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söndag, december 17, 2017

Moral, dubbelmoral och Svenska Akademin


Från bloggen "Svensson"


Att den så kallade kulturprofilen, Jean Claude Arnault, som nu anklagas för att regelbundet ha ägnat sig åt trakasserier inklusive sexuella trakasserier av unga kvinnor tycks vara något som har varit känt sen 1980-talet i elitens kulturkretsar i Stockholm. Frågan är vilken moral som råder i elitens kulturkretsar i Stockholm.
Det handlar inte bara om tafsande och trakasserier, han har enligt uppgifter i DN hotat och begått övergrepp mot unga kvinnor för att de ska göra som han vill och stå till tjänst sexuellt. Han ska ha utnyttjat sin ställning och gett unga kvinnor förhoppningar om att bli något i kulturvärlden. Något som fått en del av dem att utföra sexuella tjänster eller ha sex med honom frivilligt. I andra fall handlar det om anklagelser om grova sexuella övergrepp och våldtäkter.
En del övergrepp har skett i offentligheten på fester, som exempelvis Nobelfesten. Massvis med kulturelitmänniskor har sett hans agerande. De har alla hållit käften. Nästan alla. Maja Lundgren nämnde honom och hans tafsande i sin bok Myggor & Tigrar år 2007 och det har nämnts av andra innan dess. Expressen skrev om honom och sextrakasserier redan 1997.
Det är också uppenbart att Katarina Frostenson som är gift med Jean Claude Arnault måste ha vetat om hans agerande mot och intresse av unga kvinnor även om hon kanske inte känt till det värsta. Det är inte utan att en undrar hur de har det i sitt äktenskap och varför hon inte lämnat karlskrället.
Frostenson sitter i Svenska Akademin och har tillsammans med sin man drivit Forum, den kulturlokal som är central i hela historien. De äger och driver stället tillsammans. Bara det faktum att Svenska Akademin gynnat stället luktar smutsigt. Luktar korruption.
Några av de övergrepp som det berättas som i DN-artikeln om den så kallade kulturprofilen skedde enligt berättarna i Svenska Akademins lägenhet i Paris. Vid ett tillfälle var en vän till Arnault som också vara medlem i Svenska Akademin med vid besöket i Paris. Enligt uppgift handlar det om Horace Engdahl. Han har sannolikt inte varit medveten om några allvarliga övergrepp, men han måste utan tvekan ha varit medveten om Arnaults översittarattityder, utnyttjande av unga kvinnor, hans sexuella trakasserier och hans tafsande. Att Engdahl visste är helt säkert för Sara Danius och en del andra i Svenska Akademin visste. Engdahl har för sin del istället för avslöja Arnault beskrivit honom som en riktig gentleman i DN den 26 mars 2016:
Som livstilsförebild framhåller Horace Engdahl sin franske vän Jean Claude Arnault, akademiledamoten Katarina Frostensons make som driver kulturscenen Forum i Stockholm. Arnault, berättar Engdahl, har tumme med sommelieren på krogen Wasahof. Jean Claude kan utan bekymmer skaka fram två flaskor Pomerol ur ”restauratörens cave”: ”ja, ni är ju två!”
– Han lever det goda livet, han är nästan ensam om det, den ende som har förstånd, han borde göra om Forum till en stilskola för unga män: bli inte hipsters, bli gentlemen! 
Arnault verkar ju faktiskt ha varit allt annat än en gentleman. Han tycks ha varit en riktig skitstövel. Men inte i Engdahls ögon. Han har utan att säga ett knyst låtit Arnault hålla på och dessutom medverkat till att gynna Forum genom Svenska Akademin.
Även Engdahls tidigare fru Ebba Witt Brattström visste. Det är väl tydligt att hon lämnade sin tidigare man på till stor del på grund av hans mansgrisiga beteende. Men hon har inte sagt ett knyst om Arnault förrän nu.
Hela Svenska Akademins agerande när Arnaults beteende nu kommit ut i offentligheten stinker av dubbelmoral. Flera av ledamöterna har vetat om hur han betett sig mot kvinnor och de har inte sagt ett ljud utan fortsatt gynna Arnaults och Frostensons verksamhet.
Det rimliga och vettiga vore att Katarina Frostenson, Sara Danius, Horace Engdahl och andra i Svenska Akademin som visste om Arnaults tafsande, trakasserier och utnyttjande lämnar sina stolar i den illustra församlingen. Och nog vore det märkligt om Frostenson kom till Nobelfesten som hennes man inte får gå till.
Det finns också andra personer som tycks ha vetat om Arnaults beteende. Ann Heberlein är en. Hon har på Twitter och Facebook uttryckt att det var välkänt men att hon alltid blivit behandlad korrekt. Men avslöjat något eller sagt något har hon inte gjort tidigare.
Och hur är det med Per Wästberg? Också han ledamot i Svenska Akademin. Det var på hans kraftiga rekommendationer som Arnault fick Nordstjärneorden år 2014. Detta efter att Wästberg i flera år försökt få fram en officiell medalj till Arnault. Wästberg har enligt DNinte haft någon vilja att uttala sig i ärendet.
Det här handlar om offentliga personer, en stor offentlig institution. Det handlar om dubbelmoral där ledamöter i Svenska Akademin inte sagt ett ljud om en person som om uppgifterna i media är korrekta uppenbart haft ett beteende som varit oacceptabelt och ibland brottsligt. Men nu när det hela kommit fram i ljuset fördömer de honom grovt. Media fortsätter trots kvinnornas berättelse på samma väg. Genom att inte skriva ut hans och andra inblandades namn. Det handlar om dubbelmoral. Vi förtjänar att veta vilka offentliga personer det är som beter sig på detta vis.

