Last updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 [Amerika’s major political parties, Congress and Supreme Court are controlled via corporate & oligarch money. We must forbid such bribes and foster principle-based purpose-functionality in government agencies. We must eliminate bribes of media (for biased coverage) and of congressmen (for votes) so all conduct is within the framework of gov't funded elections.]
BIGGEST PROBLEM: It’s time to think clearly and act so our children won't see all beautiful life dying. SOLUTION: Tax above-average income and wealth progressively @ up to a 90% tax-rate to fund life remediation.
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Health Care & Environment
PROBLEMS: Corporate influence enables life-threatening pollution & highest-profit health care.
International Energy Agency data shows steady climb over second half of 2020
International Energy Agency data showed that by December 2020 carbon emissions were 2% higher than in the same month the year before. Photograph: Jeff Zehnder/Alamy
Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent | The Guardian | 21.03.02
A lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Huaibei, China. Only about 30kg of raw material will be lost over the lifecycle of a lithium ion battery used in electric cars once recycling is taken into account. Photograph: VCG/Getty Images
Analysis by transport group says battery electric vehicles are superior to their petrol and diesel counterparts
....Only about 30kg of raw material will be lost over the lifecycle of a lithium ion battery used in electric cars once recycling is taken into account, compared with 17,000 litres of oil, according to analysis by Transport & Environment (T&E) seen by the Guardian. A calculation of the resources used to make cars relative to their weight shows it is at least 300 times greater for oil-fuelled cars....
Police clear demonstrators in parts of Yangon as ministers from Asean grouping seek end to violence
Clashes between police and protesters in Myanmar are continuing despite a crackdown by the authorities. Security forces were filmed using stun grenades and water cannon on demonstrators in Yangon and Kale. Member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are expected to hold a conference call with a member of Myanmar's military to urge them to resolve the demonstrations peacefully. The military overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government on 1 February. Since then, 21 people have been killed and more than 1,100 arrested
A reporter in Yangon, and Michael Safi | The Guardian | 21.03.02
"That President Biden has chosen not to pursue that course suggests that the 'fundamental' change he promised in U.S.-Saudi relations will not include holding to account its reckless ruler, who consequently is unlikely to be deterred from further criminal behavior."
International & Futurism PROBLEMS: Capitalists, Islamists, Fascists and Mafias cause immorality, barbarity & war. SOLUTIONS: UN, InterPol and International Criminal Court must be fully enabled. FYI: All people are mixed-race
Economics & Corrupting-Capitalism PROBLEMS: Tariff & tax policies, banking/financial deregulation, monopoly/racketeering & antitrust dis-enforcement all help the Very Rich while harming The Public. [26:55 video ‘This Is Neoliberalism’]
Justice Matters PROBLEMS: Political Judges and States Attorneys, too little enforcement of anti-trust laws and white-collar crimes, over-prosecution of the poor. OPED: Commute death sentences and allow assisted suicide.
Reuters reports that intelligence assessment of murder of journalist will find that Mohammed bin Salman was complicit
Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington | The Guardian | 21.02.25
High Crimes vs. Human Rights Offenses worthy of impeachment or International Criminal Court prosecution
Nation States PROBLEMS: Nation-states, especially the biggest ones, have high risk of inept leadership change, making them a danger to the world. Many are increasingly corrupt, so change (as profiled below) is needed. [Ref.: The world is waking up to this!]
Instead of NATION-STATE-POLITICIANS essentially owning and controlling people (and their descendants ad infinitum) in "their" Nation State, wouldn't it be better if adults world-wide could contract with UN-certified professional agencies to perform nation-level fiduciary functions (certifications being updated at least annually).
— State, City and county governments would continue unchanged —