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Monday, September 23, 2013

Pope Attacks Global Economy: Money Is Evil?


When i was a catholic, i read that 'Money is evil', so i took it as my belief. I even had a desire then to be a nun so i will not have to be part of this so called 'evil', believing that a nun does not have to work to get money and that if i become one, i will go to heaven.

So, why is the pope urging people to fight for work when he does not have to fight for work to survive?  That has to be answered by those who can see clearly what is being accepted and allowed in this world and of course we have to forgive ourselves for accepting and allowing ourselves to support a system of abuse.

In the news, Pope Francis talks about money:

Pope Attacks Global Economy
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/22/20638292-pope-attacks-global-economy-for-worshipping-god-of-money?lite

Francis said globalization had brought with it a culture where the weakest in society suffered the most and often, those on the fringes "fall away", including the elderly, who he said were victims of a "hidden euthanasia" caused by neglect of those no longer considered productive.
"To defend this economic culture, a throwaway culture has been installed. We throw away grandparents, and we throw away young people. We have to say no to his throwaway culture. We want a just system that helps everyone," he said.
The global economy is an ecosystem - a system formed  by the  relationships and interaction of the community of  people, plants, animals etc. and the physical environment. 

This will work well within the principle of equality where one develops an equal and one relationship with all the parts of the whole that is life.

Money is not evil.

Money should be given a value equal to life as all parts of life has the same value = Life.

Nature gave us its resources so we all can equally survive.

Why do we have very little jobs available and many unemployed?

'As mechanization has been increasing – which should simply function as the replacement of labor, not the replacement of employment: more and more jobs are lost.Yet, prices are still being inflated. And now we sit with massive unemployment, inflated pricing, a problem with supply and demand because people don’t have money to buy and consume. So despite an appearance of inflation, the economic reality is that the economies are shrinking and not inflating– and you sit with the problem that your real value of a product has been lost a long time ago, because the real value has been labor all along.. And because the ideas of saving, competition, inflating the corporation and the war for a monopolized control has become the way of the world — the reality of what really exists is no longer easily accessible because: all we have is our inflated images.'

'If we do not change the system, this Inflation point will have an effect. Obviously if theLiving Income Guaranteed becomes a reality, we have to change the economic model: it’s not working, it has a fake and false inflated image by economists that are not worthy of the word ‘Economist’ because they are not managing and researching the ecology, the ecosystem of the world to ensure that every human being’s basic Human Rights are being protected.'


What is the solution?

What should we do to make this work for everyone?

We have to look at nationalizing resources like water, oil etc. to create dividends enough to pay the poor, the elderly, the unemployed and the uneducated a Basic/Living Income, Guaranteed from birth to death in areas where this is needed and workable.

One of the big concerns that people have is that “If everyone gets a living wage, who is going to do all the dirty work?” because nobody wants to do it. So, in a Basic Income Guaranteed approach it’s going to be vital to change the ‘living wage’ or the Basic Minimum Wage and here it is suggested that it should be at least double the Basic Income Guaranteed so that it is a motivation for people that would like to live a more extravagant or luxurious life to actually do the work – whether it is a janitor, a road worker, a gardener, a child-minder, whomsoever works – and thus does not depend on the Basic Income Guaranteed, gets a minimum wage that is double the Basic Income Guaranteed, that will ensure that there is motivation for people to do the labor and for those that would like to improve their lives, while the Basic Income Guaranteed ensures that everybody has got enough to make a decent living.
The difference between the two would merely be a measure of luxury and therefore, businesses will have to consider that wage – which is obviously an input on production – must be equated within the price. And so, pricing will be based on ensuring that there are minimum wages and that people earn very good incomes. This will obviously increase again the amount of money that can be spent and so the economy will grow, the house market, the motor car markets… all the markets that are now in extreme trouble and where the trouble is increasing will all grow and life on Earth will be sustainable.
http://basicincomeguaranteed.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/basic-income-and-minimum-wage/

All of us deserves to live a life of dignity, not just a few.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Poverty, The "Atheist Church" or The Sunday Assembly And The Christian Church



In the news today, is the London based "Atheist Church", let's have a look at this:

http://www.salon.com/2013/09/22/atheism_starts_its_megachurch_is_it_a_religion_now/

'Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist Church” that has, since its January launch, been stealing headlines the world over—announced a new “global missionary tour.” In October and November, affiliated Sunday Assemblies will open in 22 cities: in England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, the United States and Australia. “I think this is the moment,” Assembly founder Sanderson Jones told me in an email last week, “when the Sunday Assembly goes from being an interesting phenomenon to becoming a truly global movement.” Structured godlessness is ready for export.'

