STEALING YOUR MIND: management by psychometrics & contrivance

Posted by Willard Anderson on May 1st, 2018.

STEALING YOUR MIND… PSYCHOMETRICS & MANAGEMENT BY CONTRIVANCE
3 May 2018
In Russia Putin has managed to take over most of the government holdings, including oil and has maintained the profits largely for himself and his cronies. Mean while by police brutality and murder he controls the media. Using this power, he lies to the public which helps him retain his position during falsified elections. He has regressed to the Stalin way of doing things. But his up and coming middle class saw some of benefits of Gorbechovs time and are unsettled. They want a more humane system and there is still an impoverished working class that cannot avail themselves of the consumer goods in upper class Moscow.
In the West the current social media Facebook and Amazon make overwhelming profits. Many corporations are flush with cash but the working class has had almost static incomes with only small gains since the 1970s.
This means maintaining an upper class in E and W are miles apart but the net effects are similar. Most of the profits go to the top. We have somewhat of a more diverse media but back a couple decades that was much more centralized by buy-outs so there is no serious balance in media reporting. The Missing News has gotten worse. Facebook feeds you what you are interested in and thereby pushes uniformity. Facebook apparently upon approval spies upon its clients who do not read the exceedingly fine and complex print. Fb then sends its data out for clandestine use by agents such as Cambridge Analytica.

Modern corporations like Walmart or Amazon do not negotiate with unions to settle wages. They pay what they choose. Many people work part time and have no benefits. There is no ability to move up in pay without unions that have been destroyed by the past PM Harper and large corporations like Walmart. Even the highly skilled do not get a % of the profits their highly skilled work brings to the company. But things in the world are becoming much worse. We know that fossil fuel caused climate warming is causing many disasters but judges presume that a protagonist must prove one climate influence has had an impact on one specific weather event. The result, fossil fuel companies’ costs are paid by the public. This is nonsense and seen for what it is by educated climatologists. They know that the complex of many weather events could not occur without a great amount of GHG such as CO2 heating the oceans and causing the weather disasters associated with spread of disease, mudslides and wildfires. This is included in the IPCC reports.
Corporations have so much power that they hold Governments at threat of moving their facilities and jobs to the lower pay nations. Race to the bottom.

Now we have a dilemma in the West with an uninformed USA president in a country that was the World’s policeman. A country that managed to hold some of the worst tyrants at bay and they are now flexing their muscles; taking over Crimea, parts of the Ukraine and the south China Sea. These are two dictatorships which hold no fair elections. Nor is the Electoral College in the USA a democratic system. i.e. It does not run on a one-person-one-vote basis. As well the Canadian Senate is a dictatorial controller that did Harpers bidding and voted down the most important environmental bill passed by Parliament in Canada in a century.
The USA military allies are being discouraged by Trump who is a close friend of Putins, as if Putin has Trump in his pocket. This is yet to be proven. What it has done is diffuse western effort to keep democracies free and fair. In Europe many of the highly developed relationships with USA have eroded making the Balkan states once again vulnerable to Russia’s False News and aggressive attacks.
Underlying much of this is exemplified in CBC’s The Passionate Eye, April 23, 2018 when they described what they called “THE Persuasion Machine of Silicon Valley”.

Face book develops algorithms to feed you things you will be interested in. It encourages UNIFORMITY. Does the person building the algorithm feel that his/her values system are universal? I find in todays world that the values that are top of mind are always the “economic” algorithms for use in business but are imposed upon education, medicine or mail delivery, especially in the USA. Then the value system that is being downplayed or not considered in life decisions is the biological values. And those are what keeps life ecologically sustainable.
When we feed people this trash of pursuing growth but not ecological sustainability, we are pursuing the destruction of the earth. We must know how our psychometric algorithms stimulate action. Action always counts. With that action, CO2 emissions are still increasing despite the Paris agreement.
When psycho metrics are used to influence you, you will get a hypothetical scenario something like this. “Small children playing. A street demonstration by Muslims. Small child gets hurt. Next move on to Trump saying Muslims should not be allowed to migrate to the USA. Next the decision to vote, based upon the previous influence foremost in ones mind and as one castes a vote in the election.”
One must realize that to be certain news is honest it must be provable, and open to peer group assessment or experimental verification and vindication. When one sells children toys, advertisers should not be able to simply sell a toy that they imply has certain entertainment characteristics unless they can be proven. Quebec has moved more on this problem. Those companies that sell smiles to children rather than facts and honesty should be sued. Adults may be given more credit for thinking things out, but, it does not hold water if the adult has no opportunity to learn about the problem on a diverse media beforehand. Other wise they will be in the same position as children. Now when these heart tugging adds are bombarded at a thousand per day or more, the influence on the person can be very fundamental. That is, they influence the thinking process but without the persons awareness and approval. They literally steal his/her mind. It is a perfect case of the loss of free speech and free choice. Psycho metrics in advertising must be made illegal.

