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divendres, 1 d’abril de 2016

Por primera vez en la historia los mayores de 65 años superan en número a los menores de 5

(CNSNews.com) - Sometime in the next four years the global population of human beings who are 65 and older will surpass those under 5 for the first time, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

“For the first time in human history, people aged 65 and older will outnumber children under age 5,” says the report, entitled “An Aging World: 2015.”

“This crossing is just around the corner, before 2020,” says the report.

“These two age groups will then continue to grow in opposite directions,” it says. “By 2050, the proportion of the population 65 and older (15.6 percent) will be more than double that of children under age 5 (7.2 percent).

“This unique demographic phenomenon of the ‘crossing’ is unprecedented,” says the Census Bureau.
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Como se 'hackean' elecciones en América Latina

It was just before midnight when Enrique Peña Nieto declared victory as the newly elected president of Mexico. Peña Nieto was a lawyer and a millionaire, from a family of mayors and governors. His wife was a telenovela star. He beamed as he was showered with red, green, and white confetti at the Mexico City headquarters of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which had ruled for more than 70 years before being forced out in 2000. Returning the party to power on that night in July 2012, Peña Nieto vowed to tame drug violence, fight corruption, and open a more transparent era in Mexican politics.

Two thousand miles away, in an apartment in Bogotá’s upscale Chicó Navarra neighborhood, Andrés Sepúlveda sat before six computer screens. Sepúlveda is Colombian, bricklike, with a shaved head, goatee, and a tattoo of a QR code containing an encryption key on the back of his head. On his nape are the words 'head' and 'body' stacked atop each other, dark riffs on coding. He was watching a live feed of Peña Nieto’s victory party, waiting for an official declaration of the results.

When Peña Nieto won, Sepúlveda began destroying evidence. He drilled holes in flash drives, hard drives, and cell phones, fried their circuits in a microwave, then broke them to shards with a hammer. He shredded documents and flushed them down the toilet and erased servers in Russia and Ukraine rented anonymously with Bitcoins. He was dismantling what he says was a secret history of one of the dirtiest Latin American campaigns in recent memory.
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Escocia y Gales negocian formar un 'país celta' independiente si el Reino Unido sale de la UE

Scotland and Wales are in preliminary talks to split away from the UK and form a new country if Britain votes to leave the EU in June.

The extraordinary proposal has been discussed by members of the Welsh Assembly and Scottish Government, and it is being taken seriously by the UK Government.

The Independent can reveal the plans today after it was passed redacted documents by a Cabinet Office whistle-blower.

Under discussion are designs for a bridge or tunnel linking the two countries directly via the Isle of Mann, with the “Celtic Union” among a number of name suggestions that would ultimately be decided at a second referendum.

Dubbed a “joint cessation”, the plans come amid concerns among Welsh and Scottish leaders that they will be pulled out of the EU against the wishes of their people.
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El Porno está volviendo a los hombres impotentes

In his senior year of high school, he had an opportunity to have actual sex, with a real partner. He was attracted to her and she to him, as demonstrated by the fact that she was naked in her bedroom in front of him. But his body didn’t seem to be interested. “There was a disconnect between what I wanted in my mind and how my body reacted,” he says. He simply couldn’t get the necessary hydraulics going.

He put it down to first-timers’ nerves, but six years went by, and no matter which woman he was with, his body was no more cooperative. It responded only to the sight of porn. Church came to believe that his adolescent Internet indulgence had somehow caused his problems and that he had what some are calling porn-induced erectile dysfunction (PIED).

A growing number of young men are convinced that their sexual responses have been sabotaged because their brains were virtually marinated in porn when they were adolescents. Their generation has consumed explicit content in quantities and varieties never before possible, on devices designed to deliver content swiftly and privately, all at an age when their brains were more plastic–more prone to permanent change–than in later life. These young men feel like unwitting guinea pigs in a largely unmonitored decade-long experiment in sexual conditioning. The results of the experiment, they claim, are literally a downer.
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¿Qué diferencia a las diputadas palestinas Hanín Zoabi y Nayat Abu Bakr?

Una [Nayat Abu Bakr] se ve obligada a refugiarse en su propio Parlamento por el temor a ser detenida por las fuerzas de seguridad palestinas. La otra [Hanín Zoabi] disfruta de todos los derechos y privilegios de los que gozan en Israel todos los árabes como ella, pese a su conducta sumamente provocadora. Ésa es la diferencia entre un país que respeta la ley y la Autoridad Palestina, que lleva muchos años funcionando como una mafia.

Nayat Abu Bakr y muchos palestinos sueñan con el día en que también ellos tengan una Knéset, un verdadero Parlamento, donde los dirigentes deban rendir cuentas. Por ahora, y en el futuro inmediato, no es más que una quimera.

