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Green Party 4 point plan for affordable housing

(scroll down for Deutsch)

  1. housing as a focal point of EU funding: multi-annual financial framework re-orienting the billions of European funding have so far been scarce in social housing.
    • The funds of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) may only be used for the construction of housing in the event of energy recovery. Use for social housing has so far been limited to marginalised groups, especially Roma (!WTF!?). EU support for housing for Roma is right, so that people in their home have a home and do not have to flee from bitter poverty to the pedestrian zones of other countries. For the next EU budget framework 2021-2027, however, we want to make public housing for all people with low incomes a priority for European funding. At the green Initiative, the aim of social housing is already in the decision on the ERDF, which the European Parliament voted on last week. Investment in housing is to be promoted with EU money when Real Estate is owned by public or not-for-profit and reserved for low-income households or people with disabilities. The European Social Fund (ESF) should also provide targeted funding to support access to suitable housing. The negotiations between parliament and the Council of the member states are only taking place after the European elections. Every vote for Green is a vote for more EU money for social housing.
  2. detoxifying the real estate market: money laundering, letter-box companies and speculation ending rents are rising for a number of reasons.The inflow of black money also aggravates the tense situation on the real estate markets.Germany has the reputation of being a money laundering machine for the Italian Mafia and Russian oligarchs.And this, although we greens in Europe have been able to enforce hard rules against money laundering.Many actors are required by EU law to alert when money laundering is suspected.What makes Germany attractive for money laundering, the deliberate Non-application of European Law.Because anonymity is not a Problem when buying real estate worth millions so far, Schwarzgeld feels so comfortable in Germany’s cities.The number of suspected reports on money laundering by notaries, lawyers and real estate agents is close to the detection limit, although they are obliged to spontaneous reports under the Money Laundering Act.More active supervision of public authorities is needed, so that the current law is finally implemented.All federal states have to fulfil their task of preventing money laundering with regard to Real Estate in particular.In addition, the federal government must at last provide the Financial Intelligence Unit (currently at customs) with personnel, technical and police data in such a way that it can fulfil its tasks effectively.”Property required. Its use should at the same time serve the benefit of the general public,“ says the Basic Law.However, the social obligation is difficult to enforce when owners hide behind a letter box company.Tenants have a right to know their owners.Finally, it often makes a big difference whether an urgent repair happens quickly, or by an anonymous property management company on the long bench pushed.To make letter box companies transparent, has the EU imposed a Transparency Register of beneficial owners on the basis of much green pressure.But the grand coalition in Berlin denies proper implementation.The transparency register on economically entitled persons must at last actually provide information about the true owners of all companies in Germany, as provided for by European law.The German special rule that box structures are allowed to remain anonymous, contradicts European law.Therefore, the German implementation of the 4. Anti-money laundering policy.Because the Berlin grand coalition has so far ignored all calls, we Greens have filed an infringement complaint with the European Commission in the European Parliament.
  3. a European legal framework for social and good housing to co-ordinate national policies wherever important policy is above all national competence, the EU can nevertheless co-ordinate with a legal framework.We want such a European legal framework for social and good housing.Social housing must be a European priority.The enforcement of EU state aid rules must not lead to the disadvantage of social housing compared to profit-oriented real estate companies or to the creation of “Ghettos” more socially disadvantaged. We want to promote diverse neighborhoods. The EU Commission can enforce the European legal framework of the open method of coordination. The European Commission can make specific recommendations for social housing to national governments within the framework of the European semester, where this is particularly necessary.
  4. The Paris climate agreement is a great success of European diplomacy to prevent climate collapse. In order to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to below 1.5 percent, all countries must comply with their obligations. By December 2019, the federal government must report to the EU Commission its binding national action plan on climate and energy. For the action plan, we call for a comprehensive Definition of energy poverty, quantified objectives and effective measures to reduce it. In order to achieve these goals, the federal government must present an ambitious long-term renovation strategy. The Federal government should develop the strategy, with the involvement of representatives of the anti – poverty and women’s associations and social housing representatives. The renovation strategy must focus on funding for the renovation of buildings where low-income people live. The rate of renovation must be set at least three percent. In order to reach them, appropriate measures are needed in the field of advice, financing, urban and spatial planning.

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2018-10: 90% of major European banks already sanctioned for money laundering

Also involved: Dankse Bank, Deutsche Bank but also Spanish Santander bank and the British banks HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and RBS.

