Denjenigen Verbraucher, die wegen COVID-19-bedingter Einkommensausfälle aktuell Geld benötigen, kann und sollte nicht im Wege von zinsbegünstigten Kontoüberziehungen geholfen werden.
FPÖ-Konsumentenschutzsprecher: Anschober hat seinen Job verfehlt
Dabei haben viele Menschen aufgrund der Corona-Maßnahmen von ÖVP und Grünen weniger Einkommen, weil sie in Kurzarbeit sind oder ihren Arbeitsplatz verloren haben. Viele können daher gar nicht anders, als kurzfristig das Konto überziehen. Trotzdem weigert sich Konsumentenschutzminister Anschober, diesen Menschen in der Krise zu helfen.
Dafür hat FPÖ-Konsumentenschützer Wurm keinerlei Verständnis:
Anschober hat als Konsumentenschutzminister seinen Job verfehlt. Sein Nichtstun ist ein Schlag ins Gesicht für die österreichischen Bankkunden. Und das ist eine Sauerei!
Dieses Urteil hatte entschieden, dass südafrikanische Bergbauunternehmen nicht bis in alle Ewigkeit einen Mindestanteil von 26 Prozent schwarzafrikanischer Eigentümer vorweisen müssen.
Diese Entscheidung wurde vom sogenannten ,,Minerals Council‘‘ (MC), der Vertretung der Bergbauunternehmer ausdrücklich begrüßt.
Minerals Council klagte gegen schwarzen Aktionärsanteil
Das MC hatte 2018 vor dem südafrikanischen Höchstgericht gegen den Mindestanteil schwarzer Aktionäre geklagt.
Das Höchstgericht hatte der Klage stattgegeben, dass die Mindesteigentumsquote von 26 Prozent schwarzer Aktionäre an der Mine nicht über die gesamte Laufzeit der Mine aufrechterhalten werden muss.
Dies bedeutet in der Realität für die betroffenen Bergbauunternehmen, dass die rassistische Bestimmung, wonach mindestens 26 Prozent der Aktionäre Schwarze sein müssen, damit das Unternehmen überhaupt wirtschaften darf, nur einmal erreicht werden muss. Verkaufen schwarze Aktionäre ihre Anteile, etwa an Weiße oder Chinesen, müssen die Unternehmen die schwarzen Anteile nicht wieder aufstocken.
Scharfmacher in den Reihen der rassistischen Regierungspartei African National Congress (ANC) sehen in der Entscheidung des südafrikanischen Bergbauministeriums einen Rückschritt in der von ihnen verfolgten „Transformation der Wirtschaft“ weg von weißen und hin zu schwarzen Eigentümerstrukturen.
Aktuell sind die Mitarbeiter des AMS mehr als aufgebracht.
Mit einer Urabstimmung zwischen 17. August und 11. September soll über Kampfmaßnahmen bis hin zum Streik entschieden werden.
Um den Mehraufwand bei der Bewältigung von 200.000 zusätzlichen Arbeitslosen und 110.000 Kurzarbeitsanträgen bewältigen zu können, würde man 652 zusätzliche Planstellen benötigen.
Dies würde dem AMS-Budget 30 Millionen Euro kosten. Arbeitsministerin Aschacher und ihr Ressort haben aber einen anderen Weg eingeschlagen und wollten noch vor der Corona-Krise sogar 200 AMS-Mitarbeiter bis zum Jahresende einsparen.
600,000 Mistakenly Told They’ve Had Covid: ‘I Have NOT Been Tested’
Humana Military has since apologized over the „confusion“ caused by the email errorByAmanda PrestigiacomoJul 27, 2020 In a mass email sent on July 17, 2020Excerpts:…more than 600,000 Tricare users in the military health system’s East Region were asked to consider donating blood for research based on their supposed status as COVID-19 “survivors,” Military.com reported last week. As noted in the report, “31,000 persons affiliated with the U.S. military have been diagnosed with the coronavirus,” showing a clear error in the mass email.Errors by other health care entities have likewise caused confusion at times about individuals’ COVID-19 status as well as infection rates.
Covid-19 Data Reporting System Gets Off to Rocky Start
New data system run by Health and Human Services faces delays, quality-control issues
By Robbie Whelan
Aug. 11, 2020 4:49 pm ET
Public release of hospital data about the coronavirus pandemic has slowed to a crawl, one month after the federal government ordered states to report it directly to the Department of Health and Human Services and bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (See link for article)
The director of the California Department of Public Health has abruptly resigned just days after the discovery of a computer system failure that resulted in the massive undercounting of COVID-19 cases.
