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New World Order News – 02/05/2009

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An Orderly Revolution is the way to go

An Orderly Revolution is the way to go

The change we need

The New World Order is not just about money. Social engineering will be required to bring about changes to build a sustainable lifestyle.

Today’s news deals with the future of shipping, the problems of unemployment and protectionism, and a saner approach to executive salaries.

  • DÜSSELDORF, Germany, Feb 4 (Tierramérica) – They say that faith can move mountains. Now, faith in the wind has led to a new way to move ships. The technique, developed in Germany, is powerful enough to move today’s deep-draught cargo vessels and can reduce fuel consumption by 50 percent.

But now, instead of a tall mast with a mainsail attached to it, the large parasail – like a giant parachute – can move in all directions. Its function does not replace, but rather complements the power produced by the engines.

There would be great advantages to its widespread use, given that 90 percent of the goods traded in the world is transported by boat along at least one portion of its path from producer to consumer.
Currently, there are more than 100,000 ships on the world’s seas. The global fleet is predicted to increase 75 percent by 2020. Average fuel consumption of a 100,000-horsepower ship is 12 to 15 tonnes per hour.

  • This is a great source of sustainable alternate energy
    100,000 ships @ 12 tonnes per hour = 28.8 million tonnes per day.
    A savings of 30% represents 8.64 million tonnes a day – that’s gotta be worthwhile. – post by gnaylor
  • A possible deal to end the row over the use of foreign labour at the Lindsey Oil Refinery in Lincolnshire will be put to union leaders and workers later.

    • In a New World Order, protection of jobs against outsourcing will need to become a major consideration in every nations economic survival.Countries who sacrifice their own workforce or make it unviable to grow their own food for the sake of the ‘global market’ will become targets of civil unrest as we are seeing across Europe and Britain today – post by gnaylor
    • A GMB union source told the BBC the deal could see half of the disputed 200 jobs offered to British workers.

      British workers at the refinery are angry that a sub-contractor is using only Italian and Portuguese labour.

    • But the protests at Lindsey have spread across the UK, with workers at other sites holding unofficial “sympathy” walkouts.
    • President Obama is to be applauded for this new policy on executive salaries. However, it does not go far enough. It should apply to all corporate executives – not just those receiving US bailout moneys.  There is no more important work than that of a nation’s leader.   All other salaries should be measured against that standard. – post by gnaylor
    • The Obama administration is expected to impose a cap of $500,000 for top executives at companies that receive large amounts of bailout money, according to people familiar with the plan.
    • The Obama administration also plans to bar chief executives of such firms from receiving severance payments. And it is expected to require that firms receiving taxpayer money give shareholders more say in how top executives are compensated, according to people familiar with the administration’s plans.
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Written by Greg Naylor

5 February 2009 at 12:30 pm

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  1. “protection of jobs against outsourcing will need to become a major consideration in every nations economic survival”

    Well I agree with that statement, Greg, only I dispute your definition of “outsourcing”. Outsourcing means closing down your factory here in Australia (or other western country) and contracting the work out to cheap labour in other countries, like Telstra does with its call centres.

    HOWEVER, using “foreign workers” (or more correctly, immigrants) to fill existing factory jobs is NOT “outsourcing” and is NOT taking jobs away from “Australians”. The immigrants are Australians too and, quite frankly, any objection to them being given an opportunity to start a new life in a free country that has opportunities smacks of racism.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    5 February 2009 at 1:13 pm

  2. PS: I should add that I’m not referring to situations where a company may temporarily ‘ship in’ some cheap overseas labour to replace existing workers. Those practices are shit and are actually illegal in this country. If it’s happening in other western nations, well, that’s their problem.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    5 February 2009 at 1:19 pm

  3. Greg, Obama’s executive pay limit of .5M is bullshit, absolute crap. Watch for a tsunami of loopholes on the horizon. The legal eagles will have a field day with this.

