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This file lists the changes made in
2017.
 
For summaries of 2016 and before: 2015-B, 2016-A, 2016-B

This is the index of everything that appears on the site: Index Nederlog 2017 (with access to all other Nederlog indexes)

There are changes (mostly additions) most days most weeks, sometimes quite a few, sometimes only one or two. The important ones are listed in the Nederlog file for the day, and are current to the date.

   Last date this file was changed :  January 17, 2017

Maarten Maartensz



 

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        The index for 2017 is under the last link.

        For earlier summaries see 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 , 2009, 2010,
        2011
, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 - A, 2015-B, 2016-A, and 2016-B.

        For earlier indexes, get any index: They're all linked there.

        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

JANUARY
  • Jan 17: Crisis: Jeremy Corbyn, Trump & Russia, Trump & Intelligence, Stasi's Powers : This is a crisis log with 4 items and 4 dotted links: Item 1 is about an article by Glenn Greenwald on completely insane accusations of Jeremy Corbyn; item 2 is - in fact - about Trump's utter irresponsibility; item 3 is by a former British member of the secret services about Trump vs. the US secret services (and much as I dislike the latter, I dislike Trump more); while item 4 is about the Stasi (East Germany's secret service), with a comparison of the - enormous - powers of the Stasis and the powers of the NSA: These are millions or billions times greater, and extend over absolutely everyone with a computer or cellphone.
     
  • Jan 16: Crisis: Revolting, Anti Dissent, Neuter Press Freedom, Davos Man, Modern Art : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 dotted links: Item 1 is about an article by Chris Hedges on revolting; item 2 is about an article on AlterNet that - correctly, I think - says that Trump wants to silence all dissent; item 3 is about the further Trumpian plan of silencing all alternative media; item 4 is about the lies of the rich; and item 5 is not a crisis item but about Modern Art (that I happen to dislike a lot, ever since I was 11).

  • Jan 15: Crisis: Attacking Trump, Obama's Qualities, Right Wing, Goldman Sachs, Hedges' Videos : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 6 dotted links: Item 1 is about one schema that seems directed towards taking Trump down as president of the USA, and it one that seems to be played by the USA's (very secretive) intelligence services; item 2 is about the qualities of Obama, which are negative: He is an insincere liar (which he does very well, with lots of charm) who speaks as if he is a "leftie" and acts and signs and regulates as if he is pro rich; item 3 is about that it can happen here (in the USA): nominating a right-wing nationalist regime; item 4 is about the real winners of the elections of 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 (at least): Goldman Sachs; and item
    5
    is not about written text but about two fine videos with Chris Hedges.

  • Jan 14: Crisis: NSA's Liberties, Trump, Era Of Bullshit, Healthcare, Trump & Secret Laws : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 6 dotted links: Item 1 is - once again - about Obama's giving vastly more permissions to spy in secret on anyone to the Trump government; item 2 is on a not so good article about Trump; item 3 is about advice of a Russian journalist about what is to be expected from Trump; item 4 is about taking healthcare from 20 to 30 million = giving each of the 400 richest people $7 million: A PERFECT Trumpian plan; and item 5 is about the dangers of secret laws, and quite correct.
     
  • Jan 13: Crisis: N.S.A., Trump's Businesses, Journalism, "News Conference", Economics : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 dotted links: Item 1 is about yet another large bit of information and freedom that was given to the supermen of the secret services (and to no one else) by Obama: nearly all data secretly stolen from every American (and all data stolen form every non-American) are now fully readable by all seventeen American secret services; item 2 is about Trump's refusal to give up his businesses as president of the USA; item 3 is about journalism under Trump's presidency; item 4 is about an article by Reich on Trump's "news conference": it was no such thing; and item 5 is about an article by an economist who argues (as I do) that economy is not a real science (though it contains bits that make sense): I agree.

  • Jan 12: Crisis: Lofgren, Greenwald, The Trump Brand, Press Conference, "Democracy" : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 dotted links: Item 1 is about an article by Mike Lofgren I like; item 2 is about an article by Glenn Greenwald I like; item 3 is about the fact that Trump does not give up his brand while being president of the USA; item 4 is about Trump's - fairly ridiculous - press conference; and item 5 is about how the media profit a lot from the big money that the Supreme Court allowed to enter politics.
     
