Samstag, 28. März 2009

Reform Is Needed, Reform Is in the Air

Joseph Stiglitz, The Guardian: "The financial crisis that began in America's sub-prime mortgage market has now become a global recession - with growth projected to be a negative 1.5%, the worst performance since the Great Depression. Even countries that had done everything right are seeing marked declines in growth rates, and even deep recessions. And much of the most acute pain will be felt by developing countries."

That's No Angry Mob, It's a Movement

Michael Winship, Truthout: "A college friend of mine, after much quaffing from the keg, so to speak, would start singing a faux hymn that began, 'We are sliding into sin - whee!' I've thought of his bleary tune from time to time as we all watched our financial institutions slide from thoughtless, wretched excess into calamity, aided and abetted by deregulation and bailouts, dragging the rest of us along on their speed bump-free ride."

Afghanistan: The Four Questions

Robert Naiman, Truthout: "It is widely recognized that sending more people - whether soldiers or civilians - is very unlikely in itself to change anything fundamental because the order of magnitude is wrong. The United States has not been, is not, and almost certainly never will be willing and able to commit the resources, which would be necessary to transform Afghanistan into a peaceful 'democracy' according to the present policy. The most that could be plausibly hoped for is that additional resources would help make a new policy work: a new policy based on a fundamental, political shift in US policy, including accommodation with the bulk of the political forces now backing Afghanistan's various insurgencies."

Hartz IV Regelsatz vor dem Bundesverfassungsgericht

Hartz IV Musterklage gegen den zu niedrig bemessenen Hartz IV Regelsatz: Brigitte Vallenthin schließt sich Beschluss des Hessischen Landessozialgerichts an, das Regalsatz-Höhe und –Bemessung für nicht verfassungskonform erklärt hat. In Ihrer Musterklage gegen den nicht ausreichenden Hartz IV-Regelsatz hat Brigitte Vallenthin - Hartz4-Plattform-Vorsitzende und Sprecherin der Wiesbadener Grundeinkommens-Initiative – jetzt beim Sozialgericht Wiesbaden die Vorlage ihres Verfahrens beim Bundesverfassungsgericht beantragt. Die Klägerin - die auf Basis des Grundgesetzes und der Lebenskostenrealität eine Erhöhung um 330,45 Euro auf 677,45 Euro fordert - ficht mit aktuellen Ergänzungsanträgen die Verfassungsmäßigkeit von Regelsatzhöhe und Regelsatzbemessung an.

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Americans Against Horse Slaughter

This just in from Jeff....Please sign and pass along. After you sign, a page will come up asking for a donation, just close that page and if you want to see your signature, click the link again.

Thanks, Earle

-------Original Message-------

From: Jeff
Date: 3/26/2009 11:27:58 PM
Subject: PLEASE SIGN and forward to end horse slaughter

I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed:

"Americans Against Horse Slaughter"

I really think this is an important cause, and I'd like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It's free and takes less than a minute of your time.

Thank you.


USA schickt noch mehr Truppen nach Afghanistan

Auch Großbritannien will Truppen aufstocken, während afghanische und pakistanische Taliban stärker kooperieren und zusammen kämpfen wollen.

Sicherheitsforschung für den "westlichen Lebensstil"

Bundesregierung hat ein wissenschaftliches Kooperationsabkommen mit den USA, Frankreich und Israel unterzeichnet. Im Mittelpunkt steht der "Schutz kritischer Infrastrukturen" und "Krisenmanagement".

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Slavery and Taxation


Why taxation is slavery

Freedom's Phoenix
by Robert E. Podolsky


I have maintained for some time that taxation is government’s most criminal enterprise and that it is, in fact, a form of slavery. Yet it continues to baffle me that so many people cannot or will not see the obvious truth in these statements and insist on arguing that taxation is necessary to humanity’s well being and that it is not slavery at all. ‘The greatest good for the greatest number’ goes the usual utilitarian refrain … which I maintain is one of the greater falsehoods … for the usual reasons. But since these reasons are so elusive to the greatest number I have decided to explain my reasoning in language that (hopefully) anyone can understand, thus settling this dispute once and for all in the eyes of any reasonable person...

Happy holidays

Center for a Stateless Society
by Thomas L. Knapp


I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’ Haha! April fools! On behalf of the Center for a Stateless Society, I move that April 1st be designated an official holiday for recognition of the contributions of the state to the health, wealth and happiness of its subjects. Randomly select any government action, taken at any time of any year, and I’ll offer you good odds if you want to bet that it is both well-intended and likely to accomplish its purported purpose. Maybe one, maybe the other, but never both. I’d put money on our bet … but government ‘money’ may be the killer app of state tomfoolery. It’s created out of thin air — the Federal Reserve announced a $1.2 trillion pump last month — and backed by nothing more than ‘the full faith and credit’ of a gaggle of compulsive liars who’ve already run up $10 trillion and change in debt...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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