“We have the most natural human urge to do this,” he insists: to organize ourselves around institutions of meaning. I am inclined to agree that “Live Better, Help Often, and Wonder More” is a lovely motto to build around.

In one video done by BBC news,  according to one church attendee in this video (1:56) who visited the Atheist Church and visited the christian Church next door,

'It's about community spirit and they both have a lot of that.',

Sunday Assembly: BBC News
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFR4pidjZho

We can  see that the community spirit here is an idea of being with others, yet what is the real meaning of this? 

What i can see is that if both of these churches, the "Atheist Church' and the 'Christian Church' bring this 'community spirit' at work within a principle of 'What is Best for All' - focusing on assessing what is best in terms of how we can stop poverty or inequality in this world for example then this will create a result that will benefit all of us in this world.

We can see that both of these churches use infrastructure of the current world system when they have their service like water, electricity etc. so we can say that both of them are supporting this unequal world system this way

Attendees talk about the meaning of Life inside these churches but usually it has got something to do with personal meaning or how one can benefit from these services. I suggest to look at the REAL meaning of Life in terms of walking as equals where all can get the basic necessities one need to survive in dignity, as we are all birthed here, talking about how we can stop inequality/poverty so that when one goes out of the church back to the world we live in, one's expression will be aligned to Life's primary principle - standing for what is best for all.

There are many solutions done before like charity to the poor, benefits etc. yet i question the REALNESS of this because it assists the poor for a limited time and it also has limited reach and mostly financed by foundations who wants a tax cut, so this failed and will fail again and again.  We have to change our operating basis.

Why is poverty or inequality still here?

We are continually recreating it by creating this within our mind through desiring to be rich, desiring to be a monk etc. all because what fuels these desires are our fears - fear of being poor, fear of handling money etc. and within this polarity equation, we create that which we resist. 

Adding to this, we are bombarded daily by unemployment, poverty etc. in the news and we react to this because we fear that one day we may lose what we've got and become poor and unemployed ourselves.

Eventually, our body suffers because the energy we use within our mind to think about these things takes energy from the powerhouse, which is of course our body. 

These are the things we cannot see - the consequential outflow of what we accept and allow in this world, the inequality, the poverty etc.

The solution is woven within the basic principle of life: "What is Best for All'

We have to align our expression to nature's expression.

Nature gives all its resources to all of us equally, yet human greed only gives few of us access to these resources.

So what is the solution to inequality - to poverty?

We have to nationalize resources and create dividends enough to pay the poor, the unemployed, the uneducated and the elderly a Basic/Living Income, Guaranteed from birth to death so we can have a balanced ecosystem of money.

This message is the REAL MESSAGE that has to be part of every congregational service in every church, be it the "Atheist Church" or the Christian Church.

Quote:
https://basicincomeguaranteed.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/basic-income-and-nationalized-resources/


