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Are large parts of mankind willing and courage enough to make brave decisions and changes?

or: is the elite right that it can control the masses (90%) by fear and fear alone?

(the sole aim of terrorism is to cause fear. (in latin “terror” means “horror”)

so the elite is pretty interested in more not less terror.

Why is there no concept by the state for it’s citizens? how to live as sustainable as possible?

tossing people into poverty by the masses can not be “the solution”.

Efficiency is (mostly) focusing on:

  • saving money
  • saving time

but it actually should focus more on:

  • resource efficiency – save resources – especially the NON renewable

resource efficiency is about keeping things in balance, sustainability and saving mankind (the planet does NOT care if were go extinct like the dinosaurs) … is what we need now.

A 2014 report by The Carbon Trust suggested that resource challenges are intensifying rapidly – for example, there could be a 40% gap between available water supplies and water needs by 2030, and some critical materials could be in short supply as soon as 2016.[needs update] These challenges could lead to disruptions to supply, growing regulatory requirements, volatile fluctuation of prices, and may ultimately threaten the viability of existing business models.[1] (src)

This means: Water – is precious – it is not there to be wasted under no circumstances, or as Mark Boyle put it: “do not shit into drinking water”

dry toilets: poop in the bucket – then compost…

because shit is not shit – it is resources.

also: trash is not trash – it is resources.

Currently only 50% of the plastic wrapping in Germany (!) get’s recycled – the rest goes up in smoke (burned as fuel to generate electricity/heat) – which (right now) produces CO2 and other cancer causing chemicals that can kills the climate and people.

Trees will happily use our CO2 but not the cancer chemicals.

Sometimes saving resources also means saving money – but sometimes it does not: example: “planned obsolescence

planned obsolescence is the purposeful and cartel-like worsening of the quality of products by the manufacturer – to make the consumer consume more. you don’t think it exists? you better do. one example is well documented: 1925: Phoebus Cartel (ask Wikipedia) – producers of light bulbs meet in secrecy and decide that light bulbs shall not live longer than 1000 hours of operation – whoever goes against it has to pay a fine. it worked fine. sales increased by 20-25%. was it worth it?

the same is true for cars, dishwashers, phones… the list is endless.

another example: refund-bottle-system in Germany.

The bottle-producers and lobbyists were at first against it, fear of less sales, but actually they profit: 20% of all bottles are NOT returned, so the bottle-producer cashes in those 10-15Cents per bottle.

80% of the refund-bottles are returned – and the super-poor actually do this as a job.

While the bottle-return-refund system in Germany has TOO many exceptions… tiny aluminum cans and some plastic bottles are excluded? why? (lobby-broken) … there is no incentive at all for people e.g. in Greece and other parts of the world to collect plastic, glass or aluminum bottles and return them to the store – so they get tossed out into nature and fill the road sides with trash or even at worst: the oceans.

http://www.z2zero.com/r-is-for-resource/

So the questions that are there really is:

  • is mankind as intelligent as it thinks it is?
  • are large parts of mankind willing and courage enough to make brave decisions and changes? (i guess not, that’s what the elite is speculating on… that they can control the masses (90%) by fear and fear alone)
  • can mankind be saved?
  • will mankind – driven by hunger for money – knowingly or un-knowingly destabilize it’s habitat to a point of no return?
  • can quality of life and the way of life of mankind be saved?
  • can mankind coexist peacefully with itself and other species on this planet?

… i often say: it’s never too late – unless the last human took the last breath in this universe. then it is too late.

online: http://www.moneylessmanifesto.org/book/foreword-by-charles-eisenstein/

offline: Moneyless Menifesto (Mark Boyle).pdf

or paperback and back support  the authors (that are NOT living 100% money free forever, because it is nearly impossible nowadays… good work! capitalism! making us all addicted and dependant slaves!): http://www.moneylessmanifesto.org/get-a-free-copy/

pretty cool: recycle plastic yourself

… i wonder if in the economical bring-to-state-collapse, people have time/resources for this. i hope.

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_efficiency

https://www.zeit.de/2015/49/pfand-einzelhandel-flaschen-dosen-mehrweg-stimmts

https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-way-of-living-life-without-money

 

Update: 8 killed in explosion in Weapons Factory in SouthAfrica

September 3, 2018: “The company, which specializes in the development, design and manufacture of large- and medium-caliber ammunition, is 51 percent-owned by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH of Germany and 49 percent by Denel SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state weapons company, according to its website. The Macassar site, one of five it operates in South Africa, has 600 employees… The South African unit was its most profitable business across its defense operations in the second quarter, with an operating margin of +9.2% (p.a.).” (src)

Arms business of German banks and funds

/ Rüstungsgeschäfte deutscher Banken und Fonds:

It is just sickening.

