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centralized vs decentralized

if a centralized society approach is not serving the interest / to the benefit of people – they – the people have every right to become decentralized / independent – generate their own food security money energy laws.

because the responsibility they have given away ( to Washington, Brussels, Berlin, London) was abused.

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as democracies have grown bigger (in population, in size... show more
 

US to cancel meeting when China bars Venezuelan interim leader Guaidó


Several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters that China - one of the Venezuelan government’s few remaining international allies - had proposed not inviting representatives from either the Maduro or Guaido camps to “de-politicize” the meeting.

But a senior official in President Donald Drumpf’s administration - which has backed Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate ruler - said the United States and its regional allies would “pull quorum” from the meeting in Chengdu if Hausmann was excluded.

The United States is the IADB’s largest member country and has said that billions of dollars of financing from multilateral banks will be needed to rebuild Venezuela’s economy, which has been crippled by hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages and a collapse of the country’s power grid.
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I have been seeing the same kind of thing here that ruined FaceBook as a communications and organizing hub for the Left. Anyone that is to the Left of the "Democratic" Party is considered a "Troll" by their sycophants. I am glad to put you on Ignore until I find a pod that is actually friendly to the Left. If anyone knows of a place for the Left to organize online, please let me know.

#Politics #Leftist #Economics #Socialist
 
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This is my rating at Political Compass, as any person can see, there is essentially no chance at all that I would be a Trump Supporter despite the allegations of that, and also being a "Russian Troll" that have been hurled my way from some of the members of this pod. Will all real Leftists please stand up?

#Politics #Socialist #Economics #Leftist #NonPartisan
 
I joined the Federation to help the Left organize against the "Democratic" and Republican parties in the USA. I thought it would work out better here than on one of the Privately Owned Centralized platforms. Was I wrong?

#Leftist #Politics #Socialist #Economics #SystemsScience
 
Here is another excellent source of news that was founded by whistle-blowers:

Consortium News

#Politics #Economics
 
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NPC Red, NPC Blue, neither one has a clue. I am looking to connect with Leftists, and those who can tell that the Duopoly in the USA does not represent our interests. There is little time to waste on supporting political parties and candidates that represent the interests of the Donor Class at the expense of the Common People. If you think I am a "Russian Troll", then you are part of the problem I am working to find a solution for.

#Politics #Economics #Leftist Socialist #SystemsScience
 
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I see many "Democratic" Party Loyalists in here, but I have not seen many Leftists. I am calling for any actual Leftist to make contact with me. We need to stick together to oppose the Duopoly, and if this is just going to be like FaceBook, then I will need to begin making other options.

#Socialist #Leftist #Politics #Economics #SystemsScience
 

Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan to succeed his father in leadership


Decades ago he was promised the mantle at Fox, but the company he will run is not what anyone expected, and disappointments have lined his path to this moment. Not only is Lachlan more distant from the White House than his hard-charging father, he will oversee a much smaller company — parent to Fox News, Fox Sports, Fox Entertainment and Fox TV Stations.

On the other side of the political spectrum, several Fox News staffers said they fear Lachlan is less loyal to the network than his father, who has always backed the cable channel without question. The opinionated, conservative faction of the company that supports Trump is already testing his authority.

The Murdochs agreed to the Disney offer as the Justice Department was fighting AT&T’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner. In contrast to the hostility Trump displayed toward that deal, Trump spoke to Rupert the day the Fox deal with Disney was announced and “congratulated him,” according to... show more
 
kongo civil war around resources - 5 million dead for mobile phones

wow.

i am glad there are such brave reporters out there.

Full Movie 🙂




many lost their lives in Afghanistan… Pakistan and other places of this horrible world.

just to bring the rest of the “civilized” world the terrible truth.

this needs to change.

sustainability is a must.


in all sectors of our lives.

even if it means – no Mercedes Benz no more. (not the way they are today, the concept is 100 years old! (coal-steam-engine, oil-engine, (we are here) gas-engine, hydrogen-engine (this is where should have been 30 years ago! but the corrupt-money-system prevents it.) )

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Fear of Terrorism - not only tor vpn but any form of encryption could become illegal in German - welcome to the 4th Orwellian Reich of mass surveillance

Mark my words: lawyers will destroy this world – their madness just hit a new high


Internet and Privacy activist Anke Domscheidt Berg says, this “roadmap” could lead to banning ANY FORM OF ENCRYPTION, not just tor onion network, which would be complete madness – just think about unencrypted logins!

