corruption

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

 

can mankind be saved from itself? “50:50 gamble”

“We have a perfectly working 20-30% tax on EVERYTHING flowing to the rich 1-10%” (Dr Kreiß)

“The rich get richer” – “Die Reichen werden immer reicher”

“Explosives for politics: since reunification of east and west accumulate the top 10% wealth steadily, shows a DIW-study. Less and less wealth goes to the rest of the 90%.”
“Sprengstoff für die Politik: Seit der Wiedervereinigung steigern die oberen zehn Prozent ihren Anteil am Volkseinkommen stetig, zeigt eine DIW-Studie. Immer weniger vom Wohlstand bekommt die ärmere Bevölkerungshälfte.

Source: https://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/deutschland/einkommen-in-deutschland-die-reichen-werden-immer-reicher/20852252.html

Dr Kreiß also explains how it works: “from every 1USD/EUR you consume 20-30% go to those that possess and have”

A Ukrainian explains how oligarchy works: “If you take 100ml of blood from every worker in the factory… day by day, bit by bit” – so it works like Dracula, like a tick.

The only solution: consume LESS not more. Do it yourself more not LESS. From food to everything.

This system is beyond repair.

2018: harvest reduced by 20-80% because of droughts especially in north east Germany. (src)

Berlin wants to give “a little money” to the farmers damaged. Will “a little money” fix climate change?

No of course not – it needs a global awareness that burning fossil fuels needs to come to an end – from Japan to China to India to Russia to Europe to USA.

But DDR-coal-power plants stay operational until 2020-2030 “alternativlos”? “without alternative?”

Droughts in North-East Germany – Floods in Japan: Or: “have you seen my house?” “yes it went for a swim?”

International/English: (scroll down for German)

3-class model is reduced to 2-class model with a gap between poor and rich of 80%!

Only hope: The German social system – Yes you heard it right – the German social system should kitten this gap somehow, so that we, not end up like Sao Paolo Brazil, where the normal and super-rich can only travel in armored vehicles to bring their children to mine-field surrounded heavily guarded, barbed wire-Kindergarten.

That’s why the lobbyists say: Go! Go! Go! Cuts in social services!

And politicians really think it is a solution to cut public spending for education, hospitals and privatize water supplies.

The old game: the big ones of the private sector (banks and big companies) have screwed it up – the state is supposed to fix it – to prevent riots and civil war on your front door.

USA and Germany are about-to-fail-states – just like Panama – corrupt and brutal to the poor.

It is not nice to see how whole Nations blinded by greed run towards the abyss.

History class must be so bad quality nowadays that humanity does not even learn from past disasters.

Last hope: You. The reader of this internet based blog post.

Thanks for reading.

“A storm is brewing across the industrialised countries,” they say.

Deutsch/German:

3-Klassen-Modell reduziert sich auf 2-Klassen-Modell mit einer Schere zwischen Arm und Reich von 80%!

Einzige Hoffnung: Das Deutsche Sozialsystem – ja sie haben richtig gehört – das Deutsche Sozialsystem soll diese Schere irgendwie kitten, damit bei uns, nicht genauso wie in Brasilien die Superreichen nur noch in gepanzerten Wagen ihre Kinder hinter den verminten Stacheldraht-Kindergarten bringen können.

Na dann: Go! Go! Go! Sozialabbau!

Das alte Spiel: Die großen der Privatwirtschaft (Banken und Siemens) haben es verbockt – der Staat soll es richten – damit auf der Strasse niemand wegen Nike-Turnschuhen erstochen wird – wie das in manchen Vierteln (Bronx) von New York heute schon so ist – in welche die Polizei schon gar nicht mehr rein fährt – egal was passiert.

Failed State? Haben wir jetzt schon.

Speziell in den USA – mit ihrem rücksichtslosen Turbo-Kapitalismus der auf kurzfristige Profite spekuliert – zeichnet sich dieser Trend ab.

