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NAVIGATION (Celestial).

The Sun, the Moon and identifiable stars are used to work out North direction and time in this section.

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Finding accurate directions by a watch .. Posted on May 12, 2015.. This is my novel technique. WatchCompass_22NL, Finding accurate directions using a watch, posted on May 19, 2015 . This is my novel technique to replace the horizontal watch method. DirectionBySun_12N, Caution in finding North by bisector line of a horizontal watch. Posted on October 28, 2015: The commonly known “Scout method” using a horizontal watch may give directional errors of up to 180 degrees in some circumstances. wpid-bisectorns2c.jpg, Finding directions and time using the Sun and a divider., posted on May 6, 2015. <<<—This is my MOST USEFUL novel technique. wpid-dividermwp3e2c2.jpgwpid-divider42cl2b.jpgwpid155-wpid-divider63cl.jpg. Finding true North and time from the Sun with your fingers., posted on July 10, 2018, Find North By Fingers . Using polarized light to locate the Sun when it is hidden from view. Posted on May 9, 2015. This is a useful technique. CloudyL, Finding North direction and time using the hidden Sun via the Moon . Posted on July 6, 2015This is a useful technique. moonshapesnangles4c.jpg, Finding North direction and time accurately from the horn line of the Moon. Posted on August 12, 2015. This is my novel technique. wpid-wp-1439376905855.jpeg, Finding North direction and time using the Moon surface features. Posted on July 1, 2015. This is a useful technique. wpid-wp-1435755781395.jpeg, Finding North and time by stars. Posted on August 28, 2015 PolrNorthNC20const8polrsouthq3c60.jpg. Finding North and time with unclear sky. Posted on October 17, 2015. This includes my novel method for finding North and with unclear sky. wpid-bstarsn20b.jpg wpid-bstarss20.jpg, posted on October 21, 2016 antare4smallc30.jpgfomalhautsmallc30.jpgariessmallc30.jpg, . Posted on May 25, 2016 mercator8gc30.jpg, , posted November 3, 2016 slide-sky-disk, Slide Sky-Map for displaying tropical stars, posted on October 7, 2016 photo, , posted July 22, 2016 NorthByKnownStar, Finding time to Sunset with bare hands. Posted on November 11, 2015 .This is my novel improvement for improved accuracy. wpid-sunset2.jpg. Finding time to Sunrise with star maps, Posted on January 9, 2016 . This is a novel application for star-maps. sunrise, Finding direction, distance and navigating to a distant base by stars (Part 1). Posted on January 27, 2016 . This is a novel application for direction of stars in the sky. PolrNorthNC20const8polrsouthq3c60.jpg, Finding direction, distance and navigating to a distant base by stars, fine reading of latitude (Part 2).. Posted on February 6, 2016. This is a novel way of accurately arriving at any chosen destination latitude using no instrument. BStarsN20Vega8C2.jpg

NAVIGATION using only constellations.

The Orion constellation., posted December 26, 2016 orionsamsungn2photo-640alignedc30b.jpg, The Scorpius constellation, posted on January 8, 2017 scorpiussaggigridaltc30.jpg20160418_013006enhenc2c30.jpg

NAVIGATION (Terrestrial).

Measuring angles and distances for outdoor survival, posted on June 29, 2016 DistPole

NAVIGATION (Instrumental).

Determining local magnetic declination by a magnetic compass, posted on March 31, 2016 Compass-Magnetic, , posted on June 14, 2016 compassflipMEDIUM

Selecting and using magnetic compasses, posted on July 9, 2016 JapLensatic, Using GPS in off-grid situations., posted December 6, 2016 , Navigating with an AM MW radio receiver, posted January 17, 2017 radiosony

FIRE MAKING.

Making fire and lighting cigarettes with sunlight. Posted on February 27, 2016 StormWatchDiagram, Quick fire making using sunlight, posted on January 4, 2017 20161222_131508gballfirec60.jpg, Mirror for making fire using sunlight., posted on April 13, 2016 20160105_143215C

FOOD

Rice as emergency food., posted December 24, 2016 20161230_192839ricegrains2c60.jpg

MISCELLANEOUS

Old maps:

Interesting maps of old Saigon , posted on March 20, 2016 . SaigonThanhQuy

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The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 10: Greedy politicians overpaid with our tax money.

