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          We finally know when Milky Way will crash into Andromeda Galaxy      Cache   Translate Page      

(Digital India) Our Milky Way galaxy will survive in its current form a bit longer than some astronomers had thought, a new study suggests. The monster collision between our Milky Way and fellow spiral galaxy Andromeda will occur about 4.5 billion years from now, according to the new research, which is based on observations made […]

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While there is no truth to the rumor that Hallmark invented Valentine’s Day, there is no denying that many people think of it as a manufactured holiday designed to sell cards, flowers, and chocolate. Every February 14th, millions of people buy cards and roses, and they drop a ton of cash on diamonds, gold, and silver. In 2019, Americans are expected to spend almost 20 billion dollars for the romantic holiday, and that breaks down to nearly $150 a person. All of that consumer spending leads...
          New Business Opportunities - 5D Data Storage Market Led by Holy Bible, Magna Carta, Universal Declaration of Human Rights      Cache   Translate Page      

5D Data Storage Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/09/2019 -- Five dimensional (5D) data storage is the technology invented by a team of scientists at the University of Southampton, England with a view to store data in a disc made up of Nano structured glass. This data storage disc is expected to store data up to 13.8 Billion years which is an estimated age of the Universe. This Nano structured glass is etched microscopically with a laser. The 5D disc can be best explained as a result of XYZ dimensions along with time referred to 4th dimension. The 5th dimension inside of the discs are the size and orientation in relation to the 3-dimensional position of the nanostructures. The tiny patterns printed on the 3 layers allow an optical illusion to the viewer giving different view of the patterns when viewed from different angles. Each disc layer of the 5D data storage has multiple layers of macro and micro images.

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The thought behind creating a data storage disc using 5D technology is owing to the present options of data storage devices getting damaged, rotten, or obsolete. Also, harsh or extreme weather conditions such as excessive dampness, heat, humidity, etc. can also damage the storage devices. Such factors lead to the thought of a rugged compact data storage product and hence, 5D data storage disc is considered as an option. The Nano structured glass is long lasting with chemical, heat and other reaction resistant. These Nano-structures tend to adapt to the light's polarization so that positive and negative values can be read effectively. The Nano structured discs are hit with ultra-laser rays to form structured dots with short, strong light pulses. The scientist team has named this disc as 'superman memory crystal'. The scientist team from the University of Southampton is looking for industry partners to commercialize the disc for storing rich information to pass it on to the next generation. Some of the famous documents printed into 5D data storage are the holy Bible, Magna Carta, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Sir Isaac Newton's Opticks.

The expected driver for the 5D data storage market is the need for a secure and portable form of data storage product. Within the military and other related industry verticals secured data communication or transfer becomes a problem. Hence, this factor of secured data storage product can drive the future years across diverse industry verticals. Furthermore, big data is expected to allow commercializing of 5D data storage discs to diverse applications as data is increasing exponentially with time. On the other hand, one of the main challenge for the 5D data storage market is that the commercialization of the disc is not expected to reach the market soon as the University is not yet ready to disclose the key for the 5D data storage disc for reading the rich information to the industries. Another challenge will be the high cost of the glass making it less accessible to wider applications. One of the anticipated opportunities are no mere substitution for ultrafast lasers which will make the product grow across the high technology adopted regions. Another opportunity for the 5D data storage is that civilization around are looking forward to record their culture and developments to pass it on to their next generations. Additionally, secret military agencies emerging on a huge scale across territories is also expected to be an opportunity for the 5D data storage market.

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To conclude, the 5D data storage disc featuring 360TB data capacity, withstanding up to 1000°C temperature, able to have a life of 13.8 billion years at 190°C is expected to rule the big data market in near future once leading industry players invest in R&D to come up with more products in the 5D data storage market.

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          Calls to 'abolish billionaires' raise eyebrows, but they've been a long time coming      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • A New York Times editorial titled "Abolish Billionaires" introduced many readers to an increasingly strong rallying cry on the American left.
  • Progressive politicians are calling for significantly increased taxes on the rich to counteract exceptionally high levels of wealth inequality in the US.
  • While there may be eyebrow-raising rhetoric around these policies, they aren't radical.
  • This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on "Better Capitalism."

For the first time on a large scale, Americans are debating whether to allow the existence of billionaires.

On Thursday, The New York Times published columnist Farhad Manjoo's "It's high time we abolish billionaires" above the fold on the front page of its print edition. While Manjoo is far from the first person to articulate the idea — see freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's call for a 70% tax rate for income above $10 million or Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call for a 3% wealth tax for fortunes above $1 billion — the unequivocal rallying cry was something different for the paper of record.

The ensuing arguments about his piece were about what you'd expect: ad hominem attacks and the pitting of capitalism against socialism. A Fox News panel called Manjoo "an idiot" and dismissed the critique of inequality as an attack on capitalism. Readers raised examples of "good billionaires."

Democrats have been arguing for years now about the value of socialism, but as Ocasio-Cortez's policy adviser Dan Riffle — known for his Twitter handle "Every Billionaire is a Policy Failure" — alluded to in a tweet, even if AOC, Sen. Bernie Sanders, or Warren are too radical for you, just look at what Trump-appointed Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell is saying.

"We want prosperity to be widely shared. We need policies to make that happen," Powell said on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. "The U.S. lags now in mobility. And that's not our self-image as a country, nor is it where we want to be. ... We have some work to do to make sure that the prosperity we do achieve is widely spread."

Regardless of an ideological lens, there's a growing consensus: The United States needs a course correction, and decreasing inequality is crucial.

The rich are clearly getting richer

The French economist Thomas Piketty wrote that, "the incomes of the top 1% collectively made up 11% of national income in 1980, but now constitute above 20% of national income, while the 20% of US national income that was attributable to the bottom 50% in 1980 has fallen to just 12% today."

Additionally, he wrote, "while average pre-tax income for the bottom 50% has stagnated at around $16,000 since 1980, the top 1% has experienced 300% growth in their incomes to approximately $1,340,000 in 2014. This has increased the average earnings differential between the top 1% and the bottom 50% from 27 times in 1980 to 81 times today."

It's not wild, then, to call the moment we're in America's "second Gilded Age," referring to the post-Civil War era of robber barons and industry, where the wealthy kept living better and the poor kept getting worse.

Occupy Wall Street remained relatively small in the wake of the financial crisis, but it did make income and wealth inequality, the language of the 99% and the 1%, a prime topic of discussion. Populist sentiment increased throughout the country, and Vermont's democratic-socialist senator and New York's celebrity real estate billionaire did better in the 2016 election than anyone predicted. The latter, Donald Trump, became president and right-wing rhetoric won, but it also brought with it standard conservative policies, like tax cuts for the rich.

Read more: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren's 'soak the rich' tax plans are supported by an increasing number of Americans

'Abolishing billionaires' isn't as radical as it seems

In his article in the Times and during a followup on Twitter, Manjoo proved to be less into the notion of going so far as to virtually capping how much money Americans could make — not even Ocasio-Cortez has advocated for that —but he is in support of significantly higher taxes on the rich. And you don't have to be a radical for that. There have been many polls that show the majority of Americans at this point are in favor of the same thing.

While "abolish billionaires" is an eye-catching phrase with radical implications, raising taxes to pre-1980s levels is certainly not radical, said Stephanie Sterling, vice president of advocacy and and policy at the Roosevelt Institute.

Sterling told Business Insider that questioning the role of billionaires in our society "is an important contribution to the debate," because it's focusing on structural changes that need to take place, to keep extreme wealth from harming the economy.

What the country needs, she said, is "robust antitrust policy, meaningful limits on stock buybacks, much higher tax rates, and the meaningful restoration of the ability to form and join unions." If getting riled up about billionaires leads voters to elect officials who support those policies, that will successfully correct for what she considers to be the mistakes of the past 40 years.

"I think we're all passengers in a billionaire hijacking," author and critic Anand Giridharadas told Business Insider about how the US got to a boiling point. "We were all drugged on the plane, and these guys are now terrified in the cockpit because they're realizing that in the back there we just woke up."

The billionaires themselves are taking sides

Potential presidential candidates and fellow billionaires Howard Schultz and Michael Bloomberg are not fans of Ocasio-Cortez's call for a 70% tax rate for income above $10 million or Warren's call for a 3% wealth tax for fortunes above $1 billion, and have used phrases like "un-American" and referred to chaos in Venezuela as proof of where these policies would lead.

Investor and progressive activist Nick Hanauer, however, saw this coming. Hanauer, whose fortune must approach $1 billion considering he signed Warren Buffett and Bill Gates' Giving Pledge, famously wrote in Politico a few years ago that "the pitchforks are coming."

He told Business Insider that he's been seriously considering the notion that every billionaire is a policy failure, saying "there can be no doubt that the thrust of the argument is correct — that in a country where so many people are barely getting by, or not getting by at all, an economy that mints billionaires is structurally deficient. There is no reasonable moral or practical justification for these disparities in wealth and income."

Hanauer noted that even with significantly higher taxes, America's wealthiest would remain on top, and their buying power would remain relative.

"I also feel strongly that the Neoliberal contention that me getting immensely wealthy does not harm you, and that your objection to it is just petty jealousy is also wrong," he said. "The richer the rich get, the farther apart the rungs of opportunity are stretched. An economy dominated by a few people with infinite wealth is characterized by arms races for status that benefit no one and harm most people."

SEE ALSO: 'We're all passengers in a billionaire hijacking' says the critic who has the world's richest people buzzing

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          Researchers: Life didn’t just hang on but throve 3.5 billion years ago      Cache   Translate Page      
The microbes that metabolized practically anything back then just to stay alive didn’t appear to want to do much else. Yes, it’s an old question why they didn’t (couldn’t?) Or maybe they even did. But based on the history of the last half-billion years, there should be an answer.
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In late December 2018, Congress and President Donald Trump completed work on the $867 billion federal Farm Bill, putting in place the five-year framework for the nation’s agricultural policy. The...

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          Tyson Foods first-quarter profit drops, two shareholder proposals voted down      Cache   Translate Page      

Tyson Foods reported net profits of $551 million for the first quarter ending Dec. 31. This compared to record results of $1.631 billion reported in the year-ago period. On an...

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          Unilever innovates two new product formats for Loop      Cache   Translate Page      
Unilever has developed a refillable, stainless-steel deodorant stick called minim™ for its Dove, Rexona, and AXE brands.
A refillable stainless-steel deodorant package and new toothpaste tablets are among the innovations developed by Unilever for the Loop circular shopping platform.

In 2010, $63 billion global consumer brands company Unilever set itself a number of ambitious targets around sustainability, including a commitment to have all its plastic packaging be fully reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025. Given that the company produces 400 brands covering the food and beverage, household cleaning, and personal care markets, these goals are ambitious indeed.

When first approached by TerraCycle in 2017 at the World Economic Forum regarding the new Loop circular shopping platform, Unilever saw it as an ideal opportunity to explore and test a reuse model for specific local markets. Loop also provided Unilever with a platform through which it could pilot new product formats, including a refillable deodorant package called minim™ for three of its global brands and toothpaste tablets under the Signal brand, as well as design premium packaging for five of its other brands.

A Unilever spokesperson shares that the company’s nine brand teams began working on the new products and packaging in mid-2018, in accordance with TerraCycle’s design brief. By the time Loop was announced in January, the team had the prototypes or finished packages ready to go. “We worked very quickly and innovatively in a lean, agile, startup way,” says the spokesperson. “For example, the whole design process for minim took only four months.”

For this product, Unilever’s three biggest global deodorant brands—Dove, AXE (called Lynx in the U.K), and Rexona (called Sure in the U.K. and Degree in the U.S.)—joined forces to create a solid, roll-on deodorant that is fully circular. The product was designed in Europe by the Unilever packaging team along with “a key partner agency.”

Says the Unilever spokesperson, “The beautifully crafted design is minimal, compact, and sustainable, offering a new consumer experience without any unnecessary materials.” It comprises a stainless-steel base and cap and a recycled plastic platform that holds the deodorant. After product use, the platform slides off for cleaning and refilling. Minim is designed to last at least 100 cycles, which translates to eight years, given the product will last an average of one month. Once the package is ready for disposal, it can be easily taken apart for recycling.

The second new product, oral care brand Signal’s Signal 8 Integral Tooth Tabs, enables consumers to brush their teeth using less water by simply chewing the tab before brushing. It’s promoted as providing “Zero waste, zero hassle and with a huge benefit for the planet.”

Explains the spokesperson, the toothpaste tabs were already in development before Loop came about. “We saw Loop as a great opportunity to pilot our new sustainable format in a more sustainable pack. It fulfills the need for an efficacious [with active ingredients], sustainable [zero added water], and convenient new format for oral care.”

The Tooth Tabs are packaged in a glass jar with a plastic cap. The jar and cap are decorated using ceramic printing for long-lasting durability through multiple uses and the washing process. It, too, is fully recyclable.

In addition to the new product formats, Unilever also created premium, reusable packages made from glass and aluminum for its REN Clean Skincare, Hellmann’s mayonnaise, Love Beauty and Planet, Love Home and Planet, and Seventh Generation brands. Notes the spokesperson, “Sustainable innovation actually enables us to upgrade in materials and aesthetic, rather than sacrificing those things. Given the high-quality materials, these products have been designed to last.”

Regarding manufacturing of the new products and packaging, the spokesperson relates that the company plans to manufacture these items as close as possible to the pilot cities to minimize the footprint of the full production and distribution cycle.

The nine brands will be available either in Paris or New York, or both, beginning either in May or Q3-2019, depending on the product. Says the spokesperson, “As with all our innovations, we will look at the trials to give us an indication of the long-term commercial viability. Specifically, we’ll look at the trial-and-repeat rate over the course of six to 12 months.”

Read more about Loop here.

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          Boeing's tanker program records $2.31 billion in losses over 3 years      Cache   Translate Page      
Boeing Co said on Friday it had recorded reach-forward losses of $2.31 billion related to the U.S. Air Force KC-46A aerial refueling tanker over 2016, 2017 and 2018, bringing the total pre-tax cost of the program to $3.6 billion. The world's largest planemaker said in a filing that in 2018, it had recorded reach-forward losses of $736 million on the contract, reflecting higher estimated costs related to certification, flight testing and change incorporation on aircraft, among other things. The U.S. Air Force recently accepted the long-delayed first delivery of the KC-46 tanker jet made by Boeing. Delivery means Boeing could begin to reverse what has been a steady stream of financial losses related to the KC-46 program, and a major public relations headache for Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer.
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Survival Medicine Hour: Radiation, Pt.2, Measles, Crystal Meth

SURVIVAL MEDICINE HOUR PODCAST We don’t often get to report good news these days, but here’s something that’s making the authorities celebrate and may have saved hundreds of lives in, of all places, Australia. In a joint drug bust, Australian and u.s. agents seize record-setting 1.7 tons of meth worth $1.29 billion in Los Angeles, […]
          Andromeda galaxy will deliver a 'glancing blow' to our Milky Way later than expected      Cache   Translate Page      

Andromeda galaxy will deliver a 'glancing blow' to our Milky Way later than expectedAstronomers have long suspected that the colossal Andromeda galaxy would, in billions years, collide with our humble Milky Way. The collision was forecast to happen in some 3.9 billion years. But after astronomers analyzed new data captured by the European Space Agency's star-surveying satellite Gaia, they now put the imminent date at 4.5 billion years — so 600 million years later than initially expected. The event, detailed in The Astrophysical Journal, is characterized as a "swipe" rather than a direct collision. The end result would be a merger of the galaxies into one, monstrous galaxy.  "This finding is crucial to our understanding of how galaxies evolve and interact,"  Timo Prusti, ESA Gaia Project Scientist who had no role in the study, said in a statement.  The Gaia satellite measured star motion in the Andromeda galaxy. Image: ESA/Gaia (star motions); NASA/Galex (background image); R. van der Marel, M. Fardal, J. Sahlmann (STScI) While of immense importance to our corner of the universe, this event will be of little importance to Earth: By then, our aging sun will have grown brighter and likely have boiled the oceans while burning away our protective atmosphere.  To arrive at their conclusions about the future galactic meeting, scientists observed how stars moved within two "nearby"  galaxies that are passing each other —  the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies  — to forecast how Andromeda will ultimately travel through intergalactic space. SEE ALSO: Pancakes in space? No that's just the mysterious MU69  "We combed through the Gaia data to identify thousands of individual stars in both galaxies, and studied how these stars moved within their galactic homes," said study coauthor Mark Fardal in a statement. "While Gaia primarily aims to study the Milky Way, it's powerful enough to spot especially massive and bright stars within nearby star-forming regions – even in galaxies beyond our own." Galactic trajectories. Image: E. Patel, G. Besla (University of Arizona), R. van der Marel (STScI) When Andromeda does eventually meet, or "swipe," the Milky Way, it doesn't mean chaos and destruction will ensue. "That event will be less dramatic than it sounds, however," noted The New Times cosmos reporter Dennis Overbye. "Because galaxies are mostly empty space, they will pass through each other like ghosts."  WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?



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USDA: Record Soybean, Near-Record Corn Crops in 2018

In 2018, 4.54 billion bushels of soybeans were produced


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The 10 fastest-growing work apps of 2018  Business Insider

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          IN ITS INSANE ENTIRETY: The Nazi-esque Green New Deal Posted by @AOC and Then Rapidly Pulled Down      Cache   Translate Page      
Below is the fact sheet and FAQ posted on February 7, 2019 by @AOC and then rapidly pulled down after a firestorm of mockery, derision and reminders of its similarity to the stated goals of the Nazi and Communist Parties. Be aware there is a massive disinformation campaign attempting to claim that a GOP operative wrote the document and falsely attributed it to the totalitarian Marxist kook from New York. That assertion was hastily disproven. Here is AOC's document in all of its insane, fascist totalitarianism.

FEBRUARY 8, 2019

By Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Overview

We will begin work immediately on Green New Deal bills to put the nuts and bolts on the plan described in this resolution (important to say so someone else can’t claim this mantle).

This is a massive transformation of our society with clear goals and a timeline.

The Green New Deal resolution a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War 2 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and create economic prosperity for all. It will:

§ Move America to 100% clean and renewable energy

§ Create millions of family supporting-wage, union jobs

§ Ensure a just transition for all communities and workers to ensure economic security for people and communities that have historically relied on fossil fuel industries

§ Ensure justice and equity for frontline communities by prioritizing investment, training, climate and community resiliency, economic and environmental benefits in these communities. § Build on FDR’s second bill of rights by guaranteeing:

· A job with a family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and retirement security

· High-quality education, including higher education and trade schools

· Clean air and water and access to nature

· Healthy food

· High-quality health care

· Safe, affordable, adequate housing

· Economic environment free of monopolies

· Economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work

There is no time to waste.

o IPCC Report said global emissions must be cut by by 40-60% by 2030. US is 20% of total emissions. We must get to 0 by 2030 and lead the world in a global Green New Deal.

Americans love a challenge. This is our moonshot.

o When JFK said we’d go to the by the end of the decade, people said impossible.

o If Eisenhower wanted to build the interstate highway system today, people would ask how we’d pay for it. o When FDR called on America to build 185,000 planes to fight World War 2, every business leader, CEO, and general laughed at him. At the time, the U.S. had produced 3,000 planes in the last year. By the end of the war, we produced 300,000 planes. That’s what we are capable of if we have real leadership

This is massive investment in our economy and society, not expenditure.

o We invested 40-50% of GDP into our economy during World War 2 and created the greatest middle class the US has seen.

o The interstate highway system has returned more than $6 in economic productivity for every $1 it cost

o This is massively expanding existing and building new industries at a rapid pace – growing our economy

The Green New Deal has momentum.

o 92 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans support the Green New Deal

o Nearly every major Democratic Presidential contender say they back the Green New deal including: Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Jeff Merkeley, Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, and Jay Inslee.

o 45 House Reps and 330+ groups backed the original resolution for a select committee

o Over 300 local and state politicians have called for a federal Green New Deal

o New Resolution has 20 co-sponsors, about 30 groups (numbers will change by Thursday).

FAQ

Why 100% clean and renewable and not just 100% renewable? Are you saying we won’t transition off fossil fuels?

Yes, we are calling for a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases. Anyone who has read the resolution sees that we spell this out through a plan that calls for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from every sector of the economy. Simply banning fossil fuels immediately won’t build the new economy to replace it – this is the plan to build that new economy and spells out how to do it technically. We do this through a huge mobilization to create the renewable energy economy as fast as possible. We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast, but we think we can ramp up renewable manufacturing and power production, retrofit every building in America, build the smart grid, overhaul transportation and agriculture, plant lots of trees and restore our ecosystem to get to net-zero.

Is nuclear a part of this?

A Green New Deal is a massive investment in renewable energy production and would not include creating new nuclear plants. It’s unclear if we will be able to decommission every nuclear plant within 10 years, but the plan is to transition off of nuclear and all fossil fuels as soon as possible. No one has put the full 10-year plan together yet, and if it is possible to get to fully 100% renewable in 10 years, we will do that.

Does this include a carbon tax?

The Green New Deal is a massive investment in the production of renewable energy industries and infrastructure. We cannot simply tax gas and expect workers to figure out another way to get to work unless we’ve first created a better, more affordable option. So we’re not ruling a carbon tax out, but a carbon tax would be a tiny part of a Green New Deal in the face of the gigantic expansion of our productive economy and would have to be preceded by first creating the solutions necessary so that workers and working class communities are not affected. While a carbon tax may be a part of the Green New Deal, it misses the point and would be off the table unless we create the clean, affordable options first.

Does this include cap and trade?

The Green New Deal is about creating the renewable energy economy through a massive investment in our society and economy. Cap and trade assumes the existing market will solve this problem for us, and that’s simply not true. While cap and trade may be a tiny part of the larger Green New Deal plan to mobilize our economy, any cap and trade legislation will pale in comparison to the size of the mobilization and must recognize that existing legislation can incentivize companies to create toxic hotspots in frontline communities, so anything here must ensure that frontline communities are prioritized.

Does a GND ban all new fossil fuel infrastructure or nuclear power plants?

The Green New Deal makes new fossil fuel infrastructure or nuclear plants unnecessary. This is a massive mobilization of all our resources into renewable energies. It would simply not make sense to build new fossil fuel infrastructure because we will be creating a plan to reorient our entire economy to work off renewable energy. Simply banning fossil fuels and nuclear plants immediately won’t build the new economy to replace it – this is the plan to build that new economy and spells out how to do it technically.

Are you for CCUS [Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage]?

We believe the right way to capture carbon is to plant trees and restore our natural ecosystems. CCUS technology to date has not proven effective. How will you pay for it? The same way we paid for the New Deal, the 2008 bank bailout and extended quantitative easing programs. The same way we paid for World War II and all our current wars. The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks can be created to extend credit. There is also space for the government to take an equity stake in projects to get a return on investment. At the end of the day, this is an investment in our economy that should grow our wealth as a nation, so the question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity.

Why do we need a sweeping Green New Deal investment program? Why can’t we just rely on regulations and taxes and the private sector to invest alone such as a carbon tax or a ban on fossil fuels?

· The level of investment required is massive. Even if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient.

· The speed of investment required will be massive. Even if all the billionaires and companies could make the investments required, they would not be able to pull together a coordinated response in the narrow window of time required to jump-start major new projects and major new economic sectors. Also, private companies are wary of making massive investments in unproven research and technologies; the government, however, has the time horizon to be able to patiently make investments in new tech and R&D, without necessarily having a commercial outcome or application in mind at the time the investment is made. Major examples of government investments in “new” tech that subsequently spurred a boom in the private section include DARPA projects, the creation of the internet - and, perhaps most recently, the government’s investment in Tesla.

· Simply put, we don’t need to just stop doing some things we are doing (like using fossil fuels for energy needs); we also need to start doing new things (like overhauling whole industries or retrofitting all buildings to be energy efficient). Starting to do new things requires some upfront investment. In the same way that a company that is trying to change how it does business may need to make big upfront capital investments today in order to reap future benefits (for e.g., building a new factory to increase production or buying new hardware and software to totally modernize its IT system), a country that is trying to change how its economy works will need to make big investments today to jump-start and develop new projects and sectors to power the new economy.

· Merely incentivizing the private sector doesn’t work - e.g. the tax incentives and subsidies given to wind and solar projects have been a valuable spur to growth in the US renewables industry but, even with such investment promotion subsidies, the present level of such projects is simply inadequate to transition to a fully greenhouse gas neutral economy as quickly as needed.

· Once again, we’re not saying that there isn’t a role for private sector investments; we’re just saying that the level of investment required will need every actor to pitch in and that the government is best placed to be the prime driver.

Resolution Summary

Created in consultation with multiple groups from environmental community, environmental justice community, and labor community. 5 goals in 10 years:

o Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers o Create millions of high-wage jobs and ensure prosperity and economic security for all

o Invest in infrastructure and industry to sustainably meet the challenges of the 21st century o Clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all

o Promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of frontline and vulnerable communities

National mobilization our economy through 14 infrastructure and industrial projects. Every project strives to remove greenhouse gas emissions and pollution from every sector of our economy:

o Build infrastructure to create resiliency against climate change-related disasters

o Repair and upgrade U.S. infrastructure. ASCE estimates this is $4.6 trillion at minimum.

o Meet 100% of power demand through clean and renewable energy sources

o Build energy-efficient, distributed smart grids and ensure affordable access to electricity

o Upgrade or replace every building in US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency

o Massively expand clean manufacturing (like solar panel factories, wind turbine factories, battery and storage manufacturing, energy efficient manufacturing components) and remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing

o Work with farmers and ranchers to create a sustainable, pollution and greenhouse gas free, food system that ensures universal access to healthy food and expands independent family farming

o Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle

o Mitigate long-term health effects of climate change and pollution

o Remove greenhouse gases from our atmosphere and pollution through afforestation, preservation, and other methods of restoring our natural ecosystems

o Restore all our damaged and threatened ecosystems

o Clean up all the existing hazardous waste sites and abandoned sites

o Identify new emission sources and create solutions to eliminate those emissions

o Make the US the leader in addressing climate change and share our technology, expertise and products with the rest of the world to bring about a global Green New Deal

Social and economic justice and security through 15 requirements:

o Massive federal investments and assistance to organizations and businesses participating in the green new deal and ensuring the public gets a return on that investment

o Ensure the environmental and social costs of emissions are taken into account

o Provide job training and education to all

o Invest in R&D of new clean and renewable energy technologies

o Doing direct investments in frontline and deindustrialized communities that would otherwise be hurt by the transition to prioritize economic benefits there

o Use democratic and participatory processes led by frontline and vulnerable communities to implement GND projects locally

o Ensure that all GND jobs are union jobs that pay prevailing wages and hire local

o Guarantee a job with family-sustaining wages

o Protect right of all workers to unionize and organize

o Strengthen and enforce labor, workplace health and safety, antidiscrimination, and wage and hour standards

o Enact and enforce trade rules to stop the transfer of jobs and pollution overseas and grow domestic manufacturing

o Ensure public lands, waters, and oceans are protected and eminent domain is not abused

o Obtain free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples

o Ensure an economic environment free of monopolies and unfair competition

o Provide high-quality health care, housing, economic security, and clean air, clean water, healthy food, and nature to all

END


          The Real Problem With Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Kai Weiss via The Mises Institute,

“America will never be a socialist country,” President Donald Trump proclaimed in this week’s State of the Union Speech. Regardless of how much truth we see in this statement, there is little question who these words were directed at. As the Democratic Party has shifted continuously to the left over the last years, it has welcomed politicians to its club who dub themselves as flat-out socialists. Today’s stars of the Democrats are not the Clinton’s and Pelosi’s anymore, but Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Kamala Harris.

All of them have their own grand, ready-made solutions to all of America’s problems. The newest is the idea of a wealth tax, which Elizabeth Warren presented and heavily promoted in recent days. The general idea of her plan is that the value of the wealth of the extremely-rich (or, in her sense, the “too-rich”) should be taxed, for households with over 50 million dollars by two percent, for those with over one billion dollars by three percent. In total, 75,000 households, a proud figure, would be affected, and it is this wealth tax that Warren sees as one of her centerpieces in, as she says, levelling the playing field.

A wealth tax is not a new idea, though it certainly has come out of fashion recently – in 1992 twelve OECD countries had one, now there are only four.

One of the central issues of a wealth tax is that it is difficult to actually implement and enforce. As Nicole Kaeding and Kyle Pomerleau from the Tax Foundation write, “the uber wealthy tend to have very hard-to-value assets,” such as ownership in real estate holdings, trusts, and most importantly, businesses.

Calculating the overall value of the wealth of a household would cost an immense amount of time and effort. Jeffrey Levine notes that wealthy households own “one of a kind works of art, ‘priceless’ jewelry, expensive cars … the list goes on and on. And now imagine the need to have all these assets valued each and every single year. It would be a total disaster show.” What effect such a measurement would have on a tax code which already comes in at 2.4 million words can already be presumed. The only ones profiting from such additional complications would be appraisers and lawyers, who will have the privilege to find out what the value of one’s wealth even is approximately.

Considering that wealth is not homogenous in kind, it would also lead to some households being hit much harder than others. It is one thing to sacrifice the least bad items of your investment portfolio or use inherited money to pay the tax. It is tougher to obtain the same amount of money if you are a business owner, who needs profitable returns year in, year out. In contrast to higher income tax rates, a wealth tax would also have a much more significant effect on one’s tax burden, since an annual tax on wealth would affect ones entire wealth every year, rather than “just” the newly accumulated income.

Of course, Elizabeth Warren not only wants to implement a wealth tax for being on the search for new funding of her costly projects, but also because “the rich” don’t pay their “fair share.” Disregarding the questionable assumption that letting those who are successful pay a much bigger share than the others would be fair, “the rich” already pay much more than the rest of the population anyway. Even Warren is admitting that when shesays that the top 0.1 percent pay 3.2 percent of total taxes, which is more than six times the share as the bottom 50 percent. The top 1 percent, meanwhile, pays a greater share of income taxes than the bottom 90 percent combined.