„Über den Industriestaaten braut sich ein Sturm zusammen“, heißt es.

Es ist nicht schön zu sehen wie ganze Nationen blind vor Gier auf den Abgrund zu rassen – aber ist der Geschichtsunterricht so schlecht, dass die Menschheit nicht mal mehr aus Katastrophen lernt.

Die letzte Hoffnung: Sie. Der internet-informierte Leser dieses Artikels.

https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article179447974/Bain-Studie-Das-naechste-Jahrzehnt-wird-eine-Dekade-der-Extreme.html

“Karen Harris: intense reshuffeling”

http://www.bain.com/about/people-and-values/our-team/profiles/karen-harris.aspx <- aspx means ActiveServerPages and is basically the iis webserver from microsoft, this means: bain’s it sucks, https/ssl not working!

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Karen Harris is the Managing Director of Bain & Company’s Macro Trends Group. She is based out of the firm’s New York office.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on US-China Relations and the Economics Club of New York. She also serves on the Board of Pencils of Promise, a non-profit that partners with local communities in developing countries to build schools, focusing on early education, high potential females and building young leadership at home and abroad.

Karen has an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a JD from Columbia Law School. She graduated with honors from Stanford University, where she received a BA in Economics and a BA in International Relations.

http://www.bain.com/about/people-and-values/our-team/profiles/karen-harris.aspx

Aufrüstung, Abschottung und Nationalismus: Kann das Probleme lösen?

Was löst überhaupt noch Probleme?

Ist mit wirtschaftlichem Erfolg gemeint – dass man von einen Zug auf den nächsten springt und versucht alle Wellen zu reiten?

Scheinbar.

Fazit: Der Markt für Antidepressiva und Drogen (Betäubungsmittel) wird weiter wachsen – Israel freut sich schon auf eine Cannabis Betäubungsmittel Freihandelszone mit dem Rest der Welt. Party bis es knallt – nach mir die Sintflut (“ist das Motto einer jeden Kapitalisten-Nation” (Karl Marx))

“Après moi le déluge! [Anm. Wikiquote: Nach mir die Sintflut!] ist der Wahlruf jedes Kapitalisten und jeder Kapitalistennation.” – Karl Marx: Das Kapital. Band I., Abt. III., 8., 5. zeno.org. MEW 23, S. 285

Auch interessant: Detroit – die ehemalige Auto-Produzenten-Hochburg der USA war kurz davor von der Oberfläche der Weltkugel getilgt zu werden .

Die Stadt war pleite – quasi eine Failed-City – Detroit hatte sich auf eine Auto-Produzenten-Monokutlur und deren theoretisch unendliches Wachstum verlassen.

Die Immobilienpreise waren im freien Fall.

Jetzt haben die jungen, kreativen die Stadt scheinbar wieder belebt.

Leider wird der Aufschwung dort auch schon wieder von Spekulationen überschattet – die Mieten steigen wieder – speziell im Zentrum – die Hipster, Kreativen und Jungen Coolen können sich die Mieten nicht mehr leisten und werden wieder hinaus geworfen. *Applaus!* *Applaus!* Wer auch immer sich dieses Scheiss Spiel ausgedacht hat.

“Das Stadtzentrum sieht jedenfalls aus wie neu: überall neue Geschäfte und Unternehmen, viele Baustellen, ein neues Stadion und sogar eine Straßenbahn – sehr anziehend für die neuen Bewohner der City. Unsere Reporter Pascal Carcanade et Laurent Cibien waren vor 20 Jahren zum ersten Mal in Detroit, damals filmten sie den Beginn des Niedergangs der Automobilproduktion. “

Regie : Laurent Cibien et Pascal Carcanade

Autor : Laurent Cibien et Pascal Carcanade

Land : Frankreich

Jahr : 2018

Quelle: https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/082010-000-A/usa-detroit-is-back/

Rupert Murdoch (The Sunday Times) was able to bribe/buy 5% of Brussels Politicians – congratulations!