Man in the middle could siffon your bank account passwords and steal your money.

After DSGVO and Article 3 / content upload filter, this it is just a new round of lawyer-madness.

it also just shows once more how much of a Washington-Puppet state the post-world-war-2 Germany has become and was allowed to be and how much in the Orwellian times we already l... show more
 
the costs of war - care for US veterans now more expensive than Air force or Navy Budget

https://soundcloud.com/user-111752142/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends

https://www.defensenews.com/podcasts/2019/03/18/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends-podcast/

$750 Billion Defense Spending Budget 2020,

Image/photo$750 Billion divided by 0.327 Billion Americans equals to = $2293.58 costs per American capita p... show more
 
"For reasons that might be obvious, there has been a resurgence of interest in Eugene V. Debs in recent years. With the USA returning to a new Gilded Age, there is naturally a tendency to see how earlier generations confronted plutocrats like John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the politicians he consorted with."

The Relevance of Debs in the New Gilded Age #Economics #Socialism #Capitalism #politics
The Relevance of Debs in the New Gilded Age
 
the costs of war - care for US veterans now more expensive than Air force or Navy Budget

https://soundcloud.com/user-111752142/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends

https://www.defensenews.com/podcasts/2019/03/18/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends-podcast/

$750 Billion Defense Spending Budget 2020,

Image/photo$750 Billion divided by 0.327 Billion Americans equals to = $2293.58 costs per American capita p... show more
 
2017 Video Interview: Prof. Dr. Dirk H. Ehnts about the future of the Euro France Macron - money out of nowhere and solutions to the crisis-capitalism and democracy in conflict - what to do against the recession

A state cannot save itself from (financial)crisis by austerity.




the book: [url=https://www... show more
 
2017 Video Interview: Prof. Dr. Dirk H. Ehnts about the future of the Euro France Macron - money out of nowhere and solutions to the crisis-capitalism and democracy in conflict - what to do against the recession

A state cannot save itself from the (financial)crisis (austerity)




the book: [url=https://w... show more
 
2017 Video Interview: Prof. Dr. Dirk H. Ehnts über die Zukunft des Euro Frankreich Macron - Geld aus dem Nichts und Lösungen für die Krise - Kapitalismus und Demokratie im Konflikt

Ein Staat kann sich nicht aus der (Finanz)Krise hinaus sparen (Austerität)





https://www.metropolis-verlag.de/Geld-und-Kredit%3A... show more
 

Former top political adviser to president Obama died aged 58


Alan Krueger, 58, died on Saturday, according to a university announcement. His family said in a statement: "It is with tremendous sadness we share that Professor Alan B. Krueger, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and Princeton professor of economics, took his own life over the weekend.

Krueger was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Obama from 2011 to 2013. In that role, he sought to draw attention to the problem of inequality and promote ways of increasing economic mobility.

"Alan was someone who was deeper than numbers on a screen and charts on a page," Obama said. "He saw economic policy not as a matter of abstract theories, but as a way to make people’s lives better."
#Obama #BarackObama #News #... show more
 
terrorism in New Zealand - islamic or not - cui bono? war is terrorism - who profits from insecurity, hatred and fear?

the question needs to be: who profits from insecurity, hatred and fear?
  • the industrial military complex
    • weapons industry promising security with the latest weapons, while selling them also to all sides of a conflict for maximum profit
  • Trump?
  • Dictators
  • Surveillance Agencies

Where did he get the weapons from?


“Experts argue that New Zealand has indeed been on the cusp of change in gun legislation for years but never had political unity around the issue.”

