Tagesdosis 21.8.2019 – Happy Birthday Skolstrejk för Klimatet | KenFM.de

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21-08-19 02:32:00,

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Ein Kommentar von Rüdiger Lenz.

Am 20. August ist Greta Thunberg zum ersten Mal für mehr Klimaschutz der Schule ferngeblieben und hat dadurch für mehr Klimaschutz protestiert. Herzlichen Glückwunsch dafür!

Als ich im Alter der heutigen Jugend war, wurde allerorten darüber berichtet, dass der Wald aussterben wird, dass die Fluorchlorkohlenwasserstoffe, das FCKW, die Ozonschicht des Planeten immer weiter auffressen wird, dass durch den Grundwasserverbrauch Wasserknappheit droht, dass uns eine neue Eiszeit bevorstünde und dass der Golfstrom umkippen wird. Das war vor über 35 Jahren. 

Die Tagesschau ließ gestern durch Johanna Wahl einen Artikel schreiben, eine Erfolgsgeschichte – mit offenem Ende: Ein Jahr Klimaproteste, der den Weg der jungen Greta Thunberg Revue passieren ließ. Greta Thunberg ist davon überzeugt, dass dieser ganze Planet untergehen wird, dass wir einen noch nie da gewesenen Klimawandel erleben werden, wenn wir nicht auf das Emittieren des CO2 verzichten würden. Ihre Bewegung, die Fridays-for-Future-Bewegung hat hierzulande zu gut 600 Gruppen geführt, die für ein besseres Klima und eine bessere Zukunft regelmäßig auf die Straßen gehen, um dafür zu demonstrieren. 

Mittlerweile befürworten Politiker, Zeitschriften, Wissenschaftler und ein großer Teil der Gesellschaft diese Bewegung und sie sind vehement dazu entschlossen, freiwillig dafür zu zahlen. Die CO2-Steuer soll kommen und wird kommen. Böse Zungen trennen den Zufall dieser in die hunderte von Milliarden Euros sprudelnden Gelder von der Bewegung und meinen, diese Steuer soll dafür missbraucht werden, die Militärausgaben zu erhöhen, damit der Forderung des US-Präsidenten Trump an Deutschlands Rüstungsausgaben Folge geleistet wird. Man schwänzt seit gut einem Jahr die Schule oder streikt für den Klimaschutz. Eine ganze Generation ist vom Untergang des Planeten infiziert worden. Und so schreibt die Autorin auf Tagesschau.de das alles zur Erfolgsgeschichte einer ganzen Generation Greta um, die bis zum Papst vorgedrungen ist, einer Ehrendoktorwürde und einer Friedensnobelpreis-Nominierung. Beeindruckend, möchte man meinen, denn die Zeitschriften und Fernsehanstalten schreiben diese einjährige Bilanz Gretas einem Alleingang zu. Wer schon einmal in Bewegungen engagiert war, die sich dem Wohl und Wehe der Menschheit widmeten, der weiß aus eigener Erfahrung, dass das gar nicht sein kann.

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More Fake Happy News About Jobs – PaulCraigRoberts.org

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03-08-19 08:09:00,

More Fake Happy News About Jobs

Paul Craig Roberts

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the US economy created 148,000 new private sector jobs during July.  The jobs number does not translate into employed people as increasingly Americans hold two or more jobs.  For example, the BLS reports that from June to July the number of multiple job holders rose by 233,000 which is 85,000 more than the 148,000 new private sector jobs.  What we are seeing is not more people employed, but more multiple job holders. Since May the number of multiple job holders has increased by 534,000.  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t09.htm 

The claim of a falling rate of unemployment over the past decade is inconsistent with the rising labor force participation rate. Normally, when employment prospects are good the labor force participation rate increases.  To explain away the inconsistency, economists claim that the decline in the labor force participation rate reflects the increased retirements of the baby boomer generation.  However, the  BLS reported that the labor force participation rate for older workers of retirement age surged to the highest level in 7 years.  

So, what is really going on?  The answer is that retired people, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s low to zero interest rate over the last decade, cannot live on their pensions and their savings.  They have to take part-time jobs to make ends meet.  Younger people, however, cannot form independent households on the basis of part-time jobs, and as they have no pension income to supplement the meager pay of a part-time job, have dropped out of the work force.  

The reason the reported unemployment rate is low is that the millions who have dropped out of the labor force because they cannot find life-sustainable employment are not counted as unemployed.  What do these people do?  They live with parents or grandparents and they work cash jobs house sitting, walking dogs, cutting grass, and various handiman jobs.

There are many problems with the payroll jobs report, and always are.  For example, the July report finds 16,000 new manufacturing jobs, but the manufacturing index weakened for the fourth consecutive month. How do manufacturing jobs rise when manufacturing activity declines?

Another anomality is the collapse of seven trucking companies this year. 

