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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CANADA NEEDS TO EXAMINE WATER QUALITY NEAR GAS WELLS .

Posted by Willard Anderson on November 29th, 2017.

STOP THE PRESSES

University of Texas at Arlington
Published November 21, 2017 01:16 PM
Three studies from UTA’s clear lab detect harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near natural gas extraction sites. Two published in “Science of the Total Environment”
Perhaps Canada needs to examine its groundwater near gas wells. WE NEED TO TAKE A PRECAUTIONARY APPROACH IN MUCH OF OUR DEVELOPMENT AS EUROPE HAS DONE FOR SOME TIME.

LEARN ABOUT DICTATORSHIP TO PROTECT DEMOCRACY 11/08/2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on October 31st, 2017.

LEARN ABOUT DICTATORSHIP TO PROTECT DEMOCRACY
Dictatorship has moved along nicely. As has now happened the problem is that when:

1. Harper placed the RCMP control under the party in power.
2 Placed the electoral commissioner under his Party.
3. Placed the right for his Minister of Justice to review the Supreme Court judgments.
4 He treated the senate as an appointed dictatorship, which it still is. .
5. And as with Trudeau accepts lobbying that is mostly a tool the corporations can use.
6. Prevented third parties or the Greens from being placed upon committees or limited their expressions.
7. Allowed robo calls to exist to redirect voters to the wrong voting site.
8. Tried to prohibited people who are not literate in English or French from voting.
9 Allowed senate, a non elected body to overturn parliament’s approved bills.
10.Allowed gerrymandering of voting districts so boundaries automatically favour one party.
11 Allowed omnibus bills to pass when details are not discussed in Parliament.
12. And I read in The Economist ( Oct 28,2017, p 15) that ,”Personalized authoritarian rule has spread across the world in the past fifteen years -often, as with Mr. Putin, built on the fragile base of a manipulated , winner-takes-all democracy” Which is what we have.

This is especially telling when our PM campaigned on more democratic electoral process of one person one vote representation in parliament. But now he has thrown his lot in with the wealthy elites- brought to light by the Paradise Papers. It is not just keeping the law as is, it is what law one makes that counts should move us closer to democracy not further away as is now happening. We must now reduce the power of the senate and make it a disgrace to accept a seat on an unelected senate. We must be assured they will vote their own salaries down to closer to zero before they take a seat and ostracize those that do not.

Further the economic model we use favours the few, it has The Economist says “messy complications from environmental damage to inequality,” (Sept.23 2017 p70).pushing the wealth up to the rich powerful elite who avoid paying taxes to correct the damage.

We as Canadians have to vote with our minds or we are close to losing the democracy we have left. The Paradise Papers make one realize the public does not have the control we thought. But we suppose the media are aware of that.

Then since government has pushed our system toward an almost dictatorial form of government, it is not surprising that the institutions that are created are not very democratic nor do they listen to expressions of freedom of speech.

Thus:
Why is climate warming not the main subject in the schools curriculum.?
Why does the weather channel not report approximately which events are likely influenced by global warming?
Why do comprehensive weather reports not state clearly when weather events are the cause of death, and when they are a cause of death it should be made clear each time that this is a part of burning fossil fuels. Avoiding full information is a form of lying.
About Oct 30 2017, scientists announced there has been the largest increase of CO2 in the atmosphere for 800,000 years Since we were able to gear up for WW ll in one year why are we not able today to implement an effective green energy program?
Why does the Petroleum institute encourage pumping carbon dioxide into the ground when they support fracking that will make the rock porous and leak any CO2 pumped into the ground leak back up into the atmosphere. Are there not laws against hate mail?
Why do we not clearly discuss what the cost of climate disasters are and their accumulative costs and their accumulative impact upon GDP.

We need action.
Since the there has been a rapid sudden rise in CO2 in the atmosphere why is Trudeau not moving rapidly to green energy? We know this will be costly but it will be far more costly if we do not take action now!

Why has Trudeau not corrected these above problems?

