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This file lists the changes made in
2015.
 
For 2012 and before: 2014.

Index Nederlog 2015

There are changes (mostly additions) most days most weeks, sometimes quite a few, sometimes only one or two. The imporant ones are listed in this file, and are current to the date that follows.

   Last date this file was changed :  Jul 28, 2015

Maarten Maartensz

 

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        These are the additions, changes and corrections  of 2015.
       
        NB: This is part B of the summaries; part A is under the last link (January-June 2015)
       
        The index for 2015 is under the last link.

        For earlier ones see 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 , 2009, 2010,
        2011
, 2012, 2013, 2014  

        Note this is a selection of the changes on this site and in Nederlog:
        Small changes of typos are not mentioned, and not all  additions may be listed here.
        But all the main changes to the site are listed here.

JANUARY - FEBRUARY  - MARCH - APRIL - MAY - JUNE - JULY

NB: This is part B of the summaries; part A is under the last link (January-June 2015).
Reason:
I did prepare summary introductions for the first half year of 2015, which are somewhat
necessary because the titles cannot be made descriptive (this would be too long), but that took
270 Kb for the first half year, that now is here.

This simply continues the first set of summaries. (You can go there and the links should work.)


JULY

  • Jul 28: NSA will destroy millions of American calling records (?) : I have said yesterday that there is a pause in the crisis series, but that I will continue to write Nederlogs. And this is in support of these statements: I did select an item about the NSA, that is item 1 below, while item 2 is a brief reflection on the freedom that I gained.

  • Jul 27: A PAUSE (mostly) + an announcement : This is not a crisis blog. In fact, this announces
    a pause, for the time being, in the crisis series, simply because this is too much to combine for me with the - boring but necessary - work I am also supposed to do to get my pension. It also announces that Nederlog will continue, but a bit less regularly, and without daily crisis updates, though Nederlog also will analyse the crisis (fairly soon. very probably in several parts), while I today quote just one article from The Guardian (about Joseph Stiglitz, who correctly argues the "leftist" parties are no longer leftist, and have not been - properly, honestly, clearly - leftist for some 25 years now).

  • Jul 26: Crisis: Greece, Corbyn, Sanders, Cannabis, Hume, me+M.E.  : This is a crisis blog. There are 6 items with 8 dotted links, but not all are crisis items: item 1 is about the Greek bailout; item 2 is about the only credible British Labour candidate I know, namely Jeremy Corbyn; item 3 is about the only credible potential U.S. presidential candidate I know, Bernie Sanders; item 4 is about a recent cannabis petition that sounds a lot like the British Wootton report of 1969 (!); item 5 is not a crisis item but is about yesterday's upload of around 2 MB of Hume's Book I of his "Treatise of Human Nature", plus my nearly equally long comments on that (which is my first major upload in the philosophy section since 2012 or before); and item 6 also is not a crisis item, but outlines the supplements I took the last month (that again was not good: I very probably did too much in the beginning of May, and I am still not over it).
             
  • Jul 25:  Crisis: Ugly Germany, Beppe Grillo, Trumpifying, Medicare, Eric Holder : This is a crisis blog. There are 5 items with 5 dotted links: item 1 is about an article on the great extent of German rightist and neo-nazi attacks on immigrants in Germany; item 2 is about an article about Beppe Grillo and his proposal to nationalize the Italian banks; item 3 is about an article that explains how Trump trumpified the American elections (even more); item 4 is about Robert Reich explaining why Medicare is the solution, not the problem; and item 5 is about an article that discusses the corrupt fraud Holder's legacy.

    And I also uploaded all of Book I (from three in all) of Hume's "A Treatise Of Human Nature" with my Notes to the Hume-section in my philosophy-section.