All of this is not to say that Elizabeth Warren is wrong when she says that “Washington is broken.” She is right when she says, like in a recent Bloomberg interview , that the system is stacked against the Average Joe, that “right now it works if you are a billionaire” or a “giant multinational corporation” or someone who is “wealthy” and “well-connected.” That the system is broken is one of the main reasons why someone like Donald Trump could ever become President (or even have a chance).

But the reason for this is not that government isn’t doing enough so far. It is instead that the government is doing too much, regardless of whether we talk of regulations and laws that are influenced by politically well-connected corporations and lobbyists, of a political elite that is wholly disconnected from their voting population, and certainly also of a financial system from which, every day, some profit from, while normal people further down the ladder lose out.

Not only that Washington is broken, however – it is broke as well at the tune of 22 trillion dollars. Warren’s wealth tax would raise 2.75 trillion dollars over the next ten years which she intends to not use on paying off debt, but on more spending on child care, lowering the student loan debt, and the “ Green New Deal .” Indeed, no confiscation from “the rich” of any kind could finance any programs for long. As Antony Davies noted , confiscating, for instance, the entire wealth of the 550 billionaires in the US, which would raise 2.5 trillion dollars, would be just enough to run the federal government for less than eight months. Washington’s problem is not revenue then, but spending.

So while Elizabeth Warren may be correct that the system is broken, she is quite wrong in how and why it is broken, and how to fix it. Instead of intervening even more in people’s affairs as she proposes, fixing the system would mean taking the state out of the system and, when not feasible, at least decentralize it away from Washington to state and local governments.

“Capitalism without rules is theft,” Warren says.

But instead of financing “the Swamp” even more, real capitalism (i.e., a free market system based on private property rights and voluntary exchange) might just be the way to fix the system.


          A Reporter's Diary From Venezuela: "Insolent American Bastards Should Be Hanged On The First Tree"      Cache   Translate Page      

Via The Saker blog,

Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela.

Georgy Zotov (author of AIF weekly)

This is the personal view of the correspondent on today’s life of Caracas.

Translated by Scott

Day one...

Our Air France flight was grounded in Paris for 5 hours; no one wants to land in Venezuela in the middle of the night, due to the “dangerous criminal situation.” The airliner is half empty, the passengers, judging by nervous conversations, are only Venezuelans. A taxi driver, while leaving the airport, locks the doors, and sweetly warns that after dark, bandits scatter spikes on the roads and rob the stranded cars. “Oh, don’t worry, Amigo, I have an old car. They are not interested in old, cars.” That’s where you understand why Caracas is ranked first in the ranking of the most dangerous cities in the world. It’s too late for supper, but I at least want to exchange my US dollars for Venezuelan bolivars. I ask my cab driver. He violently shakes his head:

“No, no, no. I do not mess with such things, it’s illegal!”

“Whatever,” I laugh at him.

“Tomorrow, someone will take the dollars, maybe even with my hands torn off.” I was wrong…

The following morning, no one at the hotel wants to look at my dollars.

The hotel employee tells me to go to one of the official “exchange stores” but honestly adds: “only Americans, or complete jerks go there.”

In Venezuela, the official dollar exchange rate is 200 bolivars, and the “black market” exchange rate is 2,715. And if you exchange your currency in a bank, then according to this calculation, a bottle of ordinary water will cost 330 rubles, and a modest lunch in an inexpensive cafe—7,000 rubles per person. Judging by the stories on the Internet, in Venezuelan people should simply kill each other for dollars, but this is not the case.

There is also other things different from perception. On western news, it is shown that demonstrators fight with police daily, tens killed, hundreds wounded, the sea of blood. But in Caracas, all is quiet. In an afternoon, people are sitting in cafes and idly sipping rum with ice, while maintenance crews sweep the streets. It turns out that the world ‘s leading TV new sources (including CNN and the BBC) show some fantasy film about Venezuela. “Demonstrations?” yawns Alejandro, a street vendor selling corn. “Well, Saturday there will be one, sort of. On one end of the city will be a rally of opposition supporters, and on the other, Maduro supporters. The police keep them separate to prevent fights.”

Amazing.

You browse the Internet, you turn on the TV, and you see the revolution, the people dying on streets to overthrow the “evil dictator Maduro.” And you come here, and nobody cares.

Then it got even better. Never in my life have I had so many adventures while trying to exchange one currency for another. The country has a problem with cash money, long queues waiting for the ATM, and even the street dealers of “currency” have no “efectivo,” as they call cash. I wander inside a jewelry store and ask if they want some “green.” The answer is “No.” Everyone acts like law-abiding citizens. I am told that police recently started arresting people for private exchange, that’s why people don’t want to associate. One owner of the jewelry store almost agrees.

“What do you have? Dollars? No, I won’t take that.”

“Why now?”

“I take only the Euros …dollar, man, is the currency of the aggressor, they try to tell us how to live!”

Damn it! I have money in my pocket, and I can’t even buy lunch! Finally, a certain woman, nursing a baby in a workplace, very reluctantly agrees to exchange 2,200 bolivars for a “buck.” I want to curse her out, but I have to live somehow. Bolivars seem like a beautiful, unattainable currency, which hides all the benefits of the world, that’s why they are so hard to get. I’m nodding in agreement. The woman calls somewhere, and asks to wait. After 15 minutes she tells me that “there is a problem.” Of course, money is not to be found. Her man couldn’t withdraw them from the ATM, everywhere the ATMs are on a strict daily rate.

“President Maduro is fighting for the strengthening of the national currency,” explained the nursing mother. “We all use our cards to pay for everything.”

I don’t know how it works, but yesterday an exchange rate was 3,200 bolívars for 1 dollar, and today the “bucks” fell to 2,700. I have started to realize that in the very next few days I’ll starve to death with dollars in my pocket. A unique fate, perhaps, that has never happen in history.

In the next kiosk cash for gold place I am offered a plastic debit card loaded with local money, and then I would try my luck withdrawing bills from neighboring ATMs. “Or, maybe not, if you’re not lucky.” Well, of course. By the way, an attempt to buy a SIM card for the phone also fails. They don’t sell them to foreigners, you need a Venezuelan ID card. Yes, and I have nothing to pay for it. The feeling is that the dollar is a gift that no one wants. Sadly, I walk by stores. People come out of there with packages of eggs, bread, packs of butter. The range is not like in Moscow, of course, but again, if you believe the news on TV, Venezuela is suffering from a terrible famine, supermarkets are empty, and people are fighting each other for food. Nothing like that. There are queues, but not kilometers long. In general, television stations in the United States and Europe (and ours too) created their own Venezuela, drawn like a terrible cartoon. I walk into a cafe at random.

“Will you accept dollars for lunch?” I ask hopelessly.

“Yes, at the rate of “black market” they whispered to me.

“But the change will also be in dollars... sorry, no bolivars at all...we’ve been hunting for them ourselves for weeks.”

My first day in Venezuela is over. How unusual. I’ve been here for 24 hours, and I’ve not held a Bolivian bill in my hand. Oh, but there will be more...

Day two...

60 liters of gasoline here cost five cents, and a basket of basic food products - 50 rubles (about 90 cents).

“The gas station,” my driver reaches into his purse and takes out a banknote of 2 Bolivar. The exchange rate of the Venezuelan currency changes every day, and today it is 2,580 bolivars per one dollar. In Russian money, that is 10 cents. “We must now fill a full tank,” says the taxi driver. 60 liters of gasoline cost 1 bolívar, but we give the 2 bolivars bill, because there is no 1 bolivar bill.  I can’t believe that is a full tank of fuel costs FIVE CENTS?

“And how much can you even fill at this price?”

“Once a day for every citizen. And it’s enough for me.”

All the way to the center city, the driver scolds President Maduro, and tells me how much he loves America, and how it will be good when the “guy with mustache” is finally overthrow by the Americans.

I start to think that I don’t feel sorry for Maduro at all. He really corrupted en entire country with such generous handouts. And they willingly take, but no one says “thank you,” just that they want more and more.

On the street there is a long line into a “social supermarket,” a place you can buy 400 types of goods at the solid low prices. These shops were established by the late President Hugo Chavez “to fight inflation and protect the poor.” The stores are funded by the Venezuelan government. The buyer comes with a passport, gets a number, and waits in line until they are allowed to enter and buy a certain set of products. The selection isn’t very impressive, only the essentials: chicken, bananas, pineapples, sausages, milk. A box of these food items costs of equivalent of 50 rubles. CNN and the BBC show videos of Venezuelans wrapped in rolls of toilet paper and sadly wandering across the border with Colombia. The toilet paper is found in absolutely every store, and without any problems. I am once again simply amazed: Western TV news is something from Hollywood, they are not reporting but making fantasy blockbusters. On the BBC website I read that hungry Venezuelan children after school go to take a look at the street vendors cooking meat. I’ve been all over the town. Restaurants, cafes, eateries, during the lunch hour are crowded, and people look well-dressed. The mass hunger, the Western media paints for us, doesn’t exist in reality.

I take a few pictures inside the supermarket, and I am immediately approached by the workers or “Maduro followers.”

“It’s forbidden to take pictures here.”

“Is this a military facility?”

“Leave or we’ll call the police.”

“Listen, everywhere on TV they tell us that there is hunger in Venezuela. I want to prove that the reality is different.”

“We are not interested, we just work here: leave immediately!”

I started to understand perfectly well why Nicolas Maduro lost the information war. Hugo Chavez was often praised even in private conversations, but even Chavez supporters find little positive to say about Maduro.  When people protested against Hugo’s endless nominations as the head of state, he used to meet them with the open arms, smiling and saying : “Guys, what’s the problem? I’m your President, I love you, let’s sit down and talk!” Maduro doesn’t have this image of being one of the guys. He is not able to communicate with the public, and his assistants, like the employees of the social store, can only push and ban and threaten with the police.

On the streets, provincial farmers sell fruits and vegetables: mango, tomatoes, cucumbers. All about the same price of 25 rubles per kilogram. Here, a dozen eggs from street vendors is 4,800 bolivars or about 130 rubles, and that is not cheap. During the peak of oil prices, when a barrel of oil was sold for $150, Venezuela lived on the principle of a rich fool. To develop domestic production? No, what is that nonsense?  We can buy every triviality abroad. Even the managers of the oil production weren’t local, they hired specialists from Europe, and paid them a lot of money. Food imports into the country reached 95 percent. And now the situation is not too different. When I order my meal in a cafe (incidentally, still paying in dollars, all attempts to change dollars to bolivars failed), I get excellent pork. “Where is it from?” “From Colombia.” “And chicken?” “From Brazil, that’s why it’s so expensive.” Even flour for bread comes from neighboring Guyana. Chavez and his successor Maduro wanted to be “people’s presidents,” handing out money left and right. But then oil prices collapsed, food shortages began, and people rebelled. People demand as before: cheap food in supermarkets, gasoline for nothing, and they don’t want to hear anything more or less.

“Chavez was a great guy!” says a fan of the former president, 75-year-old Raul Romero, dressed in a red “chavist” shirt.

 “Maduro is nothing like him! There is speculators on the streets, he does nothing. In his time, Chavez arrested the dealers raising food  prices, closed their shops, confiscated land from landowners, and gave it to the people. We need a firm hand, a real dictatorship!”

In the TV world, Maduro is portrayed as a dictator and executioner, although in Venezuela, he is openly scolded for being meek; they draw cartoon of him, and insult him as much as they can. But who cares about the truth? Much more colorful to show the suffering for the toilet paper.

Day three...

“I got robbed by a COP for my phone. I’m talking on the cell phone outside, he walks over to me, pokes in my side with his gun. “Give me your mobile.” I don’t understand immediately, and automatically continue the conversation. He cocks his gun, and says, “Kill.” I give him my phone. It’s still good, I love being robbed by cops. They are not bandits from the “Barrios,” the poor neighborhoods in the mountains, who can shoot you first and then rummage your corpse’s pockets. I’m lucky, I’ve lived in Venezuela for 27 years and this was the first time I was “hop-stopped.” A lot of people get robbed every year.

I am talking to Mikhail, a citizen of Russia living in Venezuela since the beginning of the nineties. He helps me move around Caracas and instructs me on how to visit the local slums. “You don’t have protection? Oh, who would doubt that. Then leave your watch, phone, and camera at the hotel. Take some money for a taxi, you also have to have some cash in case you get ambushed, otherwise they might get offended and kill you. Sometimes, people get shot in an arm and a leg, that survivable.” After such a nice story, I still go to the “Barrios.” It is there that the supporters of President Nicolas Maduro mainly live. According to CNN and BBC, impoverished people in Venezuela are revolting against the government. Nothing can be further from the truth; it’s a wealthy middle class that goes to demonstrate. Maduro is applauded in poor neighborhoods, because the President gives their residents free food sets enough for a month and gives free (!) apartments. Formally, they belong to the state, but people live in them for generations.

“I will cut a throat for the President,” a heavily-tattooed man smiles menacingly, and introduces himself as Emilio.

“Who else would give me food and a ‘roof ‘ for free? He is our father and benefactor.”

Maduro deliberately does not touch such people, which is why crime in Caracas gushes over the edge. I am advised not to stop on the street to look at anything, but just to keep going, otherwise bandits will have time to look closely at me. That’s why they have constant robberies on the streets, plus the police and the national guard can easily take away your favorite things. No one can be happy about all these. “I love Russians,” told me the businessman Carlos while conversing over coffee near the Plaza de Bolivar.

But you’d better send Maduro economic advisers. Teach him a lesson! He doesn’t know anything about economy. He has one recipe for everything, to give more money to the poor, more free apartments, free food, free gasoline, to build a full communism here. But with this, sorry, any state would collapse.”

The opposition rally in the Western part of Caracas is huge, at least 100 thousand people gathered. The protesters are friendly to me, Russia here is respected. It is not considered an enemy. Zero aggression at all… and then I  wonder about what I see on CNN, videos of the opposition being rolled into a pancake by tanks. The police keep the neutrality, it disappears from the streets, to not give a cause to provocateurs. People are happily waving flying in the sky military helicopter. Many-in t-shirts with the American flag, a man passes by, holding a hand-written poster with the altered slogan of Donald Trump -“Make Venezuela great again.”

“Do you love the U.S.?”

“Yes, adore it!”

“I remember you already had a pro-American President in 1993, Carlos Andrés Pérez. He sharply raised the price of gasoline, 80% of the goods were imported, he drove the republic into billions of IMF debts. People went to demonstrations, and Pérez drowned them in blood, killing 2,000 people…then he fled to America.”

The man freezes, with his mouth open. Finally, he gets the gift of speech back.

“I hope this time the pro-American President will be different.”

“Are you sure?”

“Sorry, I have nothing to say.”

Asking the girl from the opposition how she feels about the US:

“The US is our neighbor, let them change the power here.”

“In countries where the US changed power like Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands people were killed. Are you ready for this?”

Again, she pauses and sighs.

“No, no, no. We are not Africa or Asia. All will go peacefully. Venezuelans will not kill each other.”

Where the opinions splits is the question of whether the free gasoline and free food packages will remain with an American-instilled government. Many are sincerely sure that the “freebies” will remain under a new president. How else? The minority that recognizes that state gifts will be canceled say that they at least “we will be free.” As I said, the protesters are mostly well-dressed, well-off people. By the way, the leader of the opposition, Juan Guido, also has no real economic program promising to “quadruple the oil production.” No one thinks that after that price will fall four times. In short, I get a feeling that neither the President, nor the opposition, know anything about the economy in Venezuela.

The demonstrations in support of Maduro take place at the other end of the city, to prevent the opponents from fighting.

“You Americans are insolent!” screamed an old woman in a red t-shirt rushing towards me.

“Bastards! You should be hanged on a first tree! Cheers to socialism!”

“I’m Russian, grandma.”

The old lady recoils.

“Sorry, please.”

“Don’t get that upset, senora.”

Many people gathered here are joyful, dancing and singing.

A soldier stands in front of me and doesn’t allow me to take any pictures. Not just me, but also other passers-by.

“You can’t take pictures here.”

“Says who?”

“President Maduro.”

No, Maduro is definitely doing everything he can to be disliked. Those gathering here are poor, blue-collared workers and farmers from the suburbs. I am interested , honestly, were you brought here on the busses? “Yes, he did!” says one grandfather, proudly displaying a portrait of Che Guevara.

“But I would walk here for Maduro! It’s a lie that we were paid to be here.”

Other people applaud him happily. I shake hands. “Russians are welcome! Venezuela loves you, you’re home.”

The day of rallies is over. The maintenance crews came to the sidewalk, strewn with plastic bottles, crumpled packs of cigarettes, and other debris left after by a cloud. At the entrance of an old house, old people drink coffee.

“They say that today some general has defected to the side of the opposition,” says one of them.

“Some significant person.”

“What’s this guy’s name?”

“Who knows?”

Venezuela is split in half. And the situation there may change at any moment.


          Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 9, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 9 2019

Compiled 9 Feb. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, “Twenty Two Faces.” Articles on a CIA/Vatican Ninth Circle Child Sacrifice Cult: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and decide whether or not it was valid. A Special Thank You to Martha for her untiring research efforts in discerning the Truth, Dale who keeps me in line and Ken who uncovers almost unlimited intel on pedophiles to help us Save the Children. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

Judy Note: The RV was said to have begun on Feb. 5 with the Chinese New Year. Some have reported being paid out and were liquid. Bank Front Screen Rates were rising, so being first may not always be the best thing. Zim redemption would begin anytime between now and Feb. 15. If the US was GESARA compliant (US Border crisis resolved) currency exchanges would take place after Feb. 15. At any time HSBC could send out notices to set exchange/ redemption appointments. Some say by Mon. Feb. 11.

A. Rumored Timeline:

Zim redemption would begin anytime between now and Feb. 15. If the US was GESARA compliant (US Border crisis resolved) currency exchanges would take place after Feb. 15. Some say by Mon. Feb. 11.

Feb. 15 was also the deadline for funding the U.S. government.

On Feb. 15 President Trump and Queen Elizabeth were to formally collapse the British (with Brexit) and American (Federal Reserve, IRS) Cabal financial system, along with implementing Martial Law in both the US and UK.

If the Border Wall wasn’t funded by Feb. 15 Trump said he would declare Martial Law.

Certain major announcements would be made over the following long weekend to Feb. 18, which celebrated Washington’s (a new nation functioning within the original Constitution) and Lincoln’s (freedom from slavery) birthdays.

B. Feb. 8 2019 10:56 am EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for February 8, 2019 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not be accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)

1. All sovereign nation must be GESARA compliant or be locked out of the new quantum financial system.

2. The Cabal has been attempting to overthrow/control governments to disrupt GESARA. This is why there was an attempted coup in Zimbabwe last month.

3. The Cabal were attempting to derail GESARA by not passing Brexit and not giving border wall funding for Trump.

4. Brexit was the UK's GESARA compliance. The UK is the last sovereign nation to be non-compliant with GESARA.

5. The Brexit vote is on the 15th. The UST runs out of funding on the 15th. If Brexit is not passed, martial law will be declared in the UK. If border wall funding is not received, a national emergency will be declared in the US. Both may occur simultaneously.

6. The declaration of martial law in the UK and a national emergency in the US will mark the end for the Cabal. GESARA will be enforced via military intervention. Mass indictments, arrests and tribunals will occur in the US. The UK will break up starting with Northern Ireland and Scotland. The Cabal will be totally wiped out worldwide.

7. This would cause the financial markets to crash, which would pave the way for a sudden surge of funds via the RV/GCR. Something historical might happen this month.

8. The RV may begin either before or after these events. Watch the 15th.

C. Feb. 8 2019 9:46 pm EST Draining the Swamp Steele, X22 Report (video): X22 Report w/ Robert David Steele: Swamp Draining, Fed Takeover, and More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6wA1qaID20&feature=share

D. Feb. 8 2019 11:05 pm EST Intel: Shadow Super Exopolitical Intel Report -- February 8, 2019

E. Feb. 8 2019 Wells Fargo, Chase, US Bank Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=k3g18zL5vjQ&app=desktop+Attachments+area+Preview+YouTube+video+WELLS+FARGO%2C+Chase%2C+US+Bank+ALL+Down%21+Spectrum%2C+AT&T%2C+Verizon+and+Cox+ALL+Down%21=

F. Feb. 8 2019 New Border Wall Building, Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/us/construction-for-new-border-wall-to-begin-in-rio-grande-valley-in-a-few-days-as-lawmakers-grapple-with-border-funding

G. Feb. 8 2019 2:35 am ESTMueller Before FISA Court FBI Cheated on 75 Warrants (video): (Video) Black Conservative Patriot -- Mueller Hauled Before Secret FISA Court Because the FBI Cheated on 75 Warrants

H. Feb. 8 2019 Message from HSBC Official, Tilton: email from HSBC official; New Dinar Rate Published in Gazette, Rates are pulsing on Bank Screen

http://dinaresgurus.blogspot.com/2019/02/philip-tilton-update-rates-are-pulsing.html

News Hong Kong: funds launched.

News Europe: funds are liquid.
News Reno: Starts on Mon. Feb. 11: All activities will start from Mon. Feb. 11 of next week and the payments, as well as the release of the contracts, will be completed without fail from 11 Feb.

I. Feb. 8 2019 Trump Planning Mass Arrests Of VIP ‘Deep State’ Traitors, Anon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRuppXLzGU8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0RV9kx6EFp9_LBKwf1bJiuE1rZLw461dlPl3wUurB_2m4XDytN-UvX5mk

J. Feb. 7 2019 10:02 pm EST Mueller, (video), Sather: (Video) Destroying the Illusion -- [2.7] Censorship Uptick | Mueller News | Mysterious BOOM's | Pole Shift | 5G | Vaccines

https://www.dylanlouismonroe.com/

Mueller hauled before secret FISA court to address FBI abuses in 2002, Congress told - https://bit.ly/2t9KbMo

Senate Investigating Mueller FBI's Prosecution Of "Orgy Island Billionaire" Jeffrey Epstein - https://bit.ly/2Sv9hU6

Military exercises rattling nerves around LA - https://bit.ly/2WOqqHF

Magnetic north just changed. Here's what that means. - https://on.natgeo.com/2GspnXY

When Secrecy is Better than Official Disclosure of Extraterrestrial Life - https://bit.ly/2DYmhcA

Killer 5G warning: Expert warns superfast broadband could cause CANCER in humans - https://bit.ly/2ScFtfL

Ketamine Could Be the Key to Reversing America’s Rising Suicide Rate - https://bloom.bg/2MPSKEZ

K. Feb. 7 2019 Q BOOMS, Sierra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkLyxIo8Cqo

Jordan Sather's latest video has an interesting connection between four booms recently heard around USA - and the Q clock. It seems to confirm that Q knew AHEAD of time about the BOOMS. Future proves past. Watch the video from 12' 40' - 17' 40"

L. Feb. 7 2019 10:00 pm EST (video), X22 Report: (Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1786: Doc Dump Discovers [CB] Used as Weapons | It’s Time, Investigations Begin

The EU is now in a deep panic, they thought they were controlling the situation but now they realize the people are in control, they don't want a no-deal BREXIT because it would expose them. EU commission slashes forecast economic growth is slowing. The [CB] economy in the US is hitting a tipping point, the entire system is ripping itself apart. Wikileaks dumps docs showing the DS used the CB system to weaponize their attacks on other nations. The CB are not independent they are the problem.

More proof the DNC was not hacked. Schiff pushes his agenda, wants to look at Trump's business dealing, this has nothing to do with Russian collusion anymore. Schiff says he will release the House Intelligence docs, the only problem Nunes already did this. Whitaker pushes back on the house and says the will talk to the committee as long as it kept non political. Rand Paul makes the call, sets up a Senate committee to investigate those individuals who lied to congress. Senate opens up investigation into Epstein Island, the Senate was the key. The Neocons are pushing their agenda in Venezuela, it seems like there are two operations happening in Venezuela, one run by the neocons the MSM and other by the patriots. Melania sends a message about RBG.

M. International Child Sex Trafficking Ring:

DeNiro a Client of Underage Prostitution Ring: https://hongkong.asiaxpat.com/forums/eds-must-reads/threads/a2bba547-c0cf-49f4-9c1a-3500b49ead1a/de-niro-was-a-client-of-prostitution-ring-with-underage-girls-but-there's-more

US Arrests Jewish Extremist Sect for Kidnapping Children: https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/americas/191979-181229-us-arrests-extremist-jewish-sect-members-for-kidnapping-children

70,000 Elite Pedo Ring Busted by Police, 30 countries involved By alexmark

An Internet pedophile ring with up to 70,000 members — thought to be the world’s largest —has been uncovered by police, a security official said Wednesday.

The European police agency Europol said in a statement that “Operation Rescue” had identified 670 suspects and that 230 abused children in 30 countries had been taken to safety. More children are expected to be found, Europol said.

It said that so far 184 people had been arrested and investigations in some countries were continuing. Most of those detained are suspected of direct involvement in sexually abusing children.

They include teachers, police officers and scout leaders, AP reported. One Spaniard who worked at summer youth camps is suspected of abusing some 100 children over five years.

Europol director Rob Wainwright said Wednesday the ring, which communicated using an Internet forum, was “probably the largest online pedophile network in the world.”

Cori Bassett, a public affairs officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an email that there had been five arrests and four convictions in connection with Operation Rescue in the U.S.

“Arrests so far have been made in Georgia and Connecticut. ICE continues to pursue the leads provided by Europol,” she added.

The website was shut down following the three-year investigation, Europol said.

N. History:

Between Oct. 1 2017 and March 31 2018 the US Mint and Gold Reserves were audited by the Office of Inspector General. Many were served federal indictments, arrested and found guilty of illegally confiscating public funds. Audits you haven’t heard about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Rc4h2OiF0

Sat. Jan. 2 Military Tribunals: For around two years there would be Military Tribunals litigating charges on political elites including Bush, Clintons, Obama, Biden and Soros, whom were believed now residing at, or on their way to GITMO.

Mon. Jan. 21 early morning: the Cabal-owned USA Inc. rule over national and international monetary systems ended. US Taxpayers were no longer funding the IRS, Federal Reserve, Bank of London, Vatican Bank and Central Banks across the globe, but sending US tax monies directly to the new US Treasury in Reno. There was a restoration of the US Republic while We The People returned to the original Constitution. Power over political and monetary affairs had been taken away from political elites in Washington DC and given back to The People in their local State-run governments.

Tues. Jan. 29: The Gold Standard was announced as President Trump tweeted: “Our economy, right now, is the Gold Standard throughout the world.”

Tues. Feb. 5: The first phase of the RV was said to have begun after Mon. midnight or 12:01 am Tues. Feb. 5.

O. Redemption/Exchanges:

Zim redemption appointments would be made through emergency text, or email with the number to call. Currency exchange appointments would use 800#s sent out through websites or email. If you were a Zim redeemer and called an 800 number you would be steered to a redemption center in your area, or be given another number to call to obtain your redemption appointment. Global Markets were set to crash in order to hide the huge influx of monies from the Global Currency Reset.

P. Resources:

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Military Tribunals, complete transcripts: https://c-vine.com/

C-VINE International News Network Facebook for Military Tribunals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CvineNewsTalk/

Trump Twitter: https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump?langen Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Trump’s Email: whitehouse.gov@gmail.com

Q Posts: https://qanon.pub/ https://qntmpkts.keybase.pub/

GCR: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1glxmux6R9WG72LLGbD4Ux6b6VCMc818-/view

GESARA Law: https://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.com/2016/11/20-answers-gesara-update-thursday.html

Martial Law: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/2808

Updates for the week prior:

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 8, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 7, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 6, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 5, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 4, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 3, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 2, 2019
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Vietnam : Credit growth of 14% a feasible target for 2019


2nd February, 2019

The country’s credit growth target of 14 per cent set for this year, the same rate as last year, was reasonable and achievable, economists said.

Nguyễn Đức Thành, Director of the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research under the Vietnam National University - Hanoi’s University of Economics and Business, said credit expansion is expected to remain stable this year at around 14 per cent.

According to Thành, there is no reason for a higher credit growth this year when the economy is still gaining a good growth rate without needing capital.

Thành explained that previously, Việt Nam’s economic growth often relied heavily on increased credit, however, things have changed. Now, the economy can grow without strong lending, particularly when the supporting industry as well as the services and agricultural sectors are becoming more attractive to foreign investors. “When credit use improves, there should be a better credit growth policy in the long term,” Thành suggested.

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Vietnam : Securities, bond markets set for strong 2019

31st January, 2019

SSC chairman Trần Văn Dũng. He predicts the stock market will continue its strong development this year thanks to positive macroeconomic fundamentals

Trần Văn Dũng, chairman of the State Securities Commission, speaks to Vietnam News Agency about the securities market’s prospects this year following negative growth in 2018.
What’s your assessment of the size and quality of the stock and bond markets?

The Vietnamese economy developed strongly in 2018 with macroeconomic indicators such as GDP growth, import-export turnover, inflation, the exchange rate, interest rate and budget spending meeting or beating targets set by the National Assembly.

The securities market, despite seeing a strong decline due to the volatility of global stock markets, recorded increases in market capitalisation and trading liquidity. It remained a key fund-raising channel for private firms and made great contributions to overall economic development.

The stock market value reached VNĐ3.96 quadrillion (US$170.3 billion) in 2018, up 12.7 per cent year-on-year. The figure was equal to 72 per cent of the nation’s total GDP and outperformed the NA target set for 2020 (70 per cent). The average trading value of stocks and fund certificates was VNĐ6.55 trillion in each session, up 29 per cent year-on-year, and total value of newly-listing shares gained 12.8 per cent to VNĐ1.21 quadrillion.

Despite recent growth, the size of the Vietnamese stock market was smaller than those of other regional markets such as Thailand ($548 billion), Malaysia ($456 billion) and Singapore ($787 billion). In each of those countries, the value of the stock market was more than 100 per cent of its total GDP.