The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 10: Greedy politicians overpaid with our tax money.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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A nation is built up by people with the same purpose, espousing same values in life. They stake a territory, protect its border, set up rules to operate the nation to their desired aims. It has happened many times in the past, some strong group of people may organize themselves to capture the ruling positions of the nation through violence or through terrorizing the population.

To avoid recurrence of violence and terror accompanying each regime change, most Western, truely democratic, nations now have decided to have their sets of rules above any rulers and call those rules the Constitution of the Nation.

The rulers of each nation are required to uphold its Constitution to every of its letters. The Constitution also specifies who are the citizens of the nation and how the rulers are elected by the citizens of the nation. Only such elected rulers are called constitutionally legitimate representatives and only them can form and operate the government.

#parasite, #government, #politician, #entitlement, #pension, #abuse, #elected office, #tax money,

The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 10: Greedy politicians overpaid with our tax money.

1. Protectors of Constitutions turning into abusers.

Few countries anticipated that it is their own elected representatives that would become corrupt and manipulate the system to entrench themselves with privileges and benefits not envisaged by the authors of their Constitutions.

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and I found that out when I was Attorney General in Massachusetts.
Edward Brooke

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
David Brin

2. Representatives of each nation abuse the trust of their electors and exploit every loopholes in their respective national constitution to entrench their own priviledge.

Most national constitutions do not specify the setting for entitlements of elected representatives or the methods to prevent them getting rich at the expense their nations.

So the representatives increase their own salaries, eligibility, trade favours to their future donors/employers and can even set up their (Clintons styled) Foundations to pressure constituents and those to be affected by their decisions to donate to their foundations !

3. Shameless calls for acceptance of dual citizenship for parliamentarians.

Some Politicians even make shameless proposal for acceptance of Dual Citizenship for Parliament Representative. The advocates may have thought that citizens were fools [1-9].

Australia bans it, Israel bans it, Russia bans it, these economically small countries are doing well. On the other hand, after the failure by Nixon’s administration in US courts to ban dual citizenship in USA [10., 14], that once great country is now heading for trouble. Dannish people are not impressed with USA [15].

4. Travel for serving politicians.

Politicians really enjoy having their travel paid by tax payers Some have his dogs driven around by government cars [15, 16]. Some enjoys helicopter rides [17-22].

5. Hush money for sexual misconducts by politicians.

Politicians can even have funds for hush money [23-26]!

6. Lifetime travel for retired Australian politicians axed by Prime Minister Turnbull.

Current Australian Prime Minister Malcome Turnbull is now much hated by Australian politicians for axing their Lifetime Gold Pass for travel. Turnbull is thus a PM who wants to lead by examples. Australians should salute him [27-29].

7. Politicians with questionable campaign money.

MP Dastyari does not think that his campaign fund is contributed by a foreigner [30-32]! State Premier D. Andrew does not think that there is a problem of MP on his side campaigned with tax money [33-35]!

8. Former Prime Ministers using “Former PM” priviledge while working for foreign governments/companies.

There is nothing wrong with a former PM of a country who subsequently wants to work for another country but he should relinquish all priviledge granted to a former PM to save the dignity of the firat country. It looks terrible for the first country if its former PM lined up and queue for favour from any other country [36-46].

9. Huge pensions for politicians

UK politicians extort huge pensions on tax payers [47]. Australian politicians require ordinary working people to work until they get 70 years old before they get entitled to their pension payments. On the other hand, Australian politicians only need to serve 2 elected terms to be entitled for their life pension after turning 55 after finishing the second elected term [48].

