Too many problems with Malaysian Airlines ?

Too many problems with Malaysian Airlines ?

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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When going oversea, passengers have to choose their most suitable airlines. Currently Malaysian Airline is promoting itself but some passengers still feel uneasy with the records of this Airline.

#Malaysian airline, #MH 17, #MH 370, MH 134, #pitot cover, #pitot tube cover,

Too many problems with Malaysian Airlines ?

1. Previous total loss of two flights of Malaysian Airline.

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Figure: Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) taking off at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG) in France, Author Laurent ERRERA from L’Union, France, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Original file: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_777-200ER_Malaysia_AL_(MAS)_9M-MRO_-_MSN_28420_404_(9272090094).jpg

People should be sympathetic to a corporation which had been the unwilling victim of disasters. Malaysian Airline had been struck with two disasters involving its flights MH370 [1] and MH17 [2,3,4,5].

The two unplanned, unwanted deadly strikes had caused heavy financial damage to Malaysian Airlines. The final report offered by Malaysia government on MH370 has not been reassuring and has been accused of being a white wash. Some people may feel that they should only look forward when flying on this airline. However sympathetic to the airline, prospective passengers of this airlines are still uneasy with many of the following factors which seem to indicate a bigger systemic failure in Malaysia.

2. Credibility problems with Malaysian system.

The final report offered by Malaysia government on MH-370 has not been reassuring and has been accused of being a white wash [6,7,8]:

Why had not KL air controllers timely informed air controllers of TSN (HCM, Saigon) from Vietnam when flight MH370 crossed their air control boundary? Where were the air defence radars of Malaysia?

On the MH 17, people would have to ask why did the airline fly over a dangerous sky above a deadly zone of conflict ?

The credibility of this international report (under the auspice of ICAO) is further diminished by a pattern of incomprehinsible non-aviationic events from Malaysia.

The jailing and then release from jail of Deputy P.M. Anwar Ibrahim [9].

The missing billions of dollars in the Malaysian pension fund 1MDB [10].

3. The current conducts of Malaysian Airline

A recent (2018/7/18) technical incidence to flight MH-134 resulting in a disabled airliner of Malaysian Airlines at Brisbane Airport has casted a question mark on the rigid adherence to Malaysian Airlines flight procedures (such as preflight visual inspection by pilot by around the aircraft in counter-clockwise direction, seeing a working airspeed indicator during taxi) [11,16].

“The ATSB is investigating an airspeed indication failure on take-off involving an Airbus A330, 9M-MTK, at Brisbane Airport, Queensland on 18 July 2018.

During take-off, the airspeed indicators failed and the crew conducted a return to Brisbane”[12].

4. Murder of Kim Jong-Nam in KUA LUMPUR International Airport.

This home base of the airline is not quite secure. The security of flights may be affected [17,18].

5. Conclusion.

It takes time and effort to build the reputation of an airline. For me, I would stick to Qantas, a World Airline WITH ABSOLUTELY NO HULL FATALITY since 1951.

References.

[1]. https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/after-years-of-investigations-the-mh370-mystery-will-be-laid-to-rest-with-a-final-report/news-story/d8868d3120e6d2f2b76a9adf506cc648

[2]. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-considers-diplomatic-action-against-russia-over-mh17-findings

[3]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-24/russian-missile-was-used-to-shoot-down-flight-mh17/9797308

[4]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-05/mh17-investigation-team-signals-intent-press-charges/8682044

[5]. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43457694

[6]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370

[7]. https://www.smh.com.au/world/camera-captures-missing-malaysia-airlines-mh370-pilots-clearing-airport-security-20140317-hvjh0.html

[8]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2582146/Caught-CCTV-Pilots-doomed-Malaysian-Airlines-flight-walk-security-final-time-off.html

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

[10]. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44076319

[11]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-25/malaysia-airlines-flight-emergency-plastic-covers-left-on-probes/10035646

[12]. https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2018/aair/ao-2018-053/

[12b]. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=213551

[13]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5987121/Malaysia-Airlines-questioned-following-emergency-landing-Brisbane.html

[14]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5969821/Malaysia-Airlines-plane-makes-emergency-landing-Brisbane-airport-speed-instruments-failure.html

[15]. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/malaysia-airlines-spotlight-brisbane-pitot-tube-incident/

[16]. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/emergency-landing-damages-malaysia-airlines-passenger-jet-0sbm6zk99

[17]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-nam

[18]. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41464331

[19]. http://www.askthepilot.com/questionanswers/quantas-safest-airlines/

[20]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Qantas_fatal_accidents

Added after 2018 Aug 15th:

[21]. https://www.christianpost.com/news/mh-370-hijack-theory-re-emerges-with-reports-of-co-pilots-attempt-to-make-mid-flight-phone-call-117863/

[22]. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/malaysia/10706848/Missing-Flight-MH370-Aviation-experts-focus-on-hijack-theory.html

[23]. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/546323/MH370-plane-doomed-jet-crash-conspiracy-theories-deliberately-crashed-flight-wreckage

[24]. https://www.reddit.com/r/MH370/comments/8k6o3z/aussie_transport_safety_bureau_to_face_senate/

[25]. https://www.atsb.gov.au/mh370-pages/updates/reports.aspx

[26]. https://www.flyingmag.com/atsb-publishes-final-report-on-mh370

[27]. https://www.msn.com/en-my/news/national/report-veteran-pilot-maintains-%e2%80%98mh370-pilot-did-it%e2%80%99-theory/ar-BBGNAxw

[28]. http://themillenniumreport.com/2018/05/former-navy-pilot-exposes-truth-about-mh-370-disappearance/

[29]. https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/new-mh370-report-poses-as-many-questions-as-it-answers/news-story/0ababf515f2ae23cbba3615cbffb75f2

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Trade war tactics, Part 5: Forming alliance to cripple opponent’s economy.

Trade war tactics, Part 5: Forming alliance to cripple opponent’s economy.

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A trade war combatant may try to line up other countries to form an alliance to cripple a target country. With cooperation from suitably selected allies a combatant can easily win the economic war.

#trade war, #alliance, #Chinese yuan,

Trade war tactics, Part 5: Forming alliance to cripple opponent’s economy.

1. Forming alliance from suitably selected allies.

Some country may have been drunk on its economic growth, then aimed to become a master of the World. It consequently behaves in an aggressive and provocative way towards its neighbors and competitors like demanding laws and order but with only laws drafted by only itself. The suffering neighbors and competitors may decide to form an alliance to fight against a target country which is the aggressor. They may decide to employ an economic war rather than a military war.

In a trade war, the belligerents close their borders to cut off dependency on opponents and maintain its existing superiority over opponents. All sides in a trade war suffers but the self-sufficient countries with individual self-developed economies only suffer some inconvenient, slight increase in prices and costs of living while the traders may suffers near mortal wounds.

Trade war is just one facet of the inseparable multi-pronged (including military) attack to weaken the target country. The aim of a trade war is to weaken the economy of a target country. The strategy is to attack that economy at its weakest points.

2. Typical weak points of a target country.

For example, if the targeted country has been propelled up by being given free access to technology (fine details of technology need to be and had been painstakingly developed in some countries, they never appear out of the blue sky) from the aggrieved countries, they may decide to cut their supply of technology to the targeted country.

If the economic base of the targeted country is trading, transporting, licensed manufacturing then it is easy for the alliance to bypass the targeted country making it nearly mortally wounded.