Pero de momento ni Zoabi ni los demás ciudadanos árabes de Israel van a liar el petate y a marcharse a Ramala. Parece que otra dictadura árabe no es su lugar ideal.
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Sobre la nueva chorrada del hielo de la Antártida que nos va a ahogar a todos

PLAZA MOYUA.- Roger Pielke es uno de los científico del clima que más publicaciones y citaciones tiene. A pesar de no ser “de la cuerda” del alarmismo climático. Y esta vez se ha enfadado un poco. Por Twitter. Cada “tuit” es clicable, para que se pueda llegar a lo que enlaza. Con la brevedad de unos pocos “tuits” describe -¡qué digo, disecciona!- eso que llaman ciencia del cambio climático.

La sorpresa de que la prensa supuestamente seria se dedique a tomar como noticia lo que sólo son predicciones de modelos, como si eso tuviera alguna relevancia.
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Y no tiene la menor relevancia informativa por dos motivos elementales. El primero es que la capacidad predictiva de esos modelos no ha sido validada (comprobada) jamás.

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Obviamente, la razón de todo el lamentable asunto es el interés político.


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El segundo motivo por el que no hay ninguna relevancia informativa en toda esta “noticia” es que a esos modelos, cuyas predicciones no están validadas, les han metido para este “experimento” unas asunciones, no sólo completamente hipotéticas, sino del todo inverosímiles.
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Y además, por si fuera poco lo que han hecho, le meten un “tuneado” específico para la ocasión. Y … ¡hops! … ya tenemos una alarma mayúscula. El Calentamiento Global Acojonante.
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Y todos esos problemas juntos en un sólo “tuit”, a modo de resumen. ¿Por qué es noticia de interés que ajusten unos modelos para producir un resultado preconcebido?

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Para llegar a la tesis general:
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Gracias a Roger Pielke (@RogerAPielkeSr) nos hemos podido hacer una muy buen idea de qué es eso del Calentamiento Global Acojonante. Una hipótesis sin contrastar, supuestamente confirmada por el tuneo de unos modelos sin capacidad predictiva, y jaleada por esa industria gubernamental que ahora llaman ciencia.




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280 intelectuales defienden el catalán como única lengua oficial
280 filólogos, profesores universitarios y escritores presentaron ayer en el Paraninfo de la Universitat de Barcelona un manifiesto a favor del catalán como única lengua oficial de Cataluña. El manifiesto subraya la crítica a los partidos independentistas que defienden la cooficialidad del catalán y del castellano. “Frente al tacticismo político que no quiere espantar a nadie, yo quiero honradez. Una nación, un estado y su lengua”, dijo Jaume Martí, uno de los ponentes del acto. El manifiesto ha sido redactado por la Asociación Lengua y República. El origen de este colectivo es la antigua sectorial de lengua de la Asamblea Nacional Catalana (ANC). La asociación advierte que el bilingüismo condena al catalán a desaparecer.
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Una tercera mujer denuncia por acoso sexual a Pachauri, ex jefe del cambio climático de la ONU

A third woman has claimed she was sexually harassed by the former head of the UN climate change panel, Rajendra Pachauri, who is charged with sexually harassing, stalking and intimidating a female employee.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said on Thursday she had decided to make a public statement after reading an article in the Observer in which Pachauri denied the allegations against him claiming his email account had been hacked and the claims were a conspiracy to defame him.

Pachauri, 75, former chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), was formally charged this month, a year after a 29-year-old former employee filed a police report against him. She had worked at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), which was led by Pachauri.

A second female employee has also filed a police report against Pachauri.

Pachauri, stepped down in February last year as head of the IPCC, which was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2007 under his chairmanship.
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Trump se desploma en las encuestas nacionales

Las últimas encuestas a nivel nacional muestran una fuerte caída del magnate en todos los sondeos en caso de llegar a la carrera por la presidencia. A su vez, su imagen también sufrió nuevas bajas entre los electores por sus polémicas declaraciones.

Un estudio realizado por Real Clear Politics da cuenta que el 63 por ciento de los encuestados tienen una evaluación negativa de Donald Trump, mientras que tan sólo el 30 por ciento tienen una mirada positiva.

Según detalla la empresa, los números que reflejó la consulta se asemejan a los índices de aprobación del ex presidente George W. Bush durante sus últimos meses en el cargo, que dieron pie a la aplastante victoria del presidente Barack Obama.
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Bajan un 30 % los costes de las perforaciones de fracking en EEUU

Bajan un 30 % los costes de las perforaciones de fracking en EEUU. Mientras tanto, en España, un parlamento de mentecatos vota no, no, no, a todo lo que suene a eso, al coco del fracking (con el voto en contra del PP y la abstención, oh, de Ciudadanos). ANTÓN URIARTE