or the idea of Basic Income that is currently being proposed by various groups around the world to work, one needs to look at the whole point of resources within countries and the most effective way to bring about a source that will be able to provide the monetary resources for a Basic Income for everyone – so that each one has got a basic level of dignity – would be to Nationalize all the Resources – whether it is mining or production within a country – to structure the products produced and the resources produced through a pricing structure that produces enough profit so that such money is specifically dedicated to pay a Basic Income to everyone in the country.
This is how the shareholder becomes the citizen and therefore the citizen benefits from the shareholding and the Basic Income becomes the way that the profit of the business is utilized to help everyone. Each one will be made aware of buying products from the very companies that are producing the income that will become the Basic Income Guaranteed. In this way, the Basic Income becomes possible, it is a form of socialism and it brings capitalism or the ownership principle of capitalism into a place where all citizens of the country become part of the basic capital, which is the basic resource that is then utilized for the benefit of all the citizens within the country.
Quote:
If we have to look at the fact that there exists an inability to use a democratic model to bring about change, where each person has one vote and thus the majority – if they were in fact able to assess what is best – would vote for what is best, and what is best will always create a result that is also best for the individual. Yes, those in power that manage the content of the human mind through media, through entertainment, through television, through education, through religion, through every means that now exist – because they are funding it and they are funding what protects their rights but do not protect Human Rights – those will be in a lesser position than where they are now but some of them own virtually the whole world! So: they’re going to have to share.
http://basicincomeguaranteed.wordpress.com/category/religion/

Quote:
"I commit myself to show that when the starting point is life equally respected in each other, the fundamental premise to give so that you may receive is immediately grasped to such an extent that irrational fear evaporates." Bernard Poolman

“I commit myself to restore the common sense trust in the physical reality that is the giver of life, to restore order in an irrational , illusory world of consciousness.” Bernard Poolman


“I commit myself to demonstrate the oneness interdependency between all parts of the physical realm that together form the body that is life through which we have been destroying the Earth, and our life will end and therefore we cannot continue to live as if we are separate of the real reality without permanent consequence.” Bernard Poolman

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Rice Problem: Philippines


According to the news, there's allegation that there's corruption going on and a partylist representative wants an inquiry into the rice situation in the Philippines:

A partylist representative on Wednesday said he wants a congressional inquiry into the country’s rice situation, in light of allegations of corruption and the reported irregular rice importation of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Food Authority (NFA) from Vietnam.
 
Rep. Jonathan Dela Cruz of the Abakada-Guro partylist said that an investigation was in order, especially after the exposé that the April 2013’s DA-NFA’s rice importation of 205,700 metric tons (MT) was overpriced by at least P442 million.
 
“These government agencies have a lot of explaining to do,” said Dela Cruz.


From: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/325006/economy/agricultureandmining/partylist-rep-wants-investigation-into-overpriced-rice

If there's corruption going on, this has to be looked at and a solution provided that will stop this.


You should ask yourself some questions:
  • Why are there no clear figures that inform the population of the administration of resources?
  • Why are there no figures kept of how much is actually lost through foreclosure?
  • How much is actually lost through businesses that are going bankrupt?
  • How much is actually lost through people losing their jobs at this stage, unable to participate in the system, unable for instance to pay tax or to buy stuff to increase the revenue streams?
  • How much is wasted by corrupt government officials?
  • How much is directed toward inappropriate placement of tenders?
These are massive amounts beyond belief; how much is happening because there’s no oversight and everybody participating in the system knows one thing: there are resources being stolen and there is maladministration and corruption, that’s why they don’t want transparency, it’s convenient.
We also have to look at the inability of the poor to purchase the basic necessities they need to survive which includes buying rice and other food items to be able to eat 3x a day.

Freedom is in money, it translates as the ability to express yourself in a way where you feel empowered as well as having your Basic Human Rights recognized and dignified. Not having enough money is to disempower people and to force them into crime and as you’ve noticed, massive amounts of money are lost to crime. All these things will stop if we have in place a proper technological system which we can establish with great ease at this stage. We have the technology and the managerial mechanisms to do so. In a matter of a few years, the whole world will be an internet grid and we can make use of all these things to prevent crime and corruption.

http://basicincomeguaranteed.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/basic-income-guaranteed-and-business-transparency/

We need to nationalize resources and create dividends enough to pay for a Basic/Living Income, Guaranteed from birth to death for the poor, the uneducated, the elderly and the unemployed so they can have access to the basic necessities they need to survive and live a dignified life. The earth provided us with enough resources so all will equally survive.


The rice price increase  is being questioned in the news:

Meanwhile, House Resolution 261, also filed by Dela Cruz, directs the House Committee on Food Security to conduct a formal inquiry into the real state of the country’s rice supply, especially amid the rising cost of rice in the market and the reported widespread rice shortage in the country.
 