La Liga

15/12 Sevilla - Levante 0-0

16/12 Bilbao - Sociedad 0-0
Eibar - Valencia 2-1
At Madrid - Alaves 1-0

17/12 Girona - Getafe 1-0
Celta Vigo - Villarreal 0-1
Las Palmas - Espanyol 2-2
Barcelona - La Coruna

WOW and GOOD NIGHT

fredag, december 15, 2017






  • Ms. May, the British prime minister, has been mocked for months as weak and robotic.
  • But she has earned sympathy in Brussels — and some respite at home — by doggedly carrying on through negotiations to leave the European Union.

torsdag, december 14, 2017

80 years on, China tempers Nanking massacre anniversary

14 Dec, 2017 - 05:39 am


Chinese President Xi Jinping was on hand in the eastern city of Nanjing on Wednesday to mark the 80th anniversary of a wartime massacre by Japanese troops, but commemorations were low key in an apparent gesture to Tokyo.

Se (jäkla japaner): www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre

Harvey Weinstein: Salma Hayek alleges he threatened to kill her





Actress Salma Hayek (snyggingen på bilden) has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein (fulingen på bilden) as a rage-fuelled "monster", alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her.


Hayek said Weinstein once told her: "I will kill you, don't think I can't."


Holly Baird, a spokeswoman for Weinstein, disputed Hayek's account.
Dozens of actresses, including Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have accused Weinstein of harassment or assault.
Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.
Writing in the New York Times, Hayek, 51, described working with the film mogul on what she called her "greatest ambition" - telling the story of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
She wrote that, after striking a deal with Weinstein for the rights of the film that would eventually become 2002's Frida, she was forced to repeatedly refuse sexual advances.
"No to me taking a shower with him.
"No to letting him watch me take a shower.
"No to letting him give me a massage.
"No to letting a naked friend of his give me a massage.
"No to letting him give me oral sex.
"No to my getting naked with another woman," she wrote.
She went on to accuse him of threatening to shut the film down unless she filmed a nude sex scene with another actress.
"I had to take a tranquilizer, which eventually stopped the crying but made the vomiting worse," she wrote of her emotional turmoil at filming a scene she thought unnecessary.
"As you can imagine, this was not sexy, but it was the only way I could get through the scene."
Weinstein's spokeswoman said in a statement: "Mr Weinstein does not recall pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female co-star and he was not there for the filming."
"All of the sexual allegations as portrayed by Salma are not accurate and others who witnessed the events have a different account of what transpired."
Frida would eventually gather six Oscar nominations, including a Best Actress nod for Hayek.
Mr Weinstein has been accused of rape, sexual assault and harassment, but has "unequivocally denied" any allegations of non-consensual relationships.