  • Jan 11: Crisis: False Claims, Trump & Russia, Wall Street, Trump's Cabinet, Trump Psychologized : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 dotted links: Item 1 is about an article by Glenn Greenwald about (very many) false claims mainstream media publish as if it were truths; item 2 is about Trump's apparently quite strong connections to the Russian mafia: it seems he was saved by them and may be "owned" by them; item 3 is about Wall Street winning anyway because both presidential candidates are pro Wall Street, and about a coming enormous economic crisis; item 4 is about Trump's cabinet, which is an extremist corporate class of billionaires that promises major miseries for the many and more riches for the few; and item 5 is about a psychologist's "unified theory" about Trump, which this psychologist does not agree with, simply because I think Trump is an evident megalomaniac, whereas the writer thinks he is a sadist, and there are far more psychologists and psychiatrists who think the former, and few who think the latter.
     
  • Jan 10: Crisis: USA Declining, Streep, No Vetting, Fisk On Lies, Davies On Mainstream Media : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 dotted links: Item 1 is an article about how the USA is declining to a banana republic as Trump nominates his family to important government posts; item 2 is about Meryl Streep's speech and Trump's (predictable and indeed predicted) response (and Streep is too optimistic about "the press"); item 3 is about the major lacks in vetting Trump's candidates (which - I take it - Trump does not consider necessary: he doesn't care if his ministers are corrupt); item 4 is about an article about "post-truth" and the lies of the mainstream media; and item 5 is likewise concerned, and is also about the "social media".

  • Jan 9: Crisis: Fear, "Russian Hacking", Trump's Tweets, Billionaires, American Crisis : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 dotted links: Item 1 is about Chris Hedges weekly column on Truthdig. This time it is about Solzhenitsyn and Niebuhr. I mostly agree, but not quite (in part because my father and grandfather were special, and not normal). Item 2 is also by Chris Hedges, and gives his ideas about the real purpose of the continued insistence that "the Russians hacked the American elections" (and again I mostly agree); item 3 is about an article by Robert Reich that is partially mistaken (in my opinion); item 4 is about the many very rich billionaires Trump nominated to his cabinet and is quite good; and item 5 is about an article that may be better in intentions than in fact (for I think it is a bit exaggerated).

  • Jan 8: Crisis: NSA's Hacking, Election-Rigging, Impeach Trump, Media's Failures, Gitlin : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 dotted links: Item 1 is a review of an article by Juan Cole, with some radical conclusions of my own; item 2 is about how quite definite and interesting news about the American elections are ignored; item 3 is about impeaching Trump (I agree in principle: the sooner we're rid of that nut the better for everyone); item 4 is about the media, and not bad, but the writer doesn't seem to see that the American media are corrupt for quite a while; and item 5 is about Todd Gitlin, who is going to investigate "the media", but who (also) seems not well-informed that they have been quite corrupt for quite a while already.

    And I removed very many automatically generated references to Zim in my Nederlog files for 2013 (in fact in 126 files). There are some more in 2014, 2015 and 2016, but happily I have already removed most of them: This will happen the next few days (and I will very probably give up Zim).

  • Jan 7: Crisis: Glenn Greenwald *2, "Russian Hacking", Trump's Voters, New World Order : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 dotted links: Item 1 and item 2 are (again) reviews of interviews with Glenn Greenwald on Democracy Now!; item 3 is a reiteration of Binney"s and McGovern's (very expert) opinions that the asserted Russian hacking that is supposed to have given the elections to Trump did not happen (for lack of NSA evidence that would have been there had it really happened); item 4 is about an article by DeVega which I found disappointing; and item 5 is a brief review of a fairly long interview with Noam Chomsky.

  • Jan 6: Crisis: Greenwald *2, Obama, Trump & Wall Street, Secret Armies, Political Correctness : This is a crisis log with 6 items and 6 dotted links: Item 1 and item 2 are about two interviews with Glenn Greenwald on Democracy Now!; item 3 is about an article by Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan who agree with Chomsky that Obama should pardon 11 million immigrants that Trump seeks to evict (I agree with Chomsky etc. but I don't think Obama will do it); item 4 is about Trump's many threatening legal difficulties due to his riches and also about the fact that he seems to keep (directly or indirectly) commanding his business empire while president of the USA; item 5 is about a long article that is only very partially extracted about the enormous secret armies that the president of the USA commands, and that are busy in 138 (!!) countries; and item 6 is about an article about political correctness in Spiegel International, that is around 40 years late by my own standards (for I met political correctness in 1977, in the University of Amsterdam, where it still is dominant).

    Also I uploaded a bit corrected indexes for Nederlog in all the years (2004-2017) but the changes are small.
      