While changing this process will deeply modify modern advertising and the way that Facebook operates, one either makes those great changes or gives up ones democracy. It is time for advertising to use factual data that can be proven. Subtle implied results are just soft lies.

Trump, it is said is a typical potential dictator by nature. He would relish a more dictatorial change in the management/government of the USA. Trump fights the Congress who speak for the public and says the Justice department is crooked because it does not do his wishes.
He may also meet with approval from the dark underside of a controlling group that seem to operate outside of the presidents control, but is supported as a black budget and paid for by the people. All the UFO files are reportedly hidden away in Air force hangers but the President does not have access to these files. Who is really running the USA? A child President and an unknown black triad.
We do not know the full consequences of modern day influences. But many corporations use it with glee. We do know this method of psychometrics was used to win Trump the presidency and the campaign manager says Trump would not have won without Facebook support.

The underground influences need to be cleaned up so we reduce the amount of conspiracy theories that influences those who read very little. Knowledge confirms the right to choose. Without knowing the background, one cannot make a wise choice. We need some sane reorganization and reinforcement of democracy and freedom of speech and freedom of choice.

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Death Taxes and Climate Warming 23 April 2018

Posted by Willard Anderson on April 23rd, 2018.

Death, Taxes and Climate Warming 21 April 2018
It seems there are only three things that are certain: Death Taxes and climate warming. We have however got the order wrong.
Taxes
Taxes often rise faster in right wing governments.
Schools, roads/transportation, food regulation, military, health and education are utilities and raise everyone’s standard of living so they are utilities. Run by government as the cheapest route of operation. An attempt to have corporations run Canada Post did not work. Often frontier research is needed that cannot provide a profit, as occurs in medicine.
All other services and products are better in private hands. Why?
We must remember that corporations have no mind, no empathy, no ethics. So, death is of no significance to corporations. Unless it stops their clients buying their specific product. Hence the more corporation are involved in government the greater will be the effort to reduce government to what will profit corporations. So, a special list of regulations develop that gives corporations a benefit. Taxes not paid because they shift profits overseas to subsidiaries in no tax areas. Shifting costs from Subsidiaries in low tax areas to parent firms in high tax areas so there can be more write offs by parent companies in higher tax areas. This is tax avoidance and/or evasion.
Corporation’s bottom line is profit. We are told that much of government services should be run by corporations. But because corporations must provide profit for their share holders, their motivation is always to reduce costs and increase prices.
Generally, if you have corporative governments i.e. governments controlled by corporation lobbying, lobbying done mostly by corporations and seldom by the voters, then you will have high taxes and high cost government.

Climate Warming
Climate warming is causing many deaths but it is never reported that way. It is first reported that we can not USE GREEN ENERGY BECAUSE IT WILL COST TOO MUCH. That of course is just the opposite. Stopping the use of fossil fuels so you stop the horrendously costly impact of climate change. Stop using fossil fuels. It is the only salvation. Corporations fight this and many believe more of government should be run by corporations.
Spending more up front now to stop use of fossil fuels will reduce a disastrously huge cost in damage and death rates in the future. We cannot afford not to stop using fossil fuels right now. We geared up for the WWII in a year. We can gear up to stop use of Fossil fuels in about the same time. Only because we have left it so late we also must start pumping CO2 out of the atmosphere using scrubbers so the costs climb because corporations convinced governments to delay change over to green energy. Change over is the lowest cost option.
In the Economist p52 March 3, 2018 it says. “The United Nations Development Programme says … by 2100 ocean acidification caused by atmospheric carbon dioxide dissolving into water, could cost 1.2 trillion dollars a year”.
Only laws and regulations can control fossil fuel use and corporations have far greater access to governments via lobbying and psychological digital campaigns that elected Trump than any individual except the hugely rich, the 1 %. Choice is removed from the electorate and transferred to the mass marketed digital psychometric campaigners.
Climate warming is a fact, not a thesis and should be regulated. It should be identified as hate propaganda to state climate warming is not real, with commensurate strong penalties. Anyone taking a position that climate warming does not exist and thus encouraging more deaths from climate warming should be prosecuted. Advertisers that used psychometrics to sell cigarettes to adults and to sell toys to children has been going on far too long. We need to stop at the risk of loosing our democracies. Putin and face book have proved that.

