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Danish BDS-Supporting Bank Behind Vast Money-Laundering Scheme

Besa center By Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld October 12, 2018 Danske Bank building at Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen, Denmark, photo by Thorfinn Stainforth via Wikimedia Commons BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 973, October 12, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Denmark’s largest bank, Danske Bank, has admitted that its Estonian banking subsidiary has been involved in what is probably the largest dirty money-laundering scandal in Europe’s history. In recent years, this deeply corrupt bank has boycotted several Israeli companies on “ethical grounds.” Israel should use the Danske Bank case as a key example of fraudulent anti-Israeli moralists. Revelations from further investigations into the bank’s misbehavior will likely result in many additional disclosures in years to come. Somewhat surprisingly, Denmark has provided an example of a huge, morally corrupt, anti-Israel, BDS-promoting body. It was far more probable for such an organization to come to light in Norway or Sweden, where there are many

సి.బి.ఐ.మాజీ.జే.డీ.లక్ష్మీనారాయణ* గారు (19.09.2018) మచిలీపట్నం లో ముఖాముఖీ కార్యక్రమం లో ఓ కధ చెప్పార

*సి.బి.ఐ.మాజీ.జే.డీ.లక్ష్మీనారాయణ*  గారు (19.09.2018) మచిలీపట్నం లో ముఖాముఖీ కార్యక్రమం లో ఓ కధ చెప్పారు . ఒక ఊరిలో ఓ రైతు ఉన్నాడు. అతనికో ఇల్లు వుంది. ఆ రైతు తనతో పాటు ఒక కోడిని ఒక మేకను పెంచుకుంటున్నాడు. ఆ ఇంట్లో ఒక ఎలుక కూడా తిరుగుతుండేది. ఆ ఊరిలోనే గ్రామస్థుల అవసరాలకు ఒక చెరువు వుంది. దానిలో ఒక మొసలి నివాసం వుంటుంది. కొన్నాళ్ళ తరువాత ఆ రైతు కి వివాహమై బార్య కాపురానికి వచ్చింది. ఆవిడకి ఆ ఇంట్లో ఎలుక తిరగడం నచ్చలేదు. ఆ విషయమే భర్తకి చెప్పింది. ఎలుకను చంపడానికి బోను తీసుకురమ్మని చెప్పింది. మరుసటి రోజే రైతు ఓ ఎలుకల బోను తీసుకొచ్చి ఇంట్లో పెట్టాడు. జరిగిన తతంగాన్ని చూసిన ఎలుక భయపడింది. ఎలాగైనా ఈ సమస్య నుండి బయటపడటానికి ఏదో ఒకటి చేయాలి అనుకుంది. మందుగా కోడి దగ్గరకు వెళ్ళి ఇలా అడిగింది. *నేను ఇంతవరకూ ఈ రైతుకి ఏ విధమైన నష్టం కలిగించే పని చెయ్యలేదు. ఏదో నా మానాన నేను బతుకుతున్నాను. ఇక మీదట కూడా వారి జోలికి రాను. నన్ను చంపవద్దని చెప్పు.* అని ప్రాధేయపడి అడిగింది. దానికి ఆ కోడి చిద్విలాసంగా... *అది నీ వ్యక్తిగత విషయం. దానితో నాకేమిటి సంబంధం. నీ సమస్య నువ్వే పరిష్కరించుకో...*

Quarterly Axios Future Trends

      PRESENTED BY MORGAN STANLEY    Axios Trends By Mike Allen ·Oct 13, 2018 Welcome back  to our quarterly Axios Future Trends, where our subject-matter experts give you an exclusive lookahead. I'd love to hear what you think: Just reply to this email, or write  mike@axios.com .   1 big thing: Here come the robotaxis Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios   By year's end, anyone in metro Phoenix  (not just a handful of early participants) will be able to summon an autonomous vehicle from Waymo using an app on their phone. The nation’s first commercial robo-taxi service will be limited to certain areas, but the territory will gradually expand as the cars get even smarter with experience. Why it matters:  Waymo is by far the leader in autonomous vehicle technology, racking up 10 million miles of real-world driving and 5 billion simulated miles. But it’s still up to the public to decide if they want self-driving cars. Waymo’s robo-taxi service will be an early test of that ques

Announcing the new Issues.org site

Issues.org https://issues.org/ Announcing the new Issues  site Your source for the best writing on policy related to science, technology, and medicine just got a lot better.  We've totally redesigned the website for Issues in Science and Technology, improving just about everything at Issues.org to make it more attractive, more current, more useful, and more fun to explore. Here are a few new features you’ll want to check out: Art galleries. The print edition of Issues features artwork related to the topics addressed in the articles or that uses technology in innovative ways in the creative process. Thanks to the generous permission of the artists, we are now able to include much of their work online. We begin by including from the Fall 2018 edition the work of painter William Utermohlen, which reflects the changes occurring as he developed Alzheimer’s disease. We’ve added a few more galleries from earlier editions and will be adding more galleries—like the work of Julie Anand

Leveraging Regional Expertise to Counter Influence Operations

The Strategy Bridge Geoff McKeel     October 3, 2018 Speaking to an audience of about 2,500 active duty service members at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, in 2011, then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stated language knowledge is “the key to understanding the world.” Secretary Panetta further explained that if the United States wanted to understand “what motivates [foreign] countries, what motivates their people and…their culture, beliefs, faiths, ideologies, hatreds, and loves,” he explained, “a strong language ability” is the key.[1] Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant Col. Danial Pick escorts Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Rep. Sam Farr inside the Multi-Language School building at the Presidio of Monterey in 2011. (Steven L. Shepard/U.S. Army) All branches of the armed forces have recognized the need for language and culture awareness training as important for military operations, and each service now has a languag