           
  • Jul 24:  Crisis: Eric Holder, Food Labelling, Beppe Grillo, Responsibility of Intellectuals  : This is a crisis blog. There are 4 items with 5 dotted links: Item 1 is about Eric Holder, who was a corrupt fraud as attorney general, and who now is growing rich; item 2 is about a law that blocks U.D. states from requiring labelling genetically modified foods (which is a big advantage for the big corporations); item 3 is about Beppe Grillo who calls for nationalising Italian banks in response to Greece; and item 4 is about Noam Chomsky, in part about a recent video and in part about an article he published in 1966, "The Responsibility of Intellectuals".
                 
  • Jul 23: Autobiografie 1985 - deel 3 : This is a part of my autobiography, mostly in Dutch. This is the last part for 1985, that was the last good year for me, since 30 years. Next: Crisis: Greece *2, Bernie Sanders, Progressives, Arctic Drilling : This is a crisis blog. There are 5 items with 5 dotted links: item 1 is about an article by Don Quijones about Greece, that I thought too radical, but that I recommend reading; item 2 is also about Greece, on The Guardian, and that is a whole lot less radical (but correct in saying three quarters of the Greek parliamentarians supported the government); item 3 is about an article about Bernie Sanders that I did not like much; item 4 is about Robert Reich, who is right in principle (but unclear how this is going to be done); and item 5 is about Obama's decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill in the arctic.

  • Jul 22: Crisis: Snowden & Internet, Greek 'Betrayal', NYT still dishonest, Dodd-Frank  : This is a crisis blog. There are 4 items with 4 dotted links: Item 1 is about a recent appearance of Snowden (and sort of reiterates my pleas for two different internets of 2009: an open source private and personal one, and a closed source non-private commercial one); item 2 is about an interview with John Pilger, who takes a stronger position about the Greeks than I do; item 3 is about an article by Glenn Greenwald, who points out that the NYT is still lying a lot (by blandly reiterating the untested claims of anonymous government bureaucrats); and item 4 is about how, five years after the bill was passed, the Dodd-Frank law, that attempted to restrict the banks, still is not fully implemented.

  • Jul 21: Crisis: Hedges, "Human Resources", Assange on Spiegel, "Internment camps" : This is a crisis blog. There are 4 items with 5 dotted links: Item 1 is about an article of Chris Hedges on his teacher (with a disagreement about my sincerity); item 2 is a good article about how "human resources" in many corporations spy on their employees; item 3 is about a good interview with Julian Assange; and item 4 is about general Clark's desire to lock up dissenters from the US government in camps.
             
  • Jul 20: On Politics : This is an essay I wrote over 32 years ago that I still like. I have had it before in Nederlog, but I repeat it because I like it and because it is quite original. There also are some
    personal remarks of today at the end, which you may skip, but I do recommend that you read the essay. Also, I did not have the time to also write a crisis file today.

  • Jul 19: Crisis: Labour Party, Stanford Experiment, Warren, NYT on Sanders, Clinton : This is a crisis blog. There are 5 items with 6 dotted links: Item 1 is about an article on The Guardian that says - correctly, I presume - that the British Labour Party is defunct and merely spamming; item 2 is (in fact) about a recent film that is about the Stanford Prison Experiment, which was interesting; item 3 is about senator Warren's support for a legal challenge against revolving doors (which I think will fail, but OK); item 4 is about a good article about the fundamental dishonesty of the NYT as regards Bernie Sanders; and item 5 is about Bill Clinton who now adds to the $ 104 million he has received since 2001 for his speeches, by speeching about his apologies for his presidential mistakes. This last item has two dotted links.     
      
  • Jul 18: Crisis: On "Human Rights", On "Terrorism", Capitalism's End, Greek Debts : This is a crisis blog. There are 4 items with 4 dotted links: Item 1 is about an article about a decision by the English High Court (plus some by me on "human rights"); item 2 is about an article of Glenn Greenwald on "terrorism" that I don't quite agree with (also because Glenn Greenwald doesn't seem to agree with himself); item 3 is about "a long read" based on a book by Paul Mason, that seems mostly baloney to this reader; and item 4 is about an article by Robert Reich on Greek banking and Goldman Sachs, that explains things I found interesting and didn't know.