10. The ultimate safeguard for American system.

American system has placed an ultimate safeguard against abuse by rulers in its Second Amendment to its Constitution. It is to be used as a guarantee for the ultimate revolt against oppressive government:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. ”

This is to prevent the ruling government plus congress of the day from walking into the lounge rooms of Americans and impose a tea tax. However, even this 2nd Amendment is now under constant attack by the elected democratic representatives in their quest for absolute powers and own entrenchment.

11. Conclusions.

Every citizen has to be vigilant and be active in politics. Only by doing so he can avoid being a tax donkey provider for those unhelpful politicians who turn tax money into honey pots for their greedy ones.

It is also now a question whether people with no net contribution to the economy should be allowed to stand for elected office?

References:

DUAL CITIZENSHIP BAN

[1]. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/coalition-rejects-call-for-referendum-to-repeal-dual-citizenship-ban

[2]. https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/call-for-referendum-over-dual-citizenship-mess-after-high-court-rulings-20180509-h0zuo2

[3]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-28/section-44-of-constitution-switched-to-evil-writes-annabel-crabb/8754776

[4]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-27/high-court-citizenship-ruling-health-check-for-our-democracy/9094214

[5]. https://www.timesofisrael.com/five-new-knesset-members-renounce-foreign-citizenship/
(“While Israelis may hold dual citizenship, a Basic Law passed in 1958 states that Knesset members cannot pledge allegiance as parliamentarians unless their foreign citizenship has been revoked under the laws of that country.”)

[6]. https://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/23/dual-citizens-in-congress-2/

[7]. https://richardedmondson.net/2017/12/08/do-you-hold-dual-citizenship-you-can-serve-in-congress-but-not-the-israeli-knesset/

[8]. https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/08/14/100000-turkish-immigrants-could-be-stripped-of-austrian-dual-citizenship/

[9]. http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/News/MP-pushes-for-dual-citizenship-to-draw-more-investments/1840340-3950840-nsr3o0z/index.html

[10]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afroyim_v._Rusk

[11]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schneider_v._Rusk

[12]. https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/369/367.html

[13]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawakita_v._United_States

[14]. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/travel-legal-considerations/Advice-about-Possible-Loss-of-US-Nationality-Dual-Nationality/Dual-Nationality.html

[15]. https://vikinglifeblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/fox-news-took-a-shot-at-denmark-denmark-fired-back/

Chauffeured car for dogs
[15]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-27/minister-apologises-for-using-taxpayer-money-to-chauffeur-dogs/7969838?pfmredir=sm

[16]. https://au.news.yahoo.com/victorian-minister-uses-chauffeur-driven-car-to-transport-dogs-33018097.html

HELICOPTER TRIPS AUSTRALIAN VERSUS AMERICAN
[17]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-15/bronwyn-bishop-spends-5000-dollars-80km-charter-flight/6622134?pfmredir=sm

[18]. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jul/16/bronwyn-bishop-agrees-to-pay-back-cost-of-5000-helicopter-trip

[19]. https://www.buzzfeed.com/joshtaylor/this-politician-charged-taxpayers-to-fly-family-to-her-50th

[20]. https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/the-10-most-outrageous-things-pollies-have-spent-our-money-on/news-story/254c2cb0858b56fb89ed65f547bee3f0

[21]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-21/nt-government-scraps-taxpayer-travel-reporting-requirements/9782014?pfmredir=sm

[22]. https://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/05/unlike_christie_murphy_isnt_slapping_you_with_big.html

[23]. https://nypost.com/2017/11/21/shut-down-the-politicians-sex-scandal-hush-funds/

[24]. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dennis-hastert-wants-sex-abuse-accuser-return-hush-money-n709116

[25]. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-congress-plays-by-different-rules-on-sexual-harassment-and-misconduct/2017/10/26/2b9a8412-b80c-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.f6de0d8ece85

[26]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3102662/It-sex-Law-enforcement-sources-say-Dennis-Hastert-hush-money-scandal-sexual-misconduct-male-student-years-high-school-wrestling-coach.html

[27]. https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2004B01478

[28]. https://www.ausbt.com.au/government-axes-lifetime-free-flights-for-former-politicians