Death
It is a regrettable that a little boy lost his life in an Ontario river a short while ago. They searched for him for 2 or more weeks.
About a 16-young people lost their life in a bus /transport truck accident. The people of /Canada raised $12,000,000 to help. We care about the young and are willing to pay for better futures. I hope that is right!
Now we must understand the difference in scale of deaths. We care about the deaths of a few off our citizens. But we are all citizens of this world and we must react to the global scale of deaths. It Does include us.
5 or 10 years ago China said 1.6 million were dying per year from pollution. Much of that was carbon particles from coal burning and CO2 from transportation and building heating. In Europe there was a repot that 270,000 are dying every year from climate warming. The Economist stated 9 million dying a year from pollution on the issue of March 3, 2018, p 52. Methane released from melting arctic perma frost is an added problem.
Dalhousie U reported there would be a collapse of the global fishery by 2050. It looks more imminent now because of plastics and too much trawler activity. Dr. Pimental et al at Cornell U stated that there would be global mass starvation by 2040 to 50. It looks like a neat convergence of terror. Many people driven by religions and no birth control and population increasing far beyond the earth’s carrying capacity are all very serious problems.
We are in for it. Let no one fool you by not providing the facts. Your grandchildren ARE AT SERIOUS RISK. While Canada may be buffered for a while due to a northern latitude, there will be no hiding from the spread of fear, starvation and uncontrollable migration and drying conditions along with lower crop production. It has started now. Regional impacts are on line.
The large death rates are the measure. Will you only vote for a government that will stop use of fossil fuels today. This year.
Examine your own ethics. When we know fossil fuel driven climate warming is killing millions, then to say climate warming does not occur is simply a criminal hate propaganda act and must be prosecuted. Ask for the parliamentary law to be enacted. It is your future.

Trans Mountain: PM Has a Responsibility to the Nation

Posted by Willard Anderson on April 14th, 2018.

Trans Mountain Pipeline
We recognize that our PM Trudeau as any PM has great responsibility to use his position to govern for the people by the people and of the people. That suggests you do what is good for the country and Federal Governments are one of the very few tools we can use that consider the future not just for a four-year future but the distant future.
We have come to see that the management of fossil fuels nationally has been a great tragedy. We need a new model. We know that most countries with big windfalls that have the luck of having vast fossil fuel supplies use it for the people. Many countries have nationalized that resource because so much good could be done. As well dictators have or kleptocracies have tended to control the fossil fuel wealth and used it primarily for themselves and for their families. So much good could have been done. Today we have three vast problems.
1. Distribution of toxic materials without controls that are reducing the liveability of the earth, Oil spills in rivers and oceans. Lack of control of toxic substances and the applied rule of “use it till others see how you abuse it”. Plastics in the oceans, numerous food and water additives for which the impact of cumulative use is never tested. They may even encourage cancer and infertility and a host of problems for wildlife eg: disposal of birth control drugs that finally run off into the rivers and impact aquatic species, GMO plants whose characteristics are transferred to wild weeds and increase the cost of agriculture.
2. Over population. Dr. Pimental et al Cornell University have stated that that the global population should be no more that one third of what it is today. I recall in the eighties the common logic amongst biologists was that the carrying capacity of the earth was about two billion. We desperately need a universal one child policy. Religions have caused many horribly destructive painful deaths by insisting on no birth control. This position is no better than the impacts of the Spanish Inquisition. The cruelly vicious impact has been about the same. Churches caught in the bind of minding holy books written 500 or thousands of years ago impose disruptive injurious thinking upon a modern world that cannot sustain the attack with the population and means we now have that magnifies the good and/or horrendous actions upon the biosphere.
3. We have now changed drastically the very earth ecosystems and biosphere we live upon. Farm the plains, cut the forests overharvest the fish and cause climate warming that today causes a conservative estimated death rate of about 4 milliom deaths per year. IPCC and others have totalled death rate figures. Yet such a cataclysmic death rate does not register in our far-sighted politician’s brains whatsoever. The obvious answer is get rid of fossil fuels as soon as possible. Build green energy and try to begin to live an ecologically sustainable life. We are late in the game and it will take a century to change but the alternative of migrating to Mars is a child’s foolishness. We pump vast amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere by firing huge rockets hither and thither when what we need mostly is a new fuel that will not destroy the earth. In Canada our northern people keep complaining about the melt rate but politicians have closed ears and only think about their 4-year term. Canada is Back! We need to bring a sound green fuel policy to the along with collaboration with north European countries or whichever country is on board to an ecologically sustainable future. Our future is anything but sustainable and it is time to have a class action suits against governments that are not rapidly moving toward ecological sustainability.
As an after thought, Norway has used its fossil fuel riches wisely and has a 100 billion-dollar heritage fund, while Alberta’s brilliant method of corporate development has meant it now has a debt. The people need to look at their long-term future. Climate warming is bringing almost certain drought to southern Alberta and the aquifer will not last forever, can one not learn from California? We have been this route with the old fossil fuels technology and we now know it is causing great costs and millions of deaths per year around the world. Why would one ever want to double down on a tremendous mistake. MS. Notley should be devising a positive route to the future and not tired dangerous technology of the past.

