Saturday, 13 April 2013

Oil and gas: end of!

... for heating systems in Denmark!

From January 1st, 2013, onwards Denmark has forbidden oil or gas fired heating systems for new builds; for existing heating systems 2016 will be the deadline.

More here and here.

Even though mainstream avoided and avoids this ground breaking news making headline - all over Europe, not only the UK! - there are already sarcastic comments floating around on how tiny Denmark believes it would make a da... bit of a difference, etc.

Stupid, arrogant foolishness; no, it is intentional ignorance!

By the way, any news on the offshore leaks?! No! Wonder why? And then this hits the Italian nail on its cappella:

(c) Harm Bengen,

Carpe diem!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Math needs...

all numbers to make sense!

click on the picture: (c) Harm Bengen,

Real and unreal ones.

Carpe diem!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Willy Brandt († 08.10.1992)

I have tried!

Listening to all this media crap today, those endless lies and all kinds of red herrings, flooded with mainstream's latest propaganda makes me reminisce about the times when politicians were leaders, thought leaders, forward thinkers that (always!) gave speeches that one had to work on; often chew on; but at all times trying to take one through the mist towards the truth.

Willy Brandt had to have his last speech read to the delegates of the SPD convention by  Hans-Jochen Vogel in September 1992; the last sentence read:

„Nichts kommt von selbst. Und nur wenig ist von Dauer. Darum – besinnt Euch auf Eure Kraft und darauf, dass jede Zeit eigene Antworten will und man auf ihrer Höhe zu sein hat, wenn Gutes bewirkt werden soll.“

"Nothing happens by itself. And only very little is permanent - hence, bethink your power and the fact that every time wants its own answers; and that one has to keep pace with time if good shall be done."

I very much doubt any politician in charge today has managed to keep pace with time; they all keep pace with mainstream, no doubt, with mainstream setting the standards with its alleged but confounded ideas of creating free markets for free people while it is nothing else but a bonanza for the very rich to become very richer - assisted by the many want-to-be-rich-or-at-least-part-of-it - while the huge rest falls to pieces and poverty. What a stupid idea! What a lousy way of leading. Does anybody still believe there shall good be done?

When QE was the last resort they promised to watch inflation to not kick in; now they forge statistics, fiat money every bloody day and want to deflate the currency at any price; they skim the savers, install capital controls that they will never be able to lift again but let the big ones run offshore; when offshore leaks mainstream is already there and takes its silencium. And as all do everything at the same time, in parallel, deflation is global with us all riding on the same corkscrew - no cork, though.

I have tried! is my loose translation of Mr. Brandt's words on his gravestone: Man hat sich bemüht!

I would like to add  
Nichts bleibt wie es ist!
Nothing stays the same!

Carpe diem!

P.S. See below, funny, even in German (at 0.31 to 1.00): Willy Brandt's three-questions-three-one-word-answers-interview - he was offended by the fact that German TV had offered him a mere 90 seconds to talk about the first French-German Consultations, 1971, which he thought was way too short - those 90 seconds - for such an important meeting: they had had to discuss currency relations, FF/DM, by the way!

Would any of today's politicians let the chance pass to bla-bla-bla for 90 seconds!

Friday, 5 April 2013

It reeks of storm!

Do you smell it?

I do not think I do: I really do. It rather stinks; it is going to be one of those storms described as perfect. Perfect because things are starting to fall into place that we expected to eventually fall but not all at once.

I could live with bad management, lousy and/or corrupt managers being punished like it finally seems to happen with RBS and HBOS’ so called former bosses. Whether in the end any of those heroes will ever really get punished - I doubt it. See the Libor scandal! What scandal you might ask? True: that law-breaking insolence is dealt with behind those thick curtains that protect today’s banksters’ offices from any light; just in case Deutsche Bank and others set up provisions, some hundred million Euro, measurements in return reducing their tax load and buying them off. But, that scam will end without further consequences except for them trying harder, next time.

That Offshore Leak might be a different story; for one there is not much about that in British media, yet * ; may be that is because there are many off-shore paradises, money wise in this case, that speak English, some very close, and many are somehow related to thee Queen, thee Commonwealth and thee City? Mind you, we are told it involved 170 countries and 120.000 letterbox-companies. Mind boggling that amount of data going back 30 years and as much as this needs to be dealt with ** – I am afraid this could be a financial and social tsunami. What if the Queen and the Camerons are part of this, or even Tony and George? What if Putin, Merkel, Hollande and Berlusconi plus Sarkozy needed to be arrested and put into the same jail cell? Well, guess somebody would notice and put Madame Merkel into the female block.
Watch the suicide and emigrant lists of those 170 countries … and do not believe a minute that any criminal or immoral aspect of all this will be put into any bankster's basket; evil to him who evil thinks and while all banks offer sophisticated off-shore services it is the stupid customer that gets caught, eventually.

Emigration will not really help anybody to avoid that global currency battle, now entering an unknown dimension with Japan going berserk. As a measurement of last resort they are printing vast, vast, vast sums of money – mind you, that’s hitting return after punching in 12 or 15 zeros behind a 1 or a two or actually any figure and that not only once but monthly from now on – fiat money the easiest way, ever - to buy back their own crap; recycling, snow-balling, ponzi-ing? Government bonds and then dump them in a bin, or the worst bank, if that’s the better name for it. That is the most daring monetary experiment of modern times as The Telegraph titled this flooding the market with YEN; the idea is to massively devalue the currency for exports (jobs!) to grow fast and furious, to force-inject inflation into what is a deflating economy and hope for nobody else following that pattern.