I think there should be an independent research team trying to pull this off – internationally and every year! would be great!

Double Role: Politician and Lobbyist: Female corruption?

“Viviane Reding [ehemalige EU-Kommissarin] ist Mitglied im Kuratorium der deutschen Bertelsmann-Stiftung” berichtet Transparency International.
"Agnes Jongerius im Kontrollgremium der PostNL [der niederländischen Post] und Paul Rübig erfüllt wichtige Aufgaben in der österreichischen Wirtschaftskammer" berichtet Transparency International.
“Agnes Jongerius im Kontrollgremium der PostNL [der niederländischen Post] und Paul Rübig erfüllt wichtige Aufgaben in der österreichischen Wirtschaftskammer” berichtet Transparency International.

Ein schwaches Kontrollsystem

Der “Verhaltenskodex” von 2012 wurde als Folge der Enthüllungen der Sunday Times eingeführt. Damals wurden drei Europaabgeordnete für schuldig befunden, große Summen als Gegenleistung für Änderungsanträge zu laufenden Gesetzesentwürfen angenommen zu haben.

Betrachtet man die Kulanz des Kontrollsystems der Abgeordneten scheint diese Lektion heute vergessen. Tatsächlich wurde in den letzten fünf Jahren der Kodex 24 Mal verletzt. In den meisten Fällen handelte es sich um Tätigkeiten, Geschenke und Einladungen zu Veranstaltungen, die nicht angegeben worden waren. Doch keiner dieser Verstöße wurde von den beiden Präsidenten der jeweils aktuellen Gesetzgebung (Martin Schulz und seinem Nachfolger Antonio Tajani) sanktioniert.

Die Studie fügt noch hinzu: “Das Kontrollsystem erscheint im Vergleich zu den Ethikrichtlinien in Kanada, den USA und auch in Frankreich ausgesprochen schwach”. Zum Beispiel sind in den USA bezahlte außerparlamentarische Tätigkeiten verboten, die die Gefahr eines Interessenskonflikts in sich bergen, das betrifft vor allem Banker, Berater und Anwälte.

Die Antikorruptionsorganisation empfiehlt ein völlig unabhängiges Kontrollorgan

Der Bericht der NGO empfiehlt das Kontrollsystem vor den Europawahlen 2019 zu verstärken und erinnert an das klare Verbot von Nebentätigkeiten der Abgeordneten im Bereich des Lobbyismus.

Sie rät außerdem dazu, detailliertere Interessenserklärungen einzufordern, denn oft beschränken sich die Beschreibungen der sehr hohen Einkünfte “auf Berater, Anwalt und Freiberufler”, was eine Aufdeckung von Interessenskonflikten verhindert.

Schließlich schlägt die NGO die völlige Unabhängigkeit des Kontrollorgans des Europäischen Parlaments vor. Werden diese Empfehlungen Gehör finden? Zehn Monate vor den Wahlen zum Europaparlament wird es im Interesse des Parlaments sein, darauf einzugehen, denn das Misstrauen der europäischen Bürger gegenüber den Institutionen war noch nie so groß. Außerdem gibt es den rechtspopulistischen Parteien neuen Nährboden.”

Quelle: https://info.arte.tv/de/diese-summen-verdienen-sich-einige-europaparlamentarier-hinzu

Cash for Influence UK

The 2010 cash for influence scandal was a political scandal in the United Kingdom. It was brought to public and widespread media attention by a March 2010 documentary by Dispatches in which a journalistic sting operation recorded and revealed Members of Parliament and the Lords offering to work for a fictitious political lobbying firm for fees of £3,000 to £5,000 per day.[1][2][3] (src)

The 2009 cash for influence scandal (also cash for amendments or cash for laws) was a political scandal in the United Kingdom in 2009 concerning four Labour Party Life Peers offering to help make amendments to legislation for up to £120,000 (src)