When you count the number of children that have died from terrifying, horrible tormenting deaths from, : wildfire, flood, drought, starvation, Tornado, disease spread, pumping out the aquifers and making fresh water unavailable, and it is likely some of the children will eventually be some you know — then are you willing to keep pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and keep increasing climate warming?
Then does not the PM have a national duty to change from fossil fuels to electric green energy?
Vote yes_____________ No ______________

Climate Warming, Military Defense and Trump

Posted by Willard Anderson on March 14th, 2018.

According to The Economist some US military operations and infrastructure located on islands or on the US east coast are in serious threat of being unusable due to climate warming and sea level rise, in part by Trump’s policy pushing more coal burning, at a time when Russia and China both present greater military interference though false news and serious acts building more military capability. The Economist says Feb 24, 2018, p 22., “Mr. Trump, might not hobble the armed forces efforts to deal with the consequences of climate change. But a more far sighted commander- in-chief would be adding to their armour”. In Canada when a man gave another man a gun that he eventually used to kill RCMP officers that man was convicted and imprisoned. As US navy facilities become less usable due to coal burning, warming and flooding and impact military operations and perhaps lead to more military deaths, or are even active in opposition to the USA constitution, would Trump’s policies be thought or judged treasonous under US law? Under Mueller’s investigation Trump does favour Russia too frequently by not condemning their interference in USA elections. When does one need to act versus just think about action? It is suggestive of a time some British politicians thought it better to appease Hitler. “We have met the enemy and he is us”, said Pogo.

Killing Our Environment Kills Our Grandchildren: THE GOOD DIE YOUNG

Posted by Willard Anderson on February 28th, 2018.

TWO BLOODCURDLINGLY URGENT THINGS REQUIRE ACTION TODAY!
We need to act to ensure the longevity of the earths capability to maintain it’s life supporting characteristics.
We must act now to distribute environmental news widely enough so that all people see their communal ownership of earth as their priority of action for life today.
We count on you, there is no one else. There are those who do not yet have the capability to participate and those who are too far beyond and lack the
compassion, that is the basis of humanity, to allow their energy to go beyond greed of personal self maudling and self-aggrandizing consumption.
We all are responsible but the action now will likely fall to those in the 15 to 35 age brackets. At no time in earth’s history has so much depended on so few, that is, to sustain life on earth.

