Archive for February 2009
Short-time working, bankruptcies, bailouts - somehow we're probably in a crisis, perhaps even in a world. And that seems to attract more and larger circles, it is at least. But who says that? And what role does it for me as an individual? How to behave best now? What is appropriate, what counter-productive?
First of depression are (as well as the same disease), based on actual trigger, here it is the bursting of the speculative bubble, which inevitably affects the real economy, which must absorb the crash. The latter suffers now from the depreciation of the currencies, the loss of confidence and a prevailing lack of money, such as through the lower purchasing power of consumers. The details have been widely reported, including in the current zeitgeist-Issue 1-2009 in the article "From the credit crisis 'Kreditismus'" .
But the ailing economy is not the main problem. Read this story »
One who does not keep bones about his opinion, even on formal occasions not, Czech President Vaclav Klaus. Just yesterday, he criticized the European Parliament that the Lisbon Treaty magnify the gap between citizens and the EU, and even put the role of the European Parliament questioned. He spoke of "democratic deficit decision not selected, but chosen by, bureaucratisation of decision-making" and called to mind, "that one or the other institutional arrangement of the European Union is not an objective end in itself, but a means to achieve real goals." Due to the non-existence of a European people, as Klaus on, a strengthening of the European Parliament would "result in even greater sense of alienation of the citizens of the EU institutions" to one. As stated on the website of the European Parliament is to be read, dungeons at this point many MPs protest the Chamber. Read this story »
Despite further access problems on the server before the Bundestag extended subscription period expired yesterday - nearly 53,000 have the basic income-Petitions have been signed online! As the archive logs basic income can continue to be by postcard or fax but not e-mail, co-signed. And for about three weeks, throughout the duration of the parliamentary review process. An exact end date is not determined. The Archive basic income provides appropriate templates ready.
The number of plays Mitzeichner but - contrary to other reports which speak of an automatic, or the like to the Bundestag - not really matter. Although the Committee on Petitions (composed of 25 members of parliament composed) imposed in its procedural principles, definitely listen to those public petitions should be reached within the first three weeks after publication 50,000 "electronic signatures". However, this was not achieved here. There is also a veto of this entry »
More than 150 tons of radioactive material (not 150 million tons, as the Süddeutsche, sure inadvertently, online subtitled ) appear to be from India reached Germany - in the form of stainless steel products, such as the valves for industrial facilities. The Federal Environmental Agency appeased immediately, there would be no risk for the population. How does she know so fast? Read this story »
Depth research is increasingly becoming a rarity, even in strong employee publishers or agencies. Even the dpa makes apparently no longer bother to verify information and its sources. The only way it could happen that it was claimed by the largest German Press Agency, wrote the evening newspaper , the new Minister of Guttenberg lead a medium sized company (but actually he only managed a three-man company's own family fortune). The duck was promptly taken over by dpa customers more of this entry »
The deadline for sign-off of the basic income-petition, which I here reported had been extended up to 17.02.2009. The reasons are on the petition page called:
"Dear users, and users,
because of technical difficulties, which showed the system at the weekend, the deadline for co-signatures on the petition "unconditional basic income" is extended by exactly one week. It also provides an opportunity to those mitzuzeichen the petition, which is due to the difficulties at the weekend failed. Regardless of the extension of the Mitzeichnungsmöglichkeit the forum is on the petition "unconditional basic income" deadline closed on 10.02.2009.
Your team of moderators "
Indeed, it seems to be due to the completely inappropriate and not parked on the requirements of software architecture, which is not only complicated to use, but also have several vulnerabilities having more of this entry »
As I read today WELT ONLINE, now the Gulf states follow the "success of the euro" . Do they thereby decouple from the U.S. dollar, which is its role as a reserve currency on forfeiting? As it goes with the dollar (and the U.S.) continue? Read this story »