There was also a strong development on the Vietnamese bond market in 2018. There were 573 listed bonds with total value of VNĐ1.12 quadrillion, up 10.4 per cent year-on-year. Of the figure, the value of government bonds (G-bonds) accounted for 98 per cent of the total and the remaining were corporate bonds. The size of the Vietnamese bond market was equal to 35.2 per cent of Việt Nam’s total GDP, which was also modest compared to other regional and international bond markets such as Malaysia (97.7 per cent), Singapore (86 per cent), the Republic of Korea (125.7 per cent) and Japan (211.4 per cent).

What opportunities and challenges face the Vietnamese securities market in 2019?

We have to be aware of external factors that could impact the domestic securities market though it is predicted to receive intense support from the stability of the macroeconomy and last year’s market performance.

Concerns include the unpredictability of the US-China trade tensions that may have negative effects on global trade, economy and capital flow, and the upcoming interest rate increases of the Federal Reserve, which may raise capital expenses on foreign investors, forcing them to run away from emerging markets like Việt Nam.

Regarding internal factors, there is a big chance for the Vietnamese securities market this year. The development, management and operation of the market have gained special attention from the Government, the Prime Minister and officials.

At a Government meeting last year, the Prime Minister emphasised the importance of institutional reform and the development of the private sector. The co-working of ministries and sectors with the combination of fiscal and monetary policies has proved effective and helped stabilise the macroeconomy and the securities market.

The Government recently issued Resolution 01/NQ-CP, which mentions the further development of the securities market through new financial and securities products, and the equitisation, restructuring and listing of State-owned enterprises.

The development of the private sector, improvement of the business environment and enhancement of SOE equitisation in 2019 are expected to provide the securities market with a huge load of high-quality options.

In addition, the Vietnamese economy is forecast to perform better in 2019 as it is lifted by the profound fundamentals achieved in previous years. Budget spending, interest rates and inflation are being kept at acceptable levels and the ongoing development of the amended Law on Securities is expected to help improve the market in the near future.

Under the management of the Government, the Ministry of Finance and the State Securities Commission (SSC), with the presence and participation of market members, I believe the Vietnamese securities market will seize its opportunities to foster future growth. The SSC will continue co-operating with other ministries and agencies to create a good legal system to lure foreign capital to the market.

What policies has the SSC adopted to guide market development in 2019?

To shape a stable, sustainable and efficient securities market in 2019, the SSC will implement both long-term and short-term solutions to make it healthier and stronger. In 2019, the top priority is to get the amended Law on Securities and related instructions approved, such as the instructional document on handling securities violations approved by the National Assembly.

The SSC will also enhance the restructuring of the securities market, complete tasks to establish the Vietnam Stock Exchange, and restructure the operation of brokerage and asset management firms by reducing their numbers and improving their quality. The SSC will also promote solutions to upgrade Việt Nam from a “frontier market” to an “emerging market” by the standards set by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) and the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE).

The policies will focus on luring foreign capital and foreign investors, resolving problems with foreign ownership caps by issuing the revised Law on Securities, and developing additional securities products to draw more participation of foreign investors in the market. The SSC will also work with market members and other government agencies to improve transparency, and reduce administrative procedures to make trading faster and more precise for foreign investors, saving them time, effort and expense.

The commission will co-operate with ratings organisations, including the MSCI, to update information about the Vietnamese securities market and provide international organisations with a clearer, more insightful outlook of the Vietnamese market.

In addition, the SSC will promote the Vietnamese securities market as a transparent and sustainable entity to international investors and ratings organisations.

In 2019, the SSC will continue working with local bourses to launch covered warrant, g-bond futures and other stock index futures like the current four VN30 Index-referred futures. LINK

Vietnam : Central bank to ease lending rates

2nd February, 2019

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) buying net US$4 billion in January may be the way to lower Vietnamese đồng lending rates.

The data was announced at the Government’s monthly meeting on Thursday.

To achieve such a result, the central bank in late November 2018 sold greenback futures that would be delivered in late January 2019 to raise the market supply of dollars, vneconomy.vn reported on Friday.

Then on the first working day of 2019 (January 2), the central bank for the first time in a year raised its purchasing rate by VNĐ500 to VNĐ23,200 for a dollar from the last-day rate of 2018.

As of December 31, 2018, the purchasing rate for a US dollar set by the SBV was VNĐ22,700. The rate was cut by VNĐ10 on February 8, 2018.

In addition to the two technical measures, the central bank also increased the gap between Vietnamese đồng and dollar interest rates on the interbank market, making Vietnamese đồng more attractive for savings and thus balance the foreign exchange rate with the dollar.

After a month, the central bank was able to lure a huge amount of US dollars for its reserves, proving the supply of foreign currency in Viet Nam had been great and consolidating and helping transform a part of foreign currency held in the economy in recent years.

But SBV may not stop buying dollars from the market, not only to increase its foreign reserves but also to lower the đồng lending rates.

Buying $4 billion means SBV had to inject a huge amount of Vietnamese đồng into the market, which would help balance the market demand-supply during the Tet period – the peak season for making payments – and create additional supply of cash for lenders – who accepted mortgages from borrowers.

Local commercial banks have recently cut their đồng-based lending rates. For example, the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) on January 9 cut its lending rate for short-term loans by 0.5 per cent to 6 per cent.

Vietnamese đồng-based interest rates have been kept more attractive than the dollar-based ones, raising expectations that cash would flow back into commercial banks after the festival was over, and thus, easing the lending rates among commercial banks.

Between late 2018 and late January 2019, đồng-based interbank offered rates kept increasing to 5.19 per cent per year, twice the dollar-based offered rate on the same market.
Between commercial banks and individual and institutional clients, đồng-based offered interest rates showed signs of increasing to 8.5-8.7 per cent per annum for long-term savings.

In 2018, many central banks had to increase interest rates and depreciate domestic currencies to deal with the stronger dollar and the outflow of foreign capital.

During last year, the global markets became used to the Federal Reserve’s rate increase plan as it reflected the “hawkish view” of Fed officials, strengthened the dollar against other currencies and resulted in the outflow of foreign capital from emerging markets.

On January 30, the Fed signalled it may stop raising rates and global analysts saw that could be the end of the rate hike plan. And it may even mean the Fed would cut rates if needed. LINK

Vietnam to create favourable conditions for private firms

7th February, 2019

Vân Đồn International Airport, developed by private Sun Group, was put into operation on December 30, 2018. Việt Nam will continue to hasten efforts of improving the business climate to promote the development of the private sector

Việt Nam will continue to hasten efforts to improve the business climate in terms of quality to create favourable conditions for the private sector to play its role as a driver in promoting rapid and sustainable economic growth.

The country targeted to have one million firms by 2020, of which, there would be a lot of large private corporations who were arising strongly in both domestic and international markets in key sectors like manufacturing, aviation, finance and banking, agriculture and telecommunications.

According to Nguyễn Xuân Thắng, Hồ Chí Minh National Academy of Politics, the private sector was still facing difficulties in accessing resources, market opportunities and advanced technologies.

President and CEO of Vietjet Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo said at the Việt Nam Economic Forum 2019 that Việt Nam in recent years had sent a strong message about building a constructive government with open mechanisms for the private sector.

However, Thảo said it was necessary to speed up the privatisation of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the restructuring of the banking sector to minimise the negative impacts on macro-finance and growth prospects.

Thảo also urged the Government to develop mechanisms and policies to exploit resources of the private sector for infrastructure development and enable them to grasp opportunities from Industry 4.0 to enhance productivity.

The private sector should be encouraged to participate in what they could do well, Thảo said, stressing that private firms expected to have a fair playground with other economic sectors.

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said in a dialogue at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the private economic sector was an important driver for growth of Việt Nam amid an anticipated slow-down of the global economy.

Phúc added that attracting foreign direct investment together with enhancing linkage with the domestic sector also played a significant role in promoting economic development.

According to Ousmane Dione, World Bank Vietnam’s Country Director, Việt Nam faced a significant opportunity in upgrading its domestic value contribution to capture the benefits of FDI inflows and global value chains. This required enhancing linkages with the domestic economy, he stressed.

Vũ Đại Thắng, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, said that the goal of having one million firms by 2020 was within reach, given the efforts of improving the business climate.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment recently made public a draft law to amend the Law on Investment and the Law on Enterprise, which aimed to create favourable conditions for the businesses and private sector to develop.

Việt Nam set goal of increasing the contribution of the private sector to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to 50 per cent by 2020, 55 per cent by 2025 and 60-65 per cent by 2030. Every year, the private sector generated 1.2 million jobs and contributed 43 per cent to GDP. LINK

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Tuomas Muraja's life took an unexpected turn at the end of 2016. He received a letter telling him that he would be getting a monthly sum of €560 ($640) from the Finnish government, no strings attached, for two years.

"It was actually like winning the lottery," said Muraja, who was one of 2,000 people randomly selected from a pool of 175,000 unemployed Finns, aged 25 to 58, to take part in one of the most prominent universal basic income trials in the world.

Since losing his staff job as a journalist in 2013, Muraja has struggled to find permanent work. Every month he was trying to scramble together money for his rent of about $2,270 from freelance writing gigs, which came sporadically and often paid late. The government's basic income scheme gave him freedom. He could keep the cash, even if he found work, and he wouldn't have to contend with the constrictive bureaucracy of Finland's complex welfare system.

"When you feel free you are creative, and when you are creative you are productive, and that helps the whole of society," said Muraja, who has written a book about his experiences with the trial.

Finland's universal basic income test, which cost the government about $22.7 million, was designed and administered by the country's social insurance agency, Kela. The experiment aimed to help the country assess how to respond to the changing nature of work and ― given its 8-percent unemployment rate at the time ― how to get people back into the labor market.

The trial ended in December. While final results won't be available until 2020, preliminary results were revealed on Friday.

Tuomas Muraja was one of the 2,000 people selected to take part in Finland's two-year universal basic income trial.

On employment, the country's income register showed no significant effects for 2017, the first year of the trial.

The real benefits so far have come in terms of health and well being. The 2,000 participants were surveyed, along with a control group of 5,000. Compared with the control group, those taking part had "clearly fewer problems related to health, stress, mood and concentration," said Minna Ylikännö, senior researcher at Kela. Results also showed people had more trust in their future and their ability to influence it.

"Constant stress and financial stress for the long term – it's unbearable. And when we give money to people once a month they know what they are going to get," said Ylikännö. "It was just €560 a month, but it gives you certainty, and certainty about the future is always a fundamental thing about well being."

Aware that Finland's trial is under an international spotlight, Olli Kangas, scientific leader of the scheme and professor at the University of Turku, expressed hope that the experiment not be written off on the basis of preliminary employment results. "The whole truth is much more complex, we need many more studies and research to find out," said Kangas.

Helsinki, where Tuomas is based. Participants for the UBI trial were selected from across the country.

Universal basic income is an idea that's been swirling around for centuries and has been tried across the world. While it has come to mean many different things, in its purest definition, a universal basic income is granted to everyone, regardless of wealth, income or employment status, on an unconditional basis.

The policy has supporters on both sides of the political spectrum. Those on the left say it will help tackle poverty, reduce yawning inequality and help people fend off the threat of their job being automated. For advocates on the right, UBI is seen as an attractive way to simplify complex systems of welfare payment and reduce the size of government.

Tech billionaires, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, have thrown support behind the idea amid anger over their own extreme wealth. It's also caught the attention of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D.-N.Y.) who has floated UBI as part of a Green New Deal – the umbrella name for a host of policies to tackle climate change and reduce inequality.

But it's controversial, too. First, there's the cost. One estimation by journalist Annie Lowrey, who has written a book on UBI, says a $1,000 monthly payment would cost around $3.9 trillion a year. Other critics see UBI as an expensive, free handout that will discourage work and encourage laziness.

These longstanding tropes of the "lazy" poor hold no water for 31-year-old Tanja Kauhanen, another participant in Finland's scheme. While the results so far may have shown no improvement in employment, she believes UBI helps people who are struggling. "Think about it. It's such a carrot to get a job immediately, even if it's low paid."

Tanja Kauhanen

Kauhanen used the money ― and the time freed by no longer having to apply to multiple agencies for welfare benefits ― to take a telemarketing job. Pay was low, but topped up with the basic income, it dramatically changed her quality of life. It helped her finally sort out finances, after years of scouring grocery stores for the cheapest bread, milk and cheese. "I could go to a restaurant and have a normal dinner without thinking that, OK, I am going to have to eat noodles for the rest of the month," she said.

The end of the scheme was a shock, she said, for everyone who participated in the trial. "We all are in big trouble now to be honest, because what would happen to you if your income decreased by €600?"

She's still working at her job, but is already running up debt and desperately searching for better-paying work.

The end of Finland's scheme was also a blow to those who had hoped the trial would be expanded and extended. Politicians "wasted the opportunity of a lifetime to conduct the kind of trial that Finnish social policy experts had done preliminary research for for decades," said Antti Jauhiainen, a director of the think tank Parecon Finland.

He said the government was never really behind the experiment, because it was "simultaneously pushing for cutting the existing benefits and adding surveillance and control of the unemployed." The Finnish government has now introduced an "activation model," which requires unemployed people to complete a minimum of training or work to receive full benefits.

The announcement that Finland had no plans for more UBI schemes followed the cancellation of another UBI trial in Ontario, Canada. That test, launched in April 2017, involved 4,000 people on low incomes who received up to $13,000 a year for individuals, and up to $18,000 for couples, although payments were reduced by 50 cents for every dollar they earned.

The program was axed in 2018, following the election of right-wing politician Doug Ford. The government cited the "extraordinary cost for Ontario taxpayers." All payments will cease by March.

But there are experiments that are still going. A program in Kenya, for example, run by the charity GiveDirectly, has been giving out unconditional money since 2016 to more than 21,000 people in villages across the country in a trial set to last 12 years. Initial results show a boost to the well being of participants.

And there are others on the horizon. In the U.S., a trial is about to kick off in Stockton, California, that will give $500 a month to 100 low-income families. And in Oakland, the tech incubator Y Combinator intends to start a UBI trial this year that would hand $1,000 a month with no strings attached to 1,000 people across two U.S. states for three years. In India, the main opposition party is running on a pledge to introduce a guaranteed minimum income for the country's poor.

Stockton, California, Mayor Michael Tubbs has launched a program to provide universal basic income to a group of low-income residents.

As a policy idea, UBI is certainly not dead yet. "Whether UBI is considered workable will of course depend on the results of these kinds of experiments and the political situation," said Matt Bruenig of the People's Policy Project. "It's important to remember that there is a basic income program in the United States already that has been running for around 40 years: the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. So it's not as hypothetical as some people seem to think." Alaska hands residents annual, unconditional checks of $1,000 to $3,000.

Finland is readying itself for elections in two months, and some hope that UBI could be back on the table. Kauhanen is among them. "I loved the basic income experience," she said, "and I wish that it would be for all people in Finland. I know it's expensive, but on a smaller scale, I think it would be just what we need because right now in Finland, the poor people are the ones who are getting cut off."

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- - when those resources are threatened by special interests and their GOP bellhops.

And it's also about the politicians whom Carpenter has been standing up to years, and when don't do their jobs and protect our resources simply figure out how to monetize their failures and stupidity - - again at our expense.

* It was Carpenter, as a board member the WEDC controlled by Walker appointees, whose whistle-blowing about flaws in the Foxconn contract led to language rewrites that may help save millions and even billions of taxpayer dollars should the already-shale Foxconn project collapse.

I will add today's post to the 20-month-long Foxconn blog archive, maintained here.

*  Similarly, it was Carpenter, along with his moderate, then GOP senate colleague Dale Schultz, saved miles of the Penokee Hills and the Bad River watershed from at least 35 years of blasting and polluting to extract iron ore for which there was no market.

Both of these boondoggles were pushed by Walker and his legislative marionettes despite the obvious financial or environmental flaws.

Other similarities: GOP leaders have already spewed a false narrative about why the Foxconn project is wobbling, and when the mining company pulled out it did some fake finger-pointing even though its own analyses showed that the project site was too saturated to be mined, as the Bad River tribe and other critics had been say for months.

You begin to see the pattern. Hurry through a flawed plan. Employ secrecy. Hurry up with the phony excuses when all the b.s is exposed.

So props to Carpenter for years of strong public policy advocacy - - seen also in his effort to minimize spending on the Walker/special-interest driven highway expansions that have sapped those budgets, too.


Including the very segment to which GOP Assembly Speaker and Foxconn-booster Robin Vos has helped maneuver more than $250 million while other big projects like the Zoo Interchange are stalled and Walker's legacy Scottholes are re-emerging in the current thaw-freeze cycle.

Fascinating, also, that some of the promoters of the mine were rewarded with promotions, positions and perks:

Then-State GOP Rep. Jeff Stone, after apologetically refusing Native American input on the mining project's enabling bill which the mining company had played a key role in drafting was later appointed by Walker to head the water section of the Public Service Commission.

A key mining project spokesman was also named to a PSC post. Those appointments are documented, here
Soft landings for high-profile GTac mine personnel
And GOP State Senator Glenn Grothman, after traveling to the mining region and assuring people that any damage to their wells from 35 years of trucking and blasting could be fixed with caulk moved up to a congressional seat his party had made available through ultra-partisan gerrymandering Grothman had supported while a state legislator.

And let's not forget the pro-mining Cathy Stepp, Walker's hand-picked inside-and-atop the-DNR-wrecker, who parlayed her obeisance to the wetland-fillers into the directorship at Donald Trump's Great Lakes US EPA regional office.

And speaking of failure rewarded, let's not forget that Walker is heading for the speakers' circuit, where, for at least $15,000, he will own up to absolutely nothing about his toxic touch.


          Ireland’s National Children’s Hospital will accidentally be the most expensive in the world      Cache   Translate Page      
With an estimated cost of $1.93 billion, close to three times the original calculations, the children's hospital at St. James's in Dublin, faces growing political controversy.

          EPA’s Andrew Wheeler is shamelessly cooking the books to help coal barons      Cache   Translate Page      

Acting Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler’s proposal for the agency to ignore the tens of billions of dollars in public health benefits provided by the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) is a shameful betrayal of the Clean Air Act that will put the health of tens of thousands of people in danger. Even worse, his […]

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          How Bauchi gov, Abubakar diverted N400bn using ghost workers ― Dogara      Cache   Translate Page      
Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Yakubu Dogara, has alleged that he has uncovered massive fraud and theft perpetrated by the Bauchi State government under Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar to the tune of N400 billion from May 2015 when he assumed office to date. According to a press statement signed and issued by Turaki Hassan […]

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          FT - Assistant Store Manager, Regina, SK - Sherwin-Williams - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
Welcome to Sherwin-Williams Sherwin-Williams is the largest coatings company in North America, and the third largest in the world. With $11 billion in sales,...
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          Lead Warehouser - Regina, SK - Sherwin-Williams - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
Welcome to Sherwin-Williams Sherwin-Williams is the largest coatings company in North America, and the third largest in the world. With $11 billion in sales, 4...
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          Sales Associate 8946 - Sherwin-Williams - L'Ancienne-Lorette, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Welcome to Sherwin-Williams Sherwin-Williams is the largest coatings company in North America, and the third largest in the world. With $11 billion in sales,...
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          Assistant Sales Trainee Manager 8946 - Sherwin-Williams - L'Ancienne-Lorette, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
WELCOME TO SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $15.8 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores,...
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          Warehouser 8714 - Sherwin-Williams - Sainte-Foy, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Sales Associate 8786 - Sherwin-Williams - Lévis, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Sales Associate 1453 - Sherwin-Williams - Trois-Rivières, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Sales Associate 8774 - Sherwin-Williams - Repentigny, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Sales Associate 8827 - Sherwin-Williams - Sainte-Thérèse, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Sales Coordinator 8712 - Sherwin-Williams - Anjou, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Sales Rep 6350 - Sherwin-Williams - Longueuil, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Accountant - PARKER HANNIFIN CORP - Holly Springs, MS      Cache   Translate Page      
Accountant reports directly to the Division Accounting Manager. Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $14.3 billion, global company....
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          Cost Acct - PARKER HANNIFIN CORP - Holly Springs, MS      Cache   Translate Page      
Parker Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $14.3 billion, global company. With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2018, Parker...
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          Accountant II - Account Payable - PARKER HANNIFIN CORP - Holly Springs, MS      Cache   Translate Page      
This position will have a direct reporting relationship with the Division Accounting Manager. Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $14.3 billion,...
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          Sourcing / Supplier Development Manager - PARKER HANNIFIN CORP - Holly Springs, MS      Cache   Translate Page      
This position will report to the Division Supply Chain Manager. Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $14.3 billion, global company....
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          Pharmacy Technician - Federated Co-operatives Limited - Lloydminster, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation. It is comprised of...
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          NDT Quality Tech - Rexnord - Milwaukee, WI      Cache   Translate Page      
Confidential RSS Only. Rexnord® is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company with exceptional and trusted brands that serve a diverse...
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          Technical Support/Customer Service Agent - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The dormakaba Group headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is quoted on the Swiss stock exchange and generates annual revenues of over 3 billion Canadian dollars...
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          Sr. Product Manager, EAD - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The dormakaba Group headquartered in Rümlang, Switzerland, is quoted on the Swiss stock exchange and generates annual revenues of over 3 billion Canadian...
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          Quality Control Technician - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Lean Manager - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Electronic Technician - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Senior Manager, Project Control and Development Processes - Americas - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Senior System Engineer (Video Analytics) (f/m) - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Information Security Coordinator (ISC) - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), with a compensation specialization - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          American Parents are Spending Billions on Their Adult Children      Cache   Translate Page      

Parents are supporting their children beyond their formidable years according to a current trend. Merrill Lynch conducted a study that found that 79% of parents continue to provide financially for their adult children, not only for the big purchases such as college and weddings but also for the everyday expenses such as rent, groceries, and […]

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          talk and demo: Exploiting IoT Vulnerabilities, 11:45-1:00pm Mon 2/18      Cache   Translate Page      

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Exploiting IoT Vulnerabilities

Dr. Yatish Joshi, Senior Engineer, Cisco Systems

11:45am-1:00pm Monday, 18 February 2019, ITE 325-B

The past decade has seen explosive growth in the use and deployment of IoT (Internet of Things) devices. According to Gartner there will be about 20.8 billion IoT devices in use by 2020. These devices are seeing wide spread adoption as they are cheap, easy to use and require little to no maintenance. In most cases, setup simply requires using a web or phone app to configure Wi-Fi credentials. Digital home assistants, security cameras, smart locks, home appliances, smart switches, toys, vacuum cleaners, thermostats, leakage sensors etc are examples of IoT devices that are widely used and deployed in home and enterprise environments.

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The threat landscape is constantly evolving and threat actors are always on the prowl for new vulnerabilities they can exploit. With traditional attack methods yielding fewer exploits   due to the increased focus on security testing, frequent patches, increased user awareness, Threat actors have turned their attention on IoT devices and are exploiting inherent vulnerabilities in these devices. The vulnerabilities, always ON nature, and autonomous mode of operation allow attackers to spy on users, spoof data, or leverage them as botnet infrastructure to launch devastating attacks on third parties. Mirai, a well known IoT malware utilized hundreds and thousands of enslaved IoT devices to launch DDoS attacks on Dyn affecting access to Netflix, Twitter, Github and many other websites. With the release of the Mirai source code numerous variants of the malware are infecting IoT devices across the world and using them to carry out attacks.

These attacks are made possible because the devices are manufactured without security in mind!. In this talk I will demonstrate how one can hack a widely available off-the-shelf IP Camera and router by exploiting the vulnerabilities present in these devices to get on the network, steal personal data, spy on a user, disrupt operation etc. We will also look at what can be done to mitigate the dangers posed by IOT devices.

So attend hack & defend!

Dr. Yatish Joshi is a software engineer in the Firepower division at Cisco Systems where he works on developing new features for Cisco’s security offerings. Yatish has a PhD in Computer Engineering from UMBC. Prior to Cisco Yatish worked as a lecturer at UMBC, and was a senior software engineer developing TV software at Samsung Electronics. When not working, he enjoys reading spy thrillers and fantasy novels.

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          Field Service Representative - ATCO Electric - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
With approximately 7,000 employees and assets of $22 billion, ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business...
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          Materials Testing Technician (Seasonal) - Wood - Lloydminster, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. Ability to work in the laboratory and office settings....
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          Materials Testing Technician - Wood - Lloydminster, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. Ability to work in the laboratory and office settings....
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          Agricultural Supervisor (Hudson Bay) - Premier Tech - Prince Albert, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
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          MLB owners aren't dumb - they see the need for changes - but don't expect anything in the immediate future (Bill Madden/New York Daily News)      Cache   Translate Page      

Bill Madden / New York Daily News:
MLB owners aren't dumb — they see the need for changes — but don't expect anything in the immediate future  —  TAMPA - In 2018, Major League Baseball reaped a record $10.3 billion in revenue which, as far as the owners are concerned, is sufficient proof that the industry couldn't be in better shape.


          2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #5      Cache   Translate Page      
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Feb 3 through Sat, Feb 10, 2019

Editor's Pick

Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch

Sweeping in scope, an agenda to transform the US into a green leader has been launched in Washington DC, here are the key points

 Cong Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen Ed Markey

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator Ed Markey present their Green New Deal resolution to reporters on Thursday (Photo: 350.org) 

On Thursday, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator Ed Markey presented an outline of a sweeping federal programme aiming at decarbonising the US economy.

The text makes for the most earnest attempt yet to define a concept that has been backed by many a Democratic presidential candidate, often with little detail.

The agenda would touch every aspect of the US economy and calls for carbon emissions and inequality to be tackled as one.

“Today is the day we truly embark on a comprehensive agenda of economic, social and racial justice in the United States of America,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a press conference launching the resolution.

There are many legislative hurdles for the deal to leap if it is ever to become US policy – not least the Republican-controlled senate and White House.

The plan was the beginning of a phase of “political education”, said Markey, that would eventually lead to the adoption of the package. The pair said the document had attracted 60 Democrats as cosponsors, from across the party.

Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch by Natalie Sauer, Climate Home News, July 2, 2019 


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          High Court discharges, acquits Ladoja, aide of N4.7bn fraud      Cache   Translate Page      

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos has cleared former Oyo State governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and one of his aides, Waheed Akanbi, of the N4.7 billion fraud charge slammed on them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The judgement is coming 11 years after the case was instituted by […]

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          Space-Based Technocracy: Asgardia Exceeds 1,000,000 Citizens      Cache   Translate Page      
[su_note note_color="#daf2fd" radius="2"]The space cult is run by billionaires at the top level of the United Nations and global elite, and yet they now have over 1 million 'signups' who have sword allegiance to the new constitution, which touts Technocracy. No, this isn't a joke!
          The caffeinated "man of means" turns out to be jerk. Surprise.      Cache   Translate Page      
The caffeinated "man of means" turns out to be jerk. Surprise.

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The billionaire Howard Schultz (excuse me "man of means" Howard Schultz) turns out to be different than his public persona:

Though he stepped down last year as Starbucks’ chairman and CEO, Schultz’s political pitch is deeply rooted in the company’s carefully cultivated image as a progressive, benevolent employer that cares for its employees, which it calls “partners,” and acts as what he calls a “gathering spot, a Third Place that draws people together.” He presents himself as a rare combination of archetypes: a visionary entrepreneur who’s built an $84 billion global empire on pricey lattes, and a bleeding-heart do-gooder who lavishes health coverage, college tuition and other benefits on those 330,000 “partners,” has them undergo racial-bias training and write “Come Together” on customers’ coffee cups. In response to President Donald Trump’s immigrant-bashing, the company promised to hire 10,000 refugees.

This pitch is also steeped in the mystique of progressive, affluent Seattle, Starbucks’ hometown, celebrated around the world as a capital of coffee culture, innovation and progressive policy. In an op-ed in the Seattle Times last week, Schultz praised his adopted home effusively, oddly crediting its “diversity of thought” with helping inspire him to (maybe) run as a centrist independent.

But there’s a disconnect here, one that will become increasingly evident as national media outlets dig harder into Schultz’s history than 60 Minutes did. His “come together” pitch may ring weakest here in Seattle, where he’s proved a singularly divisive figure and left a long, unhappy trail of civic and community disengagement. The rest of the world might know him as the father of the Frappuccino, but here he’s known for treating a public park like private property and throwing away the city’s NBA team. Schultz acknowledged in his op-ed that “Seattle and I have had a complicated relationship.” But that was putting it mildly.

He’s instinctually defensive and self-protective. … He’s not an honest person.”

One of Starbucks’ founders, speaking publicly about Schultz for the first time, has scarcely a good word to say. Gordon Bowker, who helped Schultz launch his first espresso bars before selling Starbucks to him, and whom Schultz has hailed as a mentor, says he was shocked to find himself and the other founders the subjects of vicious gossip and, after they started a small, competing coffee roaster, effaced from the company’s official history.

Schultz, who slams the Republican and Democratic parties for engaging in “revenge politics,” is himself “vindictive,” says Bowker. “He’s instinctually defensive and self-protective. … He’s not an honest person.” Schultz’s office did not respond to requests for comment on this and other accusations arising from his decades in Seattle.

That's from a devastating Politico profile of the MOM that really rips the mask off this fellow. It's well worth reading.

It's certainly not impossible for "men of means" to be good leaders. Franklin Roosevelt comes to mind. The Kennedys had their moments. There have been countless other wealthy people who did public service with decency and fairness.

But billionaire businessmen are a special breed, and they require a very, very close look before anyone should put their faith in their ability to run government or even understand the basic tenets of democracy. They don't operate under the same rules.

It's easy to dismiss Trump as an anomaly because he's such a dolt and really got where he is because of his celebrity more than any business success. But however much of a phony he is, the man spent his life as a very rich man trying to get richer, which is what most of these guys do. Hopefully we can at least all now agree that "private sector" experience is wildly oversold as a qualification for president.