Salma Hayek Pinault, född Salma Hayek Jiménez den 2 september 1966 i Coatzacoalcos i Veracruz, är en mexikansk-amerikansk skådespelare samt TV- och filmproducent. Längd 1,57 m. Make: Francois-Henri Pinault (från 2009). Barn: Valentina Paloma Pinault /Wikipedia




THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER

Tonight, Earth will pass through a stream of gravelly debris from rock comet 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower.

Apropå att Israel-Palestina-konflikten nu har nått vårt land på allvar

Två män, 21 och 18 år, häktas efter attacken mot synagogan i Göteborg i helgen, skriver flera medier. 

Knivskärningen på en gymnasieskola i Enskede Gård i södra Stockholm på onsdagen där en 17-årig elev dog.


    Anna Ekström (S), gymnasie- och kunskapslyftsminister    kommenterar (DN):."Skolan ska vara en trygg och säker plats”.
Min kommentar till ministerns uttalande:

Jasså 

The New Sweden

Många taxichaufförer i Karlstad fuskar till sig taxikörkort. 
Det hävdar Shko Zand som kört taxi i Karlstad i ett år 
För 4.000 kronor kan den som har kontakter köpa en cd-skiva med frågor och svar kopierade från Trafikverkets sekretesskyddade teoriprov för bland annat taxikörkort och taxitrafiktillstånd.

What are the early signs of a depression relapse?

--> https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320269.php

"---After experiencing depression once, it can be worrying to feel the symptoms creeping in again. But how common is depression relapse and what are the warning signs? Noticing the red flags early is often the key to preventing a full-blown episode from developing.---"

How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart

Mycket intressant (tycker jag):

How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart
--> https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320311.php

"A new review of existing studies examines the evidence behind the idea that an acute bout of exercise is able to offer immediate protection for the heart against cardiovascular disease through a mechanism called "cardiovascular preconditioning."---"



How does the brain respond to a single bout of exercise?
A single workout session can also have immediate benefits on the brain.
-->https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317949.php

onsdag, december 13, 2017

The New Sweden

Elev i en svensk skola har knivdödat en elev i samma skola.

Vår galna värld



Kasserad mat skulle ha mättat alla hungrande


En tredjedel av all mat på jorden som produceras för människor går på olika sätt förlorad, enligt FN. Den bortslösade maten skulle räcka för att stilla hungern hos alla människor som tvingas gå till sängs hungriga.

tisdag, december 12, 2017

A "ROCK COMET" IS APPROACHING EARTH

(Bilden ned från nätet)


 You've heard of comets. But have you ever heard of a rock comet? They exist, and a big one is approaching Earth this week. 3200 Phaethon will fly past our planet on Dec. 16th only 10 million km away. Measuring some 5 km in diameter. It is large enough for amateur astronomers to photograph through backyard telescopes. Moreover, this strange object is the parent of the annual Geminid meteor shower, which is also coming this week

Frankrike kommer att införa ett förbud mot mobiltelefoner i låg- och mellanstadieskolor från och med september nästa år, rapporterar The Guardian.