What went wrong!
1. I remember a time when my aunt told my brother she had had her washing machine for around thirty years and that he could have it. We went to move it to his house. It was so heavy it was a terrific struggle to get it out of the house. My brother used that washing machine for another twenty years.
After WWll there were many soldiers coming home who needed jobs. Women were expected to give up jobs for them. At a local brokerage firm if there was a married couple working the women was expected to give up her job. The strategy worked out was the idea of a consumer society to create more jobs. Do not build quality, but build replaceability. When a machine broke down do not fix it, rather throw it out and buy a new one creating more jobs. Then the environment was not even a consideration. Now we know that was a critical mistake.
When you are building something, new or buying a product one should think of the amount of ecosystem destruction that act is causing. Nothing is made without harvest of resources. Nothing is harvested today without destroying more ecosystems and species.
We are badly over populated. Emphasis should not be, not feeding the masses but on reducing the masses. Earth is over-populated by two thirds. Religions are often responsible for too many births the earth cannot support and thus too many tortuous deaths.
We have fished out 90% of the larger ocean fish and many of the ocean fisheries. Trawlers damage the fish ecosystems, fish it out and move on to a new site.
80% of the floral forests are cut. The Indonesian forests are burned and the Brazilian rainforest is cut and farmed and the remainder is drying out.
Deserts are expanding and arable land for food is diminishing. Pimental et al have warned there will be massive global starvation by 2050. It has started! The fossil fuels burned cause CO2 a green house gas and thus climate warming. Climate warming is melting perma frost releasing methane a green house gas 20 times more dangerous than CO2. Warming is melting the ice caps which may be gone by 2030. This will mean a huge area will then absorb suns heat and not reflect it and the climate heating will increase more rapidly, as will storms, droughts, and disease spread.
Heat causes evaporation, evaporation causes rivers in the sky and they cause the deluge of rainstorms, floods and mud slides.
Fresh water is now short in Australia, the USA, China, Chile, Africa, the Mediterranean and the aquifers are mostly used up. Rivers have been over used and many quit flowing so places like the Sea of Aral is drying and disappearing.
Species are in the 6th great extinction phase caused by us, humanity. We are still mostly motivated by an economic model that is:
GROSS REVENUE MINUS COSTS EQUAL PROFITS. But costs have never included all the environmental costs. The environment has been a free good that can be used without reservation. That ancient model is the source of much of our problem along with, over population and dispersal of toxic products without the precautionary principle. I.e. do not distribute products and chemicals until you have proven them safe for the environment and for people.
The computer has sped up production and as well as consumption and therefore also the harvesting and destruction of even more ecosystems and life.

2. We need to broaden distribution since the daily media are censored. When a small girl is abducted and one finds the body all hell breaks loose in the media for a week or more. When a million people die from climate warming, it is not mentioned.
Time, the Washington Post, New York Times, Readers Digest, your daily newspaper, all refuse to enlighten the public about what they need to do to save their grandchildren. The weather is reported daily, but the climate warming aspects of the weather must also be reported daily. But the media refuse to print the most murderous events of our time. They never include as part of economic and all business news about how those impacts upon the natural environment occur and how we are consistently destroying ecosystems and liveability of the planet. News media must catch up to the times.
The object of life is not to consume but to live in total synchronization with the natural environment. Second to live a life compatible with the earth and with others while applying the good intrinsic characteristics with which we have been endowed. Life is experience not ownership and consumption. THE MEASURE OF SUSTAINABILITY IS NOT THE AMOUNT OF FOOD ONE PRODUCES BUT IT IS THE NUMBER OF ECOSYSTEMS THAT ARE DESTROYED!
It will be a hardship to adapt to the new reality of the earth. Not to adapt will be murderously more destructive and hugely more costly. Adaptation means being informed and accepting less.

‘Stephen Jenkinson a Harvard theologian says , “What makes life meaningful is not necessarily happiness, but a willingness to experience the entire depth and breadth of what life has to offer. Thus, when we experience small deaths like environmental collapse or collapse of identity…. You are going to allow your dying to change every idea you ever had about … ought to and supposed to, and who we are to each other, and what this time is for.” We learn to live better lives’. (Utne Reader Fall 2015 pp. 55. 59.)

Please let me have your comments!

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Posted by Willard Anderson on February 28th, 2018.

Willard’s Hierarchy of Needs for the Earth

Posted by Willard Anderson on February 6th, 2018.

WILLARD,S HIEARCHY OF THE LIVING EARTHS NEEDS
Life of course all depends upon the earth and to a lessor extent upon the patch of earth we occupy. This earth hierarchy of need is about as follows with the most important as the foundation on the bottom. So, this needs to be understood from the bottom upward.

What it is What happened

Ecosystems that are the results of ultimate natural Evolution of humans
mutation, natural selection and evolution to the
the most productive ecosystems possible Efforts of homo sapiens to change habitats upon/in each patch of ground. to favour longevity of the individual family.
This taken to extremes to the point that
mankind needs to seemingly improve their
single personal benefit or the so called
improvement of life which then begins to
break down those levels starting from the
foundations to evolutionary processes,
dominance of one species, pathological
behaviours,that proceed to undercut all the
natural processes that allowed human
existence in the first place.