3. Current alliances set up for the 2018 trade war.

In the current situation, Chinese economy is based on trading, transporting, licensed manufacturing, while USA, EU and UK had been given China free access to technology, licensed manufacturing and trading. USA, EU and UK now feel that they are aggrieved by the lawlessness of China’s action on many fronts:

– Refusing to recognize the Permanent Court of Arbitration‘s ruling on the case of Philippines versus China [1].

– Making unfair trade practice against Western companies operating in China by imposing red tapes as a form of invisible tariffs.

– Making unjustified requirements for transfer of knowledge from Western companies operating in China.

– Disregarding the claims on patents and copyrights from USA, EU and UK.

So USA, EU, UK are banding together and may invite smaller neighbors of China to join them in an economic war against China.

USA has already imposed steel and aluminum tariff from China while USA and EU will have no tariff against each other [2].

On the other hand, China, North Korea, Russia, Belarus, some former Soviet Republics, Iran, some Silk Road countries may form an economic alliance centered on China.

Russia and former Soviet Republics are not sharing the same ideology as China. Silk route countries may have their own disputes with China and are not too eager to be on China’s side.

3. Early results from the current trade war.

China share markets have fallen some 20% from its peaks

“The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index and Shanghai Composite have both fallen more than 20 percent from January highs, putting them among the worst performing stock indexes worldwide”[4d].

Chinese currency yuan has come down [3-4d].

US share markets are still hanging tough [5],[6]. US’s GDP increased 4% under Trump’s leadership [7].

EU, UK share markets have decreased slightly.

China, Russia sold out their holding of US treasury bonds and are buying gold for their treasuries [8].

4. Conclusions

Economic war is an interesting war without bloodshed and it is hopeful that great powers will stick to it to settle their disputes. It looks like USA is winning this war and China is losing.

References:

[1]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines_v._China

[2]. https://us-issues.com/2018/07/30/trump-juncker-forge-deal-to-pull-back-from-us-eu-trade-war/

[3]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-01/chinese-currency-stockmarket-just-had-one-worst-months-on-record/9920626

[4]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-01/chinese-currency-stockmarket-just-had-one-worst-months-on-record/9920626

[4b]. https://www.businessinsider.in/the-chinese-yuan-slides-to-a-13-month-low/articleshow/65121414.cms

[4c]. https://apnews.com/d23c3d29b84341f79dbc6678eaaae7ca

[4d]. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-17/china-shares-in-hong-kong-fall-toward-lowest-level-in-a-year

[5]. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/07/26/stock-market-says-u-s-winning-trade-war/832596002/

[6]. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4185884-sentiment-speaks-trade-wars-really-good-stock-market

[7]. https://nypost.com/2018/07/28/gdp-report-proves-trump-is-turning-the-economy-around/

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

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

Added after 2018 July 31st:

[10]. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/treasury-department-data-shows-russia-is-offloading-its-us-debt-holdings-at-breakneck-speed/ar-BBLdsLq

[11]. https://johnib.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/chinese-economy-starts-to-feel-tariff-impact/

[12]. https://economicprism.com/all-the-makings-of-a-major-economic-fiasco/#more-6159

[13]. https://johnib.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/west-begins-to-close-door-on-chinese-investment/

[14]. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-holding-treasuries-keeps-nuclear-044546767.html

[15]. https://www.sprottmoney.com/Blog/has-the-pboc-taken-control-of-the-gold-market.html

[16]. https://bcnn1wp.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/russia-mysteriously-liquidates-all-of-its-u-s-treasury-holdings/

[17]. https://reclaimourrepublic.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/video-trump-pa-rally-business-owners-tariffs-are-awesome-intel-officials-support-revoking-brennan-clapper-clearances/

[18]. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-05/china-now-left-just-three-options-and-they-are-all-equally-bad

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Trade war tactics, Part 5: Forming alliance to cripple opponent’s economy.

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A trade war combatant may try to line up other countries to form an alliance to cripple a target country. With cooperation from suitably selected allies a combatant can easily win the economic war.

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Trade war tactics, Part 5: Forming alliance to cripple opponent’s economy.

1. Forming alliance from suitably selected allies.

Some country may have been drunk on its economic growth, then aimed to become a master of the World. It consequently behaves in an aggressive and provocative way towards its neighbors and competitors like demanding laws and order but with only laws drafted by only itself. The suffering neighbors and competitors may decide to form an alliance to fight against a target country which is the aggressor. They may decide to employ an economic war rather than a military war.

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Trade war tactics, Part 4: Sabotaging competitor’s economic base.

Trade war tactics, Part 4: Sabotaging competitor’s economic base.

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This blog describes in details the current tricks employed by China to sabotage the economy of Vietnam in recent decades. They tricked the ignorant farmers into growing highly invasive species.

#trade war, #Chinese tricks, #China versus Vietnam, #economic sabotage, #superworms, #golden apple snails, #leech cultivation, #invasive,

Trade war tactics, Part 4: Sabotaging competitor’s economic base.

1. Chinese traders provided invasive superworms Zophobas morio as food for singing canary birds.

In the years following 1980, Chinese traders sold beautiful singing canaries (Serinus canaria domestica) [1], [2] to Vietnamese bird keepers. They then teach Vietnamese bird keepers to make low cost food for these birds from “superworms”, the larvae of the invasive Zophobas morio beetles [3,4,5,6].

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Figure: Picture from author André Karwath, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license. Original file https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zophobas_morio_larva_-_top_(aka).jpg

The original instructions in Vietnamese for growing “superworms” are printed below [6]

Sâu mua ở cửa hàng về cho ăn cám gà, bột ngô, yến mạch, các loại rau củ quả rồi để sâu gạo ở nơi tối và thoáng mát ( chú ý để không khí cho nó thở ) sau khoảng 1 tuần thì sâu gạo sẽ hóa nhộng.
Nhộng này mình cho vào 1 khay khác, cho thức ăn vào và để nơi yên tĩnh, thoáng mát sau 1 tuần sẽ thành bọ cánh cứng màu đen
Sau khi thành bọ màu đen thì ta cho hết bọ này qua cái khay lúc này làm. Lưu ý bọ này rất thèm nước nên cần phải bổ sung các loại rau củ quả chứa nước để nó sinh sản dưa hấu, bí đao, rau muống.
Cho bọ vào khay để sinh sản
Khi bọ đen ăn đầy đủ,đủ nước thì nó sẽ bắt cặp và sinh sản. Sau 1 tuần thì nhìn dưới khay thức ăn có nhiều con sâu gạo con lúc nhúc nhỏ như cây kim may.Thì anh em bắt đầu chuyển khay chứa bọ này sang khay chứa thức ăn khác để bọ tiếp tục sinh sản,khi nó đẻ hết trứng sẽ chết.
Khoảng 1 tháng thì sâu con này đã trưởng thành và có thể thu hoạch được rồi. Nếu không tiêu thụ thì nó lại thành nhộng rồi thành bọ. Theo vòng đời cứ như vậy, thông thường nó sống được 3 tháng là chết.

