衛隊のパイロットのヘルメット、退役した練習艦「やまゆき」の操舵輪など、およそ30点が防衛省内で競りにかけられる予定です。

 河野大臣は、オークションを続けることで、100億円を超える最新鋭のステルス戦闘機F35を買える収益を上げたいと意気込みました。

 「いろんなことをやって、F35、1機分くらいの収入を上げられたらいいなと思っています」(河野太郎 防衛相)

 3日午後から防衛装備庁のホームページに参加申し込み方法などが掲載されるということです。

異文化の食事を紹介する白人シェフも攻撃対象 米国

自らが白人であることを隠しつつ、アフリカ起源の料理をアフリカ系米国人のスラングを交ぜた文章で紹介した人、白人なのにベトナム料理や韓国料理の作り方を説明した人などが、次々に批判され、謝罪に追い込まれている。

イギリスでは、BBCのレシピ・サイトが、実際には世界のどこにも存在しない「アジア風サラダ」などのレシピを見直すと表明した。

白人であるというだけで批判される世の中に変わってしまった。

・・・最近は、そういうのが流行っているみたいです。
有色人種の声を増幅させるイベントにつき、白人に発言権なし
「生まれつきの白人男はお黙りなさい」米国シカゴの町議会にて。しかし、それを発言したのは白人女。



The white chef must fall! How the culture warriors are now weaponising and racialising food
Frank Furedi
is an author and social commentator. He is an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Author of How Fear Works: The Culture of Fear in the 21st Century. Follow him on Twitter @Furedibyte
1 Jul, 2020 16:37
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/493505-food-racialised-politicised-chef-blm/

米国第一主義 レムデシビルの全量を世界で買い占め 他国は入手不能 コロナ

Business minister Nadhim Zahawi accuses Donald Trump of 'undermining' the global fight against Covid-19 by buying almost the ENTIRE worldwide supply of remdesivir - one of only two NHS approved drugs

Business minister Nadhim Zahawi criticised the US decision to buy up remdesivir
Discussing the deal, Mr Zahawi told Sky News: 'It's much better to work together'
Trump administration has secured 500,000 doses of remdesivir, reports claim
This makes up the entire global supply for July and 90 per cent until October
Crucial drug could consequently be unavailable for Covid-19 patients in the UK

By Stephen Matthews Health Editor and Faith Ridler For Mailonline and Jake Hurfurt For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:53 BST, 1 July 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8477093/Fears-UK-coronavirus-patients-buys-ENTIRE-world-stock-remdesivir.html

・・・日本は自己免疫で乗り切るしかない。黙ってビタミンDとCを飲んでおきなさい。

米国税関が、中国からの対人殺傷銃器の部品1万点の密輸品を押収 

部品は10,800点。発送元は中国深圳市、差し押さえ場所はケンタッキー州ルイビル、送付先はフロリダ州メルボルン。

現在、米国内で進行中のデモ、暴動との関連性は現時点では不明。



China Caught Smuggling 10,800 Assault Weapons Parts Into Louisville By US Customs
June 29, 2020
https://greatgameindia.com/china-smuggling-assault-weapons-us/

China has been caught smuggling 10,800 Assault Weapons parts into Louisville by US Customs and Border Protection officers. The shipment arriving from Shenzhen, China, and destined for a residence in Melbourne, Florida was seized on May 22. The parcel was manifested as containing 100 Steel Pin Samples – a common practice used by smugglers for contraband trafficking.
(以下省略)

米国税関の報道発表はこちら。
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/10800-assault-weapons-parts-seized-cbp-louisville

ロシアが対シリア人道支援の情報交換機構に脱退通告

理由は、
(1)人道支援をする場所と要員を登録するメカニズムが、安保理決議に基づく組織でなく、任意参加であること。
(2)メカニズムに登録されている場所の情報が、実際の場所と異なるケースが多く、人道支援であるはずの場所が(米国陣営が派遣した)テロリストの拠点として使われた事例が多数あること。

これを受けた米国の国連代表は「ショック」を表明。



Russia withdraws from UN mechanism on exchanging information in Syria, US ‘shocked’
2020-06-30
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-withdraws-from-un-mechanism-on-exchanging-information-in-syria-us-shocked/

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, confirmed Russia’s withdrawal from the UN mechanism for exchanging information about humanitarian sites in Syria, noting that it has no mandate from the Security Council.

“This mechanism was the result of a voluntary agreement. It has no mandate from the UN Security Council. I have referred more than once to the disadvantages of this mechanism, but it has been consistently ignored,” Nebenzia said during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday.

The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs, Marc Lukoc, said that Russia had informed the United Nations of its withdrawal from the clearing-house mechanism on humanitarian sites and the movements of humanitarian personnel inside Syria on June 23.

Earlier, the Russian delegate to the United Nations had criticized the mechanism, indicating that it is not without flaws, but rather is used for disinformation campaigns, as there were cases of use of the sites referred to as humanitarian, by terrorists. Nebenzia also pointed out the difference between the coordinates of the United Nations and the locations where it was.

Washington feels a “shock”

Commenting on the Russian withdrawal from the UN mechanism, the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, said the United States was “shocked” by the Russian decision.

“The U.S. will not waiver in our commitment to the Syrian people and will do everything we can to get them the aid they need to survive. This Council has a decision to make: join us in supporting the cross-border humanitarian aid mechanism or let people die,” she tweeted.

米国シアトルのBlack Lives Matter自治区(CHOP)で黒人射殺事件(笑)

黒人の人権擁護を標榜する団体が占拠し設立した「自治区」内で、黒人少年1人が銃殺され、別の黒人少年2人が重症を負う事件が連続して発生した件につき、市警察署長が苦言を呈した。トランプ大統領は自治区の解体を命じているが、シアトル市は今のところ介入しない方針で傍観している。関連記事

・・・いつまで放置しているのかなーと思いながら、所詮よその国のことだから冷めた目で観察しているだけです。短期間でみっともない国になってしまいました。



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