    jr

    5 February 2009 at 3:43 pm

  4. It’s too late over there anyway, they’ve already taken the money out of the first bailout packages, the pigs. Maybe Bush should have thought of this BEFORE he introduced it in the first place. Oh, maybe he did … and did nothing of course. It’s not too late for Australia to act though.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    5 February 2009 at 4:22 pm

  5. Well the lesson has to be learned. I am hoping that the excesses of the past will be put aside as the economy worsens and big business gets back to responsible corporate management in my new world order

    Greg Naylor

    5 February 2009 at 8:34 pm

  6. Big business sees “responsible corporate management” as “what’s in it for me”, and they always have done, always will. You can’t “get back” to something that never existed, which era are you talking about, Greg? Look at “big business” back in the 19th Century, used child labour, worked people to death and paid them a pittance. The only way that big business will act responsibly is if they’re made to.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    5 February 2009 at 9:07 pm

  7. So what do you suggest, Ray, a repeat of the French revolution? I mean, as long as those pigs have their legal eagles creating loopholes, the snouts will continue in the trough as if there’s no tomorrow.

    It was only a couple of days ago that the backlash was, “We are entitled to our bonuses”. What will stop the greed of the ME generation? Executions? These people can see no wrong.

    jr

    5 February 2009 at 9:49 pm

  8. Big business sees “responsible corporate management” as “what’s in it for me”, and they always have done, always will

    Ray, we are slowly running out of JR’s “Me” generation executive types and moving towards Generation ‘Y” – and here, you have a whole different philosophy.
    These people are not self-serving like the generation before them. They have an appreciation and an expectation about the environment around us.
    This global economiccrisis will displace many of the ‘Me’s in favour of ‘Y’s simply because they have the idealism to make a New World Order work

    Greg Naylor

    5 February 2009 at 10:05 pm

  9. All youth are idealistic, Greg. I was and I’m sure you were too. But I don’t think ‘Gen Y’ (or ‘i-Gen’, which is the latest one) will be any different to the generations that preceded them, once they grow up. I’m not sure what this “Me” generation is that you and JR keep referring to because in every generation there are people that care more about “Me” than they do about others. But if you mean ‘baby boomers’ then I’d suggest that that generation (which is my generation) has a far better “appreciation and an expectation about the environment” than any previous or subsequent generations.

    I don’t have a “whole different philosophy” on it though, I’m just commenting on what I see as normal human behaviour. Everyone has to put their own self interests first, it’s quite normal, understandable and acceptable. If you can’t look out for yourself first then you’re in no position to look out for others.

    Although I find “gen X” (born 1961 to about 1981, I think) can be a bit of a problem. They tend to have the least understanding of what’s really going on and are incredibly self-centred. Which sort of blows your theory because gen Xers are coming into that period where they’ll soon be the new leaders. Obama’s a gen-X !!!

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    6 February 2009 at 12:19 am

  10. New World Order News – 02/05/2009 « King Valley Watchdog…

    In a New World Order, protection of jobs against outsourcing will need to become a major consideration in every nations economic survival.Countries who sacrifice their own workforce or make it unviable to grow their own food for the ……

    Conspirama

    6 February 2009 at 1:30 am

  11. QUOTE: “If you can’t look out for yourself first then you’re in no position to look out for others.” end QUOTE

    If my memory serves me correct, I first started hearing that line of reasoning in the 1970s, listening to catholic teachings whilst preparing to marry a catholic – note my lower case c for catholic – and I have my suspicion (wouldn’t be at all surprised) if this was a cover for the affluent.

    It is of course contrary to a bible principle that stresses you need to put yourself last in order to fully serve your fellow citizens. 😉 That lower case c by the way is my way of saying that I have rescued myself from that bunch of rhetorical hypocrites. Their wheeling and dealing in the world of commerce has surely (amongst others) contributed to the financial stench we are confronted with today.

    jr

    6 February 2009 at 11:37 am

  12. JR, when you “serve your fellow citizens” you ARE putting yourself last. But if you’re in a mess because you haven’t managed your own affairs first, you’re less likely to get to that position of being able to serve. What I said was not “contrary” to that bible principle, it’s supplementary to it.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    6 February 2009 at 1:15 pm


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