Dr. Sonia Angell who had been in the position for less than a year (and had previously served as deputy commissioner for prevention and primary care at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2014 to 2019) reportedly resigned via an email sent to the California Health and Human Services Agency. (See link for article)
This means that mortality rate is likely much lower than what we’ve been told and it means Newsom is completely and utterly corrupt.
Authorities in Sweden continue to say COVID mortality is .12%. Even Bill Gates says it’s .14%. Both numbers are nearly the same as seasonal influenza.
I posted this before but it’s worth repeating:
Florida Department of Health Say Some Labs Have Not Reported Negative COVID-19 Results
ORLANDO, Fla. – After FOX 35 News noticed errors in the state’s report on positivity rates, the Florida Department of Health said that some laboratories have not been reporting negative test result data to the state.
Countless labs have reported a 100 percent positivity rate, which means every single person tested was positive. Other labs had very high positivity rates. FOX 35 News found that testing sites like one local Centra Care reported that 83 people were tested and all tested positive. Then, NCF Diagnostics in Alachua reported 88 percent of tests were positive.
How could that be? FOX 35 News investigated these astronomical numbers, contacting every local location mentioned in the report.
The report showed that Orlando Health had a 98 percent positivity rate. However, when FOX 35 News contacted the hospital, they confirmed errors in the report. Orlando Health’s positivity rate is only 9.4 percent, not 98 percent as in the report. (See link for article)
DANE COUNTY CATCHES UP ON COVID-19 TESTING BACKLOG, COUNTS 17,000 MORE NEGATIVE RESULTS
MADISON (WKOW) — Public Health Madison and Dane County addressed Friday its struggle to process a backlog of negative COVID-19 test results, skewing its reported infection rates.
According to DHS secratary Andrea Palm, this was a problem plaguing many municipalities across the state.
“As they prioritized those positive cases, negative cases are dragging behind a day or two or even three as they are making sure they’re focusing on stopping the spread,”she said.
In a massive update, the online data dashboard public health maintains added around 17,000 negative test results adjusting the positive rate from the past week down to 2.1 percent. (See link for article)
PUBLIC HEALTH USES THE PERCENT POSITIVE RATE AS ONE OF ITS METRICS IN THE FORWARD DANE REOPENING PLAN GOVERNING HOW AND WHEN CERTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES, INCLUDING MANY IMPOSED ON BUSINESSES, CAN BE RELAXED OR ELIMINATED.
NURSING HOMES SHOCKED AT ‘INSANELY WRONG’ CMS DATA ON COVID-19
— ONE FACILITY SUPPOSEDLY HAD EIGHT CORONAVIRUS DEATHS FOR EACH BED
by Cheryl Clark, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today June 9, 2020
When the administrator of the Saugus Rehab and Nursing Center in Saugus, Massachusetts, heard that a new Medicare website reported her facility had 794 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — the second highest in the country — and 281 cases among staff, she gasped.
“Oh my God. Where are they getting those numbers from?” said Josephine Ajayi. “That doesn’t make any sense.”
Those weren’t the numbers that her facility reported to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network, under new rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), she said. (Please see link for article)George Carlin continues to come to mind:
What You Need to Know – TN Calls for Check on “All Children”
August 13, 2020
On August 11, the Tennessee Child Wellbeing Task Force (“Task Force”) published “a guidance document” through the Department of Education “to ensure all children are checked-in (sic) on.” The document calls on localities to mobilize their resources to “connect with each child to verify wellbeing and identify need.”
(BREAKING: While building this alert email we have also been working the phones. First we learned the Guidance Document has been removed from the Department of Education website, and we have now learned the Governor’s office is rethinking whether to put it back up. They need to hear from all Tennessee residents, and we all need to remain vigilant against similar efforts in other states who may choose to follow the example they initially set.)
The guidance document lays out the goal that “ALL Tennessee children will receive a wellbeing check” (emphasis in original, page 1), “child” being defined on page 4 as “birth through the completion of grade 12 if enrolled in school or 18 years of age. School-age children includes those who are enrolled in public schools, private schools, homebound, etc.”
The effort sounds altruistic and good. Who could be against making sure the children are okay?
But every year millions of families are caught up in child welfare investigations, an overwhelming 83% of which turn out to be false.