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terrorism in New Zealand - islamic or not - cui bono? war is terrorism - who profits from insecurity, hatred and fear?

the question needs to be: who profits from insecurity, hatred and fear?
  • the industrial military complex
    • weapons industry promising security with the latest weapons, while selling them also to all sides of a conflict for maximum profit
  • Trump?
  • Dictators
  • Surveillance Agencies

Where did he get the weapons from?


it seems in New Zealand you can easily buy M16 assault rifles.

‘The owner of Christchurch’s “Gun City”

Gun City: the World’s Largest Gun Store!

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terrorism in New Zealand - islamic or not - cui bono? war is terrorism - who profits from insecurity, hatred and fear?

the question needs to be: who profits from insecurity, hatred and fear?
  • the industrial military complex
    • weapons industry promising security with the latest weapons, while selling them also to all sides of a conflict for maximum profit
  • Trump?
  • Dictators
  • Surveillance Agencies

Who/What creates terrorists/fanatics?

  • war
    • causes fear, hate, refugees
    • fear and hate are also caused by the media / propaganda institutions, transmitting it, transporting it, increasing it, blowing it out of pro
... show more
 
Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF #Economics #Environmentalism #newhere (
 
Federated Republic of Sean - 2019-03-18 15:35:29 GMT
My friend and his girlfriend had a very barky min-pin. They tried putting a collar on the dog that would spray citronella in her face when she barked. The dog would bark once, get sprayed, then perform a quick binary search to discover the volume threshold, after which she'd bark right under the threshold.

I'm not sure why we think fascists don't do this.
 
Federated Republic of Sean - 2019-03-18 17:17:05 GMT
So weird that using a laptop as a "thin" client is so much more battery- and RAM-intensive than simply installing native applications and running them locally. It's almost like abusing a technology that was never intended for this purpose is a bad idea.
 
do not abolish cash! this is why digital phone payment is NOT safe

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while overall cryptocurrency is a good idea – because it allows decentralized money transactions.

… it is not cool that
  • your name
  • postal code
  • birth date
  • phone number
… are enough info for social engineering hackers to set a new password to your account or initiate a SIM phone number swap and steal millions and millions in cryptocurrency!

social engineering centers on:
  • Amazon and Co say: “customer is king
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Ending #climatechange requires the end of #capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it? | Phil McDuff


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/18/ending-climate-change-end-capitalism

#economics #future?
 

What comes after Economic Bluegrass? - Investment education!


“The Ministry of Education will work to incorporate securities and futures knowledge in the curriculum to increase financial literacy [among young Chinese] in an innovative way,” Mr Gao said, without elaborating.

“I’d better take a finance refresher course,” one person said on microblogging site Weibo. “Otherwise I won’t be able to help with my son’s studies.”

Critics have said including investor education in primary and middle school classes encourages students to speculate on the stock market. But Guangzhou’s education bureau has defended the course offered in some of its schools, saying the aim is to provide students with financial knowledge. SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
#China #PeoplesRepublicOfChina #... show more
 

Donald Trump couldn't keep promise to create more jobs - the opposite became reality


Referring to his conversation with CEO Mary Barra, Drumpf added: “I asked her to sell it or do something quickly. She blamed the UAW union — I don’t care, I just want it open!” he tweeted.

This is about his entire presidency summed up in one sentence: He doesn't know what he's talking about, but he wants his commands to be executed blindfoldedly. Unfortunately, this is not how politics or economics work. He lacks the logic, but who's surprised about this? There's a reason why his companies all bankrupted.

The idling of the Lordstown plant is costing 1,500 jobs there. Since 2017, GM cut two of the three production shifts there, eliminating 3,000 jobs amid sagging demand for small cars. GM is continuing to produce the Cruze in Mexico for other markets, but not for the United States.
#US #USA... show more
 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says giant online retailer will go bankrupt


(If I saw it correctly in the Google listing, it is not the first time he made this remark, although I really wonder why he says this - to shock the shareholders? To shock the customers? An early April Fools joke? No-one knows. Maybe he's going crazy, due to his rapid success.)
What might be even more alarming is that Bezos has been dumping roughly $1 billion worth of Amazon stock every year...

Yep, he's gone crazy. Must be the lack of hair, the sun burn right through his skull.