  • Jul 17: Crisis: Hacking Team, Dodd-Frank  Void,  Greece * 2, US Augean Stables : This is a crisis blog. There are 5 items today with 5 dotted links: Item 1 is about an article that explains that Tor Browsing also may not be what it seems to be to its users, notably if these users' computers have been hacked; item 2 is about an article that shows how passed laws are practised in the US: Not, if they harm the banks' profits; item 3 is about a very good article by Seumas Milne on Greece;
    item 4 is a decent article about the present situation in Greece; and item 5 is a fine article about some of the things that went very wrong in the US (I think more went very wrong than is listed in the article, but the article is good).

    Also, I brought the current crisis-index up to date.


  • Jul 16: Crisis: Criminal Banks, Greece *2, Tory Attack, Torture & Psychology, Cold War : This is a crisis blog. There are 6 items with 7 dotted links: Item 1 is about (yet) another trick the Obama administation used to guarantee that criminal banks and criminal bankmanagers are helped as much as possible; item 2 is about the Greek vote in parliament on the bailout; item 3 is about how Tory policies more and more dehumanize the poor and the ill; item 4 is about the American Psychological
    Association's deep relations to torture (which it has supported, till very recently); item 5 is again about Greece; while item 6 is relevant to the crisis, in a general way: I saw a series about the cold war that I liked, which shows that there is really not much new in the present crisis (except that there is no more Soviet Union, and that the bank managers have won in the U.S. and now also control most of the U.S. government).

             
  • Jul 15: Crisis: Privacy, Tories, Tsipras, Jay&Scheer 10/10, Hillary Clinton : This is a crisis blog.
    There are 5 items with 5 dotted links:
    Item 1 is about a good and long article that explains how you can improver your privacy; item 2 is about  an article in The Guardian on another of Cameron's sick degeneracies; item 3 is about an article that says, probably correctly, Tsipras got the least evil deal he could get; item 4 is about the last part of the 10-part series Paul Jay did on The Real News Network with Robert Scheer; and item 5 is about Robert Reich about the Glass-Seagall act and Hillary Clinton.

    And there is also this file (in Dutch):
    Autobiografie 1985 - deel 2. This is a part of my autobiography
              
  • Jul 14: Crisis: Poitras, Greek Deal, Torture, Austerity, Chart Of The Day: Still Crisis : This is a crisis blog. There are 5 items with 5 dotted links: Item 1 is about an article that explains why Laura Poitras sued the U.S. government; item 2 is about an Editorial in The Guardian about the agreement about Greece's debts; item 3 is about American psychology and a - rare - psychologist who disagreed with the APA at a time very many psychologists found it safer to conform; item 4 is about an article on Common Dreams that discusses the agreement the Greeks have reached; and item 5 presents a nice chart that shows it still is crisis ("recession", for the more mealy mouthed) for 80 to 90% of the populations in the USA and the EU. (I said so, but it is nice to have some evidence.)
                
  • Jul 13: Crisis: All Greeks, Greek debts, Guardian, Twitter, Europe, China's Turbulence : This is a crisis blog. There are 6 items with 6 dotted links. Most are about Greece, and all reviews were written by me on Monday morning: Item 1 is about an article by Chris Hedges, about Greece (I partially agree, partially disagree); item 2 is about an article on The Guardian that was written before there was an agreement (that I also heard first on 10.00 o'clock this morning); item 3 is a review of The Guardian's view on the Greek negotiations (again from before the agreement); item 4 is about the "global anger" that expressed itself in tweets (which I am sorry but I can't take serious); item 5 is about Krugman's point of view; and item 6 is the only item not about Greece but about China, that seems to have weathered a considerable crisis in share prices that wasn't paid much attention to, given the Greek events.
                