German:

Grüner Plan für gutes und bezahlbares Wohnen in Europa

Wohnen ist die soziale Frage unserer Zeit. In Deutschland geben 16 Prozent der Menschen mehr als 40 Prozent ihres Einkommens fürs Wohnen aus. Das ist in der EU die zweitschlimmste Belastung nach Griechenland. Der reine #Mietenwahnsinn! In Rumänien leben 50 Prozent der Menschen in überbelegten Wohnungen. 95 Prozent der Griech*innen mit niedrigem Einkommen erleben eine Explosion ihrer Wohnkosten (Quelle: FEANTSA). Dass sich Menschen ein zentrales Grundbedürfnis wie Wohnen nicht leisten können, ist ein bedroht das Grundrecht auf Wohnen. Erst recht in unserem reichen Land. Die Verdrängung von Menschen aus den Städten ist eine Gefahr für den Zusammenhalt unserer Gesellschaft.

Die Verdrängung ist aber nicht nur für die Betroffenen, sondern auch für die Wirtschaft ein Problem. Gutes Personal ist ein wichtiger Standortfaktor. Wenn die Wohnungssuche zum unüberwindlichen Hindernis wird, wird es für Firmen noch schwieriger Mitarbeiter zu finden. Gutes und bezahlbares Wohnen gehört zur notwendigen Infrastruktur für wirtschaftliche Stärke. Gerade in den Städten und Regionen mit gutem Entwicklungspotential wird der Mietenwahnsinn zum Wirtschaftshemmnis.

Wohnen ist keine europäische Kern-Zuständigkeit. Die meisten Hebel sind in der Hand der nationaler, regionaler und kommunaler Politik. Das wollen wir auch nicht ändern, denn Boden und Immobilien sind immobil und die Verhältnisse von Ort zu Ort sehr unterschiedlich. Aber auch Europa muss aber im Rahmen seiner Zuständigkeiten zu Lösungen für diese wichtige Herausforderung beitragen. Dieser Plan fasst zusammen, was wir in der Europäischen Union tun können.

der Grüne 4 Punkte Plan

1 | Wohnen als Schwerpunkt der EU-Fördermittel: Mehrjährigen Finanzrahmen neu ausrichten

Die Milliarden der europäischen Fördermittel fließen bisher kaum in sozialen Wohnraum. Die Mittel des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) dürfen für Wohnungsbau nur bei energetischer Sanierung eingesetzt werden. Die Verwendung für sozialen Wohnungsbau ist bisher beschränkt auf marginalisierte Gruppen, insbesondere Roma. Die EU-Förderung für Wohnungen für Roma ist richtig, damit Menschen in ihrer Heimat ein Zuhause haben und nicht vor bitterer Armut in die Fußgängerzonen anderer Länder flüchten müssen. Für den nächsten EU-Haushaltsrahmen 2021-2027 wollen wir gemeinwohlorientiertes Wohnen für alle Menschen mit niedrigem Einkommen aber zum Schwerpunkt für europäische Fördermittel machen. Auf Grüne Initiative hin, steht das Ziel des sozialen Wohnungsbaus bereits im Beschluss zum EFRE, den das Europaparlaments letzter Woche abgestimmt hat. Investitionen in Wohnungsbau sollen mit EU-Geld gefördert werden, wenn Immobilien im öffentlichen oder im gemeinnützigen Besitz sind und für Haushalte mit niedrigem Einkommen oder Menschen mit Behinderungen reserviert. Auch aus dem Europäischen Sozialfond (ESF) sollen gezielt Gelder zur Verfügung stehen zur Förderung von Zugang zu geeignetem Wohnraum. Die Verhandlungen zwischen Parlament und Rat der Mitgliedstaaten gehen erst nach der Europawahl richtig los. Jede Stimme für Grün ist eine Stimme für mehr EU-Geld für sozialen Wohnungsbau.

2 | Immobilienmarkt entgiften: Geldwäsche, Briefkastenfirmen und Spekulation beenden

Mieten steigen aus mehreren Gründen.

Auch der Zufluss von Schwarzgeld verschlimmert die angespannte Lage auf den Immobilienmärkten.

Ausgerechnet Deutschland hat den Ruf, Geldwaschmaschine für die italienische Mafia und russische Oligarchen zu sein.