“The price increment of the lowest commercial grade rice variety rose from P27 per kilo a few months ago to P34 per kilo recently and the nearest next prices stocks of a more edible quality is now at P41 per kilo,” it said. — BM, GMA News

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/325006/economy/agricultureandmining/partylist-rep-wants-investigation-into-overpriced-rice

Regarding the increase in the price of rice, we have to look at  the value of capital  or human labor used to produce the product, in this case, rice.

Reduction in prices means reduced income for the people who helped produce the rice, which results to unemployment or to less rice supply.

If human labour is considered and people are being paid enough wage to make a decent living, there should be no problem with this,  granted there is no corruption going on.

We have to do the math, though.

From 
Living Income and Lower Pricing


You should take a piece of paper and do some math: if you reduce price which implies that you are reducing the value of labor, you are also reducing income, which is what’s happened now for decades. The real income of the human has decreased, inflation has increased for certain things, some of the basic things have become cheaper and then there’s the enticement about savings.
This lower pricing mechanism exists when you have a machine taking over the human labor – which should be based on a capital and advancement of the human capacity and thus should value the human existence more; however, the opposite has happened. With reduced price, reduced income, unemployment increases yet it is recognized as economic efficiency, a capitalistic type of advancement. At the same time we have exchange rates, where certain countries have a high value currency and others a low value currency, which is then used to transfer resources between countries done under the disguise of corporations – which are owned by politicians – creating monopolies that cause extensive poverty. The fact is that this transfer of resources in theory should benefit all the citizens of a country.
The Basic Minimum Wage has to be higher than the Basic Income Guarantee so people will be motivated to work and express themselves doing work that they enjoy doing which would mean that prices of products may not be very low but because there is a Living Income Guaranteed from birth to death, this will not be a problem, rather, this will create a balanced ecosystem of money where everyone has enough to get the basic necessities they need to survive to live a decent life.
What will be the basic minimum wage where people will be motivated to work?
So, in a Basic Income Guaranteed approach it’s going to be vital to change the ‘living wage’ or the Basic Minimum Wage and here it is suggested that it should be at least double the Basic Income Guaranteed so that it is a motivation for people that would like to live a more extravagant or luxurious life to actually do the work – whether it is a janitor, a road worker, a gardener, a child-minder, whomsoever works – and thus does not depend on the Basic Income Guaranteed, gets a minimum wage that is double the Basic Income Guaranteed, that will ensure that there is motivation for people to do the labor and for those that would like to improve their lives, while the Basic Income Guaranteed ensures that everybody has got enough to make a decent living.
Quote:
"I commit myself to show that when the starting point is life equally respected in each other, the fundamental premise to give so that you may receive is immediately grasped to such an extent that irrational fear evaporates." Bernard Poolman

“I commit myself to restore the common sense trust in the physical reality that is the giver of life, to restore order in an irrational , illusory world of consciousness.” Bernard Poolman

“I commit myself to demonstrate the oneness interdependency between all parts of the physical realm that together form the body that is life through which we have been destroying the Earth, and our life will end and therefore we cannot continue to live as if we are separate of the real reality without permanent consequence.” Bernard Poolman

Making Poverty History: Bono and Geldof: Live 8 Concerts: What Is The Key?

Who is taking on Poverty ?

There were concerts done by Bono and Geldof for Making Poverty History
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_8



Bono met with some political figures to make them aware of what's happening in Africa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgGP3zV8kdU




Bono also talked about Poverty when he talked at TED :
http://www.one.org/us/shareworthy/bono-at-ted?gclid=CN3cmbGl2rkCFWxo7AodWyAA3A


 “Forget the rock opera, forget the bombast, my usual tricks. The only thing singing today will be the facts.”
By becoming a “factivist,” we can learn what needs to be done to end extreme poverty within the next generation. And the facts are beyond promising. Since 2000:
  • Eight million AIDS patients have been receiving retroviral drugs
  • Malaria deaths have been cut in some countries by 75%
  • Child mortality rate of kids under 5 is down by 2.65 million deaths a year
  • Extreme poverty declined from 43% in 1990 to 33% in 2000 to 21% by 2010.
Extreme poverty has been cut in half in the last 20 years, and the facts show that we can get it to virtually zero within a generation — but only if we act.
This looks like it is going to solve poverty, but will it really?
Statistics can be rigged. 
We cannot trust statistics because it is being used to serve our self-interest.