måndag, december 11, 2017

La Liga



1  Barcelona 39 15 12 3 0 38 7 31 (39 poäng, 15 spel, 12 vunna, 3 oav., 0 förlorad)
2 Valencia 34 15 10 4 1 35 14 21
3 Atlético de Madrid  33 15 9 6 0 24 7 17
4 Real Madrid 31 15 9 4 2 30 11 19
5 Sevilla  28 15 9 1 5 19 19 0
6 Villarreal  21 15 6 3 6 22 20 2
7 Getafe 20 15 5 5 5 20 15 5
8 Leganés  20 15 6 2 7 12 14 -2
9 Real Sociedad Real  19 15 5 4 6 28 28 0
10 Celta  18 15 5 3 7 27 23 4
11 Betis  18 15 5 3 7 23 29 -6
12 Eibar  18 15 5 3 7 16 27 -11
13 Athletic Bilbao  17 15 4 5 6 16 19 -3
14 Girona  17 14 4 5 5 18 22 -4
15 Levante  16 15 3 7 5 15 22 -7
16 Espanyol 16 14 4 4 6 11 18 -7
17 Deportivo  15 15 4 3 8 18 27 -9
18 Alavés  12 15 4 0 11 12 24 -12
19 Málaga  11 15 3 2 10 13 28 -15
20 Las Palmas  10 15 3 1 11 11 34

Fotboll. Lottningar idag. Spännande


Från Schweiz.
Lottning till åttondelsfinalerna i UEFA Champions League.
Lottning till sextondelsfinalerna i UEFA Europa League.

Eurosport med start kl. 12.00

Nyhet?

Skottlossningarna i polisregion Syd   
  har ökat de senaste tio åren./Text TV

Snart kommer  nog en nyhet om att jultomtens luva genom åren för det mesta har varit röd.

20 Foods That Are Bad For Your Health (Avoid Them!)














There is a lot of confusion out there about which foods are healthy, and which are not.


Here is a list of 20 foods that are generally very unhealthy.
If you want to lose weight and avoid chronic disease, then you shouldn't eat much of these foods.
In many cases, the best choice is to avoid them completely.
In this article, healthy alternatives are mentioned whenever possible.


Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet.
However, some sources of sugar are worse than others, and sugary drinks are the absolute worst.
When people drink sugar calories, the brain doesn't "register" them as food.
For this reason, people don't automatically compensate by eating less of other foods instead, and end up drastically increasing their total calorie intake.
Sugar, when consumed in large amounts, can drive insulin resistance in the body and is strongly linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It is also associated with various serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Sugary drinks are also THE most fattening aspect of the modern diet, and drinking them in large amounts can drive fat gain and obesity.
Alternatives: Drink water, soda water, coffee or tea instead. Adding a slice of lemon to water or soda water can add some taste if you don't like it plain.


Pizza is one of the world's most popular junk foods.
This is not surprising, given that it tastes awesome and is incredibly convenient to eat.
The problem is that most commercially prepared pizzas are made with seriously unhealthy ingredients.
The dough is made from highly refined wheat flour, and the meats on them are usually processed. Pizza is also extremely high in calories.
Alternatives: Some pizza places use healthier ingredients. Homemade pizzas can also be very healthy, as long as you choose wholesome ingredients.




Bread is generally made from wheat, which contains the protein gluten.
For this reason, all wheat-based breads are a bad idea for people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
However, most commercial breads are unhealthy, even for people who do tolerate gluten.
This is because the great majority of them are made from refined wheat, which is low in essential nutrients (empty calories) and leads to rapid spikes in blood sugar (10).
Alternatives: For people who can tolerate gluten, ezekiel bread is an excellent choice. Whole grain bread is also definitely better (or "less bad") than white bread.
If you have problems with gluten or carbs, then here are 15 recipes for breads that are both gluten-free and low in carbs.


Fruit juice is often assumed to be healthy, but this is a mistake.
Many fruit juices are actually little more than fruit-flavored sugar water.
It is true that the juice contains some antioxidants and vitamin C, but this must be weighed against the large amount of liquid sugar.
In fact, fruit juice contains just as much sugar as a sugary drink like Coke or Pepsi, and sometimes even more.
Alternatives: There are some fruit juices that have been shown to have health benefits despite the sugar content, such as pomegrenate juice and blueberry juice.
However, these should be considered as supplements, not something you drink every day to quench thirst. Drink water instead.