Formation of inter dependencies, from habitat to no humans
ecosystems including all species and chemical
cycles and firmly based upon the earlier evolution.

Evolution from simplest virus and bacteria no humans
ocean microorganisms, vegetation, to worms, land
animals finally to ultimately to higher order
of grazers dependent upon vegetation and
mankind dependent upon other mammals.

Virus and bacteria from other planets via meteorites no humans
or from the hydro thermal events, evolution or
travel of virus and bacteria form other planets or
evolution from geothermal vents. Growth and
evolution of life in the oceans and then to land,
particularly grasses on the land, and ultimately
forests.

Heating of the planet putting us in the Goldilocks no humans
Zone. Fundamental controls evolved: Erosion,
deposition, climatic controls,
Coriolis effect, hydrological cycles, chemical
cycles, ocean currents to move energy.

Main physics of the earth. Sun influences upon
the earth, revolution of the no humans
ozone layer, magnetic field, rotation of the earth,
earth and rotation, central magma of the earth,
component gases in the atmosphere,
the tilted axis, moons gravitational pull, presence of
Tectonic plates, geological history, pulses of
cosmic particles, place in the galaxy,
earths magnetosphere.

SOME QUANTIFIERS

We do not have the right to happiness and a world of plenty. Our concept is of human rights is defined in a perfect world, that is a world made perfect for humans alone. That is not the situation that we are in. Human rights are not a universal. They are a convention that is artificially imposed upon the earth. Some of the largest detractors are despots and dictatorships. Most of them are kleptocracies. Religions are based upon ancient conditions that do not recognize even what the earth is. Most of them are also kleptocracies. They manage for a priest class. The dictate rules. They black mail by saying,” You cannot enter my heaven or get my blessing unless you play by my rules.”

Most of the problems we now have are those we have imposed upon ourselves. But they are now huge problems from which we may not recover. Humans rights now must operate in a new paradigm. And it is not one we will like much.

From the Museum of Human rights:
“account all relevant factors. This allows us to balance rights to protect the public interest.
The Charter recognises that all rights come with responsibilities. This includes the responsibility to respect other people’s right
We need a Charter because some basic rights, such as freedom of speech and religion and freedom from forced work and degrading treatment, have no clear legal protection.
The Charter is essentially a form of insurance to ensure that human rights are a priority for present and future governments.”

Now what we really need is a Museum of Biological Futures. Human Rights have little meaning if we do not know how many people the earth will ecologically sustainably support.

WE DO NOT HAVE AN INALIENABLE RIGHT TO BE HAPPY

Posted by Willard Anderson on January 11th, 2018.

This is a response to Sitter’s letter in the RTAM news letter. Unlike the Human Rights statements humans get only the rights that are sustainable by earth physics and biology.

To the RTAM

I concur strongly with Ray Sitter. “We do not have a right to a happy and carefree existence.” and “You cannot ignore things that affect you.” That also means affects our grandchhildren. For too long we have accepted that we are great, have done great things and deserve a payback. What is happening is that we are letting the small stuff distract us. We grab what we think we deserve but forget the impact of our actions.
For example we have dealt badly with the earth we totally depend upon. We still seem too willing to sacrifice our grandchildren. No that is not a stretch. It is the reality we have been denying for far too long. Some has been caused by our consumption of fossil fuels :
That has created greenhouse gases CO2 and methane, climate warming, drying, drought, drying vegetation and wildfires globally. In California because of greater evaporation and thus greater rainfall we get heavier rains, because of dry vegetation we get wildfires globally and because of lack of vegetation we get mudslides in California and elsewhere.
We get acidification of the oceans, dying off of microorganisms which are the bottom of the food chain and thus fewer fish and sea mammals, along with over fishing by 90% in some cases we are depleting food sources for many coastal communities. This at a time when our present too large population is still increasing expecting a global population of 9 billion. We cannot feed seven billion. The ocean algae that produced 50 % of global oxygen declined by 40 %. Forests have been cut too rapidly and we are driving too many species to extinction. Collapse of ecosystems is the true measure of over population. The net result is expressed by Drs. Pimentel and Giampietro of Cornell U in “Food, Land, Population and the US Economy”, saying ,

“The maximum US population for a sustainable economy [is] 200 million.——- world population will have to be reduced by two thirds.” As well Dr. Dale Pfeiffer claims that, “coming decades could see spiraling food prices without relief and massive starvation on a global level [by 2050] such as never experienced before .”