That’s because another company (less than 1/6th the size of Amazon)…is producing a component so powerful that it is absolutely annihilating the competition.

Also, I guess that the author of this article (See disclaimer below, in the link) fluently speaks Clickbait.
#US #USA #OnlineRetail #Amazon #Bezos #JeffBezos #News #Economy #Economics #Wealth #Craze #Madness
 
do not abolish cash! this is why digital phone payment is NOT safe

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postal code, birth date, phone number and name, social engineering and SIM swaps stole millions and millions of cryptocurrency!

social engineering centers on:
  • Amazon and Co say: “customer is king” – well yes – but changing passwords by people that you can not properly verify / authenticate is a horror scenario.
  • BigData and information-over-sharing – the more information hackers have about you
    • the easier they can lure phone-support-staf
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do not abolish cash! this is why digital phone payment is NOT safe

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postal code, birth date, phone number and name, social engineering and SIM swaps stole millions and millions of cryptocurrency!

social engineering centers on:
  • Amazon and Co say: “customer is king” – well yes – but changing passwords by people that you can not properly verify / authenticate is a horror scenario.
  • BigData and information-over-sharing – the more information hackers have about you
    • the easier they can lure phone-support-staf
... show more
 

Scott Galloway Schooling Wall Street on Silicon Valley | Interview | Real Vision™


Prof. Scott Galloway has so many mic drops during this interview. It's really worth everybody's time to watch it.



#Economics #Politics #SurveillanceCapitalism
 

Rutger Bregman - “Utopia for Realists” and Big Ideas for an Equitable Economy


What a WONDERFUL interview!

#Economy #Utopia #Economics #Wealth #Poverty
 
Prof. Galloway is a pulls-no-punches, dead-pan comedy type of hard-hitting reporter on the state of affairs in most significant business enterprises. He doesn't hide his high moral ideals while he chastizes the shameless business practices of titans. Here's just one example:


My favorite items are delivered in the "Winners and Losers" playlist. Their quick, important, and satisfying.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL67plOPT3Am0JbnL_LjU2X1DfraHvVsWd

#Economics #Microeconomics #Macroeconomics #Business #Analysis
 
terrorism in New Zealand - islamic or not - cui bono? war is terrorism - who profits from insecurity, hatred and fear?

the question needs to be: who profits from insecurity, hatred and fear?
  • the industrial military complex
    • weapons industry promising security with the latest weapons, while selling them also to all sides of a conflict for maximum profit
  • Trump?
  • Dictators
  • Surveillance Agencies

Who/What creates terrorists/fanatics?

  • war
    • causes fear, hate, refugees
    • fear and hate are also caused by the media / propaganda institutions, transmitting it, transporting it, increasing it, blowing it out of pro
... show more
 
terrorism in New Zealand - islamic or not - cui bono? war is terrorism - who profits from insecurity, hatred and fear?

the question needs to be: who profits from insecurity, hatred and fear?
  • the industrial military complex
    • weapons industry promising security with the latest weapons, while selling them also to all sides of a conflict for maximum profit
  • Trump?
  • Dictators
  • Surveillance Agencies

Who/What creates terrorists/fanatics?

  • war
    • causes fear, hate, refugees
    • fear and hate are also caused by the media / propaganda institutions, transmitting it, transporting it, increasing it, blowing it out of pro
... show more
 

UN Deputy Secretary-General demands a year of transformative solution in regards to climate policies


Addressing the main topic of the Assembly – the need to shift to sustainable forms of consumption and production – the deputy UN chief reminded the audience that we are all living with negative consequences of the current “Take, Make and Dispose” global economic model.

The Deputy Secretary-General gave specific examples showing how governments, the private sector and civil society are making a positive change. She noted that several large hotel chains are committed to reducing water consumption and waste by 50%; countries including India and Costa Rica are committed to eliminating single-use plastics; and she cited a project in the Kiribati Islands, which is providing families with a unique hydroponic system to make food without soil.
#UN #UnitedNations #... show more
 

Trump's pick for World Bank chair safe to become new chairman


David Malpass, the U.S. Treasury’s undersecretary for international affairs, will interview with the World Bank’s executive directors in the coming days, the bank said in a statement.