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          eHealth Market Worth Reach US$ 132.35 Billion by 2023 Analysis by Telehealth, eRx, HIE, Patient Portal and Medical Apps      Cache   Translate Page      
(EMAILWIRE.COM, February 09, 2019 ) #Download PDF Brochure of eHealth Market Now available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/contacts/requestsample.aspx?name=1385867 . The top five players operating in eHealth Market include Cerner (US), McKesson (US), Philips Healthcare (Netherlands), GE Healthcare...
          Terry Crews Says That American Media Inc. Tried To Blackmail Him, Too      Cache   Translate Page      
Does AMI have a blackmail department in their building? Maybe somewhere between human resources and accounting? Sounds like because, along with Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and crusading celebrity journalist Ronan Farrow, Terry Crews is claiming that The National Enquirer’s parent company tried to blackmail him, too. In a tweet yesterday (via Page Six), Terry alleged that […]
          N51b Loko-Oweto bridge ready in May – Official      Cache   Translate Page      
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The 1.8km Loko-Oweto bridge, constructed at the cost of N51 billion, will be ready in May, according to Dayyabu Mamman, Director of Highways (North-Central Zone), Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.
          Daily Digest 2/9 - Oceans Broke Heat Records In 2018, Venezuela As The Pivot For New Internationalism?      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Essay on “India’s Population and Its Economic Implications” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.      Cache   Translate Page      

India’s Population and Its Economic Implications Comprising Over a billion people and being the second most populated country in the world thus supporting over 17 per cent of the world population. India’s strengths and weaknesses visibly lie in its population. According to the 2011 Census, the population of India stood at 1,210,193,422 persons, an increase […]

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          Sturgeon promotes Scottish business on tour of North America      Cache   Translate Page      
A total of £6.1 billion of Scottish goods and services were exported to Canada and the US in 2017.
          World - Bezos' empire strikes back: Amazon threatens not to bring its offices to New York just after the billionaire accuses a sleaze-merchant of extortion      Cache   Translate Page      
One thing's for sure: Jeff Bezos hits back. Thursday night, the world's richest man posted on the website Medium what appears to be the Trump-allied National Enquirer's...
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<em>There very much is leftism</em> Leftists today are mostly cheerleaders for bankers and billionaires. They have to be. The bankers and billionaires fund them. They're more fascist than traditional left. The right are also cheerleaders for bankers and billionaires. And both support Big Government. So how can we tell which is which?> We can't tell by looking at their social policies. The Tories today are pure cultural marxists. Don't forget that it was the Tories who gave you homosexual marriage. And on social and cultural issues Theresa May is way to the left of any Labour Prime Minister up to Tony Blair. In fact she's to the left of Blair on such issues. So why do you think it's useful to talk about left and right? I know the people you're referring to when you talk about the Left and I despise them as much as you do. <em>words are also used to hide the fact that something is going on.</em> Precisely. What is going on is an unholy alliance between two great evils, globalism and liberalism. The Powers That Be want people to be still focusing on obsolete dichotomies like left/right conservative/liberal. Theresa May wants you to think she's a conservative so she can get on with her program of cultural marxism and soft totalitarianism. We're in agreement on most of this, except for the terminology. I don't see it as a fight between left and right but a fight between the forces of light and the forces of darkness. <em>like Ocasio, in cognitive dissonance – they are pushing something quite simply destructive but thinking they are pushing some nirvana of stage five marxism which can only enslave in the end.</em> Keep watching her career. You'll find that she's more interested in keeping the bankers happy than in ushering in a marxist state. <em>also see two posts on Greens and Groupthink</em> The Greens get a lot of funding from billionaires. They don't care about the planet or marxism or any of that nonsense. They just want the Green gravy train to keep rolling. Why don't Greens talk about overpopulation any more? Because the billionaires who finance them tell them not to.
          The cost of natural disasters? $91B last year: report      Cache   Translate Page      
Natural disasters caused $91 billion in damage to the United States last year, a federal government study has found. Amid growing global concern for climate change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration analyzed the aftermath of 14 natural disasters that occurred during 2018, and found that it was the fourth most costly year on record for such events, as reported by CNBC. The most devastating events were the California wildfires, Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas […]
          15 things you can buy from Costco, Amazon, Sam’s Club, and BJ's to be ready for when the apocalypse hits (WMT, COST, AMZN)      Cache   Translate Page      

underground bunker

  • What kind of supplies do you need to ride out an apocalypse?
  • In the United States, plenty of doomsday preppers have asked themselves that exact question.
  • Business Insider compiled a list of products that might come in handy once you retreat to your survival bunker.
  • In the event of doomsday, you might want to hit up Costco, Amazon, Sam's Club, and BJ's.

Want to survive the apocalypse?

Start working on your grocery list.

In the United States, there's a whole sub-culture dedicated to amassing supplies for the end times. These preppers often consider widespread, earth-shattering catastrophe to be an inevitability, and they stock up on food, water, weapons, and tools accordingly.

And the trend seems to be catching on. The New Yorker recently chronicled the spate of billionaires who plan to flee to underground bunkers in New Zealand when things go south. 

So what kind of products might come in handy when the end of the world appears imminent?

Here are a few supplies that you might want to keep handy in your underground survival bunker: 

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Gargantuan supplies of food kits

Retailers like Sam's Club and Costco have become famous for stocking huge kits of emergency food supplies.

At Costco, you can buy a year's worth of food for $4,699.99, or a $5,999.99 supply that will last four people an entire year.

Sam's Club members can purchase a year's worth of food pails for $1,443 or three years' worth of food pails for $3,499.



Lots and lots of water

You can't survive long without water. Don't be shy about hoarding all the bulk packs of water bottles and water cooler containers that you can lay your hands on. If you want to really get ahead of the game, you can even collect the supplies you need to make your own water purification system.



A pot of honey

Pure honey never goes bad, so you can still embrace your sweet tooth after the arrival of the four horsemen. For $126.99, you can buy a 40-pound tub of US-made organic honey at Costco.



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          Venezuela's Maduro spurns U.S. aid, rival warns military not to block it      Cache   Translate Page      

Venezuela's Maduro spurns U.S. aid, rival warns military not to block itA day after the aid convoy arrived in the border city of Cucuta, President Nicolas Maduro ridiculed the United States for offering small amounts of assistance while maintaining sanctions that block some $10 billion of offshore assets and revenue. Rival Juan Guaido, who is recognized by dozens of countries as Venezuela's legitimate leader, warned military officers against blocking the arrival of aid amid spiraling disease and malnutrition brought on by a hyperinflationary collapse. "Take all that humanitarian aid and give it to the people of Cucuta, where there is a lot of need," Maduro said in a news conference.



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          Comment on Why Foxconn’s Chinese Style Didn’t Translate by mkwagner      Cache   Translate Page      
Had Walker and the Republicans not rammed this project through, there would have been time to consider the expertise of the author. This information was available in 2017. However, the Walker administration was so intent on seizing the golden ring that no consideration was ever given to the logistics and even feasibility of the project. By spending $4.1 billion on Foxconn, there was no money left for Corning. Without Corning, there was no chance for Gen 10.5 plant in Wisconsin. Further demonstration how feckless and reckless the Foxconn deal was.
          By Dr. Twist in "Nice Bookstore You Have Here. Be A Shame if Something Happened To It." on MeFi      Cache   Translate Page      
this is relatively hot on the heels of Gawker Media also being destroyed by a billionaire out of spite and I'm kind of tired of chilling effects becoming manifest

I don't feel like these are the same things.
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          Cheyenne, WY Operations Manager-Floor (G) - Walmart Stores - Cheyenne, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          EA "Respawns": Company Up 16% as Apex Legends Reverses Entire Loss      Cache   Translate Page      
A truck loaded with hookers and blow may be headed to Respawn Entertainment, as the Titanfall dev's latest effort, Apex Legends, has exceeded the industry's wildest predictions, gaining an insane 10 million players in 72 hours, besting Fortnite's record. EA suffered a historical drop after admitting its revenue miss of $1.61 billion earlier this week, but the publisher is back on its feet and trading at over $96 all thanks to Respawn's Battle Royale title. Amusingly, Respawn revealed EA ""had no hand" in Apex Legends' development; the publisher was supposedly too afraid to even pre-announce the title. Not to be throwing EA under the bus, but this wasn't the game they were expecting. I had to go to executives and show it to them and explain it and...not convince but more "Hey, trust us! This is the thing you want out of us." As a corporation, they can only quantify based on past data and they've never done anything like this before. There's a giant rainbow question mark over revenue projections for this game. They're like "We don't know! We can't predict." This is a game we had to say "This is what we want to do. Help us get there." They had no hand in development or anything about this game. Discussion
          Activision Plans to Cut Hundreds of Jobs Next Week      Cache   Translate Page      
With plummeting stocks driven by waning interest in key titles such as Overwatch and Destiny 2, Activision Blizzard is already drowning in bad news, but things are about to get a whole lot worse for the gaming giant: Bloomberg has learned hundreds of employees will lose their jobs on Tuesday as part of a restructuring attempt aimed at centralizing functions and boosting profit. Many of these layoffs will reportedly be in non-game-development departments, such as publishing, marketing, and sales. "Analysts expect Activision's sales to decline by about 2 percent this year, to $7.28 billion." In January, developer Bungie announced that it was parting ways with Activision and ending its development contract early, putting the bow on a long-doomed relationship. Bungie would hang onto the Destiny franchise as a result. The business angle is that Activision is now missing one of its biggest tentpoles, but the human angle is that the split leaves people in danger of losing their jobs. Activision employed an entire team full of Destiny support staff -- PR, marketing, social media, business, and so on -- who now have no work. Discussion
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A total of £6.1 billion of Scottish goods and services were exported to Canada and the US in 2017.
          Expected costs of new Kansas City airport project lowered      Cache   Translate Page      
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A long-awaited agreement among most of airlines that will fly out of a new Kansas City International Airport could result in a reduction of the project’s cost, according to developers and city officials. The cost for developing the project will be about $1.5 billion rather than a previous estimate of […]
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A total of £6.1 billion of Scottish goods and services were exported to Canada and the US in 2017.
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          TeamHealth Acquired by Blackstone Group for $6.1 billion      Cache   Translate Page      

Physician staffing company TeamHealth has been acquired by funds affiliated with Blackstone Group in a deal valued at approximately $6.1 billion. This represents a premium of approximately 33 percent over TeamHealth’s closing share price on October 3, 2016, the last trading day prior to news reports that TeamHealth was considering a possible sale of the […]

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Aluminum-parts manufacturer Arconic plans to spin off one of its two main units after rejecting a $10 billion offer for the entire company and replacing its chief executive.

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Amazon executives are re-evaluating a planned campus in New York City, people familiar with the matter said, turning up the heat on local officials who have rallied opposition to giving billions of dollars in tax incentives to one of the world’s most valuable companies.

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1L Summer Associate
The candidate will review and synthesized complex contracts for a $1.7 billion credit facility, and prepared client memoranda analyzing the results. Work on diligence, documentation and submission of a bid by a private equity investor to purchase a new portfolio company. Prepare
          New Horizons Images Show Ultima Thule May Actually Be More 'Pancake'-Shaped      Cache   Translate Page      

The distant (486958) 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, made history on New Year’s Day for becoming the farthest object ever visited by a spacecraft. As it’s situated in the Kuiper Belt about 4.1 billion miles from Earth, there’s much about MU69 that scientists are still learning. Now, new images have raised even more…

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          Will Computer Programs Replace Genealogists?      Cache   Translate Page      
With a combination of record hints, DNA tests and optical character recognition could a computer program construct a verified family tree? For many people living today, I believe this question has long been answered. Some time ago, MyHeritage.com introduced notes "Instant Discoveries" and I have seen the program time after time produce a valid and sourced, albeit limited, family tree for users. Given the research skills of the majority of people constructing family trees on the large online websites, it is only a matter of time before the online websites implement programming that automatically verifies and corrects entries.

Obviously, the main obstacle for the complete replacement of the genealogists lies in the implementation of optical character recognition software that can read handwriting, i.e. handwriting recognition software. With the addition of artificial intelligence, the need for human intervention would be minimized.

FamilySearch.org and MyHeritage.com have both implemented error correction technology that now advises users of inconsistencies in their existing family tree data. The step that is missing is to make such programming intervene in the entry process and correct the existing entries. An intermediate step would be to mark questionable entries this has already been implemented to a small degree on FamilySearch.org.

Many genealogists already rely on computer programs that analyze DNA tests which are now being used as a matter of course to resolve criminal actions in the courts. So let's suppose this scenario. You take a DNA test from a large online genealogy based website with sophisticated programming. Your DNA test is then matched to millions of other users of the same website. The program behind the website then constructs a potential family tree relationship between the users. Meanwhile, the program has been analyzing billions of written records. The information from those records is then integrated into the structure created by the DNA testing. Hypothetical relationships are then analyzed comparing the DNA testing results to the information contained in the written records. As is already possible, the program compiles a list of "sources" and determines the relative possibility of relationships based on the accumulated sources and the DNA testing results. Previously submitted family trees are further analyzed to see if they reinforce or detract from the constructed family tree data.

As this hypothetical system becomes more and more sophisticated, it will become at least as accurate as any present genealogical analysis. Missing parts of this constructed family tree will be noted due to missing source information, i.e. documents that support conclusions. How will this be any different than what we have today? It will be a lot more accurate.

What are the implications of this scenario? What were the implications of the Internet when it was first introduced? Will I still have a job in the future? Considering my age I doubt that this will happen before I end up in the care center or pass on to my reward. But for many people living today, this is not a merely theoretical possibility. Maybe worrying about whether or not you can get younger people involved in genealogical research does the wrong thing to worry about. Maybe we should worry about the implications of creating a worldwide family tree showing that we really are all related. However, when you think about the possibility of worldwide family tree the reality is that records do not exist to connect every person to every other person on the face of the earth. The genetically, we are certainly all related.
          Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $4.49 Billion - Baseball Daily News      Cache   Translate Page      
Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $4.49 Billion  Baseball Daily News

Equities research analysts predict that Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC) will announce $4.49 billion in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment ...


          Is Jeff Bezos Worth $131.4B? If Not, Should You Bet He Can Earn Back MacKenzie's $66B?      Cache   Translate Page      
If Amazon can double its revenue growth from its current 14%, its stock could more than double and get Bezos back to the top of the rich list -- with $131 billion -- after his divorce is settled.
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A total of £6.1 billion of Scottish goods and services were exported to Canada and the US in 2017.
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The pensioners and ex-workers declared their support for the president for releasing N22. 6 billion as part payment of their entitlements

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Health costs drive up Florida’s prison budget  Tampa Bay Times

TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to fund the Florida Department of Corrections next year at $2.7 billion, a spending plan that has some ...


          A New Generation of Carbon Farmers: Organic, Grass-Fed Ranch Connects Young Women to Agriculture      Cache   Translate Page      
February 6, 2019
Organic Consumers Association
Julie Wilson

For millennia, women have played a central role in farming and ranching communities. Today, a new generation of women are taking on new roles of carbon farmers and ranchers managers.

 

In the U.S., there are more than 900,000 women farmers, according to data collected in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  That means women constitute 31 percent of the agricultural sector, and contribute upwards of $12 billion to America’s economy.

 

Historically, men have been considered a better fit for work in the agriculture field, work often characterized as rugged and ruthless. But as regenerative agriculture becomes more popular, women are bringing unique strengths to the field.

 

At San Juan Ranch in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, a woman’s kindness and affinity for animals is viewed as a key component in producing humanely raised livestock. The 4,000-acre ranch, owned and operated by Julie Sullivan and George Whitten, is a certified organic, 100-percent grass-fed beef ranch that doubles as a teaching center. Sullivan told the Colorado Springs Gazette:

 

“I think a deep relationship (with the land and animals) really appeals to the young women who want to go into agriculture, or at least the young women that come here. I think that they’re looking for a way for their life to have meaning, for a way to feel their strength and their capacity inside the context of a relationship.”

 

For more than a decade, Sullivan and Whitten have hired interns or apprentices through the Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program. The interns work full time on the ranch for one year, learning about holistic management, animal husbandry, planned grazing, herding, ranch infrastructure maintenance, soil health, cover cropping, low-stress livestock handling, organic certification and the process for finishing grass-fed cattle. According to Quivira’s website:

 

Apprentices emerge from the program with tangible skills, both technical and interpersonal, that are essential for successful employment in sustainable agriculture, and for eventual ownership and management of their own operation.

 

The majority of interns hired to work at San Juan Ranch thus far have been women. In the beginning, Whitten was hesitant to hire women because he was unsure of their willingness to tackle some of the grittier parts of ranching. Again, from the Colorado Springs Gazette:

 

“Ranching communities have always had really strong women outside doing ranch work, but often those were people that either their husband had died or there were no sons in the family. George just didn’t think that young women would want to be covered in blood and puss and do branding and do castrating and want to lay underneath the truck and get oil in their face. It just hadn’t been his personal experience that women would want to do sort of some of that dirty messy part of ranching.”

 

Whitten, however, changed his mind—and his view of the role women play on the ranch—after their first female hire.

 

Among the women apprentices at San Juan Ranch is 25-year-old Morgan Atkinson, an Idaho native whose love for the great outdoors led to an interest in western land management and ranching and grazing practices. Growing up, Atkinson spent summers working at her family’s local grocery store. It was through this experience, as well as her education in environmental science, that Atkinson developed an interest in the way landscapes are used to produce food. She realized that maintaining a healthy ecosystem is key to producing healthy food, healthy soil and healthy animals. Atkinson says:

 

“Being raised in a small community taught me the necessity of supporting the local farmer we knew rather than blindly buying food unaware of where it was coming from. Because we are a local and independent grocery store, we rely on the same kind of local support and reciprocity. When I became independently interested in agriculture, I recognized that these ideas were already ingrained in my values."

 

By connecting young women to ranching and organic regenerative agriculture, San Juan Ranch is helping to build a new generation of carbon farmers with an emphasis on animal welfare. The cows at the ranch are 100-percent grass-fed, and when finished, are mainly sold wholesale through Sweet Grass Cooperative, a co-op co-founded by Sullivan and Whitten that’s comprised of small, sustainable ranchers.

 

With more than 30 years of experience in holistic management, Whitten understands the symbiotic relationship between purposeful cattle grazing and the carbon-sequestering potential of healthy grasslands. Through cover cropping and holistic grazing, the land at San Juan Ranch remains productive despite enduring severe droughts and other unpredictable climate change-driven weather patterns.

 

The ranch also partners with organic farmers who raise green cover crops as grazing forage. Grazing cattle on these fields allows ranchers to increase soil carbon and improve soil structure, while also finishing the cattle on high-quality forage.

 

Want to help increase the number of livestock farmers in your area raising grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork and poultry? Ask your representatives in Congress to be original cosponsors of the New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act and the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act. Click here to learn more.

 

Julie Wilson is communications associate for the Organic Consumers Association (OCA). To keep up with OCA news and alerts, sign up for our newsletter.


          GNA's Surprise Call From Country Music Legend During Radiothon      Cache   Translate Page      
Wow.  That's the only way to sum up our feelings as the phone call came into the GNA studio this morning just before noon.  Alabama lead singer Randy Owen, who also happens to be the man at the forefront of the 'Country Cares For St. Jude Kids Radiothon' shocked Brian and Chrissy with an unexpected phone call to thank YOU, the generous GNA listeners who make this radiothon such a success. With all the accomplishments that Alabama has achieved in their decades of success, nothing means more to Randy Owen than being the pioneer of the radiothon for St. Jude that has raised close to 1 BILLION dollars in 30 years.  It was an honor and a privilege to talk a man whose legendary singing career is only matched by his legendary passion to cure kids with cancer. Hear the entire interview here, and thank you again for your generous support in becoming a Partner in Hope. Continue reading…
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Italy is looking to sell up to $2.1 billion worth of its real estate in an attempt to rein in its debt. The country’s finance ministry is identifying state-owned properties that could be sold, including army barracks, hospitals and office buildings that are no longer used, according to Bloomberg. Figures released last month show that the country has fallen into its first recession since 2013, and economists forecast that growth this year will be far […]
          Rund 1 Billion Euro Kosten - Rente, Ehegatten-Splitting, Hartz IV: Der deutsche Sozialstaat steht vor dem Kollaps      Cache   Translate Page      
Die Sozialausgaben in Deutschland klettern in diesem Jahr auf knapp eine Billion Euro. Der Wert beträgt gut ein Viertel der deutschen Wirtschaftsleistung und wächst rasant. Dank der - noch - guten Kassenlage des Finanzministers halten alle die Hand auf. Welche Absurditäten das System aufweist und wie sich der Kollaps verhindern ließe.
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          Daddy Warbucks Goes to War      Cache   Translate Page      
A one-in-a-billion chance: a heroic billionaire.
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          Distracting Him (Billionaires of Driftwood Island Book 4) by Sloane Meyers (ePUB)      Cache   Translate Page      
I accepted long ago that no man on Driftwood Island was interested in me: a nerdy, mousy librarian. Then Luke Foster walked into my life, and everything changed. The richest, most famous author in the world wanted me? Naturally, I panicked. Luke was ridiculously handsome and wealthy—but nothing between us could ever be permanent. He [...]
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          Lean Manager - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The dormakaba Group headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is quoted on the Swiss stock exchange and generates annual revenues of over 3 billion Canadian dollars...
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          Production Supervisor - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The dormakaba Group headquartered in Rümlang, Switzerland, is quoted on the Swiss stock exchange and generates annual revenues of over 3 billion Canadian...
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          Electronic Technician - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Senior Manager, Project Control and Development Processes - Americas - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The dormakaba Group headquartered in Rümlang, Switzerland, is quoted on the Swiss stock exchange and generates annual revenues of over 3 billion Canadian...
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          Senior System Engineer (Video Analytics) (f/m) - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Information Security Coordinator (ISC) - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          FP&A and reporting analyst - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Recruiter – temporary (12 months) - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The dormakaba Group headquartered in Rümlang, Switzerland, is quoted on the Swiss stock exchange and generates annual revenues of over 3 billion Canadian...
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          Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), with a compensation specialization - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The dormakaba Group headquartered in Rumlang, Switzerland, is quoted on the Swiss stock exchange and generates annual revenues of over 3 billion Canadian...
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          Buyer - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          S&OP Planner - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Strategic Buyer - Dormakaba Group - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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           ‘$1 billion for UFC deal’: Floyd Mayweather makes stunning MMA claim      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Floyd Mayweather Jr. says the UFC would pay him a billion dollars to fight inside the octagon, and also had words of praise for his former foe, Irish MMA star Conor McGregor.
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          PG&E Could Shut Off Power For Millions To Prevent Wildfires : NPR      Cache   Translate Page      
PG&E Could Shut Off Power For Millions To Prevent Wildfires : NPR: The utility could cut power to as many as 5.4 million during extreme weather conditions. PG&E declared bankruptcy last month in the face of billions of dollars in wildfire-related liabilities.
          Amazon is reportedly having second thoughts about N.Y. But don’t get your hopes up, Boston - The Boston Globe      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon is reportedly having second thoughts about N.Y. But don’t get your hopes up, Boston - The Boston Globe: As opposition mounts to the approximately $3 billion in tax breaks that New York city and state officials offered, Amazon is reportedly “reconsidering” its plan.
          NDT Quality Tech - Rexnord - Milwaukee, WI      Cache   Translate Page      
Confidential RSS Only. Rexnord® is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company with exceptional and trusted brands that serve a diverse...
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          Restorative Dentistry Market – Business Intelligence and Global Forecast 2022       Cache   Translate Page      
(EMAILWIRE.COM, February 09, 2019 ) According to the new market research report "Restorative Dentistry Market is expected to reach USD 21.27 Billion by 2022 from an estimated USD 15.60 Billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period. Increase in the prevalence of dental diseases...
          IVD Quality Control Market Size, Share, Trend | Global Forecast 2022      Cache   Translate Page      
(EMAILWIRE.COM, February 09, 2019 ) According to the new market research report "IVD Quality Control Market” is poised to reach USD 1.04 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2017 to 2022. The growth in the IVD quality controls market is mainly driven by the growing number of accredited laboratories...
          Structural Heart Devices Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023      Cache   Translate Page      
(EMAILWIRE.COM, February 09, 2019 ) #Download Free PDF Brochure of Structural Heart Devices Market at https://www.reportsnreports.com/contacts/requestsample.aspx?name=1646271 . The global structural heart devices market is projected to reach USD 15.08 billion by 2023 from USD 9.28 billion in...
          Precast Concrete Market Dominated 2022 - Architects & Engineers and Building Contractors, Real Estate Agents Projected Worth US$ 138.96 Billion      Cache   Translate Page      
(EMAILWIRE.COM, February 09, 2019 ) #Download Free PDF Brochure of Precast Concrete Market Report Now available at https://www.reportsnreports.com/contacts/requestsample.aspx?name=1451756 . The precast concrete market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.96% during the forecast period, that...
           Twin house full finishing for sale in telal elsokhna       Cache   Translate Page      
twin house for sale in Telal sokhna Land: 130 sqm BUA: 140 sqm Fully finished Sale price: 2.470.000 Total cash now : 1.164.500 Rest over years : 1.305.500 Delivery date : 1/9/2021 Telal El Sokhna is almost 250 km away from Cairo, the first phase covering an area of 238 Feddans and has 1.5km long sea front. The whole compound over 6 kilos seafront. Kilo 165, 4 kilos after Porto. • The New Road 1 kilo before the Compound and two kilos after. • The Master Plan of Telal al sokhna consisting of two thousands units • Starting from water purity. • Having a walk in the Pedestrian areas. Rooya pioneers in providing elegance, uniqueness & innovation in its projects that include Telal EL Sokhna, an outstanding resort with an incredibly pure 6 km sea shore & consists of more than 2000 luxurious villas & chalets & two unique hotels. With over EGP 4 billion invested, this 2.5 million m² resort is only 150 kms from Cairo. Lying on a million m² area, the fully operational Telal EL Alamein consists of more than 1000 luxurious villas & chalets, enjoying a 1.5 kms beachfront with an investment of over 2 billion pounds. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Choose BYOTAT because: - byotat is the biggest real estate portals in Egypt. - More than 100 professionals helping you to find your dream home. - A Huge amount of different and various units are ready for you. - Official agent for more than 200 projects inside and outside Egypt. - Official consultant for many embassies, organizations and international companies. - Covering all over Greater Cairo and Egypt. - We provide you with the excellent services you deserve for 0% Commission.
           Apartment 128 meters with garden 77m for sale at Stone Residence       Cache   Translate Page      
Apartment 128 meters with garden 77m for sale at Stone Residence consist of: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception, terrace installments up to 6 years rooya group, founded in 2007 as an offshoot of tiba for r.e. development; founded by engineer hisham shoukri in 1997, is one of the country’s fastest growing holding companies in the fields of tourism & real estate development, investment & contracting, as well as consultancy; with investments of more than us$ 3 billion, a working capital worth over egp 2 billion & a land bank of over 9 million m². chaired by eng. hesham shoukri who has over 20 years experience. rooya group owns 13 companies including tiba company, okoplan and rooya for development of real estate and tourism. rooya boasts unique developments & resorts such as the astonishing la vista 1 & 2 in el sokhna & el patio 1 & 2 in new cairo. in a recent development in march of 2015, pioneer bought 60% of rooya and in june 2015 two funds joined rooya namely egycap investment ltd. and castle property company ltd. thus, the total ownership structure of rooya is 52.2% pioneer, 34.6% hesham shoukri, 8.8% egycap investment ltd. and 4.4% castle property company ltd. rooya pioneers in providing elegance, uniqueness & innovation in its projects that include telal el sokhna, an outstanding resort with an incredibly pure 6 km sea shore & consists of more than 2000 luxurious villas & chalets & two unique hotels. with over egp 4 billion invested, this 2.5 million m² resort is only 150 kms from cairo. lying on a million m² area, the fully operational telal el alamein consists of more than 1000 luxurious villas & chalets, enjoying a 1.5 kms beachfront with an investment of over 2 billion pounds. consisting of over 1400 villas, a hotel & landmark office towers, stone park is an investment of over egp 14 billion on a 2 million m² area on the ring-road in kattameya, new cairo. the remaining land bank is currently under development in the 6th of october city, marsa allam & the north coast. our companies rooya holding investments founded in 2007 with an investment of over egp 1.5 billion, the holding is the investment arm of the group & the major shareholder in all of its companies. rooya for real estate & touristic development founded in 2007 with an invested capital of egp 30 million, this company employs a specialized team of over 100 which develops & manages the group’s projects. founded in 2007 with an invested capital of over egp 30 million, rc is the construction arm of the group as well as its services to the open market. rc directly employs a workforce of over 250 professionals. Ökoplan for engineering consulting founded in 1990 with an invested capital of over egp 20 million, Ökoplan is the designing, engineering consultant & supervisory arm of the group’s projects. the company employs over 150 top notch architects & engineers. tiba for construction & touristic investment founded in 1997 with an invested capital of over egp 200 million, tiba is the owning company of telal el sokhna & telal el sahel in el alamein. rooya for real estate investment founded in 2007 with an invested capital of over egp 1 billion, this arm is the owning company of the stone park, stone residence & stone towers developments in katameya in new cairo. rooya for touristic investment (rti) founded in 2007 with an invested capital of over egp 200 million, rti owns the canals village-port ghaleb in marsa alam on the red sea. wadi shouny for touristic investment with an invested capital of egp 200 million wadi shouny is the newest addition for upcoming projects in marsa alam.
          ‘Fortnite’ earned $500 million USD on iOS in under a year      Cache   Translate Page      
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Fortnite grossed half a billion dollars on iOS in less than a year, according to data from market intelligence company Sensor Tower. The company says Fortnite crossed the $500 million USD (about $664 million CAD) mark 326 days after launching on Apple’s platform. Similarly popular mobile games like Clash Royale and Honor of Kings reached that...