The prohibition notices against growing “superworms” [3] by Vietnamese government are also reproduced here:

Nghiêm cấm việc nhân nuôi, vận chuyển và phóng thích Super worm 

Công văn số 617/BVTV-KD ngày 24/4/2014 của Cục Bảo vệ thực vật, Cục Bảo vệ thực vật chỉ đạo:
- Sâu Super worm là loại côn trùng ăn tạp, phàm ăn, chưa có tên trong danh sách vật nuôi nông nghiệp và có nguy cơ gây hại đến sản xuất nông nghiệp cũng như ảnh hưởng xấu đến môi trường sinh thái. Vì vậy việc nhân nuôi, vận chuyển và phóng thích sâu super worm là hành vi vi phạm pháp luật.
- Tăng cường thanh tra, kiểm tra, phát hiện và xử lý nghiêm túc các tổ chức, cá nhân có hành vi nhân nuôi, vận chuyển và phóng thích sâu Super worm (Zaphobas morio). Quy định xử phạt các hành vi này theo Nghị định 114/2013/NĐ-CP ngày 3/10/2013 của Chính phủ Quy định về xử phạt vi phạm hành chính trong lĩnh vực giống cây trồng, bảo vệ và kiểm dịch thực vật.

As can be seen, the beetle growers can make their profits but those invasive beetles that can escape into the wild may cause an agricultural havoc for Vietnam.

2. Chinese traders buy cultivated invasive golden apple snails from Vietnamese farmers.

pomacea

Figure: Original picture from author Stijn Ghesquiere. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Original file https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pomacea.jpg.

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Beginning from 1988, Chinese traders wanted to buy at high price the highly invasive alien golden apple snails from Vietnamese farmers. Vietnamese farmers then cultivate them to sell to their “wholesale buyers”.

However this species from South American is considered to be “in the top 100 of the “World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species“. It is also considered as about the 40th the worst alien species in Europe and the worst alien species of gastropod in Europe.” [7]

As can be predicted, this whole business of cultivating highly invasive golden apple snails is just a scheme to sabotage the Vietnamese agricultural base for rice production. Even Chinese University of Peking had highlighted the risks of parasites (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) infection from eating golden apple snails.

 

3. Chinese traders buy cultivated leeches from Vietnamese farmers.

Figure: Picture from author GlebK. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Original file  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sucking_leech.jpg

Around the year 1996 [12] then again around 2010 [13], there were wholesale buyers from China offering to buy at high prices leeches from Vietnamese farmers. Naturally the Vietnamese ignorant farmers would want to make fast money by growing leeches in their paddy field.

Some of them do make money, some ends up with paddy field full of leeches with no buyers. Their neighbors and the environment are the sufferers [13-19]. Leeches are invasive and make dangerous infection when getting into the bodies of field workers. It also takes few decades to eradicate leeches from infested paddy field [20-27].

4. Conclusions

Chinese traders enjoyed enormous advantage over the ignorant farmers of a smaller Vietnamese agriculture. They have fooled them at every step. Their behaviors in the Vietnamese market does not speak well for China’s intention in other small countries.

References:

[1]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_canary

[2]. https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chim_y%E1%BA%BFn_h%C3%B3t

[3]. http://dantri.com.vn/kinh-doanh/dung-de-sau-gao-thanh-dai-dich-nhu-oc-buou-gian-dat-1404385629.htm

[4]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zophobas

[5]. https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A2u_g%E1%BA%A1o

[6]. https://kythuatnuoitrong.edu.vn/chim-canh/cach-nuoi-sau-gao-lam-thuc-an-cho-chim-canh.html

[7]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomacea_canaliculata

[8]. https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%BB%90c_b%C6%B0%C6%A1u_v%C3%A0ng

[9]. https://vtc.vn/su-that-gay-choang-sau-tiet-lo-cua-trum-oc-buou-vang-o-ha-noi-d132975.html

[9]. https://baomoi.com/lam-giau-tu-hiem-hoa-oc-buou-vang/c/20253776.epi

[10]. https://news.zing.vn/nong-dan-nuoi-oc-buou-vang-ban-cho-thuong-lai-trung-quoc-post360114.html

[11]. http://soha.vn/chuyen-gia-tq-canh-bao-moi-hiem-hoa-khon-luong-neu-ban-an-nham-phai-loai-oc-nay-20170920115537543rf20170920115537543.htm

[12]. http://thuysanvietnam.com.vn/dia-moi-nguy-hai-voi-moi-truong-article-1716.tsvn

[13]. https://m.baomoi.com/chuyen-gia-huong-dan-xu-ly-canh-dong-ngap-dia/c/7364642.epi

[14]. https://nongdan24g.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/ro-nhung-thuong-vu-la-cua-lai-buon-trung-quoc/

[15]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leech

[16]. https://vi.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%90%E1%BB%89a

[17]. http://m.vietnamnet.vn/vn/kinh-doanh/thi-truong/thuong-lai-trung-quoc-mua-dia-gia-toi-600-000-dong-kg-de-lam-gi-382968.html

[18]. http://nhanong.netnews.vn/trung-quoc-nuoi-dia-cong-nghiep-mid-4-6-0-8350.html

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[20]. http://m.doisongphapluat.com/tin-tuc/video-can-canh-gap-con-dia-dai-10cm-con-song-ra-khoi-mui-nguoi-phu-nu-a233734.html

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Dual citizenship destroys the integrity of American citizenship

Dual citizenship destroys the integrity of American citizenship

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Dual citizenship destroys the integrity of American citizenship.

1. Unsuccessful attempt by Nixon’s Government to defend the integrity of American citizenship.

Believe it or not, the Secretary of State Dean Rusk of Nixon administration was the last defender of the integrity of American citizenship. There are well known 3 court cases involving his Department of State to protect the integrity of US Citizenship [1,2,3].

The actions of the Department of State was not to have some dramatic outcomes of the nature of the case cited in [4] but sought to uphold the integrity of the American citizenship. Citizenship up to then was to mean exclusive loyalty to only one single country.

However the actions failed and American citizenship from there on has become a commodity with no sacred value.

2. The rise of “dual citizenship”.

The failure of Nixon’s government to uphold the exclusiveness of American citizenship has open a flood gate to many non-clear-cut situations which are now acknowledged in US government’s websites.

The official website of the Department of State of USA states that

“U.S. law does not mention dual nationality or require a person to choose one nationality or another. A U.S. citizen may naturalize in a foreign state without any risk to his or her U.S. citizenship. However, persons who acquire a foreign nationality after age 18 by applying for it may relinquish their U.S. nationality if they wish to do so [5].”

and as long as a “dual citizen” keeps clear of the following acts, he would preserve his “dual citizenship”

“Section 349 of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1481), as amended, states that U.S. nationals are subject to loss of nationality if they perform certain specified acts voluntarily and with the intention to relinquish U.S. nationality. Briefly stated, these acts include:

  1. obtaining naturalization in a foreign state after the age of 18 (Sec. 349 (a) (1) INA);
  2. taking an oath, affirmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state or its political subdivisions after the age of 18 (Sec. 349 (a) (2) INA);
  3. entering or serving in the armed forces of a foreign state engaged in hostilities against the United States or serving as a commissioned or non-commissioned officer in the armed forces of a foreign state (Sec. 349 (a) (3) INA);
  4. accepting employment with a foreign government after the age of 18 if (a) one has the nationality of that foreign state or (b) an oath or declaration of allegiance is required in accepting the position (Sec. 349 (a) (4) INA);
  5. formally renouncing U.S. nationality before a U.S. diplomatic or consular officer outside the United States (sec. 349 (a) (5) INA);
  6. formally renouncing U.S. nationality within the United States (The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for implementing this section of the law, and any inquiries should be directed to DHS) (Sec. 349 (a) (6) INA);
  7. conviction for an act of treason against the Government of the United States or for attempting by force to overthrow, or bear arms against, the Government of the United States (Sec. 349 (a) (7) INA). [6]”.

