June 26, 2012 Edited by S W T ReadTHE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
BUSINESS leaders overwhelmingly believe carbon pricing will survive and those directly affected have started taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a survey of senior executives.
The survey of 136 executives commissioned by multinational GE found nearly three-quarters believed the carbon price scheme would remain despite the Coalition's pledge to repeal it if elected.
Half said they thought the scheme starting on Sunday - requiring big emitters to pay a fixed rate per tonne of carbon dioxide for three years, before evolving into emissions trading under which pollution permits can be bought and sold on the market - would eventually be replaced with an improved model.
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Of the firms directly liable for the carbon price, it found 85 per cent had a carbon-reduction strategy in place. Across all firms.
About a quarter of those surveyed led energy and resources companies, 15 per cent were in manufacturing, 12 per cent in construction and real estate and 12 per cent in retail.
Companies listed as having prepared for a carbon price include oil and gas multinational Shell, which began planning for emissions trading in 1997 and factors a $40 carbon price into investment decisions.
This is a lot lower than the figure that the government has set the price at, and this is due to lower according to world pricing.
THE United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights.
While the country has made mistakes in the past, the widespread abuse of human rights over the last decade has been a dramatic change from the past. With leadership from the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948 as “the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”
Revelations that top officials are targeting people to be assassinated abroad, including American citizens, are only the most recent, disturbing proof of how far the US nation’s violation of human rights has extended. This development began after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
This has been sanctioned and escalated by bipartisan executive and legislative actions, without dissent from the general public. As a result, our country can no longer speak with moral authority on these critical issues.
It is disturbing that, instead of strengthening these principles, the government’s counterterrorism policies are now clearly violating at least 10 of the declaration’s 30 articles, including the prohibition against “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”
Recent legislation has made legal the president’s right to detain a person indefinitely on suspicion of affiliation with terrorist organizations or “associated forces.”
This is a broad, vague power that can be abused without meaningful oversight from the courts or Congress ). This law violates the right to freedom of expression and to be presumed innocent until proved guilty, two other rights enshrined in the declaration.
In addition to American citizens’ being targeted for assassination or indefinite detention, recent laws have cancelled the restraints in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to allow unprecedented violations of our rights to privacy through warrantless wiretapping and government mining of our electronic communications.
Popular state laws permit detaining individuals because of their appearance, where they worship or with whom they associate.
The leadership by the US of A is becoming more tarnished every day, only this time it is it's citizens that are the target. The people who lord the idea that small government is good for everybody are the same people who supported the intrusion of government into the private lives of it's citizens.
Through the overbearing power of the US they have dragged many other countries down the same path.
So who has won the terrorism war, the terrorists, why, because they are turning the world into a police state, they have changed the world we are now paranoid, there is now a terrorist behind every tree. YES THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON, WE HAVE LET THEM.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948 as “the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”have we lost it's meaning.
Tony Abbott who purports to be one, stands by and lets people drown in the name of politics(greed for power). This man who visits church regularly to cleans his soul, cannot except the fact that a bi-partisan approach is the only way to bring some common sense to this problem.
Julia Gillard is not free from blame either, the dogged approach shown by her is not much better. There is no quick fix, we all know that, but this attack dog politics is making us look like an illiterate under developed country.
We are are better than that, it's a tough problem to solve but we can do better, whatever compromise we come up with, it will not ensure that there will be no more boats, however we could slow their arrival if we had a better processing system.
Surely more Australian representatives in the countries of origin so they could apply there would alleviate the need for people to travel through Pakistan, Malaya, Indonesia to jump on boats.
Why aren't we hearing more discussion on this and other such alternatives, POLITICS BLOODY POLITICS!
AUSTRALIAN'S LIKELY TO GET SECOND BEST NO MATTER WHO WE VOTE FOR.
The Australian people obviously don't like either leader, are we likely to get our way,NO! We'll get one of the least popular people, neither of the two are real heavy weights, they are both also rans, who gained leadership by slight of hand.
Both sides of politics in our great country are not in the least interested in what we the average voter thinks, all they want is power. If they have to run with people who we consider will never be statesmen like, then so be it, what ever it takes.
It has not occurred to them that in international world we will become a laughing stock. Australia's reputation is not even considered, all they want is power, even if they have to win with a donkey or a chook.
REAL LEADERSHIP MATERIAL
Voters continue to want Kevin Rudd back because he was a true leader: 62 per cent prefer himas ALP leader compared with 32 per cent for Ms Gillard. Just over half (52 per cent) say Labor should change leaders.
Voters are also discontent with the leadership on the other side, with 61 per cent saying they would prefer a statesman like Malcolm Turnbull as Liberal leader to Mr Abbott's 34 per cent.
Labor supporters overwhelmingly prefer Mr Turnbull and Mr Rudd.
While on the Coalition side many can't stand the thought of Mr Abbott representing Australia in international fora.
As a past leader Bill Hayden of the Labour Party once said "A DROVERS DOG COULD WIN THE NEXT ELECTION"
Taking Bill's word to heart why don't they slip Malcolm Turnbull in as leader, he's a walk in.
As for the Labour side we can assume that they don't have a "Drovers Dog", so put Kevin Rudd in as their leader and the losses may not be as bad.
The family of a man who died in a three-in-the-bed sex romp have won $3million in damages against a doctor who failed to warn him about this type of extreme physical activity.
William Martinez, 31, suffered a fatal heart attack caused by the excitement and physical activity with a woman and another man.
The married father-of-two died a day before he was due to have a heart stress test, perhaps this was truly a hell of a stress test, or of course maybe he performed this test often and thought nothing of it.
Too much: William Martinez died during a three-in-the-bed sex romp with a woman and another man the day before he was supposed to have a stress test
A court in Georgia, heard that the woman involved in the sex romp was not his wife, the man's relationship is not known.
Lawyers representing the estate Martinez filed a medical malpractice suit against Dr Sreenivasalu Gangasani.
Lawyers Rod Edmond and Tricia Hoffler told a jury Martinez had called at the CardiVascular Group in Lawrenceville after experiencing a pain his chest that shot up his arm.
They claimed he had failed to warn Martinez about taking part in any physical activity after he visited him to complain about chest pains a week before the threesome.
The doctor's imagination apparently did not stretch to a hectic romp such as this, so he has to pay up.