In the last 100 years or so, people have increased their consumption of added fats.
However, this is entirely explained by a drastic increase in the consumption of refined vegetable oils, such as soybean oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil and canola oil.
These oils are very high in omega-6 fatty acids, which humans never consumed in such large amounts before.
There are many serious concerns with these oils. They are highly sensitive to oxidation and cause increased oxidative stress in the body. They have also been linked to increased risk of cancer.
Alternatives: Use healthier fats like coconut oil, butter, extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil instead.




Margarine used to be considered a healthy alternative to butter.
Fortunately, most people have now realized that this is far from being true.
Margarine is a highly processed pseudo-food that has been engineered to look and taste like butter.
It is loaded with artificial ingredients, and is usually made with industrial vegetable oils that have been hydrogenated to make them more solid. This increases their trans fat content significantly.
Keep in mind that manufacturers are allowed to label their products with "no trans fat" as long as it contains less than 0.5 grams per serving, which is still a significant amount.
Alternatives: Use real butter instead, preferably from grass-fed cows.


Most pastries, cookies and cakes are extremely unhealthy.
They are generally made with refined sugar, refined wheat flour and added fats, which are often disturbingly unhealthy fats like shortening (high in trans fats).
These tasty treats are literally some of the worst things that you can put into your body. Almost no essential nutrients, but tons of calories and unhealthy ingredients.


Whole, white potatoes are very healthy.
However, the same can NOT be said of the products that are made from them, such as french fries and potato chips.
These foods are very high in calories, and it is easy to eat excessive amounts. Several studies link consumption of french fries and potato chips with weight gain.
These foods may also contain large amounts of acrylamides, carcinogenic substances that form when potatoes are fried, baked or roasted.
Alternatives: Potatoes are best consumed boiled, not fried. If you need something crunchy to replace potato chips, try baby carrots or nuts.




Gluten-free is all the rage these days.
About a third of people in the US are actively trying to avoid gluten, according to a 2013 survey.
The problem with many gluten-free diets, is that people replace the gluten-containing foods with processed junk foods that happen to be gluten-free.
These gluten-free replacement products are often high in sugar, unhealthy oils and refined grains like corn starch or tapioca starch. These refined starches lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar, and are extremely low in essential nutrients.
Alternatives: Choose foods that are naturally gluten-free, like unprocessed plants and animal foods. Gluten-free junk food is still junk food.


Agave nectar is a sweetener that is often marketed as healthy.
However, agave nectar is not as healthy as some people think. It is a highly refined sweetener that is extremely high in fructose.
High amounts of fructose from added sweeteners (not whole fruit) can be absolutely disastrousfor health.
The truth is, agave is even higher in fructose than other sugars.
Whereas table sugar contains 50% fructose, and high fructose corn syrup around 55%, agave nectar is 85% fructose .
Alternatives: Stevia and erythritol are healthy, natural and calorie free. There is a list of several several healthy and natural sweeteners in this article.


Yogurt can be incredibly healthy.
Unfortunately, most yogurts found in the grocery store are extremely bad for you.
They are frequently low in fat, but loaded with sugar to make up for the lack of taste that the fats provided.
Put simply, the yogurt has had the healthy, natural dairy fats removed, only to be replaced with something much, much worse.
Additionally, many yogurts don't actually contain probiotic bacteria, as generally believed. They have often been pasteurized after fermentation, which kills all the bacteria.
Alternatives: Choose regular, full-fat yogurt that contains live or active cultures (probiotics). If you can get your hands on it, choose yogurt from grass-fed cows.