Why We’re Concerned
This policy guidance is not benign. It radically increases the number of innocent families unnecessarily coming to the attention of an already overloaded and ineffective child welfare system, and it will disproportionately affect the poor and minorities, as well.
It will hurt the poor because poverty is often confused with “neglect.” Nationwide in 2018 (the last year for which data is available), more than 60% of all child removals cited “neglect” as the only reason for intervention. Yet actual, willful neglect is extremely rare. The balance of those cases are families who need help, not separation.
And the policy will disproportionately harm families of color, because these already face an increased level of involvement when compared to their share of the population at large. According to federal government data gathered by the Parental Rights Foundation for 2017, African-Americans and Native Americans make up a portion of the child welfare population in Tennessee that is more than one-and-a-half times their portion of the child population in the state (1.59 and 1.51 times, respectively). Spreading a wider net will only catch more innocent families based only on the color of their skin.
The guidance document exposes a presumption by the Task Force that fit parents cannot be trusted, and that we must rely first and foremost on state and local agents to keep children safe.
This flies in the face of the legal presumption set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court in Parham v. J.R., 442 US 584 (1979), that “natural bonds of affection lead parents to act in the best interests of their children.”
So while the guidance sounds good and purports to be in the interest of children, it would use the closure of Tennessee public schools as an excuse to bring a government agent into contact with every home in the state. And every contact will involve someone trained to look for any excuse to call your family in.
Here are a few things every concerned parent needs to know:
1. The “guidance” comes from the state, but its implementation will depend on the localities, each of which will apply its own procedures. Some may be more onerous than others. Some may ignore the “guidance” completely.
2. “Contacts” listed in the guidance include surveys, emails, phone calls, virtual calls, school-based visits, or home visits. Not all localities will choose to employ home visits, but they are certainly on the list.
3. The data which the Task Force hope to gather includes a “complete roster of all children (birth through grade 12) in the city/district/county,” categorized by whether they are “enrolled in school…, homebound, children too young to attend school, [or] children not enrolled in any school.” The intended scope is not limited to local public school students.
4. Parents have a right under the Fourth Amendment “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” This right extends to your privacy and to your children. You do not have to answer questions or let them in.
5. The guidance itself notes that if “the guardian does not provide permission to speak with the child, then the parent, guardian, or care taker (sic) may speak on the child’s behalf.” However, if a parent declines to let the child be interviewed directly, this will be noted and included in the data to be gathered.
6. The guidance makes clear that the preference of the Task Force is for the state or local agent to speak to each child personally and even privately. While the guidance also instructs the agent to accept “No” for an answer (while taking names), the ideal is to speak to the child, as though no parent can be trusted.
This is a breaking story, and one we are watching closely for any new developments. We are concerned, too, that it could be a harbinger of things to come. As society adopts new ways of doing things, many states may look for ways like this to take advantage of the situation.
What can you do to halt this overreach into your fundamental rights as a parent?
1. Tennessee parents should reach out to your governor, elected officials, or local school board and express your concerns about these recommendations. You can find contact information through this convenient summary page made available by HSLDA.
(Note: We have learned the Governor’s office has taken the Guidance down and is planning to revisit it before deciding whether or not to put it back up. So do be friendly with your call, but be sure they hear from you.)
2. Stay alert and alert your friends. Share this and similar news items through your email or social media accounts this week to make others aware of what is going on.
3. Give to support this and continuing efforts of ParentalRights.org to protect your parental rights by preserving the presumption that you know your child’s needs better than a state or local agent does.
ParentalRights.org is completely donor-funded. Your gifts in the past have made it possible for us to be here to sound the alarm. With your support we will continue to stand against any threats to your family and to your parental rights.
Michael Ramey Executive Director
I post information from Parentalrights.org because Lyme patients and their children are often singled out and persecuted over how they handle treatment since there is polarization within the medial community on how to treat Lyme/MSIDS.
In the case of a divorce, it’s not uncommon for one spouse to make trouble for the one overseeing the children – just because they can. This has also happened with the issue of vaccination – one parent wants them vaccinated and the other doesn’t due to pre-existing health issues that puts them at risk for vaccine injury.
The article I posted should concern all of us because it’s another perfect example of government overreach – invading peoples‘ homes and creeping on children. We already have plenty in place to report abuse should it occur but to „check in on“ every school aged child is a highly subjective endeavor with each „checker“ given unlimited power to take children from their homes. This is frightening at a major level.
“the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.”