[29]. https://www.news.com.au/finance/money/foreign-minister-bob-carrs-wife-helena-has-cost-taxpayers-120000-in-six-months-on-overseas-trips/news-story/b4da807688f39a95eedd14928af6754d

[30]. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jun/05/sam-dastyari-contradicted-south-china-sea-policy-a-day-after-chinese-donors-alleged-threat

[31]. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/world/australia/sam-dastyari-resigns-china.html

[32]. https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/political-donations-highlight-growing-concerns-over-chinese-influence-in-australia/news-story/4dd02ea4f22f7a42a187cd930d5275a5

And money from tax payers

[33]. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/victoria/red-shirts-andrews-digs-in-20180720-p4zsnz.html

[34]. https://www.3aw.com.au/police-consider-formal-investigation-into-labors-red-shirts-scheme/

[35]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-20/daniel-andrews-should-face-questions-over-misuse-of-funds/10016510?pfmredir=sm

[36]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/foreign-interference-laws-chinese-russian-state-media-will-have-to-declare-as-foreign-agents-20171206-gzzyol.html

[37]. https://www.crikey.com.au/2005/11/09/paul-keating-sets-the-record-straight-on-his-piggery-play/

[38]. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/foreign-minister-kevin-rudds-1-million-power-trip/news-story/53f83e53ef72935ca6e9b120f4e30218

[39]. https://www.smh.com.au/world/china-criticism-grows-over-australian-foreign-interference-stance-20171211-h02in1.html

[40]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-05/why-is-rudd-using-weibo-to-slam-turnbulls-china-policies/9726756?pfmredir=sm

[41]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5136643/Kevin-Rudd-calls-Malcolm-Turnbull-step-down.html

[42]. https://www.afr.com/news/politics/world/diplomats-frozen-out-kevin-rudds-curious-meeting-with-donor-chau-chak-wing-20180524-h10ho8

[43]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/kevin-rudd-quietly-met-chau-chak-wing-in-china-20180524-p4zh99.html

[44]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/labor-has-a-cancer-growing-in-it-that-must-be-cut-out-20180218-p4z0q4.html

[45]. https://clivehamilton.com/?p=1007

[46]. http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/news/2014/04/bob-carr-lead-new-uts-australia-china-institute

[47]. https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2018/08/11/the-saturday-essay-forget-parties-the-uk-government-classes-represent-an-obese-pig-on-the-back-of-every-citizen/

]48]. https://www.smh.com.au/national/full-list-of-federal-mps-entitlements-20090521-bh0v.html

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Trade war tactics, Part 6: Using gold based trading and refusing opponent’s currency.

Trade war tactics, Part 6: Using gold based trading and refusing opponent’s currency.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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A trade war combatant may have to weaken and destabilize its opponent by refusing both to accept or to hold the currency of that country. That refusal is a defensive move and it may start snowballing into an international refusal of that currency beyond its national border. This will create additional problems and costs to the economy of the opponent country.

#trade war, #de-internationalize, #national currency, #gold currency, #dollar,

Trade war tactics, Part 6: Using gold based trading and refusing opponent’s currency.

1. Refusal to hold opponent’s currency is defensive.

It is very risky for one trade war combatant country to hold the currency of its opponent.

The simple basis for citizens accepting the fiat money of their own country is that those who had done works for the government have the fiat money (a form of certificates) and the population at large have to exchange goods and service for those certificates to pay their own tax (those who don’t pay will be jailed) and buy some goods or service from the government. [1,2]

So why should any non-citizen not living in that country accept the fiat money from that government? Especially any sovereign country should not hold fiat currency of any of its trade war opponents. Doing so is very risky for the following reasons:

a- The country issuing fiat money may require all holders of its fiat money to switch to new versions within 48 hours at the banks. This will invalidate any old version of fiat money held outside its territory or inside its territory but without adequate documentations proving the legality of its possession. This has recently been carried out in India. [3]

b- The country issuing fiat money may intentionally dilute the value of the money to reduce the entitlement of foreign countries with large holding of its fiat currency.