Low-carb diets are very popular these days, and have been for several decades.
There are plenty of real foods that you can eat on a low-carb diet, most of which are very healthy.
However, this is not true of processed low-carb replacement products, such as low-carb candy bars and meal replacements.
These are generally highly processed foods that contain very little actual nutrition, just a bunch of artificial ingredients mixed together and then sold as food.
Alternatives: If you're on a low-carb diet, eat foods that are naturally low in carbs. Low-carb junk food is still junk food.


Ice cream is one of the most delicious foods on the planet.
Unfortunately, it is also one of the unhealthiest. Most commercial ice cream is loaded with sugar.
Ice cream is also high in calories, and it is very easy to eat excessive amounts. Eating it for dessert is even worse, because then you're adding it all on top of your total calorie intake.
Alternatives: It is possible to make your own ice cream using healthier ingredients and significantly less (or no) sugar.


Candy bars are incredibly unhealthy.
They are high in sugar, refined wheat flour and processed fats. They are also very low in essential nutrients.
Processed foods like candy bars are generally engineered to be super tasty (so you eat more), and have been designed so that it's very easy to eat them quickly.
A candy bar may taste good and cause some short-term satiety, but you'll be hungry again very quickly because of the way these high-sugar treats are metabolized.
Alternatives: Eat a piece of fruit instead, or a piece of real high-cocoa dark chocolate.




Even though unprocessed meat can be healthy and nutritious, the same is NOT true for processed meats.
Studies show that people who eat processed meats have a higher risk of many serious diseases, including colon cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Most of these studies are observational in nature, so they can not prove that the processed meat caused the diseases.
However, the statistical link is strong and consistent among studies, so I do believe there is something to it.
Alternatives: If you want to eat bacon, sausages, pepperoni and other "processed" meats, then choose wisely and try to buy them locally from sellers who don't add a lot of unhealthy ingredients. Quality counts.


Regular cheese is healthy.
It is loaded with nutrients, and a single slice of cheese contains all the same nutrients as an entire glass of milk.
However, processed cheese products are nothing like regular cheese. They are mostly made with filler ingredients that are combined and engineered to have a similar look and texture as cheese.
Cheese is healthy, but processed cheese is not. Read labels, and make sure that the cheese you're eating is actually cheese.
Alternatives: Eat real cheese instead.


Generally speaking, "fast food" chains serve only junk foods.
The majority of the food they offer is mass-produced, highly engineered junk food with very little nutritional value.
These places are often very cheap, but keep in mind that junk food costs you twice.
For every penny you save there, chances are that it's going to cost you many times more in the future. Poor health is expensive.
Alternatives: Fortunately, all sorts of healthy fast food places have started to appear. Chipotle is one great example.




Coffee has been unfairly demonized.
It is actually very healthy, and loaded with antioxidants.
Studies also show that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of serious diseases, like type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's .
Unfortunately, stuff is sometimes added to coffee that turns this wonderful beverage into harmful sludge.
If your "coffee" has a ton of artificial creamer and sugar, then it is NOT good for you.
It is loaded with liquid, empty calories, and will be just as unhealthy as any other sugar-sweetened beverage.
Alternatives: Drink plain coffee instead. Black is best, but small amounts of heavy cream or full-fat milk are fine as well.


One of the most important things you can do to eat healthier, is to read labels.
It is important to avoid (or at least minimize) foods that contain:
  • Added sugar (and high fructose corn syrup).
  • Refined grains like white flour.
  • Industrial vegetable oils.
  • Artificial trans fats.
These are some of the unhealthiest (and most common) ingredients in the modern diet.
The importance of reading labels can not be overstated, and this applies to all foods, even so-called health foods.


By far the simplest way to eat healthy and lose weight, is to avoid processed foods as much as possible.
Put simply, if it looks like it was made in a factory, then it's probably bad for you.
A good rule to remember, is that real food doesn't need an ingredients list, because real food IS the ingredient.
An evidence-based nutrition article from our experts at Authority Nutrition.
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Written by Kris Gunnars, BSc

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