Und das obwohl wir Grünen in Europa harte Regeln gegen Geldwäsche mit durchsetzen konnten.

Viele Akteure sind per EU-Gesetz verpflichtet, beim Verdacht auf Geldwäsche Alarm zu schlagen.

Was Deutschland für Geldwäsche attraktiv macht, ist die bewusste Nicht-Anwendung europäischen Rechts.

Weil Anonymität beim Kauf millionenschwerer Immobilien bisher kein Problem ist, fühlt sich Schwarzgeld in Deutschlands Städten so wohl.

Die Zahl der Verdachtsmeldungen auf Geldwäsche von Notaren, Rechtsanwälten und Immobilienmaklern bewegen sich nahe der Nachweisgrenze, obwohl sie zu spontanen Meldungen nach dem Geldwäschegesetz verpflichtet sind.

Es braucht eine aktivere Aufsicht staatlicher Stellen, damit das geltende Recht endlich auch vollzogen wird.

Alle Bundesländer müssen ihrer Aufgabe zur Prävention von Geldwäsche gerade mit Bezug auf Immobilien besser nachkommen.

Außerdem muss die Bundesregierung die Financial Intelligence Unit (derzeit beim Zoll) endlich personell, technisch und bei den Zugängen zu polizeilichen Daten so ausstatten, dass sie ihre Aufgaben auch wirksam erfüllen kann.

„Eigentum verpflichtet. Sein Gebrauch soll zugleich dem Wohle der Allgemeinheit dienen,“ sagt das Grundgesetz.

Die Sozialpflicht ist aber schwer durchzusetzen, wenn sich Eigentümer hinter einer Briefkastenfirmen verstecken.

Mieter haben ein Recht, ihren Eigentümer zu kennen.

Schließlich macht es oft einen großen Unterschied, ob eine eilige Reparatur schnell passiert oder von einer anonymen Hausverwaltungsfirma auf die lange Bank geschoben wird.

Um Briefkastenfirmen transparent zu machen, hat die EU auf viel grünen Druck hin ein Transparenzregister der wirtschaftlich Berechtigten vorgeschrieben.

Doch die große Koalition in Berlin verweigert die ordentliche Umsetzung.

Das Transparenzregister über wirtschaftlich Berechtigte muss endlich tatsächlich Auskunft über die wahren Eigentümer von allen Firmen in Deutschland geben, wie es das Europarecht vorsieht.

Die deutsche Sonderregelung, dass Schachtelkonstruktionen anonym bleiben dürfen, widerspricht europäischem Recht.

Daher muss die deutsche Umsetzung der 4. Anti-Geldwäsche-Richtlinie nachgebessert werden.

Weil die Berliner Große Koalition alle Aufforderungen bisher ignoriert, haben wir Grünen im Europaparlament eine Vertragsverletzungsbeschwerde bei der EU-Kommission eingereicht.

3 | Ein europäischer Rechtsrahmen für soziale und gute Wohnungen, um nationale Politiken zu koordinieren

Wo wichtige Politik vor allem nationale Zuständigkeit ist, kann die EU dennoch mit einem Rechtsrahmen koordinierend eingreifen.

Wir wollen einen solchen europäischen Rechtsrahmen für soziales und gutes Wohnen.

Sozialer Wohnungsbau muss eine europäische Priorität sein.

Die Durchsetzung der EU-Regeln für staatliche Beihilfen darf nicht zum Nachteil für sozialen Wohnungsbau gegenüber gewinnorientierten Immobilienunternehmen führen oder zur Schaffung von “Ghettos” sozial Benachteiligter führen. Wir wollen vielfältige Nachbarschaften fördern. Die EU-Kommission kann den europäische Rechtsrahmen mit der Methode der offenen Koordinierung Stück für Stück durchsetzen. Die EU-Kommission kann den nationalen Regierungen im Rahmen des Europäischen Semesters gezielt Empfehlungen für soziales Wohnen machen, wo dies besonders notwendig ist.