For example, let a country C hold USD 1,200bn worth of fiat currency of another country A [4,5,6] while the current GDP of country A is worth USD 19,000bn [7]. In this example, country A owes (1200/19000) of its GDP to country C.

If country A decided to give one bonus dollar to every dollar currently held inside the country by its citizens then after this issuance A would owe C only (1200/(2*19000)) of its GDP ! (This is a standard technique of stock market, called “shares dilution”.)

So holding a large amount of foreign currency always carry with it some risk. Trade war combatants should not hold large amount of opponent’s currency (or treasury notes, which are equivalent to “currency in the coming years”). Although France and USA were not in trade war at the time, French President Charles De Gaulle demanded that the US ship back their dollars in converted gold to France [8] and subsequently many other countries followed France’s example, leading to the US abolishing the gold base for its US dollars [9].

2. Refusing a national currency reduces its base and its perceived stability.

When US dollars are not held in the central banks of other countries there will be less demand of US dollars and there will be less US dollars in circulation.

As there are less dollars in circulation their values will be more sensitive to inflation or deficit figures from US treasury and government.

Knowing this, China is trying to establish its gold and oil backed yuan. [10-11]

3. Returning to gold or commodity certificates

To be safe, each country should not hold much fiat currency of any other country. Any country which has large holding of fiat currency of another country has to divest that amount. The problem is more urgent if that country hold the fiat currency of its opponent [12-15].

The problem is even worse for opponents of USA in its economic war when the Bank for International Settlement is involved in the processing to transfer US dollars to countries on USA’s sanction list [16-18].

The inevitable solution to international trading is an obvious old method used by the USSR: All trades are to be settled in gold !

4. Conclusion.

The current trade war will lead to the de-internationalization of US dollars and gold will have to be again used as an international trading medium that is free of manipulation.

References:

[1]. https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/your-fiat-money/

[2]. https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/your-fiat-money-part-2/

[3]. https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/demonetizing-in-india-robs-the-poors/

[4]. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-15/china-s-holdings-of-u-s-treasuries-fell-5-8-billion-in-april

[5]. https://www.ft.com/content/93e1dcda-41ca-11e8-93cf-67ac3a6482fd

[6]. https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-debt-to-china-how-much-does-it-own-3306355

[7]. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD?locations=US

[8]. https://livinginabubbleblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/ex-french-president-charles-de-gaulle-predicted-a-us-monetary-crisis-in-1965/

[9]. https://livinginabubbleblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/the-nixon-shock-and-the-end-of-gold-convertibility/

[10]. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/24/petro-yuan-china-wants-to-dethrone-dollar-rmb-denominated-oil-contracts.html

[11]. https://www.globalresearch.ca/chinas-gold-backed-petro-yuan-challenges-us-dollar-hegemony/5634034

[12]. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/china-s-holdings-of-u-s-treasuries-drop-to-six-month-low

[13]. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/18/russia-cuts-treasury-holdings-in-half-as-foreigners-start-losing-appetite-for-us-debt.html

[14]. https://www.rt.com/business/433566-russia-dumps-us-treasury-holdings/

[15]. https://wolfstreet.com/2018/07/17/russia-dumped-most-all-its-us-treasury-holdings-disappeared-from-list/

[16]. https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/what-are-economic-sanctions

[17]. https://ggiforum.com/law/corporate-and-commercial/596-why-american-economic-sanctions-matter-to-non-us-banks.html

[18]. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bnp-paribas-settlement/u-s-imposes-record-fine-on-bnp-in-sanctions-warning-to-banks-idUSKBN0F52HA20140701

[19]. https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/russia-says-dollar-s-days-numbered-as-global-trade-currency-1.6382199

[20]. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50031.htm

[21]. https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201808131067163999-turkish-currency-crisis-solutions/

[22]. https://dailyreckoning.com/you-should-fear-the-emerging-market-debt-bubble/

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Today’s stop on our world tour of true strange stuff: two “human lightning rods.” The first isRoy Sullivan, a bear smacking park ranger who survived being struck by lightning seven times. Who else ever (quite reasonably) kept a bucket of water handy in his truck for when his hair caught on fire?