This makes it easy for “dual citizens” to exploit their (unfair?) advantages over traditional citizens of the USA.

There has been then many organizations promoting “dual citizenship” and even “multiple citizenship” . A typical promotion is

“…Typically, no American will forfeit his or her citizenship by undertaking the responsibilities of citizenship in another country. This is true even if the responsibilities include traveling with a foreign passport, voting in another country’s election, or running for and/or serving in public office of another country. In most cases, it is unimportant to U.S. authorities whether another country also claims you as a citizen.

The loss of U.S. citizenship can only occur if a person’s actions demonstrate an intent to give up his or her citizenship. Such actions might include:

  • Serving in the armed forces of a country which is engaged in hostilities against the United States.
  • Formally renouncing one’s U.S. citizenship in front of a duly authorized U.S. official.
  • Committing an act of treason against the United States, or attempting or conspiring to overthrow the U.S. Government.[7].”

More definitions and cautions on multi-citizenship can be found in [8-11]. The situation is so hilarious that there is currently something like a contest to reach the most multiple number of citizenship [12,13,14,15,16].

3. American citizenship has reduced to only a registration for entitlement.

So American citizenship has now reduced to a registration for entitlements and has lost its traditional sacred value. The rulings in the case of Kawakita_v._United_States [4] would now seem to be even more confusing.

The questions arising are:

  1. There is not yet any hostility between Am and J. If an American citizen K returns to its other country J and serve in the military there. Does citizen K lose his American citizenship ?
  2. Am and J declare war on each other. This is not in the intention of K ! Does K then lose his citizenship or does he commit treason against Am by the action of J ?

During the tension time between Greece and Turkey regarding Aegean sea (1987) [17], there were in Australia many “Greek – Australian dual citizens” as well as “Turkish – Australian dual citizens”. The question arising then was: If those “dual citizens” maimed one another in Aegean sea and return to Australia who will pay for the treatments and invalidity pensions of those war veterans?

“Dual citizenship” has thus caused a mess for many administrations. There is an American organization pointing out many of those problems [18]. Dual and multiple citizenship have been seen as a creeping power-grab by globalist movements [19].

“Dual citizenship” is thus an antithesis to nationalism on which most nations are based on. Opening the flood gate to “dual citizenship” is the first step to con Americans to abolish nationalism. Surely, the American lefts have now called for a World Order without border and with only their (destructive or otherwise) ideology [20].

4. Dual citizenship in competing countries.

Russia had embraced the concept of “Dual Citizenship” following the dissolution of the Soviet Union but is now backing out of that system [21-24]. Chinese “nationality law states that China does not recognize dual nationality with any other country (Article 3), although the clause can be interpreted differently based on the residency of a Chinese national.” [25]. India does not allow widespread dual citizenship [26]. There are many other countries taking the same view [10,27,28]

5. Dual citizens can now even stand for American elected offices.

Having citizenship in the host country is not an end in this game. The citizens of a foreign country Z will next demand inclusiveness in politics. They claim that they can never be released of their citizenship from their former country, or claiming that is not convenient for them. So they demand the right to be considered Dual Citizens !

The concept of “Dual Citizens holding high Elected Offices” is outrageous to Australians [29-34] and citizens of many other countries such as Russia [21-24], China [25] but is not for Americans [35].

6. Troubling future for countries with congresses made up from dual citizens.

There is a possible hypothetical case: A country Z can organize its “dual citizens” in country A to vote to give all national wealth of country A to country Z. After that all “dual citizens” of A renounces their citizenship from A and enjoy their rich lives in country Z. Only the “sole citizens” of A have to remain in A and suffer poverty.

This is a second hypothetical case: A country Z can organize its “dual citizens” with Citizenship In Name Only in both country A and country B to start war between those two powerful countries. This will certainly bring country Z to a dominant position after A and B have been both destructed and exhausted by wars. Some people have suspected that many countries have been brought into the past two World Wars by these types of plans.

7. Notes to commenters.

This is a sensitive issues to many countries. Only comments on theoretical aspects are accepted. Comments mentioning names of races or ethnic groups will not be accepted.

References.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[7]. https://www.legallanguage.com/legal-articles/dual-citizenship-united-states/

[8]. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-dual-citizenship-20141228-story.html

[9]. https://immigration.findlaw.com/citizenship/dual-citizenship.html

[10]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_citizenship

[11]. https://www.internationalcitizens.com/living-abroad/become-a-citizen.php

[12]. https://immigration.findlaw.com/citizenship/dual-citizenship.html

[13]. https://expatriates.stackexchange.com/questions/5945/what-is-the-highest-number-of-citizenships-one-can-hold

[14]. https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-greatest-number-of-citizenships-ever-held-by-one-person

[15]. https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2077576/case-canadian-eight-citizenships-and-why-worlds-rich

[16]. https://www.sovereignman.com/residency/this-guy-has-eight-passports-21224/

[17]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_Aegean_crisis

[18]. https://cis.org/Reforming-Dual-Citizenship-United-States

[19]. https://www.second-citizenship.org/second-citizenship/dual-and-multiple-citizenship-as-a-direct-consequence-of-globalization/

[20]. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/07/23/comey-cautions-democrats-against-socialist-left-democrats-pounce/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.53d7084ed6ca

[21]. https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/russia-targets-traitorous-dual-citizenship-holders-35973

[22]. https://www.rbth.com/society/2014/08/12/hiding_dual_citizenship_now_a_criminal_offense_in_russia_38929.html

[23]. http://intermarkrelocation.ru/about/news/notification-on-dual-citizenship-for-russian-nationals/

[24]. https://investmentmigration.org/articles/dual-citizenship-controls-restrictions-russia/

[25]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationality_law_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China

[26]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_nationality_law#Renunciation_and_termination_of_Indian_citizenship

[27]. https://ahvalnews.com/austria-turkey/austria-begins-crackdown-turks-dual-citizenship-daily

[28]. http://www.indiawest.com/news/business/is-dual-citizenship-worth-the-trouble/article_6ba6e60e-531b-11e8-b8ff-b7865dbe54ad.html

[29]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/utterly-absurd-british-mps-question-australia-s-ban-on-dual-citizens-20180510-p4zed6.html

[30]. https://www.2gb.com/podcast/a-referendum-on-dual-citizenship/

[31]. http://theconversation.com/parliamentary-report-recommends-referendum-to-solve-the-dual-citizenship-saga-heres-why-it-wont-happen-96343

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

[33]. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/power-grab-by-the-political-class-thwarted-by-turnbull/news-story/0f7d8c293633d5370054a21f97aa33e6

[34]. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/chair-of-section-44-inquiry-says-dual-citizenship-rules-should-change

[35]. http://www.investmentwatchblog.com/89-of-our-senators-and-congress-hold-dual-citizenship-citizenship-with-israel/

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

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

[38]. 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.”)

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

[40]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turks_in_Germany, (“If today [1997] we give in to demands for dual citizenship, we would soon have four, five, or six million Turks in Germany, instead of three million – Chancellor Helmut Kohl, in 1997.”)