Malpass, a Drumpf loyalist and former campaign adviser, has raised some concerns that he will use the bank to further Drumpf’s controversial “America First” agenda.

The other nations should have sent opposers as well, to actually raise some competition for this chair. Without it, a Trump loyalist is going to occupy the seat for the next few years, if not the ongoing decades.

Pledging to stay the course on climate change goals will likely win support for Malpass from board members, said Scott Morris, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a former Treasury official.
#Trump #D... show more
 

Liberals either handle the border situation, or fascists take over


Clinton’s assessment of the European political situation is accurate. According to recent poll numbers, 63 percent of French people believe too many immigrants are living in their country. One-third of the British people who voted in 2016 to leave the European Union cited immigration as their primary reason. In Germany, 38 percent rate immigration as the most important issue facing their country. Thanks in great part to their anti-immigration messages, populist parties now govern Italy, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

Across the developed world, very high levels of immigration have coincided with widening class divisions, the discrediting of political and economic elites, and the rise of extremist politics. And immigration pressures will only intensify in the decades ahead, for reasons obscured by media coverage of immigrants as poor and desperate.

Since 1990, the number of human beings living in extreme poverty—defined as less than $2 a day... show more
 
После смены руководства в Росстате продолжаются масштабные фальсификации статистических данных по экономической ситуации в России.
Кстати, они официально заявили "об изменении м... show more
 

Coke Company confeeses to produce more than 3.3 million tonnes of plastic garbage


The figures – which the company has refused in the past to disclose – reveal the amount of plastic packaging Coca-Cola produced in 2017. The company did not reveal the scale of its bottle production but when its packaging footprint is translated into 500ml PET plastic bottles, it amounts to about 108bn bottles a year, more than a fifth of the world’s PET bottle output of about 500bn bottles a year.

“We applaud the companies that are publishing this data and encourage all companies that make and use plastics to disclose their plastics footprint.”

“Ambition levels must continue to rise to make real strides in addressing global plastic pollution by 2025, and moving from commitment to action is crucial.”
#Economy #Economics #Environment #Environmentalism #News #Politics #FreeMarket #Capitalism #Corporatism #CaptialismKills #Waste #Garbage #Plastic #Wildlife #CocaCola #CokeCompany #Nestlé
Coca-Cola Admits It Produces 3 Million Tonnes Of Plastic Packaging A Year
 

Devotional objects by Friedrich von Hayek up for auction


The online sale began on March 8th and ends on March 19th, and the sale items will be on display in London from March 15th to the 18th. I visited Sotheby’s in New York City last Friday, while a sample of the belongings for sale was being exhibited, and met with Gabriel Heaton, a books and manuscripts specialist at the auction house.

“The Mont Pelerin Society isn’t all that well known, but is actually incredibly influential,” Heaton tells me. “Hayek understood that in order to change the political agenda, the way to do that was by winning the arguments, and you do that by gathering together like-minded people to share their thinking and develop their arguments that way.”

Inteesting way to think. Still, I wouldn't oppose to discuss one's views with unlik-minded thinkers as wel, to become aware of potential gaps that wouldn't emerge in such an echo chamber.
#US #... show more
 

News on the Trump budget plan

1. Washington Examiner:


In total, the budget sees Drumpf adding approximately $9 trillion to the national debt through 2024 if he stays in office that long, only slightly less than the $9.5 trillion added to the debt during Obama's eight years in office.

The problem is not the amount of money he spills in debt (I also didn't hear anyone complaining about this, but rather about the cuts he is about to commit), but the inability to keep his promises, but rather contradicting them in his actions.

Much of the savings claimed by the administration in the budget released Monday would not be realized until after Drumpf left office, even assuming he wins re-election. Under current spending and taxing levels, the U.S. would run trillion-dollar annual deficits for most of the decade.

Monday’s budget proposal predicts economic growth of 3.2 percent o... show more
 

#Economics | The Division of Labor Is at the Very Core of Economic #Growth | Mises Wire • http://bit.ly/2F99NzP

 
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