Roy Cleveland Sullivan (February 7, 1912 – September 28, 1983) was a United States park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Between 1942 and 1977, Sullivan was hit by lightning on seven different occasions and survived all of them. For this reason, he gained a nickname “Human Lightning Conductor” and “Human Lightning Rod”. Sullivan is recognized by Guinness World Records as the person struck by lightning more recorded times than any other human being.In [a] photo of him … a prominent burn mark is visible on his ranger hat.

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Vietnamese Buddhism has been strongly against eating dogs.

Vietnamese Buddhism has been strongly against eating dogs.

#dog meat, #Buddhism, #Vu Lan festival,

The full moon of the 7th East Asian Lunar month (That is the full Moon closest to 22nd of August) is the date for East Asian Buddhist people to go to pagodas to pray for their parents.

In the many religious stories for recital by these Buddhist people, there is a story of “Mục Liên Thanh Đề” carrying a stern warning against eating dog meat:

Once there was a lady named Thanh Đề. One of her misdeed was to feed the monks with dog meat [1].

“Thanh Đề was the mother of Mục Kiền Liên (also called Mục Liên). She was greedy, evil, not believing in the Three Jewels of Buddhism (Tam Bao in Vietnamese), committed serious sins, sowing so many “bad seeds” (of the theory of Karma). Therefore when she died she had to harvest the “fruits of her misdeed”,and was banished to hell, becoming a detainee of hell, suffering constant hunger and thirst.

On the other hand, Mục Kiền Liên has become one of the ten great disciples of the Buddha, who is preeminent with possessing miracles. One day Mục Kiền Liên used his newly attained miracle ability of observing the whole world and suddenly found his mother was constantly suffering hunger and various forms of torture in hell. He decided to offer rice to his mother. Since the misdeed in the past still lingered on, when his mother put rice into her mouth, the rice suddenly became hot charcoal, she had no rice to eat.” [2]

References.

[1]. https://zenglexi.blogspot.com/2011/08/truyen-thuyet-ba-thanh-e.html

[2]. http://chimviet.free.fr/32/tamminh_muclien.htm

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42,000-year-old worms revived from Siberian permafrost

Lives from different periods of time can intermingle. How can you be sure that you are older than all the worms around you ?

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Well, it looks like you can’t just freeze politicians and end their reign of terror. It turns out, they might still be thawed out 42,000 years later beginning again. The latest biology news was reported in Germany in grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de. A 42,000-year-old soil sample from Siberian permafrost contained nematodes. It was thawed and the soil contained worms which were brought back to life. This amazing event set the biology record for the period of time over which higher organisms can survive in cryogenic sleep. They reported that the worms began to move within a few weeks at 20 degrees Celsius in the Moscow laboratories and began to eat food.

There are two species of worm that have been discovered. Panagrolaimus nematodes have been revived which date back 32,000 years and were located at about 3.0 meters down. The Plectus worms were discovered…

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The abuse of health care system by some immigrants in Australia.

The abuse of health care system by some immigrants in Australia.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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This blog aims to bring to light the reasons for higher than normal per capita cost of health care for immigrants. This higher than normal cost is caused by the attitude of immigrant patients as well as immigrant health care providers. The higher than normal cost should be noted in any budgeting by any government working with a migrant population.

This blog gives my first hand observation and the details drawn from my conversations with some people of immigrant communities.

#migrant, #immigrant, #immigration, #give-me-gration, #Australia, #health case, #abuse, #unnecessary medical check up

The abuse of health care system by some immigrants in Australia.

1. The cost overrun in health care.

Australia has been a lucky country with large areas for agriculture and fishery, abundance of minerals for extraction, small population to divide the benefits but the country has been crying poor [1-2g]. The cause for this is MISMANAGEMENTS in many fields, with abuse to health care service (at 9.5% of GDP in 2011–12, “was slightly above average compared with other OECD countries” [9] while “It was also noted that Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander peoples experienced worse health than non-Indigenous Australians” [10]) the most easily seen.