Due to misleading formation:

PEOPLE THINK THAT PARKS PROTECT WILDLIFE BUT THEY DO NOT !

PEOPLE ARE NOW AFRAID OF CLIMATE WARMING BUT THEIR KIDS ARE NOT TAUGHT WHAT THE IMPACT WILL BE UPON THEM. THEY SHOULD KNOW THEIR FUTURE SO THEY CAN ACT.

WHY DO THE COMMERCIAL MEDIA NOT REPORT ON THE CLIMATE DISASTER DEATHS COMPARABLY TO COVERAGE REPORTS OF THE DEATHS FROM AUTO ACCIDENTS OR HOMICIDES? THE RESULT IS THE SAME.

WHAT HAPPENS ON A DAILY BASIS SHOULD BE REPORTED ON A DAILY BASIS, ESPECIALLY DEATHS.

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Increase in CO2 from “SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT” Needs to be read!

Posted by Willard Anderson on October 30th, 2017.

Science & Environment
Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016
By Matt McGrath
Environment correspondent
6 hours ago
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Emissions from human activities have levelled off but concentrations in the atmosphere continue to grow
Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Last year’s increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years.
Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon drove CO2 to a level not seen in 800,000 years.
Scientists say this risks making global temperature targets largely unattainable.
This year’s greenhouse gas bulletin produced by the WMO, is based on measurements taken in 51 countries. Research stations dotted around the globe measure concentrations of warming gases including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.
The figures published by the WMO are what’s left in the atmosphere after significant amounts are absorbed by the Earth’s “sinks”, which include the oceans and the biosphere.
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2016 saw average concentrations of CO2 hit 403.3 parts per million, up from 400ppm in 2015.
“It is the largest increase we have ever seen in the 30 years we have had this network,” Dr Oksana Tarasova, chief of WMO’s global atmosphere watch programme, told BBC News.
“The largest increase was in the previous El Niño, in 1997-1998 and it was 2.7ppm and now it is 3.3ppm, it is also 50% higher than the average of the last ten years.”
Line chart showing rising carbon dioxide levels since 1960
El Niño impacts the amount of carbon in the atmosphere by causing droughts that limit the uptake of CO2 by plants and trees.
Emissions from human sources have slowed down in the last couple of years according to research, but according to Dr Tarasova, it is the cumulative total in the atmosphere that really matters as CO2 stays aloft and active for centuries.
Over the past 70 years, says the report, the increase in CO2 in the atmosphere is nearly 100 times larger than it was at the end of the last ice age.
Rapidly increasing atmospheric levels of CO2 and other gases have the potential, according to the study to “initiate unpredictable changes in the climate system… leading to severe ecological and economic disruptions.”
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The British Antarctic Survey Halley base was one of the stations where atmospheric measurements were made
The study notes that since 1990 there has been a 40% increase in total radiative forcing, that’s the warming effect on our climate of all greenhouse gases.
“Geological-wise, it is like an injection of a huge amount of heat,” said Dr Tarasova.
“The changes will not take ten thousand years like they used to take before, they will happen fast – we don’t have the knowledge of the system in this state, that is a bit worrisome!”
According to experts, the last time the Earth experienced a comparable concentration of CO2 was three to five million years ago, in the mid-Pliocene era. The climate then was 2-3C warmer, and sea levels were 10-20m higher due to the melting of Greenland and the West Antarctic ice sheets.
Other experts in the field of atmospheric research agreed that the WMO findings were a cause for concern.
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Droughts related to El Niño, such as this one in Colombia, limited the ability of plants and trees to soak up carbon
“The 3ppm CO2 growth rate in 2015 and 2016 is extreme – double the growth rate in the 1990-2000 decade,” Prof Euan Nisbet from Royal Holloway University of London told BBC News.
“It is urgent that we follow the Paris agreement and switch rapidly away from fossil fuels: there are signs this is beginning to happen, but so far the air is not yet recording the change.”
Another concern in the report is the continuing, mysterious rise of methane levels in the atmosphere, which were also larger than the average over the past ten years. Prof Nisbet says there is a fear of a vicious cycle, where methane drives up temperatures which in turn releases more methane from natural sources.
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Scientists handling air samples at the Cape Grim monitoring station in Australia
“The rapid increase in methane since 2007, especially in 2014, 2015, and 2016, is different. This was not expected in the Paris agreement. Methane growth is strongest in the tropics and sub-tropics. The carbon isotopes in the methane show that growth is not being driven by fossil fuels. We do not understand why methane is rising. It may be a climate change feedback. It is very worrying.”
The implications of these new atmospheric measurements for the targets agreed under the Paris climate pact, are quite negative, say observers.
“The numbers don’t lie. We are still emitting far too much and this needs to be reversed,” said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment.
“We have many of the solutions already to address this challenge. What we need now is global political will and a new sense of urgency.”
The report has been issued just a week ahead of the next instalment of UN climate talks, in Bonn. Despite the declaration by President Trump that he intends to take the US out of the deal, negotiators meeting in Germany will be aiming to advance and clarify the rulebook of the Paris agreement.
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Las Vegas Slaughter and Climate Change Slaughter 3 Oct 2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on October 2nd, 2017.