  • Jul 12: Crisis: Torture, Jay& Scheer 9/10, $10 a day, Greece * 2 : This is a crisis blog. There are 5 files with 5 dotted links: Item 1 is about the American Psychological Association and its - effective - more than ten years defense of torture and psychologists who took part in torture (but the quoted response seems mistaken and wrong to me); item 2 is about interview nr 9 in a series of 10 that Paul Jay did with Robert Scheer; item 3 is about the amount of money most people who are alive at present can dispose over (and some about the riches I receive...); item 4 is about an article by Ellen Brown on Greece, that I liked but that gives little reason to be hopeful about Greece; and item 5 is about an article by Jon Queally that tries to hold the middle between those advicing the Greeks about what they should do.
         
  • Jul 11: Crisis: Greece, APA Torturers, GCHQ, Emails, WW II : This is a crisis blog. There are 5 items: Item 1 is about Greece (but the decision seems to fall tomorrow); item 2 is about the eager and very well-paid torture doctors (Ph.D.s), who also are American psychologists, and about their American professional association, that now is in trouble; item 3 is about Amnesty International's calling for an inquiry after it turned out that the GCHQ does spy on them; item 4 is about a proposed change in American law that seeks to end the warrantless surveilance of all emails; and item 5 is not a crisis item but is my short report on The World At War, which is a long series - 23-24 hours in all - about WW II.

  • Jul 10: Crisis: Economy, Merkel, Big Oil, Spying, Capitalism, Hedges, Holder, Privacy, Comments : This is a crisis blog. There are 9 items (with brief reviews): item 1 is about a quite interesting interview with a former economic hit man; item 2 is about how the German government has been spied upon by the NSA: a lot more than previously thought; item 3 is about an article that shows the big oil corporations knew about climate change since the early 1980ies; item 4 is about the extent of internet spying: far wider and far more serious than "metadata"; item 5 is about pope Francis and unbridled capitalism; item 6 is about part 1 of an interview with Chris Hedges by The Real News Network; item 7 is about the - well-considered - amazing career of the crook Holder; item 8 is about how the private histories and sex lives of over 20 million federal workers have been stolen by the Chinese; and item 9 is about commenting, now mostly terminated, at a site I like.

  • Jul 9 : Uploading works again + Crisis materials with short reviews : In fact, this is a crisis blog, and the first somewhat normal Nederlog I wrote since 10 days. It is fairly long, and contains brief reviews of 9 articles plus 1 interview. Since these are all reviewed in one section, there are only 2 items: item 1 briefly outlines I can upload again, indeed as I did the last three years (after a re-install and a change of passwords), and item 2 contains 9 articles plus 1 interview, with brief reviews.
     
       
  • Jul 8 : No uploads, Greenwald, China, Toynbee, Encryption, Greek Crisis, Merkel, Torture :
    Here are today's items: item 1 is a (shortened) explanation on why there are no uploads; item 2 is about Tony Blair (the multi-millionaire who killed Labour, in effect); item 3 is about the Chinese stock market that is diving; item 4 is about an article by Polly Toynbee on the ravages wreaked by Cameron and Osborne; item 5 is about the - thoroughly insane - demand by the American and British spies to access encrypted data (but it may happen, eventually); item 6 is about a good interview with Richard Wolff; item 7 is about Merkel's pact with spying America (that knows everything about Merkel and her government); and item 8 is about a very good though very bitter article on the many tortures done by the Americans.

  • Jul 7 : Why no uploads (7) + Crisis Materials + Jay&Scheer 8 + Treason of Intellectuals :
    Here are today's items: item 1 is a (shortened) explanation on why there are no uploads; item 2 contains four articles with brief reviews; item 3 is a longer review of Part 8 of the interview Paul Jay did with Robert Scheer; and item 4 is a longer review of an article by Chris Hedges on "The Treason of the Intellectuals".