[41]. https://www.yahoo.com/news/german-migrant-program-offers-cautions-us-073113485.html, March 29, 2013, (“Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has refused calls from Turkish and other immigrant communities to allow dual citizenship. Many immigrants are reluctant to apply for German citizenship because they want to hold on to their original nationality.”)

[42]. https://cnstopstories.com/2018/08/17/citizenship-question-for-2020-census-prompts-strong-criticism-lawsuits/, (Census question on citizenship is now even considered offensive).

[43], http://www.unz.com/jpetras/the-us-the-century-of-lost-wars/

[44], http://www.unz.com/jpetras/us-war-strategists-military-defeats-and-political-success/

[45]. https://alethonews.com/2018/09/16/us-war-strategists-military-defeats-and-political-success/

[46]. https://ostrich-report.com/2018/11/26/5-reasons-why-living-in-the-ussr-was-a-nightmare/

 

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Misguided, untimely ban on supermarket thin plastic shopping bags.

Misguided, untimely ban on supermarket thin plastic shopping bags.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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With electricity price running out of control, now Australians in Victoria are also hit with a ban on free thin plastic shopping bags from supermarkets. This ban has unfolded itself to be nothing more than a free-ride on the good intention of conservation movement but for the practical aims of making more money for supermarkets, plastic makers and making disruption on behalf of Green Movements. This ban has brought forward a number of counter-arguments against it.

Misguided, untimely ban on supermarket thin plastic shopping bags.

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1. The rational behind the ban

a/ Plastic takes a very, very long time to disintegrate.

b/ Thin plastic shopping bags are floating in the open seas killing wild life.

c/ As plastic shopping bags are free, people may use them more than it is necessary.

2. The rational for using plastic bags.

a/- Thin plastic bags are convenient to shoppers. They can spontaneously drop into supermarkets any time they want.

b/- New plastic bags keep food out of contamination.

c/- Thin plastic bags replace paper and cloth bags, they save the forests.

d/- The cost of a new thin plastic shopping bag is less than the cost of the detergent used to clean a thick plastic bag or to wash a cloth based bag.

f/- After a number of varied uses, a thin plastic shopping bag can be used to wrap domestic wastes to keep clean the inside of domestic garbage bins. This improves the sanity for garbage workers but does not require the production of single use plastic garbage bags.

3. Current authoritarian banning of supermarket plastic shopping bags.

a/- Punitive pricing for thicker plastic shopping bags is enforced. These thicker plastic shopping bags are not as simple as the ones they are meant to replaced and cost more to manufacture.

b/- The use of cloth based shopping bags is promoted. Some food handlers complain that cloth based shopping bags may carry more bacteria causing food contamination.

4. Falsity of the current banning of supermarket plastic shopping bags.

a/- Plastic shopping bags floating in the seas come from somewhere else, not Australia [14-16].

b/- The production of alternative types of shopping bags may harm the environment more as it may require more energy, material (for thicker bags or for disinfectants) and land (for planting trees for paper and cloth based bags).

c/- Reusing bags to contain and carry food is not quite hygienic for shoppers.

d/- Not using thin plastic shopping bags requires more production of garbage bags whose production may cause additional harms to the environment.

e/- Biodegradable plastic shopping bags have been used in Vietnam even prior to 2010. Why cannot they be used in Australia, a more advanced nation?

5. More rational solution to the same problem.

Saving the ocean is an international task and should be done with international cooperation. I think that there should be an International body such as Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN to ask all nations to:

a/- Solve the pollution problems in order of priority: More plastic has been produced for excessive and unnecessary packaging of bottled water, take away food, take-away drink, fruits, vegetable, eggs, and for making single-use drinking straws and cutlery. Those plastic items may cause far more harmful pollution problem than that caused by the banned thin plastic shopping bags.

Currently garlic bulbs are sold in transparent thin flexible plastic boxes in Woolworth (in Melbourne, Australia) while sauces are served in plastic cups at take-away food shops (in Melbourne, Australia)!

Figure: Bottled water priced at $3.50 are in top of refrigerator.

Figure: An aluminium can of drink, a plastic straw and a red plastic lid for hot chips.

b/- Use only biodegradable plastic for shopping and garbage lining bags.

c/- Redesign garbage lining bags for dual use as shopping bags and for eventual role of garbage lining. This ensures that there is no wastage of material and energy for the manufacturing of bags.

d/- Require supermarkets to replace free of charge used shopping bags for new ones. This ensures that surplus used shopping bags are recycled and not wasted.

e/- Require thin supermarket shopping bags to be color coded to the national colors of the shoppers. For examples requiring Australian supermarkets to use bags with green lower half and yellow upper half (Australian Olympic color), Indonesian supermarkets to use plastic bag with white lower half and red upper half (Indonesian flag color), etc… This helps identifying the sources of those thin plastic bags that are currently floating in the oceans.

f/- Banning the use of non-biodegradable food wrappings on ships and boats. All plastic items on ships and boats must have incorporated identification markers traceable to the carrying vessels.

6. Conclusions.

The public will certainly support conservation measures. However the current ban on thin plastic shopping bags may be misguided and untimely. Many people may have to suspect that the ban is only a well camouflaged move for supermarkets to make more money on their sale of garbage liner bags.

References.

[1]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-12/sydney-harbour-hidden-plastics-threatening-endangered-turtles/8263368

[2]. https://ocean.org/stories/plastic-invasion/#plastic-ocean-video

[3]. http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2016/04/pulling-the-plug-on-plastic

[4]. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/great-pacific-garbage-patch/

[5]. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/banning-single-use-plastic-shopping-bags/

[6]. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/woolworths-brings-forward-plastic-bag-ban

[7]. https://www.insideretail.com.au/news/victoria-to-ban-plastic-bags-next-year-201806

[8]. https://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/bringing-reusable-bags-has-been-a-challenge-woolworths-backflip-on-plastic-bags-20180629-p4zogb.html

[9]. https://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/coles-backs-down-on-giving-out-reusable-bags-for-free-20180705-p4zprs.html

[10]. https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/conservation/big-australian-retailers-are-refusing-to-axe-plastic-bags/news-story/7445f8b2e213cec79fc331fd0ec4a022

[11]. https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/furious-shoppers-attack-supermarket-giant-as-plastic-bag-ban-comes-into-effect-today/news-story/d0effa1cf6cea481493aa6266a217303

[12]. https://www.cnet.com/au/news/woolworths-backflip-on-the-plastic-bag-ban-is-a-national-embarrassment/

[13]. http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s4865151.htm

[14]. https://www.inquisitr.com/1840962/ocean-plastic-trash-china-is-the-worlds-leading-contributor/

[15]. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/9_million_tons_of_plastic_waste_will_end_up_in_our_oceans_in_2015/

[16]. https://qz.com/342922/china-is-responsible-for-a-quarter-of-the-plastic-clogging-our-oceans/

[17]. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/23/biodegradable-plastic-false-solution-for-ocean-waste-problem

[18]. https://www.wired.com/2016/06/banning-plastic-bags-great-world-right-not-fast/

[19]. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/why-australia-may-not-be-ready-to-ban-plastic-bags

[20]. https://us-issues.com/2018/08/09/twelve-invisible-eco-catastrophes-and-threats-of-doom-that-are-actually-fake/

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[21]. https://superforest.blog/2018/09/20/magical-plastic/

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The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 6B: Robbers of pension money in Australia.