‘A new report by Amnesty International blames “decades of poorly regulated arms flows” into Iraq for providing Isis with a huge arsenal of weapons – including some marked “made in Germany”.’ (src)

Germany comes in 5th in terms of weapons sales and Trump wants Germany/Europe to boost military/weapons spending because “he ain’t going to pay anymore for (US) military adventurers around the world that are partly NATO supported” (Afghanistan for example)

World’s largest arms exporters

2012–2016
Rank
Supplier Arms Exp
1  United States 47,169
2  Russia 33,186
3  China 9,132
4  France 8,564
5  Germany 7,946
6  United Kingdom 6,586
7  Spain 3,958
8  Italy 3,823
9  Ukraine 3,677
10  Israel 3,233

While it is a valid statement – that Germany is not spending a lot of it’s GDP on weapons – it is also a dangerous one – because it asks for re-armament of GERMANY! Hello? GERMANY! You want the people you often call NAZIS to spend more on WEAPONS? ARE YOU SURE THAT’S A GREAT IDEA in times that right-wing politicians gain ground because of fear of people of globalization (suprime-financial crisis) and war and poverty refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa?

It is also valid that NATO is a dangerous alliance similar to those before World War I.

Before WW1 Germany sided with Austria “in case of an attack” and the “terrorist attack” came promptly – that killed heir of the throne to Austria – which set of World War I – because Russia was siding with Sarajevo.

Now Turkey is NATO member and any false flag “terrorist” attack that blames non-NATO members (Russia, Iran) would immediately force all NATO-members to fight back in a Washington-controlled way.

Yes America is far away from Afghanistan and Europe – so they use Europe as a playground for their troops and geopolitical maneuvers.

If USA gives weapons to Syrian Rebel groups including ISIS – than Russia or China or Iran may as well give weapons to Rebel groups in Southamerica and Mexico that suffer dearly from poverty under privatization and globalization as well (they can’t afford their own land).

Believe me in Paraguay there are so many poor people – that if they were armed would overthrow the government in 3 days and kill or kick out all white men and woman in 3 weeks.

Do we really want to escalate and get our weapons or steel-copper-nickel-investing hands stained with blood for profit?

Rheinmetall financial overview and CEOs:

(src)

Terrence Hill was there – Bombing of Dresden 1945

he now campaigns against the arms business.

German Institutions and their investments that are paid by the blood of the poor (war, including civil war):

Institut Betrag (Euro) Profitierende Unternehmen
UniCredit Group/ Hypovereinsbank 4,463 Mrd. Airbus, MTU Aero Engines, Northrop Grumman, Rheinmetall, Rolls Royce und Thyssenkrupp (Uboote/Submarines)
Deutsche Bank 1,932 Mrd. Airbus, Boeing, MTU Aero Engines, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Rolls Royce und Thyssenkrupp (Uboote/Submarines)
Commerzbank 1,747 Mrd. Boeing, MTU Aero Engines, Rheinmetall, Rolls Royce und Thyssenkrupp (Uboote/Submarines)
Bayern LB 825 Mio. Boeing, MTU Aero Engines, Rheinmetall, Rolls Royce und Thyssenkrupp (Uboote/Submarines)
DWS (Investment-Tochter der Deutschen Bank) 3,5 Mrd. Daimler, Jenoptik, MTU Aero Engines, Siemens und Thyssenkrupp (Uboote/Submarines)
Deka Investment (Sparkassen-Fondsanbieter) 760 Mio. Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, MTU Aero Engines, Northrop Grumman, Rheinmetall und Thyssenkrupp (Uboote/Submarines)
Allianz 596 Mio. Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, MTU Aero Engines, Raytheon und Rheinmetall
Union Investment (Volksbanken-Fondsgesellschaft) 540 Mio. Airbus, Lockheed Martin, MTU Aero Engines, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon und Thyssenkrupp (Uboote/Submarines)

Quelle: https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/ruestungsgeschaefte-banken-101.html

 

Two of Wall Street’s biggest banks kicked off second-quarter results season with a boost to earnings. JP Morgan Chase said that Q2 profit rose 18% as the bank continues to benefit from a strong US economy and the new federal tax law. Citigroup said its Q2 profit rose 16%. Both banks exceeded analysts’ expectations; for Wells Fargo, it was a different story.

JP Morgan Q2 Earnings at a Glance

  • Profit: $8.3 billion, or $2.29 a share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected earnings of $2.22 a share.
  • Trading revenue: $5.4 billion, a 13% increase from $4.8 billion a year earlier.
  • Costs: $15.97 billion, an increase from $14.77 billion a year earlier.
  • Return on equity: 14% in Q2 compared with 12% a year ago.

Citi’s Q2 Earnings at a Glance

  • Profit: $4.49 billion, up from $3.87 billion a year earlier. Per-share earnings were $1.63. Analysts had expected $1.56 per share.
  • Revenue: $18.47 billion, a 2% rise from a year ago. Analysts had expected $18.51 billion.

Meanwhile, Wells Fargo reported a profit of $5.19 billion, or $0.98 a share.

That was down from $5.86 billion in the year-ago quarter.

Revenue also fell, to $21.6 billion from $22.2 billion in the second quarter of 2017.

The bank in mid-April adjusted first-quarter earnings down $800 million after paying a $1 billion settlement to regulators over improper charges to mortgage and auto-loan customers.

Read more on Wells Fargo earnings.