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          Australia denies citizenship to Chinese billionaire and revoke permanent residency - တရုတ္ ဘီလ်ံနာသူေဌး ၾသစေၾတလ်ံႏိုင္ငံသာ ျငင္းပယ္ခံရ၊ အၿမဲေနထိုင္ခြင့္ ရုပ္သိမ္းခံရ။      Cache   Translate Page      

Australia has denied citizenship to a Chinese billionaire who is known to have donated millions of dollars to major Australian political parties.

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ၾသစေၾတလ်က ၾသစေၾတလ်ံ အဓိကႏိုင္ငံေရးပါတီေတြကို အလွဴေငြ ေဒၚလာ ၂.၇ သန္းထဲ့၀င္တယ္လို႔ လူသိမ်ားသူ တရုတ္ဘီလ်ံနာသူေဌး ႏိုင္ငံသား ေပးဘို႔ျငင္းပယ္ လိုက္ပါတယ္။

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          Winning the war on worms       Cache   Translate Page      
Last year, the World Health Organisation said approximately 1.5 billion people globally were at risk of contracting soil-transmitted helminth (STH) in
          Ford Motor Company Undertakes $1 Billion Expansion at Chicago Assembly Plant      Cache   Translate Page      
Ford Motor Company is investing $1 billion in its Chicago, Illinois, assembly and stamping plants and adding 500 new jobs as it prepares to launch three highly anticipated new SUVs that go on sale later this year.
           Comment on Open Thread: State Of The Union by redarmyvodka       Cache   Translate Page      
Q Anon is fake news and I've never once claimed to support any of that garbage. What I do support is based on reality and a better grasp of the historical moment than you. Trump is indeed a multi-billionaire and has been the establishment's favorite son for years/decades, That doesn't change the fact that what he's achieving is revolutionary. Trump never claimed to be a WN Trump has much more in common with president Clinton. Trump’s entire agenda was considered mainstream in 1998 and someone like him should have been president in the 2000s. Instead we got Dubya the worst president in American history followed by the most mediocre/disappointing president in American history. In other words the cumulative effects of two terrible presidencies have taken a massive toll on America. Aryan Skynet was correct about Kushner/Ivanka though I'll give you that. Most people don’t understand the precise differences between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. That’s understandable most people aren’t specialists but some erroneously seem to think we elected a king and not a president. I’ve read on some blogs that people now demand a sixty year moratorium on legal immigration, At no point in the campaign did Trump call for a total end to legal immigration. What some of you people want is crazy and unrealistic matched with absurd expectations. Ending birthright citizenship would be a good thing that's a fair points but I think you’re underestimating the opposition to the president. There are people who want to impeach him and perhaps much worse. President Trump is very powerful but not invincible he needs allies. There is consensus on fighting crime/illegal immigration and boosting border security/creating legal walls at least from the GOP base and the US executive branch. Those are all worthy goals and doable here and now. Your proposals however are a little dangerous. What happens when most of the ideas you want fail as they inevitably will? Trump will have squandered political capital on high risk hail marys when he could have moved the ball down the field in a more cautious and realistic way instead. Now the argument against that is “we’re running out of time” hence all the doom and gloom but I’m not convinced. We’re barely two years into the presidency and a lot can happen. The presidential elections of 1860 and 1960 were the two biggest turning points in US history. I’d argue 2000 was as well albeit on a smaller scale. It’s not easy to undo the work of a president and Trump is very much a turning point in US history on par with 1860 and 1960.
          Comment on Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Said He Would Use “A Bullet” On Khashoggi in 2017 by enigmainblackcom      Cache   Translate Page      
I stick to what I can document. https://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/308-12/16561-focus-cheneys-halliburton-made-395-billion-on-iraq-war
          Comment on Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Said He Would Use “A Bullet” On Khashoggi in 2017 by enigmainblackcom      Cache   Translate Page      
I would suggest the nations strategic interests aren't one and the same with those being pursued. Haliburton made $39.5 billion off the Iraq War alone. The forces that ensure we are always fighting expensive wars aren't concerned about the interests (and lives)of the soldiers that fight them. Eliminating sanctions against Russia to help locate a hotel in Moscow isn't in the country's interest. Wiping out restrictions on polluting ou air and water only does corporations good. Ignoring science and climate change so that individuals and corporations may profit is not in the country's interest. Wanting a better life for your children isn't immature.
          Apparel Salesfloor Supervisor - Hometown - Shopko - Powell, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Shopko Overview: Shopko is a $3 Billion company with over 18,000 teammates. In the retail and retail health business for more than 50 years, we have over 300...
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          Sturgeon promotes Scottish business on tour of North America      Cache   Translate Page      
A total of £6.1 billion of Scottish goods and services were exported to Canada and the US in 2017.
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          Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      
Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela
This is the personal view of the correspondent on today’s life of Caracas.
Translated by Scott

Day one…
Our Air France flight was grounded in Paris for 5 hours; no one wants to land in Venezuela in the middle of the night, due to the “dangerous criminal situation.” The airliner is half empty, the passengers, judging by nervous conversations, are only Venezuelans. A taxi driver, while leaving the airport, locks the doors, and sweetly warns that after dark, bandits scatter spikes on the roads and rob the stranded cars. “Oh, don’t worry, Amigo, I have an old car. They are not interested in old, cars.” That’s where you understand why Caracas is ranked first in the ranking of the most dangerous cities in the world. It’s too late for supper, but I at least want to exchange my US dollars for Venezuelan bolivars. I ask my cab driver. He violently shakes his head: “No, no, no. I do not mess with such things, it’s illegal!” “Whatever,” I laugh at him. “Tomorrow, someone will take the dollars, maybe even with my hands torn off.” I was wrong…
The following morning, no one at the hotel wants to look at my dollars. The hotel employee tells me to go to one of the official “exchange stores” but honestly adds: “only Americans, or complete jerks go there.”
In Venezuela, the official dollar exchange rate is 200 bolivars, and the “black market” exchange rate is 2,715. And if you exchange your currency in a bank, then according to this calculation, a bottle of ordinary water will cost 330 rubles, and a modest lunch in an inexpensive cafe—7,000 rubles per person. Judging by the stories on the Internet, in Venezuelan people should simply kill each other for dollars, but this is not the case. There is also other things different from perception. On western news, it is shown that demonstrators fight with police daily, tens killed, hundreds wounded, the sea of blood. But in Caracas, all is quiet. In an afternoon, people are sitting in cafes and idly sipping rum with ice, while maintenance crews sweep the streets. It turns out that the world ‘s leading TV new sources (including CNN and the BBC) show some fantasy film about Venezuela. “Demonstrations?” yawns Alejandro, a street vendor selling corn. “Well, Saturday there will be one, sort of. On one end of the city will be a rally of opposition supporters, and on the other, Maduro supporters. The police keep them separate to prevent fights.” Amazing. You browse the Internet, you turn on the TV, and you see the revolution, the people dying on streets to overthrow the “evil dictator Maduro.” And you come here, and nobody cares.
Then it got even better. Never in my life have I had so many adventures while trying to exchange one currency for another. The country has a problem with cash money, long queues waiting for the ATM, and even the street dealers of “currency” have no “efectivo,” as they call cash. I wander inside a jewelry store and ask if they want some “green.” The answer is “No.” Everyone acts like law-abiding citizens. I am told that police recently started arresting people for private exchange, that’s why people don’t want to associate. One owner of the jewelry store almost agrees. “What do you have? Dollars? No, I won’t take that.” “Why now?” “I take only the Euros …dollar, man, is the currency of the aggressor, they try to tell us how to live!”
Damn it! I have money in my pocket, and I can’t even buy lunch! Finally, a certain woman, nursing a baby in a workplace, very reluctantly agrees to exchange 2,200 bolivars for a “buck.” I want to curse her out, but I have to live somehow. Bolivars seem like a beautiful, unattainable currency, which hides all the benefits of the world, that’s why they are so hard to get. I’m nodding in agreement. The woman calls somewhere, and asks to wait. After 15 minutes she tells me that “there is a problem.” Of course, money is not to be found. Her man couldn’t withdraw them from the ATM, everywhere the ATMs are on a strict daily rate. “President Maduro is fighting for the strengthening of the national currency,” explained the nursing mother. “We all use our cards to pay for everything.” I don’t know how it works, but yesterday an exchange rate was 3,200 bolívars for 1 dollar, and today the “bucks” fell to 2,700. I have started to realize that in the very next few days I’ll starve to death with dollars in my pocket. A unique fate, perhaps, that has never happen in history.
In the next kiosk cash for gold place I am offered a plastic debit card loaded with local money, and then I would try my luck withdrawing bills from neighboring ATMs. “Or, maybe not, if you’re not lucky.” Well, of course. By the way, an attempt to buy a SIM card for the phone also fails. They don’t sell them to foreigners, you need a Venezuelan ID card. Yes, and I have nothing to pay for it. The feeling is that the dollar is a gift that no one wants. Sadly, I walk by stores. People come out of there with packages of eggs, bread, packs of butter. The range is not like in Moscow, of course, but again, if you believe the news on TV, Venezuela is suffering from a terrible famine, supermarkets are empty, and people are fighting each other for food. Nothing like that. There are queues, but not kilometers long. In general, television stations in the United States and Europe (and ours too) created their own Venezuela, drawn like a terrible cartoon. I walk into a cafe at random. “Will you accept dollars for lunch?” I ask hopelessly. “Yes, at the rate of “black market” they whispered to me. “But the change will also be in dollars…sorry, no bolivars at all…we’ve been hunting for them ourselves for weeks.”
My first day in Venezuela is over. How unusual. I’ve been here for 24 hours, and I’ve not held a Bolivian bill in my hand. Oh, but there will be more…

Day two…
60 liters of gasoline here cost five cents, and a basket of basic food products — 50 rubles (about 90 cents).
“The gas station,” my driver reaches into his purse and takes out a banknote of 2 Bolivar. The exchange rate of the Venezuelan currency changes every day, and today it is 2 580 bolivars per one dollar. In Russian money, that is 10 cents. “We must now fill a full tank,” says the taxi driver. 60 liters of gasoline cost 1 bolívar, but we give the 2 bolivars bill, because there is no 1 bolivar bill.  I can’t believe that is a full tank of fuel costs FIVE CENTS? “And how much can you even fill at this price?” “Once a day for every citizen. And it’s enough for me.” All the way to the center city, the driver scolds President Maduro, and tells me how much he loves America, and how it will be good when the “guy with mustache” is finally overthrow by the Americans. I start to think that I don’t feel sorry for Maduro at all. He really corrupted en entire country with such generous handouts. And they are willingly take, but no one says “thank you,” just that they want more and more.
On the street there is a long line into a “social supermarket,” a place you can buy 400 types of goods at the solid low prices. These shops were established by the late President Hugo Chavez “to fight inflation and protect the poor.” The stores are funded by the Venezuelan government. The buyer comes with a passport, gets a number, and waits in line until they are allowed to enter and buy a certain set of products. The selection isn’t very impressive, only the essentials: chicken, bananas, pineapples, sausages, milk. A box of these food items costs of equivalent of 50 rubles. CNN and the BBC show videos of Venezuelans wrapped in rolls of toilet paper and sadly wandering across the border with Colombia. The toilet paper is found in absolutely every store, and without any problems. I am once again simply amazed: Western TV news is something from Hollywood, they are not reporting but making fantasy blockbusters. On the BBC website I read that hungry Venezuelan children after school go to take a look at the street vendors cooking meat. I’ve been all over the town. Restaurants, cafes, eateries, during the lunch hour are crowded, and people look well-dressed. The mass hunger, the Western media paints for us, doesn’t exist in reality.
I take a few pictures inside the supermarket, and I am immediately approached by the workers or “Maduro followers.” “It’s forbidden to take pictures here.” “Is this a military facility?” “Leave or we’ll call the police.” “Listen, everywhere on TV they tell us that there is hunger in Venezuela. I want to prove that the reality is different.” “We are not interested, we just work here: leave immediately!” I started to understand perfectly well why Nicolas Maduro lost the information war. Hugo Chavez was often praised even in private conversations, but even Chavez supporters find little positive to say about Maduro.  When people protested against Hugo’s endless nominations as the head of state, he used to meet them with the open arms, smiling and saying : “Guys, what’s the problem? I’m your President, I love you, let’s sit down and talk!” Maduro doesn’t have this image of being one of the guys. He is not able to communicate with the public, and his assistants, like the employees of the social store, can only push and ban and threaten with the police.
On the streets, provincial farmers sell fruits and vegetables: mango, tomatoes, cucumbers. All about the same price of 25 rubles per kilogram. Here, a dozen eggs from street vendors is 4,800 bolivars or about 130 rubles, and that is not cheap. During the peak of oil prices, when a barrel of oil was sold for $150, Venezuela lived on the principle of a rich fool. To develop domestic production? No, what is that nonsense?  We can buy every triviality abroad. Even the managers of the oil production weren’t local, they hired specialists from Europe, and paid them a lot of money. Food imports into the country reached 95 percent. And now the situation is not too different. When I order my meal in a cafe (incidentally, still paying in dollars, all attempts to change dollars to bolivars failed), I get excellent pork. “Where is it from?” “From Colombia.” “And chicken?” “From Brazil, that’s why it’s so expensive.” Even flour for bread comes from neighboring Guyana. Chavez and his successor Maduro wanted to be “people’s presidents,” handing out money left and right. But then oil prices collapsed, food shortages began, and people rebelled. People demand as before: cheap food in supermarkets, gasoline for nothing, and they don’t want to hear anything more or less.
“Chavez was a great guy!” says a fan of the former president, 75-year-old Raul Romero, dressed in a red “chavist” shirt. “Maduro is nothing like him! There is speculators on the streets, he does nothing. In his time, Chavez arrested the dealers raising food  prices, closed their shops, confiscated land from landowners, and gave it to the people. We need a firm hand, a real dictatorship!”
In the TV world, Maduro is portrayed as a dictator and executioner, although in Venezuela, he is openly scolded for being meek; they draw cartoon of him, and insult him as much as they can. But who cares about the truth? Much more colorful to show the suffering for the toilet paper.
Day three…
“I got robbed by a COP for my phone. I’m talking on the cell phone outside, he walks over to me, pokes in my side with his gun. “Give me your mobile.”I don’t understand immediately, and automatically continue the conversation. He cocks his gun, and says, “Kill.” I give him my phone. It’s still good, I love being robbed by cops. They are not bandits from the “Barrios,” the poor neighborhoods in the mountains, who can shoot you first and then rummage your corpse’s pockets. I’m lucky, I’ve lived in Venezuela for 27 years and this was the first time I was “hop-stopped.” A lot of people get robbed every year.
I am talking to Mikhail, a citizen of Russia living in Venezuela since the beginning of the nineties. He helps me move around Caracas and instructs me on how to visit the local slums.
“You don’t have protection? Oh, who would doubt that. Then leave your watch, phone, and camera at the hotel. Take some money for a taxi, you also have to have some cash in case you get ambushed, otherwise they might get offended and kill you. Sometimes, people get shot in an arm and a leg, that survivable.”
After such a nice story, I still go to the “Barrios.” It is there that the supporters of President Nicolas Maduro mainly live. According to CNN and BBC, impoverished people in Venezuela are revolting against the government. Nothing can be further from the truth; it’s a wealthy middle class that goes to demonstrate. Maduro is applauded in poor neighborhoods, because the President gives their residents free food sets enough for a month and gives free (!) apartments. Formally, they belong to the state, but people live in them for generations.
“I will cut a throat for the President,” a heavily-tattooed man smiles menacingly, and introduces himself as Emilio. “Who else would give me food and a ‘roof ‘ for free? He is our father and benefactor.” Maduro deliberately does not touch such people, which is why crime in Caracas gushes over the edge. I am advised not to stop on the street to look at anything, but just to keep going, otherwise bandits will have time to look closely at me. That’s why they have constant robberies on the streets, plus the police and the national guard can easily take away your favorite things. No one can be happy about all these. “I love Russians,” told me the businessman Carlos while conversing over coffee near the Plaza de Bolivar. “But you’d better send Maduro economic advisers. Teach him a lesson! He doesn’t know anything about economy. He has one recipe for everything, to give more money to the poor, more free apartments, free food, free gasoline, to build a full communism here. But with this, sorry, any state would collapse.”
The opposition rally in the Western part of Caracas is huge, at least 100 thousand people gathered. The protesters are friendly to me, Russia here is respected. It is not considered an enemy. Zero aggression at all… and then I  wonder about what I see on CNN, videos of the opposition being rolled into a pancake by tanks. The police keep the neutrality, it disappears from the streets, to not give a cause to provocateurs. People are happily waving flying in the sky military helicopter. Many-in t-shirts with the American flag, a man passes by, holding a hand-written poster with the altered slogan of Donald Trump -“Make Venezuela great again.” “Do you love the U.S.?” “Yes, adore it!” “I remember you already had a pro-American President in 1993, Carlos Andrés Pérez. He sharply raised the price of gasoline, 80% of the goods were imported, he drove the republic into billions of IMF debts. People went to demonstrations, and Pérez drowned them in blood, killing 2,000 people…then he fled to America.”
The man freezes, with his mouth open. Finally, he gets the gift of speech back. “I hope this time the pro-American President will be different.” “Are you sure?” “Sorry, I have nothing to say.” Asking the girl from the opposition how she feels about the US: “The US is our neighbor, let them change the power here.” “In countries where the US changed power like Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands people were killed. Are you ready for this?”
Again, she pauses and sighs.
“No, no, no. We are not Africa or Asia. All will go peacefully. Venezuelans will not kill each other.”
Where the opinions splits is the question of whether the free gasoline and free food packages will remain with an American-instilled government. Many are sincerely sure that the “freebies” will remain under a new president. How else? The minority that recognizes that state gifts will be canceled say that they at least “we will be free.” As I said, the protesters are mostly well-dressed, well-off people. By the way, the leader of the opposition, Juan Guido, also has no real economic program promising to “quadruple the oil production.” No one thinks that after that price will fall four times. In short, I get a feeling that neither the President, nor the opposition, know anything about the economy in Venezuela.
The demonstrations in support of Maduro take place at the other end of the city, to prevent the opponents from fighting. “You Americans are insolent!” screamed an old woman in a red t-shirt rushing towards me. “Bastards! You should be handed on a first tree! Cheers to socialism!” “I’m Russian, grandma.” The old lady recoils.  “Sorry, please.” “Don’t get that upset, senora.” Many people gathered here are joyful, dancing and singing.
A soldiers stands in front of me and doesn’t allow me to take any pictures. Not just me, but also other passers-by. “You can’t take pictures here.” “Says who?” “President Maduro.” No, Maduro is definitely doing everything he can to be disliked. Those gathering here are poor, blue-collared workers and farmers from the suburbs. I am interested , honestly, were you brought here on the busses? “Yes, he did!” says one grandfather, proudly displaying a portrait of Che Guevara. “But I would walk here for Maduro! It’s a lie that we were paid to be here.” Other people applaud him happily. I shake hands. “Russians are welcome! Venezuela loves you, you’re home.”
The day of rallies is over. The maintenance crews came to the sidewalk, strewn with plastic bottles, crumpled packs of cigarettes, and other debris left after by a cloud. At the entrance of an old house, old people drink coffee. “They say that today some general has defected to the side of the opposition,” says one of them. “Some significant person.” “What’s this guy’s name?” “Who knows?” Venezuela is split in half. And the situation there may change at any moment.




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Harve wrote: <i>There isn’t time or space to respond to all your comments as every one contains serious misunderstandings. I would suggest using a more comprehensive search process. When it comes to economics and the environment one rarely goes wrong with the default assumption that conservative and libertarian sources are likely to get it wrong</i> Translation: I can't dispute what you wrote, so I'll just tell you that RWNJs are always wrong, and you should just shut up and agree with me. <i>Noah, one then plants more trees. Assuming a 5% annual growth rate (conservative for some hardwood species in some climates) in a stand it’s a simple process</i> Which takes years, years you people say we don't have. And trees can't grow everywhere. Much of the land in our country naturally suitable to trees, but which doesn't already have them (we have 750 million acres already covered; it was a billion before white settlement), is either urban, farmland, or livestock pasture. Are you going to tear down people's homes and tell them to move to high-rises so you can plant more trees? Will you convert farms to forests? Will you prohibit meat and dairy consumption, and slaughter the livestock, so pastures can be forested? You've got about 250 million acres to work with, and that's needed for many other uses. <i>Some hardwood species – Pittosporum undulatum, Eucalyptus spp, Alder spp. grow very rapidly</i> The first is indigenous to eastern Australia and invasive where it grows elsewhere. The second is indigenous to Australia and Indonesia, invasive in some other locales, and a bad fire hazard in California. Only the third grows natively in the US, relevant because our discussion here was about US government environmental policy.
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CA vs the EU? Yes it is. In CA's central valley people have no major airports near them, so they drive to either SF or to an airport in LA County, the EU has had passenger trains since at least the end of WWII, major airports in France? Just 5, unlike in the US Europe did not abandon passenger rail, so Apples to Oranges, the equivalent of fwys didn't start in France until about 1960 and they were Toll roads. Maybe it did not stop driving, but it is not quite the same as here, as HSR did slow it down and is good for the environment(I have a merit badge in Environmental Science). In any case CA will get more money for HSR from the Democratic House as the House has an Infrastructure Bill and HSR is a part of it, so Billions most likely will be coming our way, HSR is far from dead and Amtrak is being asked to stop in More towns. For those areas where trains don't or can't go, electric automobiles will be just fine. https://www.bing.com/search?pc=IC07&ptag=ICO-089ec2f9&FORM=INCOH1&q=major+airports+in+France https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoroutes_of_France
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I've said this before and since I apparently never tire of hearing myself, I'll say it again. Take the mountains of evidence for evolution--the comparative anatomy, the physiology, the genetics, the fossil record--at face value: humans are evolved creatures basically like all other evolved creatures.

When people ask me, "Why are we here?" I respond by asking why elephants or bats or hummingbirds or whales or oysters are here. When people ask where we go when we die, I respond that maybe we go back to wherever we were for the billions of years before we were born. Is the world here to make humans happy? Is the world here to make mice happy? To make fish or horses or snails happy? Is it a weird coincidence or do the Big Questions always seem ultimately to refer to US?

Thinking seriously about the implications of evolution can be quite a shock, but it can also expose a lot of egocentric, entitled nonsense for what it is.


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The Economic Debates Unit of the Latin American Geopolitical Strategic Center (CELAG) released a report on "the economic consequences of the boycott against Venezuela," on Friday, in which it is proved that the "international financial blockade to Venezuela since 2013 is the main responsible for the economic crisis."
Economic strangulation.

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Some critics of MMT say it will create inflation, like 'money printing' has done in Venezuela, but Ellen Brown explains why this isn't the case.

Venezuela’s problems are not the result of the government issuing money and using it to hire people to build infrastructure, provide essential services and expand economic development. If it were, unemployment would not be at 33 percent and climbing. Venezuela has a problem that the US does not have and will never have: it owes massive debts in a currency it cannot print itself, namely US dollars. When oil (its principal resource) was booming, Venezuela was able to meet its repayment schedule. But when oil plummeted, the government was reduced to printing Venezuelan Bolivars and selling them for US dollars on international currency exchanges. As speculators drove up the price of dollars, more and more printing was required by the government, massively deflating the national currency.
It was the same problem suffered by Weimar Germany and Zimbabwe, the two classic examples of hyperinflation typically raised to silence proponents of government expansion of the money supply before Venezuela suffered the same fate. Prof. Michael Hudson, an economic rock star who supports MMT principles, has studied the hyperinflation question extensively. He confirms that those disasters were not due to governments issuing money to stimulate the economy. Rather, he writes, “Every hyperinflation in history has been caused by foreign debt service collapsing the exchange rate. The problem almost always has resulted from wartime foreign currency strains, not domestic spending.”

Although Venezuela is not technically at war, it is suffering from foreign currency strains triggered by aggressive attacks by a foreign power. US economic sanctions have been going on for years, causing at least $20 billion in losses to the country. About $7 billion of its assets are now being held hostage by the US, which has waged an undeclared war against Venezuela ever since George W. Bush’s failed military coup against President Hugo Chavez in 2002. Chavez boldly announced the “Bolivarian Revolution,” a series of economic and social reforms that dramatically reduced poverty and illiteracy and improved health and living conditions for millions of Venezuelans. The reforms, which included nationalizing key components of the nation’s economy, made Chavez a hero to millions of people and the enemy of Venezuela’s oligarchs.

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          【YYNews週間ブログ記事まとめ】2019月02月05日(火)-02月09日(土)       Cache   Translate Page      
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☆一週間の「ブログ記事」をコラム【週間ブログ記事まとめ】にまとめてブログサイト【杉並からの情報発信です】と【杉並からの情報発信です2】にアップして配信します。

【杉並からの情報発信です】

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/yampr7

【杉並からの情報発信です2】

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*今回は2019月02月05日(火)-02月09日(土) に掲載した5本のブログ記事を以下にまとめました。

■【週間ブログ記事まとめ】2019月02月05日(火)-02月09日(土)

①2019月02月05日(火) 日本語ブログ

【今日のブログ記事No.3111】

■新コラム【今日の素朴な疑問と答え】No1:なぜインフルエンザは日本で毎年冬に爆発的に流行するのか?No2:インフルエンザ・ワクチンは本当にきくの?

▲No1:なぜインフルエンザは日本で毎年冬に爆発的に流行するのか?

答え1:「インフルエンザが冬に流行する『正確な』理由は現在もわかっていません」(岩田健太郎著『インフルエンザはなぜ毎年流行するのか』ベスト新書 P16)

答え2:「みなさんは『ケムトレイル』をご存じだろうか。空から飛行機を使って、細菌、ウイルス、化学物質をばらまいく極秘の軍事行動である。その攻撃対象は、なんと自国の国民たち。いったい、何のために?初めて知った人なら絶句するに違いない」「この極秘作戦には、軍部、政府、製薬企業の三者がかかわっている。軍部の目的は、生物兵器の実験。政府の目的は、人工削減。製薬企業の目的は、病気をつくり、薬を売って利益を得ること。まさにワクチンの目的と同じではないか」「軍部は空からバリウム、アルミニュウム、インフルエンザ・ウイルスなどを散布する。バリウムはうつ病、アルミニュウムはアルツ・ハイマー病の原因となる。インフルエンザ・ウイルスは凍結のうえ、人口繊維に付着させて散布している」(船瀬俊介著『ワクチンの罠』P225-226 イーストプレス)

【画像】ケムトレイル (2018年11月15日山梨県富士吉田市上空)

20190205ケムトレイル富士吉田市上空20181115 1638

▲ No2:インフルエンザ・ワクチンは本当にきくの?

答え1:「小中学校の予防接種と、学級閉鎖の関係を10年間調べましたが、ワクチンに感染拡大を抑える効果は全くありません」(ウイルス研究者母里啓子(もりひさこ)博士)(船瀬俊介著『ワクチンの罠P P81 ーストプレス)

答え2:「ここにいるウイルス学者で、インフルエンザ・ワクチンがきくと思っている学者はひとりもいないだろう」(日本ウイルス学会会長だった石田名香雄・東北大学教授)(船瀬俊介著『ワクチンの罠』P81-82 イーストプレス)
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▲インフル流行、過去最多 全都道府県「警報レベル」 1医療機関57・09人

2019年2月1日 東京新聞

http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/national/list/201902/CK2019020102000278.html

写真 インフル遷座の患者数の推移

20190204インフルエンザ患者数の推移


厚生労働省は一日、二十一~二十七日の一週間に報告されたインフルエンザ患者が一医療機関当たり五七・〇九人だったと発表した。昨冬ピークの五四・三三人を上回り、集計が始まった一九九九年以降最多。全都道府県で三十人を超える「警報レベル」となった。医療機関を受診したのは全国で約二百二十二万六千人(推計)で、前週から十万人近く増えた。

全国約五百の医療機関から報告された入院患者数は一週間で三千二百五人、集中治療室や人工呼吸器、脳波検査などが必要なケースは延べ六百二十八人に上った。昨冬ピーク時は、それぞれ二千五十人、延べ三百七十九人で、今冬は重症例が目立つ。七十代以上が入院患者の半数超を占める一方、約二割は〇~九歳だった。各地で死亡例の報告も相次いでいる。

根本匠厚労相は閣議後の記者会見で「具合が悪い場合には、早めに医療機関を受診していただきたい」と述べた。

都道府県別では埼玉の八四・〇九人が最多。新潟(七七・七〇人)、千葉(七三・〇〇人)、宮城(六九・八一人)、神奈川(六七・九四人)が続いた。三十一都道府県で前週より増えた一方、十六府県は減った。

休校や学年閉鎖、学級閉鎖となった保育所、幼稚園、小中高校は、全国で計八千九百二十八施設。前週の六千三百四十三施設から大きく増えた。

今シーズンの推計患者数は累計で約七百六十四万一千人。
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②2019月02月06日(水) 日本語ブログ

【今日のブログ記事No.3112】

■製薬会社から年間1000万円以上を個人で受領した医師リスト(2016年度)を公表します!

非営利探査報道機関「ワセダクロニクル」とNPO法人「医療ガバナンス研究所」が共同で構築した「マネーデータベース『製薬会社と医師』」が1月15日に無料公開された。

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【画像】2019年2月3日(日)午後早稲田大学で開催された『一部の医師に製薬マネーが集中」 / データベースの活用』緊急シンポジューム!(参加された5人の医師、中央が上昌広・医療ガバナンス研究所理事長)

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このデーターベースを使って、今まで公表されて来なかった「製薬会社と医師の『癒着の構造』」が暴露できるようになったのは画期的なことだ!