So, when someone says poverty will be zero at a certain date, we have to investigate this claim if this is founded on real seeing and understanding of what's going on in this world - the real problem and not just dreaming about it based on a belief.

Who can we trust?

We can trust our stand from the starting point of 'what is best for all' realizing that that essentially will result to 'what is best for ourself'

But when our stand is clouded by the desire to win within the fear of losing in a casino world system of inequality, we have to forgive ourselves, and change our starting point
- look at the reason why we do what we do

We have to look at our starting point.
If we are trying/desiring to win in our campaign to end poverty, fear of losing is fueling it as desire and fear are like 2 poles of a magnet - just like hate and love - one cannot be without the other,  it becomes our starting point. 

What is fueling our desire to win this campaign against poverty is fear that poverty is going to be here and we are 'guilty' that we are living the good life and we are depriving the poor of their share.

This is not a true starting point.
The true starting point is standing within the principle of  'what is best for all'.
This means we have to look at what life is about and acknowledge that we are all birthed here in this one life, and within that, realize that we are Equals, and that we will not accept and allow inequality in our world. 
We have to walk as Equals denouncing the inequality in this world system. 
We have to forgive ourselves for accepting and allowing this world system of inequality.
We have to stand up and speak and assist in creating a world that truly honors life.as part of our self-correction.
When we correct our starting point from fear of losing (so desiring to win in our campaign), releasing that and changing our starting point to 'what is best for all', we are aligning our expression as who we really are, to life's expression.
Nature gives its resources to all of us equally and it is standing for what is best for all of us.
To not give others their share is a crime. 
Allowing Poverty in an unequal world system of money is a crime.
The Equal Life Foundation Bill of Rights Number 1 States that:
 An Equal Economic Right that insures that all financial needs are accessible and available to ensure that the fundamental requirements of a healthy and fulfilling life can be realized and manifested.

From: Living Income and Nationalized Resources 
For the idea of Basic Income that is currently being proposed by various groups around the world to work, one needs to look at the whole point of resources within countries and the most effective way to bring about a source that will be able to provide the monetary resources for a Basic Income for everyone – so that each one has got a basic level of dignity – would be to Nationalize all the Resources – whether it is mining or production within a country – to structure the products produced and the resources produced through a pricing structure that produces enough profit so that such money is specifically dedicated to pay a Basic Income to everyone in the country.
This is how the shareholder becomes the citizen and therefore the citizen benefits from the shareholding and the Basic Income becomes the way that the profit of the business is utilized to help everyone. Each one will be made aware of buying products from the very companies that are producing the income that will become the Basic Income Guaranteed. In this way, the Basic Income becomes possible, it is a form of socialism and it brings capitalism or the ownership principle of capitalism into a place where all citizens of the country become part of the basic capital, which is the basic resource that is then utilized for the benefit of all the citizens within the country.
This way the corporation = becomes government, the shareholder = the citizen, the profit = the Basic Income Guaranteed and you have financially sustainable basic solution to create integrity and to bring about the end of poverty within a country. From that perspective one can then develop business structures of competition, but there are certain things that are not part of competition: the human should not compete with each other to the extent where poverty is caused or where people are driven to starvation, or where people do not have homes or food – that is not competition, that is brutality and is completely unacceptable.
http://basicincomeguaranteed.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/basic-income-and-nationalized-resources/


Quote:
"I commit myself to show, that Life as ‘lifestyle’ as origin as source as resource, is Given: Equally – to every Body of Life; and that dominion is to those that are able to distribute this which is Given Freely, Equally to All – that no-one may need or desire anything that will cause this separation that now exist as ‘lifestyle’ on Earth." Bernard Poolman