2. Incorrect attitude from some migrants.

When a country such as Australia accept new immigrants, the country requires the contribution from the new prospective citizens. However, due to some reasons, many immigrants to Australia have the following incorrect attitude which is detrimental to the country:

-Some immigrants think that the country only needs to increase its counting of heads of its citizens like counting the number of soldiers before a battle.

-Some immigrants think that Immigration only means GIVE-ME-gration. They think that the country has too much money and is in urgent need to spend the money before it got crushed to death by the weight of its gold. The reality is the country has spent too much on migrants that there is inadequate care for its existing and retired workers who had contributed to the building up of the country. So the country has been blamed as breaking the moral contract with its existing citizens and with its indigenous, Aboriginal “First Australians” [2].

-Some immigrants think that they can channel the wealth of the host country to their former countries. They cannot tell where to draw the line between what the host country can do for them and what it can NOT do for their former countries.

-Some immigrants doctors want to get rich quick to catch up with the wealth built up over many generations of native doctors.

2. Abuse of health care service by immigrant patients.

Some immigrants have the habit to go to their doctors from the same country of origin for everything medical or not: health problem, certifying their administrative papers (for non-medical purposes such as for banking, citizenship, driving license and travel), translating their administrative papers (for non-medical purposes such as for banking, citizenship, driving license and travel). They cover that unhealthy access to health care cost by tacking the service at the end of their (unnecessary) “medical check ups”.

Some immigrants are unemployed, feel lonely, fear death and sickness so they want to have someone to talk to. Instead of going to coffee bars they go to the medical office of their ethnicity. Some make regular “medical check ups” TWICE weekly.

Some immigrants want to buy subsidized prescription medicines to bring back to their home countries for use by someone else.

3. Abuse of health care service by immigrant service providers.

Some immigrants health care service providers (doctors and nurses) do carry out illegal practice of certifying their administrative papers, translating their administrative papers tacked at the end of (unnecessary) “medical check ups”..

Some immigrants health care service providers ask their immigrant patients to make unnecessary visits:

-Asking patients to come back for “medical check ups” after diagnosis of simple seasonal influenza infection.

-Asking patients to come back for “medical check ups” just to be told that they have very good results for their blood test .

4. Conclusion.

Excessive spending on health care is unjustified, especially when it is done marginally fraudulently. National budget will be blown up and there will be no money left for anything else.

Australian government should urgently reform its health care rules and regulations to stop the abuse cited above.

A COMPULSORY co-contribution of about $5 per doctor visit may be able to reduce the number of unnecessary visits and make the national health budget healthy again [11]. (The co-contributions should be directly deducted from the coming benefit payment of the patients to avoid the doctor voiding the obligation of his patients.)

References:

[1]. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/annual-medicare-statistics

[2]. https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/health-welfare-expenditure/health-expenditure-australia-2015-16/contents/data-visualisations

[3]. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/15/one-in-three-pensioners-living-well-below-the-poverty-line-says-report

[4]. https://theconversation.com/factcheck-qanda-are-one-in-three-age-pensioners-living-under-the-poverty-line-65715

[5]. https://www.humanrights.gov.au/face-facts-older-australians

[6]. https://independentaustralia.net/australia/australia-display/australias-unreported-poverty-line,10392

[7]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homelessness_in_Australia

[8]. https://www.budget.gov.au/2018-19/content/documents.html

[9]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Australia

[10]. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/4/08-020408/en/

[11]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-03/timeline-dumped-medicare-co-payment-key-events/6275260

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[12]. https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/the-pernicious-impact-of-government-intervention-in-healthcare-captured-in-a-chart/

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Inevitable bursting of Real Estate Bubbles in Australian inner cities.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

#Real Estate, #property market, #bubble, #bursting, #crash, #Australia.

Inevitable bursting of Real Estate Bubbles in Australian inner cities.