  • Jan 5: Crisis: Washington Post, Trump & Wall Street *2, Electoral College, Angela Merkel : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 links: Item 1 is about an article by Glenn Greenwald on the Washington Post and its "fake news" about "fake news"; item 2 is about how Trump put together a cabinet that is very partial to the - corrupt, dishonest, extremely rich - Wall Street bankers; item 3 is about irregulaties at the Electoral College (that I expect, like many others of Trump's irregularities, will not stop him from becoming president); item 4 is about a supposed blind spot of Trump for Wall Street (I think not: I think he knows what he is doing); and item 5 is about a Spiegel article about Merkel's reactions to Trump.

    Incidentally:
    The services of both my sites are still not updated properly: This morning it was again Jan 3, 2017 on xs4all.nl and December 31, 2015 on one.com: Perhaps you should avoid them if you want good providers (but I do not know of any that is good anywhere).
     
     
  • Jan 4: Crisis: The Real USA, A Lie, Scandal-Ridden, Obama Neoliberal, 2017 Worse : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 links: Item 1 is an interesting article by Tom Engelhardt (I don't quite agree but it is good); item 2 is about Dan Rather insisting - completely correctly - that Wall Street Journal's editor Gerard Baker was lying (when he said he was "objective" in not wanting to say Trump is a liar); item 3 is about an article on Trump's corruptions and nepotisms; item 4 is a fine article on Barack Obama (whom I like as little as the writer of the article); and item 5 is about a fine although far from optimistic article about 2017, that promises to be a lot worse than 2016 was, what with the Trumpian presidency.

  • Jan 3: My two sites were finally updated, some 36 hours after I uploaded them. It is a relief (but I don't think this is the end of problems, though this was a serious one: I do want a working site that is actual).

    Next, I also uploaded my own definitions of fascism and neofascism to my Philosophical Dictionary. I think these definitions are bettter than any others that I have read (and I know a whole lot about politics, history,
    fascism and logic) and I will refer to these, though I should add that the definition of "neofascism" soon shall be extended to include its present main sign: The state's terrorists who now know everything about anyone, and who operate almost completely in secret.

    Here is today's Nederlog:
    Crisis: Noam Chomsky, Wall Street Editor, Washington Post, Tyranny, Neofascism : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 links: Item 1 is about an interview or a speech that Chomsky gave on December 5 (especially about environmental catastrophe and nuclear war); item 2 is about the strange contortions of the editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal, who does not seem to believe in the concept of lying if the liar is his president; item 3 is about the Washington Post and its fake news; item 4 is about 15 signs of tyranny that Robert Reich sees in Donald Trump; and item 5 is about how the neofascist Trump (I agree!) is being normalized (which is mostly inevitable, I think, at least until he is impeached).

  • Jan 2: Crisis: Crisis: Trump Thief, Expectations, On Economy, US Totalitarianism, Mark Blyth : This is a crisis log with 5 items and 5 links: Item 1 is on Donald Trump by Chris Hedges, and is a fine if not optimistc article (I agree); item 2 is also from Truthdig, and by seven authors, but I quote just one, and mostly agree (and no, it is far from optmistic); item 3 is about economists vs. the economy, and is also realistic and fair (and most "economists" are not economists but well-paid propagandists); item 4 is about the ever increasing totalitarian climate in the USA: Now the government has designed its own propaganda-team that is going to take down anybody who disagrees with the government (or so it seems); and item 5 is a fine video interview with one of the few economists who talk sense (and who predicted both Brexit and Trump).

    Also, since yesterday both of my sites refuse to refresh: According to the Dutch site it is still December 31, 2016 and according to the Danish one it is December 31, 2015 or alternatively December 21 2013.

    I am very sorry, but none of this is my work: I am doing as I have been doing for resp. 20 and 13 years now, in which this elementary updating went well...

    So now I am denied all statistics for any of my two sites (each of which has tenthousands of files and is around 500 MB) and both of my sites refuse to update...

    And I am telling you now, before I explode.


  • Jan 1: Nederlog 2017: Updates for the new year : The record of changes with a little about ten years of Nederlog and about planned updates (none in 2017: Not healthy enough). I prepared The  analytical index of Nederlog for 2016 and provide the link in case you want to search by subjects. There is no list of subjects, but you can search. Also the above file is the first of two: The second is here. Note that I am now denied all statistics from both of my sites. I am sorry: It is none of my doing.
     

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