  • Jul 6 : Why no uploads (6) + Crisis Materials + "Corporate Capitalism"  : This is a  Nederlog of Monday July 6, 2015. Here are the items for today: item 1 is a brief statement on why there are no uploads to my site; item 2 consists of 6 articles (with links and authors etc. and today also with a few comments); item 3 is a review of Chris Hedges' "Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison State" (I agree and disagree); and item 4 is  a brief conclusion that - again - explains why I cannot upload at present. (I hope this will be undone - made OK again - between July 6 and July 13. And it is cooler today, and this will help.)

  • Jul 5 : Why no uploads (5) + Crisis Materials + "The World At War" + Conclusion : This is a Nederlog of Sunday July 5, 2015. Here are the items for today (and you may have read most of item 1 and item 4 already): item 1 is a brief statement on why there are no uploads to my site; item 2 consists of 6 articles (with links and authors etc. but with very little comments); item 3 is a brief bit about the series "The World At War" (that I found interesting); and item 4 is  a brief conclusion that - again - explains why I cannot upload at present. (I hope this will be undone - made OK again - between July 6 and July 13. And it will be cooler, and this will help me.)

  • Jul 4 : Why no uploads (4) + Crisis Materials + Jay&Scheer 7 + Conclusion : This is a Nederlog of Saturday July 4, 2015. Here are the items for today: item 1 is a brief statement on why there are no uploads to my site; item 2 consists of 7 articles (with links and authors etc. but with very little comments); item 3 is a link to Part 7 of the interview of Robert Scheer by Paul Jay and is being reviewed by me (I like Scheer and The Real News); and item 4 is  a brief conclusion that - again - explains why I cannot upload at present. (I hope this will be undone - made OK again - between July
    6 and July 13.)

  • Jul 3 : Why no uploads (3) + Crisis Materials + Conclusion : This is a Nederlog of Friday July 3, 2015. It is mostly like yesterday's NL, and (also) cannot be uploaded today. For more, see the previous two days (this will probably last till the next week). Here are the items for today: item 1 is a brief statement on why there are no uploads to my site; item 2 consists of 9 articles (with links and authors etc. but with very little comments); and item 3 is a brief conclusion that - again - explains why I cannot upload at present.

    There are no reviews with comments today (for it is very hot where I live, I am quite tired, and this will anyway not be read by anyone till next week, I fear). But I did upload the following Dutch item:
    Autobiografie: Mijn leven in punten (van 0 - 65) : This is in Dutch, and gives my life (till 65)
    in points.

  • Jul 2 :  Why no uploads (2) + Crisis Materials + Jay&Scheer part 6 + Conclusion : This is a Nederlog of Thursday July 2, 2015. It is mostly like yesterday's NL, and (also) cannot be uploaded today:

    This is not a normal crisis file or Nederlog because while I can write it, I can't upload it, and this also may take some days to sort out.

    Here are the items for today: item 1 is a brief statement on why there are no uploads to my site; item 2 consists of 8 articles (with links and authors etc. but with very little comments) plus 4 links to videos I found interesting; item 3 is my excerpt + comments of the sixth part of the interview that Paul Jay, from The Real News Network, made with Robert Scheer; and item 4 is a brief conclusion
    that - again - explains why I cannot upload at present.

  • Jul 1 : Why there are NO uploads on my site + Crisis materials + Jay&Scheer part 5 :

    This is not a normal crisis file or Nederlog because while I can write it, I can't upload it, and this also may take some days to sort out.

    I explain this in a little more detail in item 1. I decided to keep finding and linking crisis materials, which follow in item 2, but I also decided to comment far fewer than I did before (see item 1), because I also need time. Then again I did comment on one item, namely parts 5 of the interview Paul Jay did on The Real News with Robert Scheer, and you'll find this (eventually, when I succeed in uploading) as item 3. Item 4 is a list of conclusions for today.

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