As the Central Banks of major countries send interest rates slightly positive, property owners who have not been verse in calculating return and risks may have to carry out fire sales as they cannot afford the interest payment on the mortgage taken to buy those properties.

1. Owners have bought at the top of the market and there are few new buyers.

There are reasons to think that Australian Real Estates are currently overpriced:

Some unseasoned owners had been tricked by Real Estate agents that Chinese immigrants would keep coming in, bringing with them gold and fortunes from China to buy up local Australian over-priced properties.

The Chinese government is not stupid to let corrupt officials move their ill-gotten wealth oversea through bank transfer.

Any undocumented money transferred to USA or Australia will be considered drug money by USA or Australia and will be confiscated by USA or America.

There is also a worry of loss of national identities that rises against high influx immigration, this will reduce current very high level of immigration.

2. Properties have been sold at more than economic utility values.

People only buy a property to have a place to rest and sleep and to go for work in the next day. When property prices are too high people don’t buy there, they will just go another extra hour or so to a cheaper area where they live with their families.

New train lines can bring people further from city centers and this lure new home owners into new suburbs opened up by new train lines. This will keep down property prices in the centers of existing cities.

3. Bank interest may go up, triggering the fire sales.

When bank interest was 0.1% or even negative people can borrow any outrageous amount of money with no worry. When interest start rising, they have to do the real work of paying the interest. This is when people have to do a fire sale to get back the money to discharge their mortgage.

The ones who sell late may lose a lot. There may be quite a rush at selling out all properties bought at outrageous price with borrowed money.

4. Federal Capital Gain Tax is applied with dishonest indexation.

When a property are sold, owners are usually liable to Capital Gain Tax. The index has not been honestly set by governments resulting in property investors having to pay more capital gain tax than on their actual capital gain.

5. Federal government policies to reduce insufficiency of housing.

To make more housing available to the population, the government may have a number of rule:

a. Foreigners cannot buy properties and have to divest from Australian Real Estates.

b. New kind of tax on unused rooms in properties (taxes on empty rooms) has been contemplated.

6. Local governments becoming parasites feeding on property owners.

To make the matter worse, many local governments in charge of day-to-day issues have now fed on property owners like leeches. They have forgotten how to run their main day to day tasks of:

Collecting rubbish,

Maintaining local roads, parks

Maintaining primary schools, kindergartens, child health care centers.

The service should only be based on their costs. There is no reason why council rates should be based on property values.

Now the councils (local governments) enjoy imposing outrageous “rates” on property owners to fund oversea trips of councilors, talking on World scale issues (like Global Warming), promoting ideologies (like LGBT campaigning, changing traffic signs to reflect feminist and LGBT promotion).

Councils now pay outrageous salaries to their top employees. The justification for that is NOT due to the quality or quantity of the work done by those employees but by the values of “rates” collected as a percentage of property prices in the councils! This is outrageous.

7. A booming population of parasites feedings on property owners.

A number of properties owners have now offloaded their properties due to parasitic practice against property owners:

a. Some tradesmen now quotes repairs, construction prices not based on their parts and labors but on the value of the property they attend to !

b. Body Corporates of communal housing (which was designed to have low running costs) specializing in giving blown up costs to rip off unit owners (who thought that communal lives bring saving).

c. Real Estate Agents now are not professional but only of flight by night quality. Many now specialize in ripping off property owners with overblown maintenance and management fees.

8. Conclusion.

There will be a scramble for the exit on property ownership. The next bank interest increase may efficiently trigger it.

References

[1]. http://thegreatrecession.info/blog/housing-market-collapse-rapid/

[2]. https://us-issues.com/2018/08/02/housing-market-collapse-2-0-accelerates-rapidly/

[3]. https://straightlinelogic.com/2018/08/01/a-housing-bubble-pops-update-on-australia-by-wolf-richter/

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[4]. https://johnib.wordpress.com/2018/08/02/bank-of-england-raises-rates-to-highest-level-since-2009/

[5]. https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/australia-six-weeks-from-a-housing-collapse-us-report-warns/news-story/866d2fdee41b1227ce654f66ed8d9837

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