Rupert Murdoch undercover: Cash for Influence EU

In 2011, the European Commission’s Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) opened a formal investigation for corruption against four Members of European Parliament (MEPs)—

Adrian SEVERIN in Strasbourg Hemicycle

Romanian Adrian Severin, (“Adrian Severin, a Romanian MEP, was also accused of having taken bribes from journalists and charged with siphoning € 436,000 from the EU budget.” (src))

epa01795961 Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) Austrian Ernst Strasser attends the last plennary session during the third day of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 16 July 2009, before entering differents Committee meetings. EPA/LUCAS DOLEGA

Austrian Ernst Strasser,

(“The former Austrian MEP Ernst Strasser was convicted of attempting to change laws in the European Parliament on behalf of a business offering to pay him €100,000 a year.

Strasser, a former minister who was said to have used his role as an MEP to work secretly as a lobbyist, was exposed during an undercover investigation by (Rupert Murdoch‘s) Sunday Times three years ago.

He was jailed for three years after being found guilty of corruption by a court in Vienna. It was the second time he had been convicted of the same offence. An earlier verdict had been overturned on appeal.” (src))

Spaniard Pablo Zalba Bidegain (who was cleared of wrongdoing as he had not accepted payment),[1] and Slovenian Zoran Thaler (who writes: “the (Rupert Murdoch‘s)Sunday Times is otherwise well-known for its open anti-EU editorial policy which it likes to emphasise” (src))

after an article in The Sunday Times claimed that they had tried to influence EU legislation in exchange for money.[2]

Rupert Murdoch is 1.5 Billion USD heavy media Mogul owning: 21st Century Fox, News Corp,

FOX NEWS, The Times of London and The Wall Street Journal

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 16: Rupert Murdoch attends “The Tree Of Life” premiere during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

“I once asked Rupert Murdoch why he was so opposed to the European Union. ‘That’s easy,’ he replied. ‘When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.'” (src)

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Did you know
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“In March 2011, The Sunday Times implicated Mr. Thaler among other MEPs in a ‘cash-for-laws’ scandal.

Rupert Murdoch‘s Sunday Times also provided edited video of Mr. Thaler discussing adding amendments to EU laws with undercover journalists.[5]

On 21 March he resigned as MEP. European Anti-fraud Office – OLAF investigated the case. In January 2012 OLAF concluded the investigation with the decision that there was “no infringement” on Thaler’s side.[6] (src)

“The Sunday Times journalists went undercover and approached 60 MEPs, posing as lobbyists and requesting votes to table or support certain amendments in exchange for money.

They were able to buy 3 MEPs out of 60 for 100.000€ per year, in percentage this is 5%

Indictments

Strasser[3] and Thaler[4] resigned in March 2011; Strasser was sentenced to four years in jail on 14 January 2013.[5] OLAF dismissed the case against Thaler, claiming that it had been unable to find “evidence to support suspicion of wrongdoing” (though it did blame the European Parliament for “refus[ing] to provide the necessary support during the investigation”).[6] However, in January 2014 Slovenia‘s own judicial system found Thaler guilty and sentenced him to two and a half years in prison.[7]

“Claiming innocence, Adrian Severin has refused to step down and continues to work as an MEP, even after he was expelled by the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) group of the European Parliament.[8] He was indicted by Romania‘s anti-corruption agency in September 2013 and in February 2016, he was convicted to three and half years in prison in court, although the judgement was appealed.[9] On 16 November 2016, a final sentence was handed down and his sentence was increased to 4 years imprisonment.[10] He still has the support of the Social Democratic Party, his political party in Romania.” (src)

how much do corrupt politicians cost: 100,000 euros per year

“The European Parliament has opened an investigation after a British newspaper reported that three MEPs had accepted offers of up to 100,000 euros per year in exchange for tabling amendments to legislation being passed in the EU assembly.” (src)