"I commit myself to Call on those claiming to be experts in Economics, to remove their Fears and prejudices, and to walk in Forgiveness for what they have allowed on Earth, and to rectify the situation so that All Life may be Equal at the table, prepared for Each One to have enough to Eat and Drink, and to have a Home and a lifestyle worth Living to such measure that that is the Inheritance they give to All Children that may ever be born on Earth for All Time – as that is the Foundation of Eternal Peace and Love on Earth." Bernard Poolman


"I commit myself to show that when the starting point is life equally respected in each other, the fundamental premise to give so that you may receive is immediately grasped to such an extent that irrational fear evaporates." Bernard Poolman

“I commit myself to restore the common sense trust in the physical reality that is the giver of life, to restore order in an irrational , illusory world of consciousness.” Bernard Poolman

“I commit myself to demonstrate the oneness interdependency between all parts of the physical realm that together form the body that is life through which we have been destroying the Earth, and our life will end and therefore we cannot continue to live as if we are separate of the real reality without permanent consequence.” Bernard Poolman





Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Solution To Poverty In America


Poverty does not only exist in Asia, but also in America. This is what i found out in my 15 years of being in the US having seen the homeless in Broadway Street in Los Angeles and the homeless in New York, Arkansas, San Diego and Dallas.

Many people from the third world countries like where i came from, the Philippines, dream to go to America for a better life, but this is now a broken dream, as we can see in this documentary, with the middle class losing their jobs and their house plus children to feed and take care of, 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV4grZ_Lw5s

From:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2423834/One-seven-Americans-living-poverty.html


'A new study reveals that 46.5 million Americans, including children, are living in poverty amounting to one in ever seven people across the country. 
The alarming figures, released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday, is nothing new. It marks the sixth year in a row that the statistic has failed to improve.
Remaining stagnant at 15 per cent, the nation's poverty rate is not statistically different from the number of impoverished in 2011. '

The poverty rate in the Philippines according to statistics (which cannot be totally trusted) is from about 28-52%. I wrote something about this in my previous blog.

The poor is being given unemployment benefits for a limited period only:
'David Johnson, the chief of the Census Bureau's household economics division, estimated that unemployment benefits helped keep 1.7 million people out of poverty'

What we want to look at here is how we view life in this world. 
Why do we accept and allow poverty in our world system where poor people get benefits from the government only if they  fill out documents that determines whether or not they are qualified ?

The fact that we are all birthed here in this one life make us qualified to receive our share of the resources the earth is giving all equally.
We have to forgive ourselves for accepting and allowing inequality in this world system.

We have to stand up and see that Life is here and nature gives its resources equally for all.
The fact is that everyone has a right to get a Basic/Living Income, Guaranteed from birth to death,, they do not have to apply or be qualified for it, the fact that one is alive makes one qualified to receive it, because it is ones human right to live, survive and get the basic necessities one need to survive.

We do not need short term benefits, we need a Basic/Living Income, Guaranteed from birth to death. 

'This lack of improvement in poverty is disappointing and discouraging,' said John Iceland, a former Census Bureau chief of the poverty and health statistics branch who is now a Penn State sociology professor.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2423834/One-seven-Americans-living-poverty.html#ixzz2fS8iGwn1 
We had been trying to provide solution to poverty for a long time? Why is poverty still here?

We miss the real problem.

We have to treat each other as equals and Not see the poor as people we can give alms to when we have money who will make us feel better about ourselves because we have what they do not have.