The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 6B: Robbers of pension money in Australia

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The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 6b: Robbers of pension money in Australia.

This is a continuing and update of the original blog The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 6: Robbers of pension money in Australia.

There is currently a national scandal in Australia about the robbery of pension funds of retirees by Banking and Financial Service Sector.

1. Preparation ground work for the Grand Robbery.

1. Non profit Superannuation (Pension) Associations such as NML (National Mutual Life Association), MLC (Mutual Life Corporation), AMP (Australian Mutual Providence Society) have been justly or unjustly dissolved, bought off around 1998 giving capital accumulated or generations to existing members and management.

This is just like dissolving all Catholic Churches to give their huge cash value to existing members and their leaders. Would you think of that as an immoral robbery by existing members and management of the heritage intended not only for them but also for other future members?

From then on, there are only for profits superannuation fund managers.

2. Next. the Australian government made laws forcing all working people to have compulsory superannuation contributions.

3. Banks and entities with unknown reputation are licensed to manage superannuation funds for everyone.

4. Government makes auditing requirements such that it is uneconomical for individual to manage his own superannuation fund.

2. Count Dracula operating the captive blood bank.

With such system already set up, ordinary people have to rely on banks and entities with unknown reputation. These organizations then play the rough game in gouging the savings placed in superannuation funds.

The charges for managing superannuation from these organizations are [1]:

1.Entry and exit fees of 5% chargeable when you join them and when you leave them (it is a captive market). If you decide to let someone else manage your fund, you will lose another 5% again. If you change the manager every year then you will lose 5% every year on top of all other fees.

How can they justify taking 5% of your hard-earned money just for opening the book?

2. Yearly management fees: This may be at around 3% of your money while your money may earn only 2% from investment on the Share Market. So you may end up with a loss of 1% every year!

How can they justify that level of fees given that owner’s instruction to them is only invest according to the Share Market Index, or alternatively only invest in Government bonds?

3. An Australian feature is that the fund managers advise their clients (when and on what?). There have been advice fees of $1000 per annum even to clients whose deaths the managers have known for more than 10 years [11,34,35].

Why don’t those thieves charging fees for no service go to jail like any smaller time pick-pockets? [12,13]

3. A national scandal of robbery of retirees.

There is no wonder why bankers (meaning the CEO of the banks, not the ordinary bank tellers) are given outrageous incomes [14] while retirees keep getting poorer and poorer [15-19].

4. It has now been confirmed.

After the Royal Commission for inquiry into banking and financial service, it has been found that

a. Since the establishment of Compulsory Superannuation (to be run by private organizations for the public at large), by the Keating government in 1992 the superannuation fund managers have collectively gouged 700 Billions dollars in fees from superannuation account owners [27, 28, 29, 30, 31].

b. In to the top 20 OECD countries, superannuation contributors in those countries collect after their retirements periodic payouts equal to 62% of their working incomes [32]. With the same contributions and conditions [33], superannuation contributors in Australia collect after their retirements periodic payouts equal to only 42% of their working incomes [32], although Australia has the third largest pension fund assets in the World [34].

c. The difference is caused by the gouging of their funds by excessive fees by superannuation fund managers [35, 36, 37, 38, 39].

d. When compared to top 20 OECD countries, Australian superannuation scheme looks scandalous and is a nightmare while Norwegian sovereign fund scheme looks like a dream [41].

5. Conclusions.

People with incomes (working people) have go back to their age old practice:

a. People should buy real estate or gold to store wealth while they have income and keep the gold in safe place to store their accumulated wealth [40].

b. Do NOT TRUST ANYBODY with your retirement saving: This includes family members such as parents, children, spouse, brothers, sisters, acquaintances. This is also the rules by the government of the running of superannuation funds: Do not use your retirement fund for lending, borrowing for investments.

c. Only you care for your retirement. No one else does.

References:

[1]. https://www.superguide.com.au/boost-your-superannuation/comparing-super-funds-10-fees-charges-need-know

[2]. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2018/apr/23/banking-royal-commission-anz-amp-nab-evidence-live

[3]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/how-scott-morrison-changed-his-tune-on-the-banking-royal-commission-20180420-p4zaoa.html

[4]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/banking-royal-commission-financial-planners/9662166

[5]. https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/cba-charged-client-fees-for-10-years-after-death-20180419-p4zag1.html

[6]. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/23/banking-royal-commission-amp-advice-led-to-loss-of-quarter-of-mans-superannuation

[7]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-30/amp-chairperson-catherine-brenner-steps-down/9709874

[8]. https://financialservices.royalcommission.gov.au/public-hearings/Pages/round-2-hearings.aspx

[9]. https://www.minterellison.com/articles/fee-for-no-service-case-studies-at-the-royal-commission

[10]. http://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/financial-services/amp-orders-white-wash-report-for-asic-20180417-h0yvlj

[11]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-19/cba-charged-fees-to-customers-who-had-died-commission-hears/9675922

[12]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-20/corporate-crooks-set-to-face-tougher-penalties/9677792

[13]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-20/banking-royal-commission-financial-advisers-coalition-labor/9679008

[14]. https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/bankers-given-outrageous-incomes-by-their-boards/

[15]. http://theconversation.com/the-financial-services-royal-commission-highlights-the-vulnerability-of-many-older-australians-93359

[16]. https://www.investopedia.com/articles/retirement/111216/where-retirees-are-falling-short-living-standard.asp

[17]. http://articles.latimes.com/2013/may/17/business/la-fi-mo-retirees-standard-living-20130517

[18]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-23/super-incentives-to-downsize-home-could-leave-retirees-worse-off/8550874

[19]. https://www.corelogic.com.au/news/retirees-downsizing-good-theory-doesnt-appear-make-fiscal-sense-practice#.WukVHZq-mUk

[20]. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/pensions/article-4967930/Pensions-rip-fees.html

[21]. https://www.9news.com.au/royal-commission

[22]. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2018/apr/23/banking-royal-commission-anz-amp-nab-evidence-live

[23]. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/pensions/pension-scams/

[24]. https://theorangefiles.hu/nationalization-of-private-pension-funds/https://www.reuters.com/article/hungary-pensions-idUSL6N0TG2MP20141127

[25]. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/11726158/Exposed-the-rip-off-investment-advisers-who-cost-British-expats-billions.html

[26]. https://daehee.com/steinhoff-scandal/

[27]. https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2018/jun/03/super-funds-treat-customers-with-contempt-thats-putting-it-lightly

[28]. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/royal-commission-should-not-overlook-super-funds-skulduggery/news-story/d5a60be1332e7522273491401db1f5e7

[29]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-29/superannuation-report-says-retiree-nest-eggs-are-being-diluted/9809306

[30]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-30/the-banks-the-government-and-the-half-trillion-dollar-super-grab/9709114

[31]. https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/banking-royal-commission-the-remarkable-hypocrisy-of-amp-20180420-h0z14g

[32]. https://data.oecd.org/pension/net-pension-replacement-rates.htm

[33]. https://data.oecd.org/pension/gross-pension-wealth.htm#indicator-chart

[34]. https://www.austrade.gov.au/News/Economic-analysis/australia-has-the-third-largest-pension-fund-assets-in-the-world

[35]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/banking-royal-commission-financial-planners/9662166

[36]. https://asic.gov.au/regulatory-resources/find-a-document/reports/rep-499-financial-advice-fees-for-no-service/