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LAS VEGAS SLAUGHTER AND CLIMATE CHANGE DEATHS 3 Oct 2017

The killer in Las Vegas did not know his victims. When they suffered he had no connection to the those who suffered. Not knowing the relationship left him with a clear conscience. It only him with a feeling of being known in the world.

In climate change those who caused the CO2 climate change deaths did not know their victims. Those who caused the CO2 climate change had no connection to those who suffered. Not knowing the sufferers left the people who caused the death with a clear conscience. It left them only with a feeling of having achieved good things in their lives that made them feel they have something to be remembered for.

When you are absent from the victim you hold no empathy for him/her. We need to feel we are more of a community and that we stands up for everyone. When you get a man like O’Leary who says, “Greed is Good” then he is willing to absent himself from all the destruction and the bad that he causes. He should not get away with this. The new economic model suggested by Landerrachie, Bowles, Carlin, and Stevens * in “The Economy” may finally have an impact upon an old destructive economic model that is killing the world. Let us hope they are not too late.

The question is should those who were most destructive pay the penalty?

* The Economist Sept 23 , 2017. p 70

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BECOME A GREAT PERSON

Posted by Willard Anderson on September 15th, 2017.

To be a great man/woman means something more than being an expert in a discipline. It means also valuing humanity and the earth environment we live in. Each of us has a duty to our children and grandchildren. If we are not willing to honour that kind of dedication then we should be certain we have no children, since growth is a cancer. Progress a gift.
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OUR MOST DIRE WORRY! —- CLIMATE Aug 2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on August 15th, 2017.

There is one thing that seems to be repeated daily since we are not taking adequate action. Countries or corporations say their impacts will be felt twenty or thirty years out. With the rapid release of methane (twenty times worse than CO2 in creating heating.) from melted perma frost, that could be a way too late.

” European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Published August 9, 2017 02:19 PM
Super-heatwaves of 55°C to emerge if global warming continues
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Published August 9, 2017 02:19 PM
Super-heatwaves of 55°C to emerge if global warming continues

Heatwaves amplified by high humidity can reach above 40°C and may occur as often as every two years, leading to serious risks for human health. If global temperatures rise with 4°C, a new super heatwave of 55°C can hit regularly many parts of the world, including Europe.”

People who do not respond with direct action are part of the problem! Reduce your CO2 footprint. Buy green electric energy. Buy electric or hybrid cars. Use solar panels. Look up “defeating climate warming” on the net.

CHINA’S RULE OF FUNNY LAW 8/1/2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on August 1st, 2017.

CHINA’S RULES OF FUNNY LAW JULY 2017

Should Canada sell off defence, security, airports, technology to China to woo a free trade agreement. First there is no free trade in China. This dictator is becoming more vicious and has his targets on the world.