The solution is to nationalize resources and create dividends enough to pay a Basic/Living Income to the poor, the unemployed, the elderly and the uneducated  

From the Basic/Living income guarantee Site:

For the idea of Basic Income that is currently being proposed by various groups around the world to work, one needs to look at the whole point of resources within countries and the most effective way to bring about a source that will be able to provide the monetary resources for a Basic Income for everyone – so that each one has got a basic level of dignity – would be to Nationalize all the Resources – whether it is mining or production within a country – to structure the products produced and the resources produced through a pricing structure that produces enough profit so that such money is specifically dedicated to pay a Basic Income to everyone in the country.
This is how the shareholder becomes the citizen and therefore the citizen benefits from the shareholding and the Basic Income becomes the way that the profit of the business is utilized to help everyone. Each one will be made aware of buying products from the very companies that are producing the income that will become the Basic Income Guaranteed. In this way, the Basic Income becomes possible, it is a form of socialism and it brings capitalism or the ownership principle of capitalism into a place where all citizens of the country become part of the basic capital, which is the basic resource that is then utilized for the benefit of all the citizens within the country.
This way the corporation = becomes government, the shareholder = the citizen, the profit = the Basic Income Guaranteed and you have financially sustainable basic solution to create integrity and to bring about the end of poverty within a country. From that perspective one can then develop business structures of competition, but there are certain things that are not part of competition: the human should not compete with each other to the extent where poverty is caused or where people are driven to starvation, or where people do not have homes or food – that is not competition, that is brutality and is completely unacceptable.
So this whole idea that competition and market forces ‘will sort it out,’ the evidence is quite clear: it’s not going to happen. What needs to happen is a directive action politically by people to bring about economic change, nationalize the necessary resources, make the citizens the shareholders, pay them as shareholders a Basic Income out of the profit, motivate them to buy from the products and the resources that are being nationalized because they are supporting their own business and that’s how we create a solution for Basic Income.
Some of the benefits of a Basic Income Guaranteed through the way we propose would be that in essence it is a redistribution of money which allows an interesting thing to take place: more people having money to spend on the basic things that are required for a decent life, will cause actually some of the corporations to make more money. There’ll be more money in the money supply therefore there will be economic growth and consequently, employment will be created and so people will be able to step into better positions and the benefits of such a scenario would bring about a positive growth within the whole system.

Quote:
"I commit myself to show, that Life as ‘lifestyle’ as origin as source as resource, is Given: Equally – to every Body of Life; and that dominion is to those that are able to distribute this which is Given Freely, Equally to All – that no-one may need or desire anything that will cause this separation that now exist as ‘lifestyle’ on Earth." Bernard Poolman

"I commit myself to Call on those claiming to be experts in Economics, to remove their Fears and prejudices, and to walk in Forgiveness for what they have allowed on Earth, and to rectify the situation so that All Life may be Equal at the table, prepared for Each One to have enough to Eat and Drink, and to have a Home and a lifestyle worth Living to such measure that that is the Inheritance they give to All Children that may ever be born on Earth for All Time – as that is the Foundation of Eternal Peace and Love on Earth." Bernard Poolman

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SOLUTION To The Philippine WATER Problem: MWSS, Maynilad, Manila Water



In this blog, i would like to look at the water problem in Manila which is also related to the water problem happening in other parts of the world - corporations earning profit from water, a natural resource that is given to all equally. I am suggesting a solution that will benefit all at the bottom part of this blog.

I was reading the news recently and i saw that there's a proposed water rate hike in Manila. Here is a quote from the news article and the link::

West zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. proposed a rate hike of P8.58 per cubic meter (cu. m.).
Those consuming 30 cu. m. will incur an additional cost of P250 in their monthly water bills.
The west zone includes parts of Manila and Quezon City, west of South Super Highway in Makati, Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas, and Malabon as well as the municipalities of Bacoor, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario in Cavite.
East zone concessionaire Manila Water, on the other hand, asked for a rate hike of P5.83 per cu. m., which means customers consuming 30 cu. m. will bear an additional cost of P125 to P135 in their monthly bills.
The east zone covers parts of Quezon City and Makati, the southeastern parts of Manila, Taguig, Pateros, Marikina, Pasig, San Juan, Mandaluyong, and Rizal province.
Under a concession agreement, a rate rebasing scheme is processed every five years and serves as the basis for MWSS to review a concessionaires' past performance and future plans.
However, consumer group Water for All Refund Movement (WARM) claimed the water rate hike petition was as good as having been approved by MWSS. 