4 | Ökologischen Wohnraum im Rahmen der verbindlichen EU-Klimaziele sozialverträglich fördern

Das Pariser Klimaabkommen ist ein großer Erfolg der europäischen Diplomatie, um den Klimakollaps zu verhindern. Um das Ziel zu erreichen, die globale Erwärmung auf unter 1,5 Prozent zu begrenzen, müssen alle Länder ihren Verpflichtungen nachkommen. Bis Dezember 2019 muss die Bundesregierung dafür ihren verbindlichen nationalen Aktionsplan zu Klima und Energie an die EU-Kommission melden. Für den Aktionsplan fordern wir eine umfassende Definition zu Energiearmut sowie quantifizierte Ziele und effektive Maßnahmen zu deren Minderung. Um diese Ziele zu erreichen, muss die Bundesregierung eine ambitionierte langfristige Renovierungsstrategie vorzulegen. Die Bundesregierung sollte die Strategie unter Einbeziehung von Vertretern der Armuts- und Frauenverbände sowie von Sozialwohnungsbauvertretern erarbeiten. Die Renovierungstrategie muss die Finanzierung für die Renovierung von Gebäuden, in denen einkommensschwache Menschen wohnen, in den Mittelpunkt stellen. Die Rate der Renovierung muss auf mindestens drei Prozent festgelegt werden. Um sie zu erreichen, braucht es entsprechende Maßnahmen im Bereich Beratung, Finanzierung, Stadt- und Raumplanung.

Quelle: https://sven-giegold.de/gruener-plan-fuer-gutes-und-bezahlbares-wohnen-in-europa/

2018-10: 90% of major European banks already sanctioned for money laundering

Also involved: Dankse Bank, Deutsche Bank but also Spanish Santander bank and the British banks HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and RBS.

Snowden revelation: Russians sometimes good!

“Russian people are warm, they are clever. It’s a beautiful country. Their government is the problem not the people.”

Merkel is Queen Europe: “She is, whether you like it or not, the leader of Europe and as a really senior statesman, she can set new norms of behavior.”

“if the only place an American whistleblower can be safe is in Russia?”

“Make a whistleblower protection law, based on public interest – and stand in for this”

“Now, if a Russian whistleblower, someone from Putin’s administration, shows up on Merkel’s doorstep tomorrow, she’s going to adopt him, it’s her nephew, you know? But if an American whistleblower shows up on Merkel’s doorstep? That question has not been answered.”

“We certainly know what the public position she’s taken in the last 5 years has been, and I think that’s a disappointment. Not just to whistleblowers, hopefully not just to journalists, not just to Germans, but to the world.”

“Right, but then there is also your John Doe, the Panama Papers whistleblower, whose identity is still unknown. Fabulous, right? And this is proof that it is possible.”

“tip your finger on the scale and take us to a freer and better future”

Trump’s Twitter-Phone probably already hacked: “Nobody can tell him what to do. The phone is going to get attacked, and it has likely already been compromised, and will be compromised again.”

“Wikileaks is not my model, but they are a model, and their model has not actually proven to be irresponsible or harmful.”

Snowden on Assange:

“I’m a reformist, he’s a revolutionary. I don’t want to burn the system down, if I believe it can still be saved.”

If you had one wish, is there any specific topic you would most wish a whistleblower to come forward with?”

“There are many, honestly.”

“But the one I think is still the most important to history, that we haven’t seen, is the torture report.

“The unredacted form of the Senate’s report on the United States torture program.”

“The current director of the Central Intelligence Agency is an admitted war criminal.”

She was a key figure in a torture program that involved beating a pregnant woman on her stomach, anally raping men who tried to refuse meals with those meals, and freezing a man to death who was chained and shackled in a cell.”

“And these are only a few of the abuses.”

“Many of the others we will never hear about, because the records have been destroyed.”

(src: https://projekte.sueddeutsche.de/artikel/politik/the-russian-government-is-corrupt-in-many-ways-e757187/)

“Waterboarding is a war crime under both U.S. and international law, dating back to U.S. prosecution of Japanese solders for torturing U.S. POWs during World War II.[1]

(src: nsarchive.gwu.edu)

I did not realize until today, how much articles of Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) are in English and English only. (Germany currently #10 in EU English proficiency (src: ef.com))

They keep the good old propaganda mechanisms of yellow-journalism alive, hitting, the reader without time to read the whole thing, with an almost wartime propaganda headline: Russia is evil

… while at the same time SZ is shutting down important Snowden related articles such as this one:

“A joint investigation” (soon to vanish off the net by strange unlogic laws that nobody  understands and only few question) “by NDR, WDR, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Channel 4 based on documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveals that Cable & Wireless” (owned by Vodafone) “actively shaped and provided the most data to GCHQ mass surveillance programs, and received millions of pounds in compensation”

https://web.archive.org/web/20150206122204/http://international.sueddeutsche.de/post/103543418200/snowden-leaks-how-vodafone-subsidiary-cable

As you can see:

The propaganda and surveillance machine is back – and it is more sophisticated than ever before.