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‘Many happy tax returns’: Corbyn sends Amazon’s Jeff Bezos a 25th birthday card to remember

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05-07-19 01:30:00,

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has ‘thoughtfully’ sent Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a card wishing his company a “happy birthday,” before telling him that he owes the “British people millions in taxes that pay for the public services.”

Corbyn tweeted a picture of himself writing the card with the cover emblazoned with the words ‘Many Happy Tax Returns amazon.com.’ The life-long socialist took the opportunity to urge Bezos, the richest person in the world worth $131 bn, to pay his “fair share of taxes” in the UK and to give his “hard-working staff a pay rise.”

Corbyn’s letter in full:

Dear Jeff,
Happy Birthday. You owe the British people millions in taxes that pay for the public services that we all rely on. This year, pay your fair share of taxes, give your hard-working staff a pay rise and respect workers’ rights.
Many Happy Tax Returns,
Jeremy

Between 2016 and 2017, despite Amazon’s pre-tax profits increasing from £24m to £72m, it’s tax bill fell from £7.4m to £4.6m, according to Channel 4’s FactCheck.

While Tory candidates in the leadership race, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, have promised to cut the level of corporation tax, currently at 19 percent, Labour has stated that the party would increase it to 26 percent if they gained power.

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Washington Not Happy About New China Focus on Central America | New Eastern Outlook

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25-04-19 06:31:00,

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As it becomes clear that the Trump Administration support, so far unsuccessful, for regime change in Venezuela is also very much about targeting the huge financial presence of China with the Maduro regime, recent news of a major Chinese oil success in Cuban waters will clearly deepen the geopolitical tensions. And it involves not only Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil.

China’s major state-owned oil company, CNPC, through its subsidiary, Great Wall Drilling, has begun exploring for oil off Cuba’s coast in a joint venture with state-owned oil firm Cuba Petroleum Company (CUPET), according to an April 16 report in the China state news agency, Xinhua. Great Wall has been engaged in oil exploration in Cuba since 2005, but this is the most promising result to date. Advanced drilling technology from CNPC has opened the prospect of major oil off Cuba for the first time.

The news comes as Washington sanctions target Venezuela oil earnings and also its agreements to supply Cuba with low cost oil. While the Maduro government continues to insist it will deliver oil to Cuba despite sanctions, clearly the security of supply is becoming riskier and supply less.

On April 21 US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced that Washington will use a heretofore unused sanction law that allows legal action in US courts to sue foreigners using property seized by the communist regime. While it’s not clear how hard that will hit Cuba, it will clearly chill foreign companies looking to invest in Cuba.

Cuba is well-known to have provided large-scale military assistance as well as thousands of Cuban doctors and medical personnel to support the Maduro presidency in Venezuela. What is less well-known and perhaps an unspoken motive behind the Bolton declaration is the presence of China in both countries.

China presence in Cuba

Details of Chinese loans to the Cuban economy are classified state secret and not disclosed. Clearly though, Beijing has quietly been increasing its presence in the Caribbean island, a country which during the Cold War Fidel Castro era had become a close ally of the Soviets, putting them then at odds with China. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, despite several attempts by Russian companies such as Norilsk Nickel to gain a presence in Cuba again,

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(Un)Happy Anniversary! 17 Years of War (and More to Come) – Global Research

(Un)Happy Anniversary! 17 Years of War (and More to Come) – Global Research

23-10-18 09:14:00,

We’re already two years past the crystal anniversary and eight years short of the silver one, or at least we would be, had it been a wedding — and, after a fashion, perhaps it was. On October 7, 2001, George W. Bush launched the invasion — “liberation” was the word often used then — of Afghanistan. It was the start of the second Afghan War of the era, one that, all these years later, still shows no signs of ending. Though few realized it at the time, the American people married war. Permanent, generational, infinite war is now embedded in the American way of life, while just about the only part of the government guaranteed ever more soaring dollars, no matter what it does with them, is the U.S. military.

This October 7th marked the 17th anniversary of that first of so many still-spreading conflicts. In league with various Afghan warlords, the U.S. military began moving into that country, while its Air Force launched a fierce campaign, dropping large numbers of precision munitions and hundreds of cluster bombs. Those were meant not just for al-Qaeda, the terror outfit that, the previous month, had dispatched its own precision air force — hijacked American commercial jets — to take out iconic buildings in New York and Washington, but the Taliban, a fundamentalist sect that then controlled most of the country. By early 2002, that movement had been ejected from its last provincial capital, while Osama bin Laden had fled into hiding in Pakistan. And so it began.

The 17th anniversary of that invasion passed in the heated aftermath of the Kavanaugh hearings, as the president was rallying his base by endlessly bashing the Democrats as an “angry mob” promoting “mob rule.” So if you weren’t then thinking about Afghanistan, don’t blame yourself. You were in good company.

On October 8th, for instance, the front page of my hometown newspaper had headlines like “Court Showdown Invigorates G.O.P. in Crucial Races” and “20 Dead Upstate as Limo Crashes on Way to Party.” If you were old like me and still reading the paper version of the New York Times,

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