「製薬会社、医師に264億円 10万人中114人が1000万円超」「16年度に金銭提供を受けたのは国内の全医師の約3分の1に当たる約9万8千人。額は一部の医師に集中しており、100万円以上は約4900人。最高額は約2900万円で、1千万円以上受け取った医師の約8割が大学教授だった。薬剤の取り扱いが多い内科の医師が目立つという。」(西日本新聞記事)

本来医者とは、患者の命と健康を守るために『患者と向き合う』職業だが、製薬会社の利益のために裏で製薬会社と癒着して『製薬会社と向き合う』医者がいかに多いのかがよくわかる。

特に今回公表するリストには『2016年度に製薬会社から年間1000万円以上を個人で受領した医師』が96人載っているが、彼らは大学教授や医者としての『本来の報酬』とは別に1000万円以上の講演料などの高額報酬を製薬会社から『合法的』に個人で受け取っているのだ。

『利益相反』する製薬会社からの医者個人が受領する報酬や物品は全面的に禁止すべきだろう!
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▲製薬会社から年間1000万円以上を個人で受領した医師リスト(2016年度)

 名前    金額(円)     施設

1加来浩平 28,995,278 学校法人川崎学園川崎医科大学
2中村祐  25,833,816 国立大学法人香川大学医学部精神神経医学
3三鴨廣繁 22,702,234 学校法人愛知医科大学愛知医科大学大学院医学研究科
4横手幸太郎 21,808,656 国立大学法人千葉大学大学院医学研究院細胞治療内科学講座
5阿古潤哉 20,910,754 北里大学医学部循環器内科学
6野出孝一 20,607,413 佐賀大学医学部循環器内科
7竹内勤  20,341,570 慶應義塾大学医学部リウマチ内科
8伊藤浩a 20,206,473 国立大学法人岡山大学大学院医歯薬学総合研究科循環器内科学
9田中良哉 19,680,108 産業医科大学第1内科学講座
10清水渉 19,527,818 日本医科大学大学院医学研究科循環器内科学分野
11小田原雅人 18,468,921 学校法人東京医科大学病院糖尿病・代謝・内分泌内科
12福井道明 18,389,048 京都府立医科大学大学院医学研究科
13佐田政隆 18,271,543 国立大学法人徳島大学
14西村理明 17,952,387 学校法人慈恵大学東京慈恵会医科大学
15中川秀己 17,774,297 東京慈恵会医科大学肝臓センター
16平山篤志 17,711,551 日本大学医学部内科学系循環器内科学分野
17河盛隆造 17,500,213 学校法人順天堂順天堂大学
18弘世貴久 17,466,005 学校法人東邦大学医学部内科学講座糖尿病代謝・内分泌学
19山本信之 17,403,887 和歌山県立医科大学内科学第三講座
20川島眞 17,369,111 東京女子医科大学皮膚科学
21稲葉雅章 16,840,591 公立大学法人大阪市立大学大学院医学研究科代謝内分泌病態内科学
22持田智  16,737,196 埼玉医科大学病院消化器内科・肝臓内科
23阿部雅紀 16,455,835 日本大学医学部内科学系腎臓・高血圧・内分泌内科学分野
24寺内康夫 16,039,879 横浜市立大学大学院医学研究科分子内分泌・糖尿病内科学
25筒井裕之a 15,718,728 北海道大学大学院医学研究科循環病態内科学
26茶山一彰 15,171,016 広島大学大学院医歯薬保健学研究院応用生命科学部門消化器・代謝内科学
27池田隆徳 15,069,514 東邦大学医学部内科学講座循環器内科学分野
28平野勉 15,008,555 昭和大学医学部
29石井均 14,963,665 公立大学法人奈良県立医科大学糖尿病学講座
30柴輝男 14,951,427 学校法人東邦大学東邦大学医療センター大橋病院
31室原豊明 14,641,516 名古屋大学大学院医学系研究科循環器内科学
32古家大祐a 14,546,121 学校法人金沢医科大学金沢医科大学
33森豊   14,493,898 東京慈恵会医科大学附属第三病院
34桑名正隆 14,229,401 日本医科大学大学院医学研究科アレルギー膠原病内科学分野
35竹内正弘 14,213,957 北里大学薬学部
36迎寛   14,141,206 長崎大学大学院医歯薬学総合研究科展科学分野(第二内科)
37北村忠弘 14,084,292 国立大学法人群馬大学生体調節研究所生活習慣病解析センター
38坪田一男 13,588,256 学校法人慶應義塾慶應義塾大学
39麻生好正 13,569,763 学校法人獨協学園獨協医科大学内科学(内分泌代謝)
40大久保公裕 13,516,235 日本医科大学耳鼻咽喉科学/頭頸部・感覚器科学
41大野見山崇 13,292,801 学校法人福岡大学福岡大学医学部内分泌・糖尿病内科
42綿田裕孝 13,267,357 学校法人順天堂順天堂大学
43大石充 13,209,816 鹿児島大学大学院医歯学総合研究科心臓血管・高血圧内科学
44渡辺彰a 13,138,366 国立大学法人東北大学加齢医学研究所抗感染症薬開発研究部門
45横山修 13,039,452 福井大学医学部器官制御医学泌尿器科学講座
46鈴木康夫a 13,008,186 学校法人東邦大学東邦大学医療センター佐倉病院
47絹川弘一郎 12,869,489 富山大学大学院医学薬学研究部内科学第二
48山岸昌一 12,819,019 久留米大学医学部糖尿病性血管合併症病態・治療学
49中村正人a 12,760,055 東邦大学医療センター大橋病院循環器内科
50岡田洋右 12,540,316 産業医科大学医学部第一内科学講座講師
51河野茂 12,297,428 国立大学法人長崎大学
52鈴木啓悦 12,272,912 東邦大学医療センター佐倉病院泌尿器科
53秋下雅弘 12,135,437 東京大学大学院医学系研究科加齢医学
54服部信孝a 12,053,290 学校法人順天堂順天堂大学医学部神経学講座
55上田重晴 12,000,000 国立大学法人大阪大学
56萩野浩 11,817,383 国立大学法人鳥取大学医学部保健学科基礎看護学
57玉置淳 11,776,208 学校法人東京女子医科大学東京女子医科大学
58坂田泰史 11,725,726 国立大学法人大阪大学大学院医学系研究科
59安藤朗 11,644,873 国立大学法人滋賀医科大学消化器内科
60門脇孝 11,636,265 東京大学大学院医学系研究科
61棚橋紀夫a 11,574,386 埼玉医科大学国際医療センター神経内科
62倉林正彦 11,510,327 群馬大学大学院医学系研究科
63宗圓聰 11,425,845 学校法人近畿大学近畿大学医学部奈良病院整形外科・リウマチ
64桑原宏一郎a11,392,393 国立大学法人京都大学
65関順彦 11,374,915 帝京大学医学部腫瘍内科
66平野照之 11,372,229 杏林大学医学部脳卒中医学
67前川聡 11,322,051 国立大学法人滋賀医科大学
68小室一成 11,232,334 国立大学法人東京大学大学院医学系研究科循環器内科学
69岩切勝彦 11,182,272 学校法人日本医科大学日本医科大学付属病院消化器・肝臓内科
70神谷英紀 11,056,969 学校法人愛知医科大学愛知医科大学糖尿病内科
71東田有智 11,043,640 学校法人近畿大学近畿大学医学部附属病院呼吸器・アレルギー     
72樋口和秀 10,991,081 大阪医科大学第二内科
73中元秀友 10,980,653 学校法人埼玉医科大学埼玉医科大学病院総合診療内科
74寺本民生 10,966,524 学校法人帝京大学臨床研究センター
75赤司浩一 10,932,026 九州大学大学院医学研究院病態修復内科学(第一内科)
76舘田一博 10,859,156 学校法人東邦大学東邦大学医学部微生物・感染症学講座
77中村二郎 10,855,730 学校法人愛知医科大学愛知医科大学糖尿病内科
78木村和美 10,646,306 日本医科大学大学院医学研究科神経内科学分野
79春間賢 10,615,339 学校法人川崎学園川崎医科大学総合医療センター総合内科学2
80川上純 10,603,459 長崎大学大学院医歯薬学総合研究科先進予防医学講座リウマチ・膠原病内科学分野
81沖英次 10,584,266 九州大学病院消化管外科
82福本義弘 10,542,467 久留米大学医学部内科学講座心臓・血管内科部門
83中里信和 10,520,582 東北大学大学院医学系研究科てんかん学分野教授
84秋澤忠男 10,495,675 昭和大学医学部内科学講座腎臓内科学部門
85北川一夫 10,488,509 東京女子医科大学医学部神経内科学
86古川慎哉 10,446,930 国立大学法人愛媛大学大学院医学系研究科疫学・予防医学講座
87岸本暢将 10,311,879 学校法人聖路加国際大学聖路加国際病院
88長谷部直幸 10,295,357 国立大学法人旭川医科大学内科学講座循環・呼吸・神経病態内科学分野
89山中寿 10,259,823 東京女子医科大学附属膠原病リウマチ痛風センター
90佐藤伸一a 10,205,805 東京大学大学院医学研究科・医学部皮膚科学
91中西洋一 10,131,970 九州大学大学院医学研究院呼吸器内科学分野
92中島淳a 10,088,555 公立大学法人横浜市立大学大学院医学研究科肝胆膵消化器病学教室
93上野高史 10,053,165 久留米大学病院循環器病センター
94河合隆a 10,037,344 東京医科大学病院内視鏡センター教授
95益崎裕章 10,010,967 国立大学法人琉球大学大学院医学研究科
96植竹宏之 10,004,854 国立大学法人東京医科歯科大学大学院総合外科学分野教授
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【関連記事1】

▲製薬会社、医師に264億円 10万人中114人が1000万円超 「薬処方との関係、透明化を」

2019年02月02日 西日本新聞

https://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/national/article/483856/

非営利の調査報道メディアとNPO法人(いずれも東京)が、医師と製薬業界の関係を透明化しようと、製薬会社から個人として金銭提供を受けた医師の氏名や金額、講演料などの名目を検索できるデータベースを作成しインターネット上で公開を始めた。登録された医師は2016年度分で約9万8千人、金額は計約264億円。九州の医師17人を含む114人が1千万円以上を受け取っていた。

ジャーナリストや大学生らによる調査報道の非政府組織(NGO)「ワセダクロニクル」と、医師らでつくるNPO法人「医療ガバナンス研究所」が1月15日に公開した。名称は「マネーデータベース『製薬会社と医師』」。同研究所の尾崎章彦医師(福岡県出身)は「医師への金銭提供は、法的には問題がなくても薬の処方などの判断がゆがめられ、国民の健康にも影響が出る可能性がある。データベースで検証可能にしたい」と話す。

金銭提供を透明化する動きは2000年代に米国などで加速。国内の製薬会社でつくる日本製薬工業協会(製薬協)も11年に「透明性ガイドライン」を策定、加盟社は13年度分から医師名や金額をインターネット上で公表している。

しかし閲覧には1社ごとに許可を得る手続きが必要で、印刷やダウンロードを制約している社もあり「どの医師に何社からいくら支払われているのか、全容の把握は事実上不可能」(尾崎医師)。今回のデータベースは約20人がかりで、製薬協の加盟社とその関連会社計77社の公表データを入力し、約1年4カ月をかけて完成させた。17年度分も作成する予定。

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尾崎医師らが分析したところ、16年度に金銭提供を受けたのは国内の全医師の約3分の1に当たる約9万8千人。額は一部の医師に集中しており、100万円以上は約4900人。最高額は約2900万円で、1千万円以上受け取った医師の約8割が大学教授だった。薬剤の取り扱いが多い内科の医師が目立つという。

支払い名目の約8割を占めたのは講演料の約220億円。講演会は、製薬会社が一般の医師向けに薬や治療法に関する知識を提供するために開くもので、地元の大学教授や学会の有名医師などが講師に選ばれる。

福岡市の病院関係者は「講師は製薬会社が販売する薬の効能などを紹介し、薬の宣伝の場にもなっている」。16年度に約30回講師を務め計約250万円を受け取った九州の内科医は「講演会は現場の医師にとって貴重な勉強の場だが、製薬会社にマイナスになる話はしにくい」と明かした。

医師が処方する薬は「医療用医薬品」と呼ばれ、国内での売上金額は年間約10兆円。薬の代金には国民の税金や保険料が含まれる。製薬会社の意向に沿って医師が高価な新薬の処方を増やせば国の医療費が押し上げられる懸念もある。尾崎医師は「製薬会社と医師の関係の透明化は税金や保険料の使い道のチェックにもつながる。本来は公的機関や業界団体がデータベースを作成すべきだ」と指摘している。
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【関連記事2】

▲医者に製薬会社が払うお金の知られざる真実 支払いの実態を徹底的にデータ化してみた

上 昌広 : 医療ガバナンス研究所理事長

2019/02/01 東洋経済ONLINE

https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/263058

1月15日、「マネーデータベース『製薬企業と医師』」が公開となった。これはワセダクロニクルと、私が主宰する医療ガバナンス研究所が共同で立ち上げたものだ。2019年1月23日現在、アクセスは90万件を超える。

このデータベースを使えば、2016年度に医師(医者)個人が、どのような製薬会社から、どのような名目で、どれだけの資金を受け取っていたかがわかる。

例えば、2016年当時に日本内科学会理事長を務めていた門脇孝(かどわき たかし)/東京大学糖尿病・代謝内科教授(当時)の場合、86回の講演会謝金などの名目で15社から総額1163万6265円を受け取っていた。会社別で最も多かったのは武田薬品工業で255万7076円だった。

異常に低い日本の製薬市場の成長率

このデータベースを公開するに先立ち、われわれはいくつかの調査研究を行い、その結果をトップページに掲載した。

「全製薬会社別 支払額ランキング」だ。多い順に挙げていこう。

第一三共 20億1500万円
中外製薬 11億8282万円
田辺三菱製薬 11億7100万円
武田薬品 11億6160万円
大塚製薬 11億4541万円

とくにトップ3は国内での売り上げ比率が高い。2016年度の連結売上高に占める国内の医療用医薬品の割合は、第一三共60%、中外製薬77%、田辺三菱製薬74%だ。

高齢化が進む先進国で、製薬業は成長が期待できる有望分野だ。その例外が日本である。日本の製薬市場の成長率は約2%。アメリカの7.3%はもちろん、先進国平均の6.2%を大きく下回る。

政府の薬価抑制は、今後も続く。日本の製薬会社が生き残るには、高い成長率の期待できるアメリカ、あるいは中国を含めた新興国に進出せざるをえない。そのためには新薬を独力で開発するか、外部から調達する必要に迫られる。武田薬品がアイルランドの製薬会社シャイアーを約6兆円で買収したのは、このような背景があるからだ。

ちなみに、2016年度、武田薬品の連結売上に占める日本の割合は29%で、アメリカ30%より少ない。欧州は16%、アジアは6%だ。今回の買収で、「武田はもはや日本の企業ではない」(日系製薬会社社員)というのが製薬業界の共通した見解だ。

海外で売れる新薬がない製薬会社は日本の市場を取り合うしかない。降圧剤であれ、糖尿病治療薬であれ、各社、同じような薬を売っている。売り上げに効くのは医師に対する営業だ。

製薬会社が売り上げを増やすためには、医師に金品を提供することは有効な策の1つだ。これはわが国だけの現象ではない。2016年8月にカリフォルニア大学サンフランシスコ校の研究者たちは、20ドル以下の弁当でも、製薬会社から受け取った医師は、その製薬会社が販売する医薬品を処方する傾向があったという研究成果を報告している。

製薬会社から医師への利益供与で、弁当は最も些細なものの1つだ。やはり、いちばん効くのは金だ。

製薬会社から、大学や病院ではなく、医師個人に金を渡す方法は3つある。まず、講演料やコンサルタント料として支払う方法、2つめが、自社の記事広告に出演などの形でメディアを介して支払う方法、そして、NPOや財団など第三者機関への寄付金だ。今回、私たちが作成したデータベースで、明らかになったのは講演料やコンサルタント料として支払った金だけで、氷山の一角である。知人の製薬会社社員は「講演料と同等か、あるいはそれ以上の金をほかの方法で支払っています」という。

このように、われわれの調査には限界がある。メディアやNPOなどを迂回させる方法は、金の流れを隠蔽させる意図があるものもあり悪質なケースの可能性が高い。ただ、それでも、今回の調査からは、さまざまなことが分かってきた。

では、製薬会社は、どのような医師に金を支払っているのだろうか。

今回、データベースを公開するにあたり、「主要20学会別 理事平均受領額ランキング」も提示した。多い順に挙げてみよう。

日本内科学会 605万6879円
日本泌尿器科学会 499万9549円
日本皮膚科学会 457万8681円
日本眼科学会 251万2485円
日本精神神経学会 198万6443円

一方、製薬会社からの金が少ないランキングも見てみよう。

日本形成外科学会 38万7741円
日本プライマリ・ケア連合学会 41万2058円
日本臨床検査学会 57万4266円
日本麻酔科学会 61万9422円
日本病理学会 62万4098円
日本救急医学会 63万4990円

製薬会社と密接な学会ほど利益提供が多い

トップの日本内科学会と最下位の日本形成外科学会では15.6倍の差がある。新薬を使う機会が多いか少ないかで、製薬会社との付き合いは学会によって随分と違う。

製薬会社との距離が近い学会は、製薬会社の影響を避けられない。例えば、学会は各種診療ガイドラインを作成する。その作成者に、これだけの金が流れている。

2012年に社会問題となったノバルティスファーマの降圧剤論文不正事件(ディオバン事件)では、日本高血圧学会の理事に同社から巨額の金が流れていたことが分かっている。彼らの中には論文データを改ざんし、ノバルティス社が販売するディオバンの使用を促していた大学教授もいる。情報開示が進んでいたとしたら、ここまで「暴走」できただろうか。

日本専門医機構の理事長は寺本民生・帝京大学特任教授。専門は高血圧や高脂血症だ。2009~2013年まで日本内科学会理事長も務めた。学会の大物でもある。2016年度、15社から76件の講演などを引き受け、総額1096万6524円を受け取っていた。日本専門医機構と製薬会社の「親密」な関係がわかる。このような分析も、今回のデータベースができて可能となった。

厚労省は、この問題を重視している。医薬品の承認に関わる審議会の規定では、「審議品目の申請者等又は競合企業からの寄付金・契約金等の金額」について、500万円を超える年度がある場合には、「当該品目の審議又は議決中、審議会場から退室」、50万円を超え500万円以下の場合には、「分科会等への出席し意見を述べることができる。審議品目についての議決には加わらない」と規定されている。至極、妥当な基準だ。

もし、この基準を日本内科学会に応用すれば、学会の理事たちは、多くの診療ガイドラインの議決に参加できないことになる。

2016年当時、日本内科学会理事長を務めていた前出の門脇孝氏の場合、武田薬品、MSD、ノボノルディスクファーマ、アストラゼネカ、日本ベーリンガーインゲルハイム、アステラス製薬、田辺三菱、日本イーライリリー、小野薬品の9社から50万円以上の金を受け取っていた。

彼の専門は糖尿病だ。わが国で糖尿病治療薬を販売するのは約30社。このうち15社から金を受け取り、そのうち9社の金額は50万円以上と大きい。門脇氏の判断に、このような金が影響したかはわからない。ただ、少なくともこうした金の受け取りの情報は開示されるべきだ。そして、誰もが解析できるようにデータベースが整備されなければならない。これこそ、われわれが、データベースを作成し、公開した理由だ。

医師と製薬会社の関係についての情報開示は世界中で議論が進んでいる。わが国だけで問題となっている訳ではない。

嚆矢(こうし)は2010年にアメリカで制定されたサンシャイン法だ。アメリカ連邦政府が所管し、公的保険であるメディケア、メディケイドが管理するホームページにアクセスすれば、医師の名前を入力するだけで、製薬会社から受け取った金の総額、関連企業の株の所持といった情報を簡単に確認できる。データの二次利用も簡便で、その解析により、多くの学術論文が発表されている。
日本の製薬会社は情報公開を制限している

ところが、日本の状況は違う。ディオバン事件を受けて、日本製薬工業連合会は2013年から医師への支払いについて公開するようになった。しかしながら、それは形だけだった。というのも、一般人が利用できないように策を弄したからだ。

例えば、第一三共の場合、提供する医師名・施設名・金額の情報は「画像」情報で、テキストとして処理できない。これでは解析できない。

われわれは、このような「画像」をOCRで読み取り、1つずつ間違いがないか確認した。この作業には、のべ3000時間を要し、主にアルバイトの人件費として約400万円を費やした。

また、データを閲覧するに際しては、「本ウェブサイトに記載された内容を無断で転載・転用すること」を禁じており、違反が認められた場合には「情報提供の制限・その他の措置をとらせていただく場合があります」と警告していた。これは透明性向上の主旨に反する。この記述を知ったアメリカの医師は「アメリカではありえない。なんのための公開かわからない」とコメントした。

この状況に、われわれは問題意識を抱いた。だからこそ、データベースを作成し、公開した。まだ不十分な点もあるが、研究に資するデータベースになったと考えている。

このデータベースは無料で、誰でも利用できる。論文発表や記事作成に際して、誰の許可をとる必要もない。論文・記事を書いてもらって結構だ。

本来、このデータベースは日本製薬工業協会が音頭をとって、製薬会社自らが立ち上げるべきものだろう。ぜひ、2017年度分から始めてもらいたい。ただ、現在、そのような動きは聞こえてこない。その場合、われわれは次もやるつもりだ。蟷螂の斧かもしれないが、少しでも情報開示を進め、わが国の医療のレベルが向上することを願っている。

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③2019月02月07日(木) 仏日語ブログ

【Blog Franco-Japonais】【仏日語ブログ記事】

■Le president Macron est un agent de "Rothschild",le plus riche du monde et la veritable cause fondamentale de la "disparite entre riches et pauvres"!

マクロン・フランス大統領は『貧富の格差』の本当の元凶である世界一金持ち『ロスチャイルド』のエージェントである!

La cause fondamentale de la "disparite entre riches et pauvres" qui augmente d'annee en annee a l'echelle mondiale est "Rostchild" avec un actif total de 44 trillons d'euros qui monopolise 15,77% du "total des actifs mondiaux de 279 rtillons d'euros" dissimulee par les medias du monde entier!

世界規模で年々深刻化する『貧富の格差』の元凶は、世界中のマスコミが隠す『全世界総資産279兆ユーロ』の15.77%を独占する総資産44兆ユーロの『ロスチチャイルド』である!

"Oxfam", une ONG internationale anti-pauvrete, presente chaque annee en janvier au moment de la "Conference de Davos" son "rapport annuel sur les problemes d'inegalite"

反貧困国際NGO『オックスファム』は毎年1月『ダボス会議』が開催されるときに『格差問題に関する年次報告書』を発表している。

La conclusion du "Rapport annuel 2018" annonce le 23 janvier de cette annee par "Oxfam" etait un "choquant", selon lequel les 26 plus riches personnes du monde possedent le meme actif que les 3,8 milliards de personnes les plus pauvres du monde.

今年の1月23日に発表した『2018年次報告書』の結論は、『世界のトップ裕福層26人が下位38億人分と同じ資産を所有している』と言う『ショッキングな』ものだった。

Cependant, "Oxfam" n'a pas du tout mentionne "Rothschild" qui est le " plus riche du monde" avec un actif total de 44 trillons d'euros !

しかし『オックスファム』は総資産44兆ユーロを持つ『世界一の金持ち』の『ロスチチャイルド』には一切言及していない!

Au lieu de "Rothschild", "Oxfam" a citee comme la principale cause de la "disparite entre riches et pauvres" les 26 personnes les plus riches du monde" comme dindiques ci-dessous!

『ロスチチャイルド』の代わりに『オックスファム』が『貧富の格差』の元凶としてやり玉に挙げているのは下記の『世界のトップ裕福層26人』である!
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▲ Les 26 meilleurs milliardaires au monde (2018) de Fobes

https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/#version:static

Rang Nom Valeur nette Age Pays d'origine de la citoyennete

# 1 Jeff Bezos 112 G $ 55 Amazon Etats-Unis d'Amerique
# 2 Bill Gates 90 G $ 63 Microsoft Etats-Unis
# 3 Warren Buffett $ 84 B 88 Berkshire Hathaway Etats-Unis
# 4 Bernard Arnault 72 $ B 69 LVMH France
# 5 Mark Zuckerberg $ 71 B 34 Facebook Etats-Unis
# 6 Amancio Ortega $ 70 B 82 Zara Espagne
# 7 Carlos Slim Helu 67,1 milliards USD 79 telecommunications Mexique
# 8 Charles Koch 60 B $ 83 Koch Industries Etats-Unis
# 8 David Koch 60 B $ 78 Koch Industries Etats-Unis
# 10 Larry Ellison 58,5 $ US logiciel 74 Etats-Unis
# 11 Michael Bloomberg 50 $ B 76 Bloomberg LP Etats-Unis
# 12 Larry Page 48,8 $ B 45 Google Etats-Unis
# 13 Sergey Brin 47,5 $ B 45 $ Google Etats-Unis
# 14 Jim Walton 46,4 $ B 70 $ Walmart Etats-Unis
# 15 S. Robson Walton 46,2 $ B 74 Walmart Etats-Unis
# 16 Alice Walton $ 46 B 69 Walmart Etats-Unis
# 17 Ma Huateng 45,3 $ B 47 internet media Chine
# 18 Francoise Bettencourt Meyers $ 42.2 B 65 L'Oreal France
# 19 Mukesh Ambani 40,1 $ B 61 produits petrochimiques, petrole et gaz Inde
# 20 Jack Ma $ 39 B 54 commerce electronique en Chine
# 21 Sheldon Adelson $ 38.5 B 85 casinos Etats-Unis
# 22 Steve Ballmer 38,4 $ 62 USD Microsoft Etats-Unis
# 23 Li Ka-shing 34,9 $ B 90 diversifie a Hong Kong
# 24 Hui Ka Yan $ 30.3 B 60 immobilier Chine
# 24 Lee Shau Kee $ 30.3 B 91 immobilier Hong Kong
# 26 Wang Jianlin $ 30 B 64 immobilier Chine

https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/
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▲ 経済紙『フォッブス』が伝える『2018年世界の金持ちトップ26』

1 ジェフ・ベゾス 1120億ドル Amazon.com 共同創設者兼CEO 米国
2 ビル・ゲイツ   900億ドル マイクロソフトの共同創業者兼顧問 米国
3 ウォーレン・バフェット 840億ドル バークシャー・ハサウェイCEO 米国
4 ベルナール・アルノー  720億ドル クリスチャンディオール取締役会長フランス
5 マーク・ザッカーバーグ 710億ドル Facebook共同創業者兼CEO 米国
6 アマンシオ・オルテガ 700億ドル インディテックス社(ZARA)創業者 スペイン
7 カルロス・スリム・ヘル671億ドル メキシコの実業家 メキシコ
8 チャールズ・コーク 600億ドル アメリカの実業家 米国
9 デイビット・コック 600億ドル アメリカの実業家 米国
10 ラリー・エリソン 585億ドル オラクル共同創業者兼会長兼CTO 米国
11 ミカエル・ブルームバーグ500億ドルブルームバーグLP 米国
12 ラリー・ページ    488億ドル グーグル 米国
13 セルゲイ・ブリン   475億ドル グーグル 米国
14 ジム・ウォルトン   464億ドル ウォルマート 米国
15 S.ロブソンウォルトン 462億ドル ウォルマート 米国
16アリス・ウォルトン  460億ドル ウォルマート 米国
17 Ma Huateng   453億ドル インターネットメディア 中国
18 フランスワーズ・べタンクール 422億ドル ロレアルフランス
19 ムケシュ・アンバニi 401億ドル 石油・ガス  インド
20 馬雲   390億ドル アリババ    中国
21 シェルドン・アでルソン385億ドル カジノ  米国
22 スティーブバルマー 384億ドル マイクロソフト 米国
23 Li Ka-shing      349億ドル 香港
24 Hui Ka Yan 303億ドル イモビライザー 香港
24イ・シャウキー    303億ドル イモビライザー 香港
26 Wang Jianlin     300億ドル イモビライザー 香港

出典:ファーブス(https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/)
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▲Cependant, l'actif total des "26 personnes les plus riches du monde" de "1.23 trillons d'euros qui ont ete accuses par Oxfam comme la principale cause de la "disparite entre riches et pauvres" ne represente que 2,79% des actifs totals du "Rothschild"de 44 trillons d'euros!

しかし『オックスファム』が『貧富の格差』の元凶としてやり玉に挙げた資産合計1.23兆ユーロ『世界のトップ裕福層26人』は総資産44兆ユーロの『ロスチチャイルド』の2.79%でしかないのだ!

Selon le "Rapport de Richesse Globale" publie par la "Banque Credit Suisse", il est indique que le "total des actifs mondiaux" d'un an allant de mi-2017 a mi-2018 " est estime a "279 trillons d'euros".

【クレディ・スイス銀行】が発表する「グローバル・ウェルス・レポート」によれば、2017年半ばから2018年半ばまでの一年間の『世界全体の総資産』は『279兆ユーロ』と試算している。

Les "actifs totaux de 1.23 trillons d'euros" des "26 plus riches du monde" mentiaccuses par Oxfam comme la principale cause de la "disparite entre riches et pauvres" ne representent que "0,435%" des "279 trillons d'euros" des actifs totaux du monde ".

『オックスファム』が『貧富の格差』の元凶としてやり玉に挙げた『世界のトップ裕福層26人』の総資産1.23兆ユーロルは『世界全体の総資産額279兆ユーロ』の『0.435%』でしかないのだ!

D'autre part,les "actifs totaxu de 44 trillons d'euros" detenus par" Rothschild"represente "15,77%" des "actifs totaux du monde" de "279 trillons d'euros"!

他方『ロスチチャイルド』が所有する総資産44兆ユーロは『世界全体の総資産額279兆ユーロ』の『15.77%』を占めているのだ!