Now perhaps some readers have scientific factual data that totally refutes this. It would be a happy moment. More important we can no longer be distracted by small things…. we were part of the problem and we have a duty to our grandchildren to help correct the problem. Write your Representatives, decrease your CO2 and consumption foot prints. Support policies that will address these problems not exacerbate them. We now need a global one child policy. Not to move towards this change is probably a criminal act because so many people are already dying.

I would be happy for support on these issues.

BUILDING A HIDDEN CASE OF DESTRUCTION 6 JAN 2018

Posted by Willard Anderson on January 6th, 2018.

BUILDING A HIDDEN CASE FOR DESTRUCTION 3 Jan 2018
Fossil fuels caused climate warming which in turn is putting the world in serious jeopardy and while people recognize that t this is a kind of problem they have no idea of the scope, the immanency, or the likelihood that under current policies it will go wrong.

Now the USA has based all its new polices on the personal greed of a child like president with no recognition of the disaster the world faces.
It seems that by default the Canadian government is leading us down the garden path. No knowledge of how widespread or interconnected the problem is.

While millions die each year from climate warming still there is No GREEN ECONOMY PENDING. There is no united provincial front. Institutions that are old and decayed. A senate promoting only self and dictatorship. Independent individual provincial policies in too many areas. Many without a presence of the climate disaster in their curriculum at all.
In the case of Manitoba with which I have been most familiar, the last time I read the curriculum there had been no mention of climate warming at all, high school students need to know about their future or lack of future. They are walking blind and the government is assisting and directing this. One of the past Curriculum directors was quite religious and did not see the need to address climate warming. Education is one of the three great tools to bring it under control.
There is no relationship or use of the private media. They depend for news on private small but horrible accidents to whet the appetite of the by standers by to hold interest away from what counts. The only interest is profit. The free press has largely been replaced with an oligarchy of papers under corporate control who have largely fed in to the growth, petroleum fancy car myth as a measure of progress. This has for decades been outpaced by the Nova Scotian model of measuring growth buy benefits of living standards. But the old model of growth at any costs still holds sway. Growth measured by corporate profits that are not disseminated amongst the people but squirreled away in the hands of the top echelon of executives with their multi-million-dollar bonuses. There is now pressure to privatize Medicare because they see the high dollar the profits they may make. After all we are all willing to pay dearly for and that is on a slippery slope with privatized corporations on rapid growth. Our institutions are failing us because the old model of corporate government and twiddle dee twiddle dun has again raised its head The last well spring of solutions; education, the media, corporations, and
finally, politics has been maintained as an arm of industry.
Oil runs the conservatives and banks run the liberals. Elizabeth May is perhaps the only bright light but the current election system does not allow representation in parliament since we have modified democracy and in parliament and there is no “one vote one person ” to allow us all a voice in government. This was what Trudeau promised and it is the first most important step. The and the first after the post systems are old hangers on when the designers of Canada’s political system thought they would have to step in and control the populous and to this day they still do. The first important environmental bill put forward by the NDP and Liberal parties in parliament but voted down by the self-serving senate. It is still the case. We need to wean the senate away from power.

The policy of a price on carbon is important, but buying the right to pollute more is not a progressive move. Where is our desire and action of reaching out to the northern European nations that that in the forefront of dealing with climate warming? Why are we not collaborating with these nations? With the European trade agreement did we not make this more possible? If not, we missed huge chance to better the situation for the young. The oil producing nations are burying us when they have the funds to take us away from the brink. And make no mistake we are on the brink. No one knows how soon there will be an accelerating release of crystalized methane from the arctic coast, and melting and calving off of large pieces of the western Antarctic ice sheet rapidly raising ocean levels.

Corporate Driven Policies Increase taxes

Posted by Willard Anderson on December 8th, 2017.

2017 Corporate Driven Gov’t Policies Increase Taxes

Planning for the rich and not for the less well off.

Planning for the rich always includes reducing taxes and thereby increases profits and corporations wish to disregard any program that will interfere with this increase of profits.