By setting a firm constitutional standard to protect these rights, the amendment would provide clear direction for courts, doctors, child welfare workers, and other government officials. Racial bias would diminish as fewer cases are left to the discretion of a judge or other state agent. Another provision of the proposed Amendment would protect the rights of persons with disabilities. The proposal states:
“The parental rights guaranteed by this article shall not be denied or abridged on account of disability.”
WATERTOWN — In the era of COVID-19, with the world preoccupied, it can be easy to overlook other more common diseases such as Lyme disease. Because both COVID and Lyme are flu-like and share some similar symptoms, one can easily be mistaken for the other in the beginning stages of the diseases.
“At the beginning, it might not be clear which one is what,” said Marylene J. Duah, MD, of the Infectious Disease department at Samaritan Medical Center. “And now everybody thinks everything’s COVID, so my knee jerk response would be first test for COVID to get it out of the way.”
COVID symptoms differ widely, but the most common indicators are fever, muscle or body aches, headache, shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting. According to the CDC, symptoms appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. (See link for article)
“I actually saw a patient in the hospital and they tested him twice for COVID,” Dr. Duah said. “He was hospitalized for a week and nobody tested for Lyme, he sounded more Lyme than any COVID symptoms, he had no pulmonary symptoms, and nobody tested him for Lyme until I saw him. Patients and doctors are panicked so much about COVID that it takes over your thinking, COVID has taken over our world.”
And this is a problem. Not everything is COVID.
Notice that they push the anti-viral Remdesivir. Not a surprise. It’s their lucrative baby they want in the forefront, while they refuse to mention inexpensive treatments that are working (The media is complicit in the spinning of the COVID narrative – even regarding drugs and treatements):
And while doxycycline is a great front-line drug for Lyme – many patients are coinfected with other things. Regarding shortness of breath and a cough – this can happen with Lyme/MSIDS as well. Babesia can cause this as well as other coinfections.
Regarding the figure that 20% don’t get the EM rash, I’ve written about before but this graph says it all. The rash is highly variable and if you have it – you HAVE Lyme, but if you don’t have it, you could still have Lyme. Way more than 20% don’t see it:
Öffentlichkeitsfahndung der Polizei. Fünf Rumänen attackieren jungen Mann auf dem Weg zur Arbeit mit Messern und Eisenstangen
Aktuell wird nach den oben abgebildeten fünf „dringend benötigten Fachkräften“ aus Rumänien gefahndet. Wie Polizei und Staatsanwaltschaft in einer gemeinsamen Presseerklärung mitteilen, wurde am frühen Mittwochmorgen ein 23-Jähriger, der sich auf dem Weg zur Arbeit befand, von fünf Männern angegriffen und schwer verletzt. Der junge Mann war gegen vier Uhr früh in Duisburg-Meiderich gerade im Begriff in sein Auto zu steigen, als er unvermittelt von fünf Männern angegriffen wurde.
Das Opfer wurde mit Eisenstangen und Messern attackiert, eine Halskette und ein Armband seien ihm vom Körper gerissen worden, heißt es. Erst als ein Zeuge auf den brutalen Angriff aufmerksam wurde und laut nach der Polizei rief, ließen die Täter von ihm ab und ergriffen die Flucht. Der 23-Jährige erlitt Stich- und Schnittwunden, sowie schwere Prellungen. Er wurde in ein Krankenhaus gebracht.
Duisburg gilt seit Jahren als Zigeunerhochburg. Die teils multikriminellen Banden sind längst vom organisierten Taschendiebstahl, Sozialbetrug in großem Stil und Einschleichdiebstahl zu brutalen Raubattacken, Schutzgelderpressung und Selbstjustiz – entsprechend ihrer Parallelwelt – übergegangen. Nicht nur riesige Clans, die sich in Deutschland dauerhaft eingenistet haben und auf Kosten der Steuerzahler leben, sind kaum mehr zu beherrschen. Viele der osteuropäischen Banden kommen für Raubzüge nach Deutschland und ziehen sich dann wieder in ihre Länder zurück. Ihrer habhaft zu werden ist wohl eher eine Glückssache.
Dank nicht kontrollierter Landesgrenzen, meist zaghafter und vor allem kultursensibler Ermittlungen gegen sogenannte „Großfamilien“, kuschelweicher Rechtsprechung und dem Rassismus- und Diskriminierungsgejaule bei dieser Klientel, fühlen sich die Intensivfachkräfte wohl und vor ernstzunehmenden Konsequenzen sicher bei uns. Der deutsche Rechtsstaat hat hier schon längst kapituliert. (lsg)