C'est la "plus grande raison" pour laquelle "Oxfam", "Fobes" et tous les medias du monde entier tentent de desesperement cacher "Rothschild".

これこそが、『オックスファム』や『フォッブス』をはじめとする世界中のマスコミが必死で『ロスチチャイルド』を隠そうとする『最大の理由』である。

▲Si cela est connu partout dans le monde et si les gens reconnaissent que "Rothchild est la cause fondamentale de la disparite entre riches et pauvres", les "mouvements anti-Rothchld" seront lances immediatement dans le monde entier en criant "Renversons Rothchil","Halte au control de la Banque Centrale par Rothschild","Recuperons de Rothschild le droit de l'emission de monnaie a la Banque Centrale"
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▲もしもこのことが世界中に知れわたり『ロスチチャイルドこそが格差の元凶』と認識されれば、『ロスチャイルドを倒そう!』『ロスチャイルドの中央銀行支配をやめさせよう!』『ロスチャイルドから中央銀行の通貨発行権を取り戻そう!』という『反ロスチャイルド運動』が世界中で直ちに開始されるだろう!

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④2019月02月08日(金) 日本語ブログ

【今日のブログ記事No.3113】

■世界保健機関(WHO)直轄のがん研究所が宣伝する「子宮頸がんの原因はヒトパピローマウイルス(HPV)であり子宮頸がんワクチンは有効である」の『大嘘』に騙されてはいけない!

「世界がんの日」に当たる2月4日、世界保健機関(WHO)直轄のフランス・リヨンにある研究所「国際がん研究機関(International Agency for Research on Cancer、IARC)」は以下の『声明』を発表した。

「根拠のないうわさ」が世界で毎年30万人以上の女性が死亡する原因となっている子宮頸(けい)がんの減少を妨げており、主な発症原因であるヒトパピローマウイルス(HPV)の感染を防止するワクチンについて「有効性と安全性をはっきりと確認している」

IARCのこの『声明』は世界的通信社AFPによって『真実・事実の声明】として全世界に配信された!
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【AFP記事】

▲子宮頸がんワクチン、「根拠のないうわさ」が接種妨げ WHO研究所

2019年2月4日 AFP日本語版

http://www.afpbb.com/articles/-/3209599?act=all

【資料写真】少女にヒトパピローマウイルス(HPV)の予防ワクチンを接種する医師(2011年9月21日撮影)

20190208子宮頸がんワクチン

【2月4日 AFP】「世界がんの日(World Cancer Day)」に当たる4日、世界保健機関(WHO)本部直轄の研究所「国際がん研究機関(International Agency for Research on Cancer、IARC)」は声明を発表し、「根拠のないうわさ」が世界で毎年30万人以上の女性が死亡する原因となっている子宮頸(けい)がんの減少を妨げており、主な発症原因であるヒトパピローマウイルス(HPV)の感染を防止するワクチンについて「有効性と安全性をはっきりと確認している」と訴えた。

IARCは声明で、「HPVワクチンに関する根拠のないうわさが子宮頸がんの予防に急務とされているワクチン接種の拡大を不必要に遅らせ、妨げている」と指摘。

HPVは主に性交渉を通じて感染し、がんによる女性の死亡原因として4番目に高い子宮頸がんは世界で2分に1人の割合で女性の命を奪っている。

IARCによると、2018年には世界で50万人以上の女性が子宮頸がんと診断されており、ワクチン接種をはじめとする予防対策が強化されなければ、子宮頸がんによって年間最大46万人が死亡する状況が2040年まで続く可能性もあるという。

WHOは少女全員にワクチン接種を勧めているほか、成人女性にもがんリスク軽減のためスクリーニング検査などを推奨している。ワクチンは9歳から14歳の間に接種するのが最も効果的だという。

また国によってはHPV拡大を阻止するため、男子にワクチン接種を勧めているところもある。

ただ、専門家らがHPVワクチンの安全性を繰り返し指摘しているにもかかわらず、ワクチンには慢性疲労症候群や多発性硬化症といった副作用の可能性があるとのうわさから、現実には多くの人が接種を控えている。
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▲IARCが声明で言う「根拠のないうわさ」とは何か?

それは、以下の三つだろう。

①感染子宮頸がんの発症はHPV(ヒトパビローマ・ウイルス)が原因ではない。

②従って子宮頸がんワクチンは効かない。

③効かないどころか重篤な副作用をもたらす。

下記に書き起こした船瀬俊介著『効果がないどころか超有害!ワクチンの罠』の16ページ-18ページにを読めば、「根拠のないうわさ」どころか2003年にFDA(米食品医薬品局)が「根拠のある事実」として公式に以下のことを発表しているのだ。

①HPV(ヒトパビローマ・ウイルス)感染と子宮頸がんの発症に因果関係はない。

②HPVは危険なウイルスではなく感染しても自然に消滅するので健康への悪影響はない。

③したがって子宮頸がんワクチンは効かない。

さらに日本での『悲劇』が以下のように書かれている。

①この衝撃事実は米国のジャーナリスト、マイク・アダムスによって明らかにされたが日本では全く報道されることなく国を挙げて子宮頸がんワクチン接種が推奨されてきた。

②日本での子宮頸がんワクチンの公的接種は2010年に始まり13年4月には「定期接種」に指定された。費用は国や自治体の負担となった。対象は、13-16歳の少女たち。彼女らのもとに、自治体から接種を勧める「お知らせ」が届く。親は"義務"と思いこむ。こうして、すでに推計342万人もの少女たちに打たれてきた。

③子宮頸がんワクチンは「無効」なだけではなかった。前出のアダムス氏は「逆にワクチンが子宮頸がん発症リスクを44.6パ-セントも増加させた」と記録されたFDAの内部文書を暴露している。

最後の結論は次の通りだ!

①子宮頸がんワクチンの強行接種は壮大なウソとペテンの犯罪だ。

②子宮頸がんワクチンの正体は「発がんワクチン」だ。それも「44.6パーセント増」というハイリスク。
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【書き起こし】

▲「子宮頸がん」の原因はウイルスではなかった (P16-18)

船瀬俊介著『効果がないどころか超有害!ワクチンの罠』(イーストプレス2014年3月1日発行\1400+税)

「子宮頸がん」の原因はウイルスではなかった。

あなたは唖然とするだろう。なぜならこれは、FDA(米食品医薬品局)の"公式発表"なのだから。

FDAは、日本の厚生労働省に相当する米国の政府機関だ。そののFDAが2003年に、「HPV(ヒトパビローマ・ウイルス)感染と子宮頸がんの発症に因果関係はない」「HPVは危険なウイルスではない」「感染しても自然に消滅するので、健康への悪影響はない」
と公式に認めているのだ。つまり、米国政府が認めているということにほかならない。

この衝撃事実は、米国のジャーナリスト、マイク・アダムスによって明らかにされた。しかし日本では全く報道されることなく、国を挙げて子宮頸がんワクチン接種が推奨さてきた。

子宮頸がんワクチンの公的接種は2010年に始まった。13年4月には「定期接種」に指定された。費用は国や自治体の負担となったのだ。対象は、13-16歳の少女たち。彼女らのもとに、自治体から接種を勧める「お知らせ」が届く。親は"義務"と思いこむ。こうして、すでに推計342万人もの少女たちに打たれてきた。

所が、子宮頸がんの原因はウイルスではなかった。この一事をもって、日本政府と巨大製薬会社によるたくらみは音をたてて大崩壊する。彼らは、次のような理屈で子宮頸がんワクチン接種を強行してきたからだ。

「子宮頸がんは、ウイルス感染によって発症する」

だから

「少女のうちにワクチンを接種させる」

すると、

「ウイルスへの免疫がついて発がんしない」

要するに、一もにもなく「ウイルス原因説」が大前提なのだ。子宮頸がんワクチンの強行接種は、壮大なウソとペテンの犯罪だ。

医師の中にもウイルス原因説を否定する人は多い。

「子宮頸がんワクチンは効きません」

断言するのは、鶴見クリニック委員長の鶴見隆史医師だ。

「子宮頸がんの原因がHPVといわれていますが、あれは大ウソです。HPVは弱いウイルスなので、子宮頸がんをつくる力はない。すでに米国の研究で判明しています」

FDA とまったく同じ見解だ。

「テキサス州知事のリック・ペリーは、いち早く子宮頸がんワクチン接種を法律で義務化。ところがのちにb、彼が製薬会社から多額の献金をもらっていたことが発覚しました。この事実は、全米を揺るがす一大スキャンダルとなりました」

ところが、子宮頸がんワクチンは「無効」なだけではなかった。前出のアダムス氏は、「逆にワクチンが、子宮頸がん発症リスクを44.6パ-セントも増加させた」と記録されたFDAの内部文書を暴露している。

これぞまさにブラックジョーク。親は皆予防効果を期待している。だから5万円に近い大金を払ってまで、愛しい娘にワクチンを打たせる。それなのに、予防どころか、”発がん効果”があったとは。

要するに、子宮頸がんワクチンの正体は「発がんワクチン」だ。それも「44.6パーセント増」というハイリスク。怒りを通り越して天をあおぐ。

(P18おわり)
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(終わり)

⑤2019月02月09日(土) 日本語ブログ

【今日のブログ記事No.3113】

■公約通り国家レベルで本格的な【ベーシックインカム】を実施するイタリア【五つ星運動】はマスコミが言う【ポピュリズム政党】ではなく本物の【市民革命党】だ!

日本を含む世界の大手マスコミは、イタリア【五つ星運動】をポピュリズム運動(大衆迎合運動)とけなして【五つ星運動】の目玉政策である「市民所得」(イタリア版ベーシックインカム)に関する報道を意図的に流してこなかった。

下記に転載する昨年10月2日付けのロイターのコラム記事は、【五つ星運動】の財政政策は弱者救済のばら撒きであり経済成長を無視している、と批判している記事であるがその中で『市民所得実施』に言及していたので注目した。

この記事によると、イタリア政府は年間予算100億ユーロ(約1.3兆円)を使って、年金生活者を含む貧困ラインを下回る人々に月間最780ユーロ(約10万円)の小切手を650万人に支給とのことである。

私はこの記事を読んで初めて、イタリア政府がいよいよ本格的な「ベーシックインカム」を実施する所に来たことを知った。

【画像】イタリア政府のルイジ・ディマイオ副首相(【五つ星運動】党首)(右)とジュゼッペ・コンテ首相 

20190208イタリアコンテ首相、デイジオ副首相

今回のイタリア【五つ星運動】が主導して政府が実施する「ベーシックインカム」は、支給額の多さ(月10万円)と支給対象者の多さ(650万人)を考えれば、今まで各地で実施された実験的な試みとは全く異なり、国家レベルの本格的な「べーシック・インカム」の実施となり、世界初の画期的な試みとなるのだ。

イタリアの【五つ星運動】やフランスの【黄色いベスト運動】や韓国の【朴槿恵を追放し文政権を生んだ民主化闘争】は、従来の『民主化闘争』や『左翼運動』とは異なり『覚醒した自立した【フツーの市民】』がギリギリのところで決起した【市民革命運動】である。

残念ながら日本の【市民革命運動】はイタリアやフランスや韓国の『先進的な運動』に比べれば、40-50年は遅れているのが現実だろう。
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【該当記事】

▲コラム:イタリア政府予算の「落とし穴」

Lisa Jucca

2018年10月2日 ロイター

https://jp.reuters.com/article/column-italy-budget-idJPKCN1MC078

[ミラノ1日 ロイター BREAKINGVIEWS] - イタリア連立政権は国民への生活保護と減税によって景気の悪化と戦う道を選んだ。来年の財政赤字を国内総生産(GDP)比2.4%に拡大させる財政支出により消費が増え、1.6%の経済成長を達成できると信じているのだ。しかしこの予算案は、高止まりする若年失業率への対策を欠いている。

イタリア全体の失業率は危機前の水準まで下がったが、24歳未満の失業率は8月に31%に上昇した。20歳から34歳の約30%は、学業に携わっているわけでもなければ、就労もせず、職業訓練も受けていない。欧州連合(EU)統計局によると、これは域内で最悪の比率だ。

連立政権は生活保護によってこの問題にある程度まで対処しようとしている。政権を構成する「五つ星運動」が打ち出した「市民所得」は、選挙戦中の最も重要な公約だった。これは年金生活者を含む、貧困ラインを下回る人々に月間最大780ユーロ相当の小切手を支給する構想で、年間100億ユーロの経費がかかる。ディ・マイオ党首によると、想定される受給者数は650万人。ただし、就労年齢であれば積極的に職探しをしていることを証明しなければならない。

イタリアの失業者、とりわけ若年層にとっては待望の一時しのぎとなるかもしれない。選挙で5つ星の得票率が過半数を超えた貧しい南部地域では、若者の2人に1人が経済活動に加わっていない。

しかし、新たな雇用が生み出されない限り、生活保護を増やしても長期的な状況の改善にはつながらない。政府は退職年齢を引き下げることで求人件数が40万件増えると期待している。しかし世界貿易戦争の脅威、イタリア国債利回りの上昇、EUとの関係不透明化を背景に、企業は退職者をすぐに新規採用で代替するのに二の足を踏むかもしれない。

イタリア製造業の景況感は8月に1年8カ月ぶりの低水準に沈んだ。シンクタンクのプロメテイアによると、財政支出の拡大により来年の成長率は約0.3%押し上げられるだろうが、その分は借り入れコストの上昇と不透明感の増大によって相殺されかねない。

イタリアは拡張的な財政政策を選ぶことにより、EUの規則に公然と反旗を翻した。怖いのは、片手で差し出した物をもう一方の手で奪い返すような政策だ。

●背景となるニュース

*イタリア政府が9月27日、2019年から21年の財政赤字のGDP比率を2.4%とする目標を打ち出した。予算案は生活保護、退職年齢の引き下げ、減税に重点を置いている。予算案の詳細はまだ公表されていない。

*トリア経済・財務相は30日、財政投資により向こう2年間の成長率が押し上げられ、財政赤字が拡大しても公的債務のGDP比率は3年間で1%ポイント低下するとの見通しを示した。17年の比率は131%だった。

*同相によると、財政投資は19年に34億ユーロ、GDP比0.2%で、翌年には倍増する計画。財政刺激策がなければ19年の成長率は0.9%だが、刺激策により1.6%に高まるという。

*コンテ首相によると、国有企業を巻き込む別の投資計画では、向こう15年間で380億ユーロの投資を見込んでいる。
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Mergers and acquisitions in the financial technology (Fintech) space reached $63 billion in the year 2018, reaching 349 transactions within the period according to the latest Fintech M&A Market Report from Hampleton Partners. With fintech investment reaching record highs in 2018, the market is poised to enter a maturity phase characterised by a rash of […]

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State Rep. Will Davis, a Hazel Crest Democrat, plans to introduce legislation in the next two weeks that would move Illinois toward 100 percent renewable energy.

“We want to make sure that the future of clean energy is clear, it’s stable and it ensures equitable participation, and it lifts up all sectors of not only the industry, but all sectors of the state,” said Amy Heart, Midwest chair for the Solar Energy Industry Association and policy director for Sunrun.

David Lundy, spokesman for the Path to 100 Coalition, said the future legislation would make this happen by requiring greater private investment in renewable energy production from energy companies.

This would be accomplished through the authority of the Illinois Power Agency, which develops electricity procurement plans for large investor-owned electric utilities Ameren, ComEd and MidAmerican.

In this way, investment would be ratepayer funded, costing the ratepayer “less than a couple bucks a month,” Lundy said. It would not require state funding.

Currently, the Illinois Power Agency turns away about 90 percent of applicants for green energy projects because of a limited pool of available credits, Lundy said. But by expanding Illinois’ Renewable Portfolio Standard, the planned legislation would increase the available pool of private grant funding to be disbursed by the Illinois Power Agency.

“The renewable energy industry is ready to invest billions of dollars in our state and deliver the clean, homegrown energy our citizens want,” Davis said. “I intend for this act to benefit our state equitably and spread the economic development dollars to Illinois communities throughout the state, and especially those that are most in need of jobs and economic growth.”

Davis said he plans for the bill to expand upon parameters of the Future Energy Jobs Act, under which several hundred megawatts of wind and solar renewable energy credits were procured.

Existing policy requires Illinois to reach 16 percent renewable energy by 2020 and 25 percent by 2025, but Illinois is on pace to hit only 7 percent by 2020.

The coalition said the Path to 100 ­legislation will expand Illinois’ Renewable Portfolio Standard requirement to 40 percent renewables by 2030 and requires that the goal be met by new, in-state projects that create jobs in Illinois.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker campaigned on a clean energy agenda and signed an executive order in January making Illinois part of the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition which is committed to upholding the standards of the Paris Climate Accords.


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Jaguar Land Rover, reeling from a $4 billion writedown, a slump in China sales and uncertainty around Brexit, needs to raise $1 billion within 14 months to replace maturing bonds, while feeding an investment program for electric cars that’s burning through cash.


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British online supermarket Ocado denied robots were moving around its flagship complex at Andover in southern England when firefighters tackled a blaze on Tuesday that wiped 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) off the group's stock market value.

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Republican politicians are refusing to return donations from billionaire Joe Rickets, the Omaha World-Herald reported Saturday. Joe Ricketts, the father of Nebraska’s Republican Governor Pete Ricketts, has been in a scandal since Splinter News published emails with racist conspiracy theories. ...

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Some of the proposed government regulations for social media companies operating in India are threatening the very existence of WhatsApp in its current form, a top company executive said here on Wednesday. With over 200 million monthly active users, India is WhatsApp’s biggest market in the world. Globally, the platform has over 1.5 billion users. […]
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Q&A with Fortune CEO Alan Murray about selling Fortune, its push into other businesses like live events, and how WSJ changed after News Corp bought it in 2007  —  Murray recently sold the Fortune Media Group to Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a Thai billionaire you've probably never heard of.


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The Los Angeles Community College District acted properly in selecting a manager for its multibillion-dollar construction bond program, a judge has ruled, dismissing allegations of unfair treatment by the losing bidder.

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This highlights just how un-serious Democrats are on border protection New border-security deal in Congress would likely offer Trump just a fraction of requested $5.7B for wall Details of a likely bipartisan border-security deal in Congress are being worked out after the White House indicated it will accept an agreement giving President Trump just a […]
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GAVIN Williamson is at the centre of a Commons row over claims he has hit taxpayers with a £300 million bill to protect his VIP parking spot. The Defence Secretary has told MPs and peers overseeing the £5 billion restoration of Parliament that he...
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Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more popular in most industrialized countries. Although conventional cars claim 99 percent of the market, the announcement of substantial investments by automakers in EVs signals a new era: Volkswagen is investing $40 billion in EV production, Daimler just announced a $23 billion battery order, and American firms are undergoing massive restructuring to keep up. Despite the overwhelming abundance of EV news in the mobility sector, producers are not overly optimistic about their finances. General Motors,…
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Samson » February 9th, 2019

Monetary policy: Return of the Zimdollar


7th February, 2019

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya is due to release the monetary policy and the policy position is highly anticipated against the sustained monetary related macro-economic deficiencies. As a symptom, the economy has endured a southward gravitation of the exchange rate, including a sharp loss of value through inflation.

Guest column: Respect Gwenzi

Prices of most basics have risen by over 200% since September 2018, and the parallel market has discounted Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) and bond notes by 75% over the past 24 months, with most of the value having been shed over the last three months. Broadly, the market continues to be starved of hard currency as well as local money in notes for day-to-day transactions. These challenges are deep-rooted in a weak fiscus and to a lesser extent, the abdication of monetary policy flexibility in a dollarised economy.

The government believes that challenges being encountered on the monetary front are a derivation from fiscal imbalances that has resulted in excessive local borrowing, among other factors. While the prognosis is widely shared by pundits, there is a clear disagreement in terms of what remedies should be adopted to end the crisis. In his 2019 budget, the Minister of Finance Mthulisi Ncube introduced austerity measures to cut back on government spend (as a percentage of income) and increased taxation to spur government revenue.

Over the last two months of 2018, government went on to record firmer revenue numbers ahead of target based on a higher taxation and a surge in inflation, which shows mixed signals in terms of policy measures effectiveness.

Why has local money continued to lose value against the USD if austerity is expected to improve and stabilise the fiscus or is it too early to determine. Indeed, local money has been on a sustained downward spiral although the rate of decline has moderated since December. Part of the reason why exchange rates have stabilised was because of a sharp slowdown in money supply growth rate. In fact, in October, for the first time since January 2018, money supply actually came off, which is a negative growth.

This decline meant government did not inject more money into the economy through Treasury Bills issuances and that it lived within its means, which is commendable.

However, as is the case in most analyses there is a lack of appreciation of costs attached to undertaking certain policy measures.

The October improvement on the fiscus did not represent any firming fundamentals, in-fact, it was mainly an impact of inflationary growth and speculative buying of goods at higher prices. With prices doubling, so did value added tax on sales, among other taxes, as shown in Zimra’s full year numbers. This revenue boost cushioned government’s expenditure bill, which did not necessarily come off. The downside of such a revenue boost is that real income is eroded.

Measures such as the 2% tax on all electronic transactions have had a similar impact of raising tax revenue while exerting a premium on notes, notably hard currency.

Although industry production was generally up in 2018, the extent of income growth was partly a consequence of firming prices, which colours the picture.

Local money has continued to lose value because the net position on most fundamentals remains weak, if not worse-off. The mop-up of excess liquidity has been too minute and thus less effective so far. At the going rate of money supply slowdown, no significant slowdown in exchange rate worsening should be expected.

Likewise, most indications are pointing towards a weaker industry performance in 2019 due to forex shortages and a slowdown in aggregate demand as incomes lose value.

The net balance of payments largely derived from the trade balance is worsening. Exporters have shown a disapproval of the current retention rate and this has dampened production and export receipts, a trend likely to deepen in 2019 if the currency matter is unresolved.

From this, it is apparent that the fiscus leg in isolation does not have the power to solve the economic crisis, neither does it effectively solve the monetary crisis.

There is need to urgently address the economic monetary front to salvage forex receipts, demand and production lest the economy falls into a depression, since a

recession is now most likely in 2019. Austerity globally has, however, never succeeded in isolation of a flexible and weaker monetary regime. If pursued in isolation, as shown earlier, austerity could result in inflationary growth and mid-term overshoot in spend, relative to income.

Whereas government is slowly coming to this realisation, the hanging question is if government was to intervene, through the expected monetary policy, what form of intervention would best be suited for the economy?

There is a high likelihood that through the monetary policy, government will reintroduce the Zim dollar and do away with the multi-currency regime. This projection is based on recent utterances by the Minister of Finance, who said the USD is unsustainable and that Zimbabwe should expect a new currency within a year, a date he later revised downwards three days ago. Similar sentiments were, during the election campaign period, shared by Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, who hinted on a pending

Zimdollar return.

Then Deputy Finance minister Terrence Mukupe shared similar sentiments in one of his Twitter posts. And barely 24 hours ago, the Minister of Mines Winston Chitando, while presenting at the ongoing mining indaba in South Africa, said the monetary policy due to be released would tackle currency issues.

The above is overwhelming evidence of the policy direction the government is due to take with regards the currency. The evident sharp economic losses currently being experienced may have prompted a sooner than anticipated response.

What form or a de-dollarisation could we expect; outright or partial? The government is prepared and adamant to reintroduce an exclusive local currency and do away completely with the multi-currency. LINK

Zimbabwe: Zim On Course to Clear Debts

8th February, 2019

Zimbabwe is on course to clear obligations to international financial institutions (IFIs), with the Government already in talks with creditors over bridging finance to settle the debts, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has said.

Prof Ncube said this in an interview on the sidelines of his presentation to students of Defence Course Intake 7 of 2018, at the Zimbabwe National Defence University in Mazowe.
He said the arrears clearance plan was tied to economic reforms, which are anchoring President Mnangagwa's administration as he seeks to lead Zimbabwe towards attaining Upper Middle Income status by 2030.

"We just need to work harder to make sure that we access the bridging resources for that," said Prof Ncube. "In terms of the bridging resources themselves, of course we are having conversations with the creditors themselves because that is where we can get the cheapest funding. "The cheapest funding you can ever get is from themselves (the World Bank, IMF and African Development Bank) and there are mechanisms through which this can be done and we are working on that; we are having a conversation on that."

Talks for bridging finance can take up to a year, said Prof Ncube, which requires that in the interim, the country should stick to other means of survival. Zimbabwe's arrears to the African Development Bank (AfDB) are $610 million, over $1,16 billion to the World Bank and $212 million to the European Investment Bank. The arrears have to be settled with all the multilateral financial institutions for Zimbabwe to start accessing funds from them.

Prof Ncube said the first step to solving the arrears issue was economic reforms, which started off with the crafting and launching of the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP). The TSP has been widely accepted by the creditors and foreign governments as a "credible document".

Prof Ncube said the issue now was the implementation of the TSP, "and the first test is really through the Budget, that is your implementation instrument and also resource allocation". "The Budget was passed by Senate on the 29th (of January) so that process is complete. We are now going into the implementation phase for the next few months and that's when we will show the track record in walking the talk on our economic reform agenda.

"I must say that from where we sit as Government (and) as Treasury, the path is still clear, we are carrying on with the reform agenda because if you think about it, what's beginning to happen is that we are beginning to really experience some of the pain without completing the reform agenda. "So it is important to complete (the reforms) so that the pain is then worth the investment."

Prof Ncube said they were working closer with the World Bank, IMF and the AfDB. A team from the World Bank has already visited Harare while an IMF team is currently in the country.

Officials from the AfDB are expected in March to speak about the arrears clearance plan. ". . . in terms of interacting with the institutions, the arrears clearance road map involves closer working relationships with the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank. "As I speak, this week they (IMF team) are visiting Zimbabwe, I just met them before I came to speak here, at the (National) Defence College (University) and we have been very open, very transparent, very constructive in our conversations about our reform agenda (and) where the economy is headed. "All that is part of the arrears clearance road map, you cannot get to the road map without talking to the three institutions, so arrears clearance, is part of the road map."

Phase three of the arrears clearance will see conversations being deepened with the multilateral lenders. Said Prof Ncube: "So my view is that we are on track. Of course, it doesn't mean that any turbulence we face in the country, does not tamper with our plan. "When you are piloting an aircraft, when you are going through turbulence you must work harder to keep on course because sometimes it feels like, but you need to keep focus on the destination, and they (creditors) are very supportive of us, in getting to that destination. "Equally, those that we owe money are equally supportive, so we are on course."

He emphasised that it was imperative that Government stayed on course regards the reform agenda as it was a "package", together with the arrears clearance plan. Zimbabwe has failed to access a lot of credit lines because of failure to settle its arrears with the World Bank. Prof Ncube said each time local banks try to borrow; they fail to get money directly unless they got a Government guarantee. Local bank's inability to obtain lines of credit directly limits the quantum of funds to support the productive sector. LINK

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Don961 » February 9th, 2019

Parliamentary Planning: The government sent 40 laws to parliament for approval


It revealed that the Planning Commission and the follow - up to the parliamentary government program to send the government about forty law to the House of Representatives issued during the next legislative term.

Member of the Committee MP Raed Fahmi explained that the most prominent laws are the Federal Law Council and retirement and traffic and other laws affecting the citizen as well as legislation that contribute to strengthen the performance of the government.

He pointed out that the next legislative term will see the passing of a number of outstanding laws in cooperation with the executive branch in order to support the implementation of the government program. link

Samson » February 9th, 2019

Economist offers a way to maintain the strength of the local currency


9th February, 2019

The economic expert, Baqir Kazim, Saturday, presented an effective way to maintain the strength of the local process.

"It is necessary to maintain the balance of the monetary mass in circulation by withdrawing the Iraqi dinar surplus from the need of the domestic market and the stability of the exchange rate," Kazim told Mawazine News. "The importance of providing foreign currency liquidity needed for traders and businessmen to meet the needs Iraqi market".

He added that "the Central Bank of Iraq represents a part of the system of economic solution to the value of the Iraqi dinar and not the whole solution, especially as he was the only contender in the economic arena has achieved monetary achievements in the context of the duty of monetary and his quest to reduce the value of the Iraqi dinar exchange rate against the US dollar in the market Local ".

"The stability of the value of the currency can not be studied in isolation from the facts of economic reality and its basic components," he said.

He stressed that "the most important elements of the value of the currency based on four pillars of the basic and is like a square building, which is based on four pillars or pillars of leverage, represented by monetary and financial policies and development policy, in addition to political skills, ie political stability, social and security and administrative capabilities in the management of the country and the employment policies and wealth Material and human ".

"In economics, they are called policies, which must be integrated and harmonized as a single package in their growth and development so that these policies contribute to the pace of their coherence in raising and enhancing the value of the currency (purchasing power),"Kazem said. LINK

Don961 » February 9th, 2019

Thank you Economist Kazim ... keep building this strong structure by following the blueprint laid out for you ... do not deviate from the plan.. nor use cheap material .. nor take shortcuts that may weaken its integrity .... to build a prosperous present and future for all to enjoy ...

Sunkissed » February 9th, 2019

I'm sure everyone realizes how PREGNANT this article is with ASSURANCE of all of the interpretations that we had about every article and intel to date!!!!!!

This could very well even be considered THE ANNOUNCEMENT to RAISE THE VALUE of the Dinar... bring SMALLS into circulation.. and a mechanism to maintain a proper note count in circulation (which is probably, depositing 000 notes into their bank accounts, using ATMs and M/C cards, rather than cash -- all already in place tasked and set to GO!!!).

Needing foreign CURRENCY LIQUIDITY ----- THAT right there is telling us that the Dinar will be FULLY CONVERTIBLE... that is exactly what foreign liquidity IS!!

The wording "to reduce the value of the currency" could throw people off, because they may not understand that to reduce the "value" in-country/locally, is actually increasing the value for the Iraqi Citizens... and us internationally.