The rich horde money and take it out of circulation. They can legally avoid taxes by sending money to “no tax” jurisdictions such as the Cayman islands. This is allowed in special trusts that are legal and which it only makes sense for the rich to use. But they stretch it beyond the legal

Even the middle class seldom utilizes these mechanisms as they have too little advantage if you do not have very large deposits or unusable or free cash and great disposable income.

Lower and middle class to have to pay their legal taxes.
The rich use lobbyists to get loopholes and taxes reduced

This has the effect of taking money out of the local economy and thereby deceasing the opportunity for jobs and thereby reduces the consumer spending and consumer market lowering economic returns and putting pressure on the economy to move to lower performance.
Third is a spiraling effect and without good policies it becomes difficult to turn this around.

The Trudeau government true to form has followed this approach of Tweedledee and Tweedledum of the Liberals and Conservatives who both serve the wealthy corporations.

They allow a senate to exist that has no responsibility to the people and no control through the electoral process so can be persuaded easily to do the governments business. Generally those appointed to the senate are those who pursue policies for the wealthy.

The horrendous aberrations put into place by Harper to decrease democracy have not been replaced or overturned. These dark bills have never been brought to light by the corporate owned press. But most likely the omnibus bills serve the rich or those who take no responsibility for climate warming such as some extremest religions. So the senate voted down a very important environmental bill which is now coming back to bite us anjure our children severely (See Johanna Wagstaffe, podcast ,” 2050 Degrees of Change”.

About when Trudeau discovered that the large corporations that funded his election copntrolled his freedom of speech , and they did not want this rep by pop process in place as it deteriorated the hold the corporations have on government.

The UK has a clear labour and business government choice. In Canada there are two corporate sponsored parties Liberal (Banks) and Conservative(Petroleum) and the labour party the NDP that are consistently denigrated by the media held by corporations.

A good example is the Notley government in Alberta who claims that the effort to close down pipelines
would cost too much, while it will cost us much, much more.
To reform the electoral process that Trudeau promised would have given more power to the people. He made a swift turn around as he needed big oil to fund the government while it is in fact labour that funds government

In fact fossil fuel disasters are costing us more every year. Research by professors in the IPCC state tat without the extra energy the fossil fuels added to the atmosphere that the storms that caused so much damage would not have been nearly so extreme. There would not have been such severe storms such as the Ice storm in Ont and Que, the flooding in Alberta, the flooding in Saskatchewan, the spread of the pine bark beetle in BC, and the 2017 wild fires in BC. These events are causing a rise in taxes in every province it is a hidden tax, not recognized as a fossil fuel initiated tax on the middle and lower classes that pay for the morbid foolishnes of those who push for a fossil fuels driven economy. A green economy would make Canada more competitive on a global basis and would create many new jobs in new technologies.

We are in a spiralling race to the bottom. With an agreement with China they would have the power to control Canadian resources and farms. They would do this by their insistence on companies operating in China use Chinese clouds and then Canadian inventions would be stolen by the Chinese and further the Chinese would insist that Canadian companies operating in China (The Economist) would have to get a permit from Chinese government to export Canadian inventions. For a mouse to sleep with the elephants is great mistake when the elephant is a dictator. China needs our food, energy and often our very good technology. We need to understand how to capitalize and make our inventions exportable without give aways to China. The old system helps international corporations operating in Canada but it will further decline wages in Canada and possibly reduce the economy as we export our inventiveness to China.

We now need to elect into power a true labour government that can help to pull us out of this control of government by the corporations. But it has also to be green. The fossil fuel based weather disasters are growing too great. In contrast to what Alberta premier Notly says, we have to progress as costs of fossil fuel based weather disasters is too threatening. We are going backward we commit to longer term use of Alberta Tar sands.in Canada ,

Running a green economy on new Canadian technology will boost our exports and increase jobs and improving the consumer part of the economy.

This unreasonable takeover of small newspapers, with and independent voice, by the large corporate owned press is also a mistake. We need independent papers. Without them we no longer have anyone to tell us the whole truth. We no longer have free speech under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These takeovers should be prosecuted under the Charter’s requirement of free speech
Canada no longer has to be a colony of the larger nations, a trap we fall into by signing this agreement with China. We can stand on our own two feet. We have proven it.

Under NAFTA the US companies can fine us for lost profits and have done. This clause is not reciprocated for Canadian companies that lose profits in the USA, which is what Trump is doing today.
In any new agreement this reciporocation must be installed. In addition corporations must no longer have the same rights as citizens under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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