Studied psychologists work for news entities to create mass manipulation.

  • They want to know what you think (surveillance) today
  • They want to know what you think, vote and buy tomorrow (AI?)
    • in order to influence elections
    • so in order to sell that info to 3rd parties
  • They want to distort your world view and manifest their geopolitical aims to legitimize their crimes (USA good, EU good, Iran evil, North Korea evil, Cuba evil, Venezuela evil, Russia evil)
  • They use subtle deception just as SZ Yellow Journalism.

As correctly said in this article: nobody expected Russia, the Russian intelligence service FSB and Mr Putin himself to act or not-act like this.

Everyone expected Snowden to be held in some secret military base on the North Pole and be questioned and interrogated for the rest of his life – or sold out to the US for some favor.

None of this has happened.

Russia manages to paint itself a new picture and the world applauds.

Massively to the anger of Western powers – that this Russia did not behave as evil as all Western media wanted it to and wanted Western citizens to believe.

Even worse – Snowden explicitly says – he feared of ending up in an orange suite in Guantanamo Bay by his own people that even called for his death.

It is very very sad to see what Western democracies have become

Western democracies failed to:

Democratic principles have become a problem for the secret monetary Empire

United States of Evil?

A massive downfall of a beacon of modernism and enlightenment – the US has maneuvered itself in a massive trust-mess – so much so – that people generally distrust Washington, hate the EU and even hate the word democracy and want to go back to kings and queens – to at least know who is to blame – if things go wrong.

It becomes harder and harder for hobby-journalists and activists to see through all the dirt that “they” try to sell us as “freedom” “democracy” “liberation” “information” – that the hidden tyrants of the dictatorship empires US or EU dishes out.

Empires build on lies

Devil is the great deceiver – they seem to get paid for being devils – welcome to self made hell.

‘You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father.

He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.’

Back to the middle ages?

Soon “the system” will present you a new queen or king that you can project all your hate on – puppets with no actual power.

This serpent has masters who’s names you do not know, that hide in the shadows.

Genesis 3:4-5

‘The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’

… journalists should help people distinguish between good and evil, if they fail on this, they not only betray truth, they betray all of mankind – including their families and themselves.

The Ex-Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald says “The Intercept” does not have the money to be Guardians of the Snowden Documents any more? (src: medium.com)

“We should be hopeful because this is an opportunity for change. This is a mandate being handed to leaders like Merkel, who have the credibility. They have the opportunity to change things in a truly historic way, to make Europe more open, more free, and more independent. And it’s easier for a new Europe to stand up to Trump than it would have been standing up against Obama, because Obama was respected.”

(src: https://projekte.sueddeutsche.de/artikel/politik/the-russian-government-is-corrupt-in-many-ways-e757187/)

I am happy to hear high hopes from Mr Snowden concerning Germany, Europe and Merkel.

For the German people – Merkel is just another US obedient puppet as Kohl was, otherwise She would and could have stopped the Drone killing going on in Afghanistan and coordinated from Ramstein.

What i always wonder – Merkel grew up in former East-Germany – but does she care about East-Germany? It does not look like it – East-Germany is still in economic ruins.

Politicians seem to cause more problems than solutions.

Merkel continues to blame Russia for breach of international law – but fails to see the same case repeatedly done by US bombings and torture programs.

This is a double standard – and anyone not completely blind to propaganda – sees it.

Mr Kohl pushed the EU “through” like a dictator. (src: euobserver.com)

We can not start a community of states on dictatorship.

Yes i guess the US hates the EU and the Euro as being a competition on the world stage – so they and Goldman Sachs sabotage it in every possible way – but because the concept-men in Brussels are so stupid – they do not even have to try hard to shatter the construct – Facebook and Google Lobbyists “give it the rest”, by “selling” the public laws that are costing companies billions.

UK feels bullied by the EU and wants to leave and it is their right to leave.

In my opinion – Empires and Weapons and Robbery – should be a thing of the past.

If mankind ought to call itself civilized – look what is there – share fair.