The news says that  the arbitration panel has been formed :

Let's look at the Philippine water situation. Here are 2 companies who are concessionaires of the MWSS, who are owned by corporations who gets profit from the nature's resource: WATER.

Water is given to all equally by the earth. 

At the moment, the world system of money allows corporations to profit from this resource. Who are the owners of the corporations who are concessionaires of the MWSS? 

Rich businessmen  and their family. 

Why don't we stand as the guardian of all families on earth and provide not juist for our family but for all families on earth? 

Instead of giving alms to the poor only when we have money, let's treat them as equals and give them a dignified life by giving them a Living Income Guaranteed from birth to death, this is living the message of Jesus, 'Give as You Would Like To Receive.

The net profit for each of these corporations are in Millions to Billions of Pesos:


It is not enough to rally and protest. The reforms we are asking are little reforms here and there. This is coping in an unequal world system of money. We have to give ourselves the gift of life and stop thinking  as victims, because this just shows how we see ourselves - as inferior humans trying to ask for reform. 

We have to gather our strength, rise up, understand, speak, and write what is going on and give ourselves a dignified life for all.

 It is to realize that the natural resources of the earth are given to all equally.

Let's look at the MWSS.

 According to the official responsible, there's profit being made:

"When we came in, MWSS declared a net loss of so many hundreds of millions. By the next year, we already declared a net income of so many hundreds of millions. By last year, we already declared—MWSS already declared billions of pesos in net income," he said.

The Palace, in the television report, said that MWSS suffered a P34-million loss in 2010, but it rebounded with a P333-million net profit in 2011 and P2 billion in 2012.
Lacierda likewise stressed that the distribution of bonuses is now covered by the rules and regulations of the Governance Commission for GOCCs"

Privatization of water in Metro manila:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_privatization_in_Metro_Manila

There has to be a way for the poor to share from the profits of this natural resource, WATER , that is being given by the earth for all equally.

This resource, WATER, is not being given for just a few but for All that is living here in this one life. 

The Solution:
We have to nationalize resources, like water, and create dividends enough to pay a Basic/Living Income, Guaranteed from birth to death for the poor, the unemployed, the uneducated, the elderly etc. so wecan all live a life of dignity.

Quote:
'Some of the benefits of a Basic Income Guaranteed through the way we propose would be that in essence it is a redistribution of money which allows an interesting thing to take place: more people having money to spend on the basic things that are required for a decent life, will cause actually some of the corporations to make more money. There’ll be more money in the money supply therefore there will be economic growth and consequently, employment will be created and so people will be able to step into better positions and the benefits of such a scenario would bring about a positive growth within the whole system.
Understand that without having the resources, the way to guarantee how one will get the money in the current system, a Basic Income is impossible and that the current limited resources due to the absolute controls of the corporations and the extremes of competition in terms of how that has limited the growth of the money supply and limited the amount of the people that can participate in the economy = that scenario is a problem and one needs to have a solution. The solution is that one expands capitalism through nationalization by making the citizens the shareholders and so, grow the economic benefit for everyone. This is specially in things like cellphone/telephone companies, electricity, water, all the things that are basic needs must be corporations that are run by government qualified people and the citizens/the shareholders, wherein the pricing must be such to generate enough profit to be able to sustainably pay a Basic Income to everyone and within that, you’ll have a solution for the current problems and step-up eventually into a new system.
Quote:
"I commit myself to show, that Life as ‘lifestyle’ as origin as source as resource, is Given: Equally – to every Body of Life; and that dominion is to those that are able to distribute this which is Given Freely, Equally to All – that no-one may need or desire anything that will cause this separation that now exist as ‘lifestyle’ on Earth." Bernard Poolman

"I commit myself to Call on those claiming to be experts in Economics, to remove their Fears and prejudices, and to walk in Forgiveness for what they have allowed on Earth, and to rectify the situation so that All Life may be Equal at the table, prepared for Each One to have enough to Eat and Drink, and to have a Home and a lifestyle worth Living to such measure that that is the Inheritance they give to All Children that may ever be born on Earth for All Time – as that is the Foundation of Eternal Peace and Love on Earth." Bernard Poolman

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