In data gathering there are two main problems arising in China.
1. They expect companies operating in China to hold their data on the cloud within China.
2. They will regulate companies that want to export data to other parts of the worlds to get a permit to do so before they can export data.

“China is rejigging its laws to keep data inside China”. China laws are “over broad and mischievously vague”. “Foreign technology firms fret they will be forced to divulge intellectual property to government inspectors, … that such secrets will not be passed on to local rivals .. with no guarantees. — The new law may be a Trojan horse designed to promote China’s aggressive policy of indigenous innovation.” stated in “Going Its Own Way”, The Economist. June 3, 2017. pp 60-61. China is buying up land in Africa which Africa needs to feed it’s millions. China is no friend of Africa. China no doubt has its eye on Canada’s prairie lands. And Saskatchewan just stopped the sale of Potash Corp to China which in a legal dispute through the WTO would then cede Potash Corp to China.
It is ludicrous to think that one can woo a free trade agreement by selling off companies to China that we use for our security. Is Trudeau’s thoughtfulness on what is free trade getting in the way or is a corporation about to make huge windfall profits? We can learn from Vancouver where foreign money drove up house prices. If we sell off a high tech company we will be buying back product at highly inflated prices and higher profits will go to the new owner.

We know from experience that selling off our large corporations nets the profits to a foreign country. After all Exxon netted a $40 billion profit for two years, much of it from Alberta’s oil wealth while Alberta got a $2.00 a barrel royalty making it a laughing stock. Alberta also today has a huge debt unlike the experience in Norway which has a multi billion dollar heritage investment fund. Who does capitalism benefit?

Free trade has its limitations when the other country does not play by the same rules. Do not be fooled that a county of thirty million can control rule of law in a country of one billion people. Trump as well is now devising his own rules, will we never learn? It strikes me that we may have to redefine what it means to be a real Canadian.

Quick Review of Green Energy 7/27/2017

Posted by Willard Anderson on July 27th, 2017.

The Economist July 15 p 66. Global increase in temperatures could in this “century could impact US GDP by as much as -5.6 %”. The very rich cause a a lot of the global warming. The poor pay most of the cost. Further warming could cause “falling crop yields and labour productivity,and rising mortality and crime.“ ///.p.61. “ In some countries …solar photo voltaic … are now cheaper than gas.” And green technologies are getting cheaper while fossil fuels costs are getting more costly. The momentum is with green technologies . There was more new green tech power produced than fossil fuel power in the last year. The liquified natural gas project in BC has just been scrapped. “Pointman ” says the money for green energy has been withdrawn. I don’t know the details of this but it is worth researching.

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TRUMP – HIS CHARACTER DEFINES HIM

Posted by Willard Anderson on July 27th, 2017.

Donald Trump — His Character Defines Him

This man as leader of a society is the antithesis of everything for a society that is healthy, cooperative, good, sane and progressive

He lies on a regular basis. Would he not want an investigation into the Russian affair if he had not been in collusion with them? Would you want your doctor to act like this?

He grabs money at anyones expense. He has filed for bankruptcy and avoids paying creditors. Would you want such a man to design your tax system?

He pulled out of the Paris agreement. Today millions are dying from fossil fuel created CO2 and climate warming weather disasters. Would you send your children to a school that behaved this way?

He dominates disregarding others opinions behaving like a dictator and and disregards the inherent principles that have made the USA great .He moves the USA towards dictatorship. Would you choose to live in such a country?

He allegedly defrauded students at his Trump University, taking from those who are trying to better themselves. Would you want your church to behave like this?

He places members of his family to important advisory positions The fathers of the USA constitution disliked rule by primogenitor as a bad system. Would you want to live in a country with Trumps style of rule through his children permanently?

He has encouraged his followers to harass and even harm those with different opinions than his own. during the election campaign Would you want your church congregation to behave like this?

If you answer these questions honestly then one should vote accordingly. He is a man who has taken the USA away from greatness.

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