What do we gain by fighting each other over finite resources?

Rather than setting up conflicts and pitching nations against each other war after war after war… why not send half a billion Chinese and African Refugees to Mars and Moon?

There are no buildings yet on those planets – loads of work to do – sounds harsh – but conquer the stars is also dangerous and way better than war 🙂

Mr Musk sums it up nicely: if something is unsustainable – it is going to end.

In this article, i explain why globalization and free trade, the Euro, the Euro-Zone is increasing unemployment, by making big companies even bigger, killing small companies in the process but never absorbing the work force of those small companies.

Self driving vehicles will kill -3.5 mio truck driver and -1 mio bus and taxi driver jobs

No matter how positive you might think about these details. For society they are BAD, BAD, BAD. More unemployment means more crime, although those drivers could focus on the “skills of tomorrow”  and do what machines can not do: develop their creativity and empathy. While i would like to see more truck drivers with empathy, You must be f****ing kidding me?

(src: datausa.io, alltrucking.com)

It’s not a secret.

A lot of companies not only Tesla, Uber and Mercedes are working heavily on autopilots for cars and trucks.

They spend an awful lot of developing them and a few deadly accidents later, let’s say in 2030 – trucks and taxis could be without human driver.

What if those 2.5Mio truck drivers hate self-driving trucks and hit the breaks on robots and block highways – this is what i call disruption – i would understand them, after all, they lose it all and gain nothing – because they do not possess the robots that will replace them.

Not okay: “Joe we will replace you with a robot by 2030”

Somewhat okay, but unrealistic, would need gov intervention: “Joe we will replace you with a robot by 2030, but keep paying you half the salary”

China gov subsidies robot research and development, “255 robots that can work around the clock”

they are used to sort parcels to districts and already replaced 60 human workers

“Simple manual jobs” vanish and new jobs are created in robotics.

… well do you spot a problem here? People hat handle parcels might not be capable of programing robots (who is?).

And once a robot is programed even the programmer himself/herself becomes “obsolete”.

This clearly leads to a way of life that creates unemployment on a massive scale and in-debts private households, because if humans labor (manual or sophisticated) is not needed anymore – what else can they trade with the rest of “free markets”?

Nothing. They have nothing to trade.

Economy 4.0 needs Society 4.0 and LifeStyle 4.0 which would need redistribution of rights and privileges 4.0 or face ever growing disaster

From a mankind perspective – this is economically unsustainable – in the current system – in any universe – unless the robots are owned by all people.

or: the people do not need to work because the robots produce fresh vegetables for them FOR FREE in their own garden (THEY OWN THE GARDEN not Amazon!) and produce their own fresh water (not Nestle!) and produce their own electricity (not another company).

2016: Company China buys German manufacturing robots company Kuka

Automation is a technological solution that – at first sight – solve a problem – while under the current rule set of the system increases inequality and creates even bigger problems that were there in the first place (crime) – but were smaller.

While human level robots that would automate tasks such as elderly care taking, are still a thing of the future, but companies are never the less working on it and in 2050 – grandmum will be dealing with robots and robots only.

That would be a very sad future.

2016: “FRANKFURT (Reuters) – China’s Midea (000333.SZ) said it will complete its takeover of German robotics maker Kuka (KU2G.DE) in the first half of January after the United States authorities gave the deal a green light.

Midea, which launched a 4.5 billion euro ($5 billion) offer for Kuka in May, said Germany’s markets regulator had approved the settlement of the transaction, allowing it to control a 94.55 percent voting stake in Kuka from January onwards.” (src: reuters.com)

Artificial Intelligence:

manufacturers and logistic companies, hope to save even more jobs and money with AI.

creativity and empathy are the “skills” of tomorrow

now who in the future 4.0 will pay me the unemployed 4.0 for empathy and creativity?

(i don’t know, maybe an government 4.0)

…when you live in the “unemployment per default” future… or maybe unemployment needs to be redefined? But then also private properties and barb wires will have to go… unlikely to happen under the current mindset… i wonder when Mr Bezos (Amazon, richest man) will buy the world and all it’s resources (especially water) and rent it to us SLAVES… what he already does?  That was fast.

“we will make life easier for our workers and our customers”

… the only reasonable use of robots i can see right now: CLEAN UP THIS PLANET! START WITH FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR WASTE! DAMN IT!