At the end of the article they revisit the value in a summary statement to make sure everyone understands: "RAISING AND ENHANCING THE VALUE OF THE CURRENCY ([which is the] PURCHASING POWER"

~ Sunkissed

Don961 » February 9th, 2019

Will Iraq be able to uncover the truth of the loss of $ 12 billion in the Bremer era?


2/9/2019 5:58:29 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq can submit a request to the United Nations to intervene in the recovery of $ 12 billion lost in the era of former US civil administrator Paul Bremer, the legal expert said.

Al-Tamimi said in an interview with Al-Masalla on Saturday, February 9, 2019, that "the dealings of the international judiciary need proofs of evidence, especially in financial files that need documents and receipts and people who testify to it."

Paul Bremer, an American diplomat appointed by former US President George W. Bush, was appointed US administration chief in Iraq on May 6, 2003, instead of retired general Jay Garner.

And demanded Iraqi political parties to work for the recovery of 12 billion dollars, lost in the era of US civil administrator in Iraq, former Paul Bremer after 2003, according to the Guardian.

"In case of Iraq, the evidence can bring the file to the United Nations because the American presence in Bremer was under a UN Security Council resolution and the United Nations is responsible and monitoring the decision," al-Tamimi said.

Al-Tamimi said that "if Iraq has the evidence and documents to be submitted to the United Nations through the representative of Baghdad in the United Nations and requests intervention to recover money."

Tamimi said: There is an international agreement issued in 2005 that requires the return of money smuggled by money laundering.

And monitored the "obelisk" movement in the House of Representatives to investigate the report of the British newspaper, on the responsibility of Bremer in the loss of 12 billion dollars of Iraqi funds.

Iraqi public opinion is concerned with the issue of the recovery of Iraqi funds and deposits in foreign countries, such as Jordan, which still maintains financial deposits for Saddam Hussein's regime.

The newspaper said in a report published that the United States transferred about $ 12 billion in the form of packages worth $ 100 US to Iraq, and then distributed without control over the expenditure.

According to sources of money and legal experts, the government of Iraq must verify the authenticity of the newspaper, and if this is true, Washington should be asked to recover the money. link

Samson » February 9th, 2019

Vietnam's supporting industries strive to be best in ASEAN


5th February, 2019

Việt Nam has only 21 per cent of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) participating in global value chains

Vietnamese enterprises have the potential to participate in regional and global production value chains on par with the leading countries in ASEAN, because Việt Nam has been a top priority choice of multinational corporations.

However, in order to realise this goal, in addition to their own efforts, businesses also need the support of the State.

In the draft plan for sustainable development of Vietnamese private enterprises, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) aims to raise the rate of enterprises participating in regional and global production networks and value chains, equal to the leading countries in ASEAN 4 by 2030.

In fact, it is not easy to achieve this target. Statistics from the MPI show that Việt Nam has only 21 per cent of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) participating in global value chains, while this figure in Thailand is over 30 per cent and Malaysia is 46 per cent. Therefore, in order to improve rankings in ASEAN, it is certain that Vietnamese enterprises must "go faster".

However, that does not mean that businesses need to be afraid because Việt Nam has a number of opportunities. Evaluating the opportunities for Vietnamese enterprises to participate more deeply in the global value chain, Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh said that the recent change in global value chains has placed Việt Nam in a more important production base. Full Post Here: LINK

Vietnam : Prime Minister approves plan to implement CPTPP

30th January, 2019

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved a plan to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

He required ministries, ministerial-level and governmental agencies, and People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces increase the dissemination of information about the CPTPP and participating countries among the public, particularly groups likely to be affected by the deal such as farmers, fishing communities, cooperatives, and businesses, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The PM asked for focus to be placed on training officials from State management agencies in fields related to commitments under the CPTPP – such as investment, services, customs, government procurement, trade protection, intellectual property, agriculture, forestry and fishery, labour, and the environment – so that they clearly and precisely understand the specific content in order to implement the deal fully and effectively.

He made the order that information on CPTPP and other FTAs that Việt Nam has joined be made available for domestic firms; along with forecasts about import-export markets, technical requirements, and regulations on goods trade management of participating countries. Full Post here: LINK

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          The Pale Blue Dot... very humbling      Cache   Translate Page      
The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers.


During a public lecture at Cornell University in 1994, Carl Sagan presented the image to the audience and shared his reflections on the deeper meaning behind the idea of the Pale Blue Dot:

We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.

Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It's been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

— Carl Sagan, speech at Cornell University, October 13, 1994

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Boeing Co said on Friday it had recorded reach-forward losses of $2.31 billion related to the U.S. Air Force KC-46A aerial refueling tanker over 2016, 2017 and 2018, bringing the total pre-tax cost of the program to $3.6 billion. The world's largest planemaker said in a filing that in 2018, it had recorded reach-forward losses of $736 million on the contract, reflecting higher estimated costs related to certification, flight testing and change incorporation on aircraft, among other things. The U.S. Air Force recently accepted the long-delayed first delivery of the KC-46 tanker jet made by Boeing. Delivery means Boeing could begin to reverse what has been a steady stream of financial losses related to the KC-46 program, and a major public relations headache for Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer.
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A total of £6.1 billion of Scottish goods and services were exported to Canada and the US in 2017.
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A total of £6.1 billion of Scottish goods and services were exported to Canada and the US in 2017.
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The Los Angeles Community College District acted properly in selecting a manager for its multibillion-dollar construction bond program, a judge has ruled, dismissing allegations of unfair treatment by the losing bidder.

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The Los Angeles Community College District acted properly in selecting a manager for its multibillion-dollar construction bond program, a judge has ruled, dismissing allegations of unfair treatment by the losing bidder.

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          Sturgeon promotes Scottish business on tour of North America      Cache   Translate Page      
A total of £6.1 billion of Scottish goods and services were exported to Canada and the US in 2017.
           Twin house full finishing for sale in telal elsokhna       Cache   Translate Page      
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          Indian infrastructure: Time to refocus on the basics      Cache   Translate Page      

With 2019 underway, it would serve us well to look at some of the most pressing needs of Indian infrastructure. Trends in global capital markets and the needs of Indian infrastructure have broadly remained the same, but so have the challenges.

Recent news that the euro 399 billion Dutch pension fund ABP has lowered the expected investment returns over the next 10-15 years at five per cent a year on average from the earlier six per cent (Investment & Pensions Europe) shows the pressure the global pension fund community is under to deliver investment returns.

Additionally, a quick look at the Q4 2018 report of another Dutch pension fund, PFZW, shows a reduction in the current funding ratio from 103.4 per cent to 97.5 per cent. In layman's terms, the value of current and future outflows from PFZW is higher than the value of the assets.

The data yet again drives home the point that in the face of constrained investment returns, the demand for annuity-type structures is even higher amongst the global capital providers.

While India has been aware of these trends and has made a concerted effort towards facilitating the flow of capital, now is the time to further provide impetus to the idea of "utilising global capital towards building Indian infrastructure". The agenda for 2019 must be to build on and deal with issues that have slowed infrastructure creation in India. The core issues that need attention remain the same - local market funding to facilitate foreign capital inflows, a more efficient land acquisition strategy, better linkages in policies across infrastructure segments and, to the extent possible, allowing market prices to prevail.

India needs to find a better solution towards providing local market credit to infrastructure projects to facilitate foreign capital inflows. For a capital provider, it is vital that local players partake in the risk-taking regarding infrastructure projects.

While Indian banks have cut back from infrastructure lending, a complete pullback is not feasible given the size of the balance sheets that banks wield and given the infrastructure funding requirements. The key for banks is prudent risk management and effective project selection. Additionally, other local funding sources such as the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and revamped Development Finance Institution type structures will be crucial.

The fundamental reason why local funding in infrastructure projects gives foreign investors greater confidence is that knowing local capital has "skin in the game" implies more protection for their money.

Land acquisition remains a significant challenge for infrastructure creation. Recent issues that specific solar projects faced with getting access to land further elucidates this fact. The critical step here is to gradually tie-up land allocation and project allocation through the sector-specific agencies at work.

Bundling project and land allocation implies that for instance, when solar tenders are allocated, the planning on the associated land required is done concurrently with the tender and not after the tender process. While the issue around land acquisition is complex, land is the most crucial component of infrastructure creation in possibly every segment. Therefore, urgent attention is due.

Co-operation within infrastructure segments, especially through policies that consider sectoral interlinkages is crucial for the infrastructure ecosystem to deliver value. Power generation adds value when transmission and distribution assets can assist in giving the power to end users. Biofuels can add value when the water required to generate the raw material for them does not impede other more critical water needs in an economy.

Continually asking questions and ensuring that policy consistency is maintained across interlinked infrastructure sectors is the only way for infrastructure to indeed create value for all.

While infrastructure assets vary significantly on the level of regulatory purview, it is essential that regulations are prudently used and do not stifle risk-taking and value creation. Asset returns need to be adequate to compensate for the risks involved to get both global and local capital to fund Indian infrastructure. Therefore, it is essential that greater focus is paid to tariff pricing, especially to the drivers of tariff rates. One size fits all solutions will lead to inefficient outcomes in the long-run.

Now is the time to further push forward with policies that can help further facilitate the flow of capital into Indian infrastructure. It is also essential to realise that such changes are gradual, small iterations in the right direction can have significant positive lasting effects.

(The views expressed in this article are personal. The author heads Development Tracks, an infrastructure advisory firm. He can be contacted at taponeel.mukherjee@development-tracks.com or @Taponeel on Twitter)


          What Games Are Billionaires Playing      Cache   Translate Page      

In today’s society the status quo is that videogames are for the younger generation, and that people that play video games normally have no social interactions or life outside the game. I believe that that statement is completely false, I believe just like movies and tv have no bias, video games are for everyone. What […]

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          Comment on Theresa May must do business with Jeremy Corbyn. So is it goodbye DUP? by K2      Cache   Translate Page      
There are around 14 million people of the Jewish faith in the world. I do some very good business with one of them, but there are 7 billion people in the world and in banking and business they punch way above their weight. They are very very clever people.
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My understanding is that there is at least one more bottleneck: the number of people who can get on and off the platforms at Embarcadero and Montgomery. If people can't get off fast enough, you can't close the doors. I suppose they could try hiring Japanese-style pushers, but I doubt that would work. They do have a plan to add additional platforms on the outsides of the tracks, so that the trains can open the doors on both sides simultaneously. Last I heard that would cost another billion or two (especially considering that you'd pretty much have to keep the station open during construction!) Though the three doors on the new cars will no doubt help.
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Boeing Co said on Friday it had recorded reach-forward losses of $2.31 billion related to the U.S. Air Force KC-46A aerial refueling tanker over 2016, 2017 and 2018, bringing the total pre-tax cost of the program to $3.6 billion. The world's largest planemaker said in a filing that in 2018, it had recorded reach-forward losses of $736 million on the contract, reflecting higher estimated costs related to certification, flight testing and change incorporation on aircraft, among other things. The U.S. Air Force recently accepted the long-delayed first delivery of the KC-46 tanker jet made by Boeing. Delivery means Boeing could begin to reverse what has been a steady stream of financial losses related to the KC-46 program, and a major public relations headache for Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer.
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APG Asset Management, a €463 billion public Dutch investor chiefly known as a pension provider, is the launching customer of an online platform to make loans to housing associations, without the intervention of traditional banks. The new auction platform is called LIST Amsterdam B.V. APG will invest through LIST on behalf of the €399 billion […]
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          Comment on Will Superman Show Up in “Shazam!” Without Henry Cavill? by redcape      Cache   Translate Page      
I guess were going to have different definitions of "bombed". While unrealistic goals of movie profits, and I can't argue that with what they did with JL, they almost deserved it, MoS and BvS still pulled in big money. And for all the negativity that got shoved down the JL's throat, it still did OK. In saying that, if unrealistic goals of a billion dollars is the bench mark for these movies then their all asking by your definition, for bombs. And by the way, if it wasn't for the overseas market they'd all be in trouble. I've said this before. These types of movies cost too much to make. If you go back to SR in 06 and look at what it cost to make and what it brought in it was way worse ratio wise. And SR cost as much to make back then as they do now a day. And your right as far as the WB is concerned. The bottom line is profits. I'm not sure why Aquaman has made the money it has. But he's a new character and for the most part new characters seem to draw a bigger audience. It may just be that Superman and Batman are so familiar that their taken for granted and the level of excitement for either has tapered off. I for one don't see any lack of personality in any one of the three movies. As for the critics, it seems if there's not a degree of adolescents in the story lines then taking them on a more adult or serious level is something they refuse to do. There are different ways to accomplish things and trying to figure out this modern day fickle audience is nothing more than a crap shoot. And that goes along with expecting a billion dollar box office return.
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The Los Angeles Community College District acted properly in selecting a manager for its multibillion-dollar construction bond program, a judge has ruled, dismissing allegations of unfair treatment by the losing bidder.

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          The miserables      Cache   Translate Page      
In her first race, Kamala Harris campaigned as tough on crime — and unseated the country's most progressive prosecutor by



Kamala Harris is really destroying her own image with this vanity run for president.  Most people didn't know about her past.  Now they're learning and it's not at all pretty.

In other bad news, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER notes:

 Under the former CEO's separation agreement in September, CBS is supposed to pay for an office for Moonves, and is presumably footing the bill for Moon Rise.

Les Moonves, fired by CBS over claims of sexual misconduct, has created three new companies under the banner "Moon Rise," according to a filing with the California Secretary of State.

The filing says that Moon Rise Unlimited, Moon Rise Technologies and Moon Rise Productions have been registered since Oct. 30, and the presumed parent company lists Moonves as the lone manager.

Who is going to work with that creep?  I can't believe that.  I thought both he and his trashy wife would be humiliated enough to just live in the shadows.  Instead, he's setting up shot and she's back to hosting BIG BROTHER. 


Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"


Friday, February 8, 2019.  Joe Biden contemplates a run as the press attacks Tulsi Gabbard.

Starting with US politics, Aime Parnes (THE HILL) observes:


Former Vice President Joe Biden's words and policy positions on the Iraq War could come back to haunt him if he enters the race for the White House.
Biden is popular with Democrats, polls show he leads most of his competitors in the 2020 field and a survey this week found more than 60 percent want him in the race. He routinely leads polls of Democrats asked to pick their favored presidential candidate.
But his words on Iraq from nearly two decades ago sound out-of-step with the increasingly left-leaning party he would be seeking to lead. 
Biden backed the resolution giving President George W. Bush the authority to invade Iraq, and he also praised the president in a Senate floor speech at the time for his handling of the case for war.


Joe did not have the problems that Hillary Clinton or John Edwards had when it came to Iraq.  As the late Elizabeth Edwards noted, John Edwards came clean on Iraq and apologized for it but Hillary refused to take accountability for her support for the Iraq War (saying she was tricked by Bully Boy Bush is not taking accountability, it is saying "I"m so stupid even an idiot can fool me").

Parnes notes 2008 in one sentence but never addresses why it wasn't an issue for Joe when he last attempted to be the Democratic Party nominee.

There are several reasons.  First among them, the Iraq War wasn't his focus, he was focused on partitioning Iraq or creating a federalist system.  He repeatedly denied this was partitioning Iraq.  Many Iraqis disagreed.  During his brief 2007 and January 2008 campaign for the nomination, he was repeatedly on the defense about this issue.  Seeking votes in Iowa in the last stages of his campaign, he was still having to face the issue and clarify or expand on his previous remarks.

It is true that CODEPINK was bird-dogging Hillary Clinton over her vote and support for the Iraq War at this time (and only bird-dogging her) but Joe's mess at that time was being the face of US imperialism announcing that Iraq should be three different government under a federalist system.  This was not what Iraqis were calling for at the time and here was this non-Iraqi from a country that started the war now insisting what would be done next.

Beau Biden is another factor.  Beau served in Iraq.  Chelsea Clinton did not serve in Iraq (though she did support the Iraq War, a reality she tries to lie about today).  With a son in Iraq, the hypocrite label was a little harder to hang on Joe.

There's also the fact that no one really thought Joe Biden stood a chance at the nomination.  He was gaffe prone.  He infamously 'borrowed' from another for a big speech in a previous run.  He wasn't seen as a viable candidate by the press.

What's different now?

Sexism will be called out.  I'm not just referring to Anita Hill (Parnes covers that).  I'm also referring to the media itself.  In New Hampshire, speaking publicly, Hillary's eyes well.  She does not cry, she does not sob.  But Bill Moyers, Jesse Jackson Jr. and countless others mocked her for that, ridiculed her for that, etc.  Months later, Joe Biden, then on the ticket as Barack Obama's running mate, starts crying on stage in the middle of a speech.  It's not even one day's coverage, let alone the weeks of coverage Hillary endured.

Things have changed and they won't help Joe.  Most of all, his Iraq-free card won't exist this time, not after he shamed himself by publicly praising Bully Boy Bush at an awards ceremony last year.  Joe's popularity is as an idea.  As an actual person?  If he runs, his popularity will plummet.

We heard attacks from warmongers in politics/media before. Those opposed to Iraq/Libya/Syria regime change wars are called “dicatator-lovers” or “cozy” with evil regimes. Rather than defend their position, they resort to name-calling & smears. American people wont fall for this.





US House Rep Tulsi Gabbard is running for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination and you know she makes some tremble by the vicious media attacks she's already enduring.




Last Saturday, she officially launched her campaign.




Tulsi Gabbard officially announced her candidacy for President of the United States and kicked off her campaign on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Hawaii. She was introduced by Ryan Soon, a fellow member of the Hawaii National Guard who served with her in Iraq and Kuwait. Tulsi's friends, family, and supporters gathered to hear her vision for the future of our nation. More than 3,500 private and public watch parties across the country were coordinated by grassroots supporters to take part in the live-streamed event.
In her remarks, Tulsi Gabbard said, "When we raise our right hand and volunteer to serve, we set aside our own interests—to serve our country and to fight for ALL Americans. We serve as one—indivisible and unbreakable, united by this bond of  love for each other and love for our country. It is this principle of putting service above self, that is at the heart of every soldier, every service member. And it is in this spirit that today I announce my candidacy for President of the United States of America.


"I will bring a soldier's values and principles to the White House—restoring the values of dignity, honor, and respect to the presidency. And above all, love for our people and love of country. I ask you to join me, in this spirit of putting service before self, to stand up against the forces of greed and corruption."

Possibly some of the press attacks stem from the press fear that Tulsi will bring Iraq into the conversation.  Parnes, for example, is convinced that Iraq's not an issue in 2020.

Really?


Senator Elizabeth Warren's running for the nomination and she's contributed a major paper to COFR's FOREIGN AFFAIRS:




A foreign policy that works for all Americans must also be driven by honest assessments of the full costs and risks associated with going to war. All three of my brothers served in the military, and I know our service members and their families are smart, tough, and resourceful. But having a strong military doesn’t mean we need to constantly use it. An effective deterrent also means showing the good judgment to exercise appropriate restraint. 
Over the past two decades, the United States has been mired in a series of wars that have sapped its strength. The human cost of these wars has been staggering: more than 6,900 killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, another 52,000 wounded, and many more who live every day with the invisible scars of war. By financing these conflicts while cutting taxes, the country has essentially charged the costs of war to a collective credit card for future generations to pay, diverting money that could have been invested in critical domestic priorities. This burden will create a drag on the economy that will last for generations. 
The costs have been extraordinarily high, but these wars have not succeeded even on their own terms. We’ve “turned the corner” in Afghanistan so many times that it seems we’re now going in circles. After years of constant war, Afghanistan hardly resembles a functioning state, and both poppy production and the Taliban are again on the rise. The invasion of Iraq destabilized and fragmented the Middle East, creating enormous suffering and precipitating the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. The region remains a tangled mess—the promise of the Arab Spring crushed, Iran emboldened, Syria devastated, the Islamic State (or ISIS) and its offshoots stubbornly resilient, and a massive refugee crisis threatening to destabilize Europe. Neither military nor civilian policymakers seem capable of defining success, but surely this is not it.
A singular focus on counterterrorism, meanwhile, has dangerously distorted U.S. policies. Here at home, we have allowed an imperial presidency to stretch the Constitution beyond recognition to justify the use of force, with little oversight from Congress. The government has at times defended tactics, such as torture, that are antithetical to American values. Washington has partnered with countries that share neither its goals nor its ideals. Counterterrorism efforts have often undermined other foreign policy priorities, such as reinforcing civilian governance, the rule of law, and human rights abroad. And in some cases, as with U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s proxy war in Yemen, U.S. policies risk generating even more extremism.
As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I have seen up close how 17 years of conflict have degraded equipment, sapped forces’ readiness, and forced the postponement of investment in critical military capabilities. It has distracted Washington from growing dangers in other parts of the world: a long-term struggle for power in Asia, a revanchist Russia that threatens Europe, and looming unrest in the Western Hemisphere, including a collapsing state in Venezuela that threatens to disrupt its neighbors. Would-be rivals, for their part, have watched and learned, and they are hard at work developing technologies and tactics to leapfrog the United States, investing heavily in such areas as robotics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and quantum computing. China is making massive bets in these and other areas in an effort to surpass the United States as a global technological power. Whether the United States will maintain its edge and harness these technologies for good remains an open question. 
It is the job of the U.S. government to do what is necessary to protect Americans, but it is long past time to start asking what truly makes the country safer—and what does not. Military efforts alone will never fully succeed at ending terrorism, because it is not possible to fight one’s way out of extremism. Some challenges, such as cyberattacks and nuclear proliferation, require much more than a strong military to combat. And other dangers, such as climate change and the spread of infectious diseases, cannot be solved through military action at all. The United States will spend more than $700 billion on defense in the 2018–19 fiscal year alone. That is more in real terms than was spent under President Ronald Reagan during the Cold War and more than all the rest of the country’s discretionary budget put together. But even as Washington spends more and more, U.S. military leaders point out that funding a muscular military without robust diplomacy, economic statecraft, support for civil society, and development assistance only hamstrings American national power and undercuts any military gains. 
As a candidate, Trump promised to bring U.S. troops home. As president, he has sent more troops into Afghanistan. On the campaign trail, Trump claimed he did not want to police the world. As president, he has expanded the United States’ military footprint around the globe, from doubling the number of U.S. air strikes in Somalia to establishing a drone base in Niger. As a candidate, Trump promised to rebuild the military, but as president, he has gutted the diplomatic corps on which the Pentagon relies. He promised to reduce the threat of nuclear proliferation, but he has undermined a successful nuclear deal with Iran, has failed to roll back the North Korean nuclear program, and seems intent on spurring a new nuclear arms race with Russia. 

These actions do not make Americans safer. It’s time to seriously review the country’s military commitments overseas, and that includes bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq. They have fought with honor, but additional American blood spilled will not halt the violence or result in a functioning democratic government in either place. 


We've noted that several times before.  We've also noted that foreign policy will be an issue in the 2020 election.  How much of an issue, I don't know.  Even I was shocked by (see Wednesday's snapshot) the "CBS NEWS poll showed that the most pressing topic on the mind of Americans was foreign policy and national security.  Respondents ranked that the number one issue (93%) with jobs and economy second (92%) and healthcare third (80%)."

In Iraq, a death continues to garner attention.

So sad, so tragic. The well-known and award-winning Iraqi novelist Alaa Mashthob Abboud was shot dead on 2 February. We strongly condemn this henious assasination.


: Writer and novelist Dr. Alaa Mashthob Abboud assassinated


activist and novelist, Alaa Mashthob, assassinated in Karbala


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Politische Parteien des"demokratischen Spektrums" spiegeln nicht etwa die Interessen und Ziele ihrer Wähler, Bevölkerungen und Völker. Nein, da wären sie nur- igitt, igitt- rechtslastige, schleimige Opportunisten oder gar reichsbürgernah u. rechtsradikal. Nein, die Strategien "demokratischer" politischer Parteien werden in Think-Tanks (Denkfabriken -allein in DE 48, USA 21 u.s.w.- List in: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_von_Denkfabriken), durch NGO's und in Wahlkampfbüros gemacht. Papport (von französisch. „Beziehung, Verbindung“- psycholog. Definition von Rapport ist auch interessant-sowas wie Gleichklang- siehe Wiki) wird dann auf internationalen Konferenzen wie "Davos" oder "Bilderberger" hergestellt oder auch über sinnvolle Strukturen, wie Atlantikbrücke etc. Auch G20; G7 dienen dem Papport. Ist der Gleichklang mit einer Partei oder einem Staat nicht herstellbar- fliegt der bloede "Russe" raus, ist er "Feind" und wird von den anderen Enddarm-Bewohnern der Finanzeliten "sanktioniert" u."befriedet". Große Frage, wer kontrolliert und steuert die Denkfabriken? - die Völker sind's schon mal nicht, die sind im Zweifelsfall "völkisch". Ach wie gut, dass niemand weiß, dass....das "Geld" alles zusammenhält. Und gut, dass wir im "demokratischen" Westen leben und mit hohen moralischen Werten punkten und alles kaufen können. Hier ist Demokratie (Demos kratia)-ein klangvolles Versprechen. Immer vor Wahlen besonders laut- bis hin zum Gebrüll- einfach jeder verspricht den "Bloeden" dann immer alles- nur nicht das, was nach den Wahlen kommt. Und diese hohen moralischen Werte exportieren wir dann- auch mit Auslandseinsätzen der Bundeswehr- sind schließlich Exportweltmeister und dürfen uns nicht "lumpen" lassen. "Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough,"-Super Mario braucht schon mal keine Wähler u. jeden Doofen zu fragen, wenn er z.B. die Südländer mit genügend Kleister im Euro hält und Billionen aus dem "Nichts" zaubert, wie zu Zeiten der Hyperinflation Aug. bis Nov. 1923 im Reich des SPD-Kanzlers Stresemann (Kabinett I und II) der Weimarer Republik. Und welche "Rolle" hat Merkel? - Blitzefänger? Watschenfrau?- oder als lebendiger Beweis für: "Den Sozialismus in seinem Lauf hält weder Ochs noch Esel auf"? - whatever it takes.
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The Massachusetts Senator has also introduced a “Wealth Tax” proposal, where those “with assets valued at $50 million or more” would be taxed at 2%, with billionaires paying more taxes.   Senator Elizabeth Warren, at a rally outside a mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts, has officially announced she is running for the Democratic nomination for president. Warren […]
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  • A New York Times editorial titled "Abolish Billionaires" introduced many readers to an increasingly strong rallying cry on the American left.
  • Progressive politicians are calling for significantly increased taxes on the rich to counteract exceptionally high levels of wealth inequality in the US.
  • While there may be eyebrow-raising rhetoric around these policies, they aren't radical.
  • This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on "Better Capitalism."

For the first time on a large scale, Americans are debating whether to allow the existence of billionaires.

On Thursday, The New York Times published columnist Farhad Manjoo's "It's high time we abolish billionaires" above the fold on the front page of its print edition. While Manjoo is far from the first person to articulate the idea — see freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's call for a 70% tax rate for income above $10 million or Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call for a 3% wealth tax for fortunes above $1 billion — the unequivocal rallying cry was something different for the paper of record.

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          Mexican president moots $1.5bn rescue plan for Pemex      Cache   Translate Page      

Mexican president moots $1.5bn rescue plan for PemexMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday he would soon announce a rescue plan for troubled state oil company Pemex, suggesting it would be worth around $1.5 billion. Pemex is struggling under the weight of more than $100 billion in debt and years of declining production, and was recently downgraded by ratings company Fitch. Trying to shore up the firm, Lopez Obrador's government has announced a series of tax breaks for Pemex -- and will now announce further measures next week, the leftist leader said.



          The conference committee is getting close to a deal on the border, and Trump is going to take it      Cache   Translate Page      

The temporary funding deal reached to end Donald Trump’s shutdown in January runs out next Friday, providing a hard deadline for negotiations by the bipartisan conference committee. To prevent a repeat shutdown, it seems likely the committee will have to produce results no later than Wednesday, giving both the House and the Senate an opportunity to hold at least cursory debate on the legislation, hold votes, and slap the results on Trump’s desk. And then Trump will sign it—even though it’s dead certain the compromise bill will not meet the demands that Trump has leveled again and again.

For more than two months, Trump has been adamant: He wants $5.7 billion earmarked for the wall alone. Billions more for other aspects of “border security.” Not a penny less, or he’ll get out his itchy National Emergency finger. 

But that’s not what’s emerging from the conference committee. In fact, the bill that surfaces for a vote this week is sounding very like the bill that Trump originally said he would support back in December, before conservative pundits made fun of him. That bill offered $1.6 billion for border security. Since then, Democrats have repeatedly passed a similar bill in the House, but which Mitch McConnell refused to bring to a vote in the Senate. Those bills offered between $1.3 and $1.6 billion in border security funding, which was explicitly split up among items that were aimed mostly at ports of entry, rather than building any kind of barrier.

As the conference committee gets close to wrapping up its proposal, it’s looking like the number will be … somewhere between $1.8 and $2.0 billion. Included in that number will be some funds that can be spent on “bollard fencing,” a kind of scaled down version of the “steel slats” that Trump has talked about in the past, and a type of fencing already in use near some points of entry. By dedicating some funds to bollard fencing, Republicans will be able to claim that they secured some “wall” or “barrier” or whatever they decide to call it. But it won’t be much. It certainly won’t be the 234 miles of wall that was supposed to be covered by over $5 billion from the Republican bill that was voted down in the Senate.

As Roll Call reports, the fact that the compromise bill contains any kind of barrier funding at all can be expected to lose Democrats some votes from legislators who have pledged not to support any such structures. However, it’s also expected that Democrats will retain enough votes—and secure enough Republican votes—to see the bill through.


          Twitter Goes Wild as Elon Musk Sexts, Sends Demands of Hot Pics... to Mars!      Cache   Translate Page      
The inventor and billionaire who vowed to bring humanity to Mars might rethink his decision as it appears that he and the Red Planet have quite an intimate relationship.
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