[37]. https://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/financial-services/cba-cops-asic-penalty-for-fee-for-no-advice-scandal-20180413-h0ypn8

[38]. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/cba-gold-medallist-for-fees-for-no-service-inquiry/video/d65fffd9ccaf04877a3c80a329d246cb

[39]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-29/superannuation-report-says-retiree-nest-eggs-are-being-diluted/9809306

[40]. https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/gold-for-storing-wealth/

[41]. https://money.cnn.com/2017/09/19/investing/norway-pension-fund-trillion-dollars/

[42]. https://www.moneymanagement.com.au/news/financial-planning/has-demutualisation-experiment-paid-dividends

[43]. http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/the-curse-of-amp-20180419-h0z0nf

MORE BANKRUPTCY HAPPENING TO AMERICAN RETIREES

[44]. https://us-issues.com/2018/08/13/bankruptcy-soars-as-the-country-grapples-with-an-unprecedented-debt-problem/

[45]. https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2018-08-24/australia-inquiry-finds-pension-funds-broke-rules

[46]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-20/banking-royal-commission-superannuation-fees-boost-bank-bonuses/10137904?pfmredir=sm

A HIGH ART OF ROBBERY: COMPENSATING A VICTIM USING HIS OWN MONEY.

[47]. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/royal-commission-ioof-used-member-funds-to-pay-own-compensation/10107966
(Royal Commission: IOOF used members’ funds to pay its own compensation. How do you like someone using YOUR OWN money (kept by him on your behalf) to compensate you for his misdeed?)

IOOF members compensated themselves, Hodge says

[48]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-10/banking-royal-commission-superannuation-live-blog/10104990?pfmredir=sm

[49]. https://www.afr.com/personal-finance/superannuation-and-smsfs/ioof-failed-members-with-raid-reserve-expert-20180814-h13yn7

[50]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-16/amp-to-pay-back-customers27-fees/10129660?pfmredir=sm

LENDING SUPERANNUATION FUND TO BANKS FOR HALF THE GOING RATE

[51]. http://bfcsa.com.au/index.php/entry/bfcsa-save-our-super-ioof-calls-out-rivals-on-cash-plays

(about 2.2 per cent. However three IOOF super cash funds achieved average annual returns of 1.3 per cent in that time, according to respected super analyst SuperRatings)

PAID PAUL BY MISTAKES SO HAVE TO ROB PETER TO RECOVER MONEY

[52]. https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/finance-news/2018/08/10/royal-commission-ioof/

VERTICAL INTEGRATION OF BANK, STOCK BROKING, SUPERANNUATION MANAGEMENT CAUSES CONFLICTS

[53]. https://www.superreview.com.au/news/superannuation/are-member-best-interests-compromised-vertical-integration

EVEN STAFF MEMBERS HAVE TO STAND UP AGAINST MANAGEMENTS

[54]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-5940079/IOOF-staff-refuse-implement-fee-hikes.html

AUST SUPERANNUATION MANAGEMENT IS WORLD’S BEST GRAVY TRAIN

[55]. https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/08/06/11/08/banking-royal-commission-superannuation-nab-day-one

FEES/COMMISION TO ADVISORS

[56]. https://m.nasdaq.com/article/australias-ioof-gains-from-no-strings-attached-fee-for-advisers-20180807-00004

LESSON TO BE LEARNT

[57]. https://www.adviserratings.com.au/news/royal-commission-learnings-from-the-super-hearings/

[58]. https://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/royal-commission-will-drive-more-change-for-financial-planners-20180414-h0ys84

[59]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-04/verrender-banking-royal-commission-could-be-superannuation-sting/9221798?pfmredir=sm

CHARGING Life Insurance premiums to dead people

[60]. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/amp-charged-dead-people-for-life-insurance

[61]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-17/amp-charges-dead-customers-for-life-insurance/10255978?pfmredir=sm

Australian banking inquiry: Misconduct ‘driven by greed’

[62]. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45674716

The Australian bank customers who lost everything

[63]. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-44478508

Banking royal commission interim report released; blames greed for misconduct

[64]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-28/banking-royal-commission-interim-report-kenneth-hayne/10315908

[65]. https://straightlinelogic.com/2018/10/08/with-corruption-like-this-its-no-wonder-so-many-pension-funds-are-insolvent-by-simon-black/

Dividend swindling:

[66]. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/business/denmark-skat-tax-scandal.html?ref=oembed

[67]. https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-14/superannuation-rosy-picture-not-full-story/10495692

MALAYSIA COMPETING WITH AUSTRALIA

[68]. http://www.fcpablog.com/blog/2018/11/2/1mdb-is-a-nutty-story-heres-why.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fcpablog%2FsLbh+%28The+FCPA+Blog%29

[68]. https://riggedgame.blog/2018/11/06/1mdb-is-a-nutty-story-heres-why/

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Two crucial questions Putin may ask Trump.

Two crucial questions Putin may ask Trump

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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At the Helsinski summit, Russian leader V. Putin may ask American leader D. Trump two crucial questions the answers to them may drastically bring peace to the World.

Two crucial questions Putin may ask Trump.

#Russia, #US, #summit, #Helsinski summit, #Putin, #Trump, #question,

1. The two crucial questions.

a. Putin may ask if Trump knows that Crimea belonged to Russia until Krutchev transferred its administration to Ukraine in 1954 just for the sake of administrative efficiency. At the time of the transfer, both Russia and Ukraine belonged to the USSR.

b. Putin may ask if Trump is aware that after the dissolution of USSR, US nationals robbed national wealth of former USSR republics. Those US nationals abused the primitive administration processes of these newly formed ex-communist countries to line their own pockets.

2. Honest answers may bring an end to the current Cold War.

If there is an agreement between them on the answers and solutions to these two questions then there is no more reason to keep the Cold War.

The lobbyists and war profiteering bankers in US may try their best to stop the leaders’ attempt at scaling down the Cold War.

References.

[1]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1954_transfer_of_Crimea

[2]. http://faculty.nps.edu/relooney/00_New_13.pdf

[3]. https://www.history.com/topics/boris-yeltsin

[4]. https://newrepublic.com/article/120503/what-moscow-was-after-dissolution-ussr-1992

[5]. https://www.nytimes.com/1998/10/18/business/easy-money-special-report-for-russia-its-us-bankers-match-wasn-t-made-heaven.html

US SWINDLED RUSSIA
[5b]. https://mikeyy.org/2017/12/25/how-the-us-swindled-russia/

[6]. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-is-a-russian-oligarch-2013-3

[7]. http://geohistory.today/privately-enforced-capitalism/

[8]. https://www.learningfromchina.net/how-imf-policies-helped-oligarchs-loot-russia—lessons-for-china-and-other-countries.html

about, like Bush’s connection to the Rockefellers and his membership in the CFR & TriLateral Commission!), we may eventually cite Bush’s back-stabbing of a disintegrated Soviet Union and the new Russian state. It was the Bush / Council on Foreign Relation gang that dispatched an army of economic hit men to begin the rape of Russia which would then intensify during the 8-year reign of Kill & Killary Clinton. — But now is simply not the time to even bring up such matters….