That’s hopeless, stupid! What BO and BSB do for the greenback in the US, why Merkel insists on a EURO agitated by the PIIGS’ and french stress to keep it soft, DC and GO want to do in the UK; strengthen UK exports by weakening the Pound or rather vice versa; woau! How much of that export strength is left? I believe proper schooling, training, apprenticeships worth the title, dual education plus on-going, extensive studies and education would do much better!  Want an example?

While discussing Passiv Haus Standard during this year’s ecobuild seminars and the installation of a MVHR, a mechanical ventilation system including heat recovery, UK experts explained coram publico that this would make things too complicated, too difficult a gadget for the average British tenant/owner to cope with.
Sorry? Hellooow!? Such a system includes a ventilator and a mechanical heat exchanger controlled by three or four buttons to press – basta.

Frightening; and insulting: why would the average middle-European be able to cope with that kind of high tech while the British … ? Or, this very likely is the early result of adding the word vitiosus to this circulus of cuts and savings into schools, training, education? Next step will be to forbid knife and fork endangering the hungry!

Apropos weak: how much does a weak Pound buy? We import more than 50% of our energy and, while you might like it cold, more than 50% of our food! Do you like strict diets? This year we might even have to import much more, or do you see UK potatoes growing with the coldest March on record?

Just for another record: in general terms importing means we have to pay in a foreign currency after swapping Pound into $, € or ¥ where, please note, the last stands for the YEN but also for the YUAN!

China is boosting its defence spending by almost 11% - this year! Obviously China has the funds, hardly any debts and something to prepare for or against? It is also growing its agriculture and pumping a lot of money into renewables. Funny, isn’t it? We are cutting any incentives, we are discussing silly bedroom taxes for the poorest and whether to install Casinos in Cyprus to save its economy, Merkel’s Euro and Schaeuble’s regime - while China prepares for its future. They might not value human life as high as we are rumoured to do, but then...

Well - the Euro! Really, I wanted to avoid that criminal rubbish; it is still alive; rather, it is not disconnected, yet, from life supporting but until lately utterly illegal instruments such as bad banks, bail-outs and bail-ins, and the on-going … here we are again: money printing.

A pity they cannot print jobs. Unemployment in the EU rates are soaring, even the official ones, the ones that lack continuity and belief:

Spain 26.3%, Portugal 17.5% Italy 11.6%, Greece 26.4%; that’s the overall one.

But our future even looks more difficult and much darker:

Spain 55.7%, Portugal 38.2%, Italy 37.8%, Greece 58.4%, France 26.2%; the official figures for those between 18 and 24 years old. Official! And what kind of jobs does the rest have? Low-paid ones, un-trained ones, picking tomatoes or serving beer to poor tourists? How many of them all have gone through any decent apprenticeship and can base their lives on the founds of a sustainable education?

Shows unemployment of the 18-24 in countries…
Please see Greece, Griechenland!
30% when it entered EURO-Casino!

You could call it the Euro’s unemployment bomb - until it explodes; no wonder DC and GO think, why should they put any money and effort into a dying market of people needing training and education?

Guess what, at least car sales show some sympathy:

Spain minus 13.9%, France minus 16.4%, Austria minus 19.9%, Finland minus 58.6%, Germany minus 17.1, Netherlands minus 31.4, and in addition Japan minus 16.7, Brazil minus 4.7%. So, really, how long can we be happy and proud on headlines like UK car sale rise for 12th consecutive month? And what is the base of this rise, how are they paid for, those cars, and how long do they or does this last?

Is it a coincidence that VW is creating new jobs, outside the EU?

It becomes apparent that Mr Neo and Mrs. Lib have not only allowed all those jobs to be exported to – mainly – China; any kind of job machine has been given up for nothing, for free. This is the third time I add this video… I think it should now read 2020, not 2030:

My respect, China. Age must help in becoming wiser.

While Gobi Dessert is growing steadily, 28% of Chinese landmass is dessert-like area, anyway, and China buying all kinds of land worldwide, we are all in for increasingly bad weathers; if you thought that cold lately would tell us Global Warming has had it then I would recommend to come to senses and title the problem Climate Change. And that’s what it is.

The rate of changes multiplied by the level of ignorance in solving any of our problems is unbelievable; we are presented with scientific results by crowds of scientists from all over the world, they describe the problems we face, we see and in many cases feel those; we do understand most of them but we are unwilling or incapable of addressing and solving them; or, even worse, we wilfully ignore them all for all kinds of stupid, bad and criminal reasons; that makes it easy for the storm to become that perfect storm.

I can smell it.

Carpe diem!

* … might be that they all need time; similar to the big fish on Cyprus when Putin took two days to decide whether he would support Cyprus or rather give his friends and soon-to-be-friends time to visit those London branches of the Cyprus banks to sort out their accounts just in time…

** ... we will see capital control mechanisms installed like we had them before 1985, no question.