1. “The Highway of Death” — fleeing Iraqi troops and civilians were mass slaughtered in the most cowardly fashion. // 2. Working with the traitor Gorbachev, Bush laid the foundation for the coming rape of Russia — a period of immense suffering and humiliation for Russia, in advance of what was supposed to be the final conquest of Eurasia for The New World Order. // 3. George Bush getting chummy with arch-Globalist gangster, David Rockefeller. The Bushes and the Rockefellers go back a long way.

[9]. http://m.tomatobubble.com/site/george_h_w_bush.html

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Finding true North and time from the Sun with your fingers.

Finding true North and time from the Sun with your fingers.

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Finding true North and time from the Sun with your fingers.

There are times when you neither have your watch nor can use any magnetic compass in the location but you want to find out the North-South directions and the time. This method is useful for those such difficult situations. Those situations may arise if you get lost without having your watch while traveling or if you find yourself without your watch while traveling inside a bus or a train. The method from this article gives both the true North direction and the local time from the position of the Sun using only your fingers.

Required preparatory practices

1. Practice holding each of your hands in the three principal postures as illustrated in the following three figures.

Summer Solstice

Equinox

Winter Solstice

Figures: Hand postures for Summer Solstice, Equinox and Winter Solstice. Click on individual figure to enlarge.

If this practice cannot be carried out due to body deformity or illness (such as rheumatism) then some other method of finding North should be used instead.

The equinox posture is to be used around Mar 21st and Sep 23rd equinoxes while Summer and Winter Solstice postures are to be used around your local Summer and Winter solstices respectively.

The index finger in these postures is always aligned with the forearm and is to be kept in line with the line from the elbow to the tip of the index finger.

The angle between the index and the middle fingers should have value of:
90 degrees for Equinox posture
90-23= 67degrees for Winter Solstice posture and
90+23= 113 degrees for Summer Solstice posture. The above angles for Summer Solstice, Equinox and Winter Solstice postures are equal to the angles between a clock hand pointing at 0 minutes and
19 minutes,
15 minutes,
11 minutes respectively. These angles are represented by angles between positions of watch hands on a watch face shown in two following figures.

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Summer Solstice

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Winter Solstice

Figures: Angles between fingers for hand postures at Summer Solstice, Equinox and Winter Solstice are represented by angles between positions of watch hands on this watch face. The long white hand pointing at 0 minute of the watch-face represents the direction of the left index finger of the user of this method while the long red hand represents the direction of his left middle finger (see text).

The long white hand pointing at 0 minute of the watch-face represents the direction of the left index finger of the user of this method while the long red hand represents the direction of his left middle finger.

The angle between the hands on each watch-face has been chosen to match the angle between the line to the Sun on the respective date and the line to the Celestial pole below the horizon. The angle between the red hand and the thick white hand pointing at 15 minutes represent the declination angle of the Sun (or its negative, depending on the observer being in the Southern or Northern terrestrial hemisphere). The variation of that angle through various dates of the year can be found in previous blogs [1,2].

solar-declination-by-a-watch-face

Figure: Determining solar declination using a watch face. (The lines “SOLAR DECLINATION Its rough estimate is required for Fine Alignment of the watch” are to be ignored.)

2. Determine the slope to your Celestial pole.

Sun on Celestial Sphere

Figure: The Sun, the Moon and the stars are attached to a Celestial sphere which encloses the Earth like a giant rotating cage. The cage rotates around the Celestial axis (in cyan-blue color) joining the its two points called the Celestial poles. The horizontal ground of an observer at the center of the celestial sphere is represented by the horizontal great circle of the Celestial sphere while his line of sight to the Celestial pole is represented by the cyan-blue arrow.

The slope from level ground surface to the line of sight to the visible Celestial pole is called the latitude of your place. Practice recognizing it.

Find a level ground. On a clear night set up a stick pointing from the ground to the Celestial pole. In the Northern hemisphere the Celestial pole has a star (Polaris) while in the Southern hemisphere it is only a point on the geometrical figure formed by circum-polar stars. Such a stick is constructed as a shadow rod in any “builder clock”.

Figure: A “builder clock”. The shadow rod of this clock is set to point towards the Celestial pole in the sky.

The inclined shaddow rod on a “Builder Clock” points toward the Celestial pole in the sky when the clock is properly setup with its base in the true North-South direction.

The angle between the stick pointing to the Celestial pole and the ground is called the latitude of the location. The angle between the stick and a vertical plumb line is (90° – latitude). You need to practice recognizing this angle. (Knowing this angle also help you quickly find the Celestial pole from the stars).

Figure: The Northern Celestial pole is the center of this map of the Northern sky.

Figure: The Southern Celestial pole is the center of this map of the Southern sky.

3. Practice reading in degrees the angles between positions of hands on a clock face.

The angle between a hand pointing at 0 minute and another one pointing at
5 minutes is 30 degrees,
10 minutes is 60 degrees,
15 minutes is 90 degrees,
20 minutes is 120 degrees,
25 minutes is 150 degrees,
30 minutes is 180 degrees.

8 Steps for finding true North and time.

1. Determine the current season in the year to select the appropriate hand posture.

The equinox posture is to be used around Mar 21st and Sep 23rd equinoxes while Summer and Winter Solstice postures are to be used around your local Summer and Winter soltices respectively (Each posture can be used for its whole month and a solstice posture can also be used for two adjacent months.).

If the season in the year cannot be determined (as in the case of inhabitants living in artificial environment for years), use the hand posture for equinox days.

2. Determine whether you are in the Northern or Southern hemisphere.

3. Determine if you are in the morning (the Sun is rising before noon) or in the afternoon (the Sun is setting after noon)

This step is needed to select the appropriate hand for the task.

4. Select and use only the appropriate hand for the task:

4a. Northern hemisphere: LEFT hand in the morning THEN RIGHT hand in the afternoon.
4b.Southern hemisphere:RIGHT hand in the morning THEN LEFT hand in the afternoon.

5. Point the index finger to the Sun with your middle finger in its comfortable, nearly horizontal position.

6. Twist the forearm and hand until the middle finger makes with the level ground an angle equal to the latitude angle.

This is illustrated in the two figures.

Find North by Left Hand

Figure: Finding the meridian (true North-South) line with the left hand.

Find North by Right Hand

Figure: Finding the meridian (true North-South) line with the right hand.

7. The projection of the middle finger onto the ground now points exactly away from the terrestrial pole of your hemisphere.

The middle finger now points to the Celestial pole below the horizon, in other terms it points directly away from the visible Celestial pole in the sky.

8. Looking along that direction pointed by the middle finger and imagining a 24-hour clock dial attached to that axis give a natural clock giving time in the day.

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Figure: The line CB to the Sun form the hour hand of a 24 hour clock. This clock face is for Northern hemisphere. In Northern hemisphere the hand sweeps clockwise while in Southern hemisphere it sweeps anticlockwise.

The time given by the natural clock is the local time which has noon when the Sun is highest in the sky. Local time differs from the zonal time selected by the government.

9. Around noon time, either left or right hand can be used. The terrestrial North South line is determined with least accuracy around noon time.

10. On the terrestrial equator, either selection of 4a or 4b can be applied. The middle finger of the selection 4a points at true terrestrial South while that of 4b points at true terrestrial North.

Figure: Summary of the method of finding true North and time from the Sun.

References.

[1]. tonytran2015, Finding directions and time using the Sun and a divider., posted on May 6, 2015.

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[2]. https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/good-approximation-to-solar-declination-by-a-watch-face/

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