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Malta Political Accountability

It is getting rather sickening, seeing PN and PL fighting each other to death like a pair of gladiators in a Political Coliseum. I have seen the PN Political spot on TV, which practically says that the PL are working against the interest of Malta and the Maltese. I will never believe that ever, and people with some gray matter for brains can never believe that the PL and PN are actively seeking against Malta and the Maltese. I rather believe that both the PN and PL don’t like to take long term views and actions beyond their five year term in office, which means that their priorities for Malta and the Maltese is somewhere down the line in their priority list. Their first priority is getting or retaining power at all costs. Second on their list is definitely to please those that matter (EU, NGO’s, Financial Party Supporters, and The Media).Thirdly what personal financial gain they are going to get from Politics, then maybe it’s Malta and the Maltese.

What irks me most in Maltese Politics is the lack of accountability of retaining the status quo, in other words limiting our representation to PL or the PN. Let’s face it, everybody seems to know that a few months before any election (General, Local Counsel and MEP), they both start to listen to the public, not to address them, just to address their election campaign accordingly. Everybody also knows that mostly it is based on lies, deceit, or omitting anything of relevance. It is also almost predictable that if the electorate wants to arrive at some sort of true picture of PL and PN intentions, the direct opposite of what they say is almost spot on of what will actually happen.

Accountability is so frustrating, that it begs the question of how truly democratic Malta is. I had visited the website transparency.org (see report 2008) to see how Malta ranks on the corruption perception index for 2008 and was worried for the fact that we rank as number 36 with two other Countries Botswana and Puerto Rico with an index of 5.8 (10 being non corrupt and 0 being corrupt).What is even more worrying is the fact that in 2007 we ranked at number 33 albeit still 5.8 on the scale index (report 2007) . Then I started thinking and realized how rampant our Political system is in corruption. First let us take the last general election, everybody knows that Enemalta belongs to the Maltese Government, He is also the appointee of its directors, everybody also knows that the bills in that election year where delayed by months. Everybody also knows that just after the election all electric bills started coming out of enemalta like hot cakes with hefty bills. I would classify that as corruption to the tune of buying votes by not issuing the bills at their appropriate time for political gain, throwing a lot of the public under financial stress for the sake of PN’s political gain. Same when the PN says that Malta gained a lot financially from the EU in the tune of over a billion Euros. Where the hell did they spend them? Roads – definitely NO as they are in a worse state as when the British left, they might say the Airport to Ghajn Tuffieha road – er NO that was done under the Italian Protocol agreement, where the new Mater Dei Hospital – NO that was under our own budget, the Airport- NO, Power Station-NO, the half baked Cirkewwa sea terminal-NO, where the hell did they go? Can anybody please enlighten me as to the Billion+ euros whereabouts? All I know is that political party’s finances (both PL and PN) are well hidden from the public scrutiny, to such an extent that now there is the VAT department being investigated of fraud by some of its employees that made off with what is described as millions that were lost in public revenue, with businesses and businessmen helping in the police investigation. Accountability – None. Same goes for NGO and Charity groups, I could not  find one that has an audited published account that I could see on their websites. One has one for 2007 but when you look into it there is hardly anything that gets it anywhere near that can be classified as a financial audited report – some of them are getting public grants and exempted from taxation- So should I as a tax payer expect at least as a minimum, an audited published account as to how these groups that benefitted from these grants, donations and tax relief initiatives have spent these benefits, a real break down on how money was spent and from were it was received- that will never happen in Malta. Corruption comes under many different shades and definitions, including not legislating in favor of a whistle blowers act that protects person/s  reporting abuse, it also means taking immediate action when the ombudsman clearly stipulates an abuse has been committed, it also means that when the EU sends a reasoned opinion and threaten to take Malta to ECJ (European Court of Justice) the Government does not wait till 11th hour to take action just for the sake of financial gain like in cases of departure tax and car vat registration and others.

PL has nothing to be proud of either as people had asked for change in their leadership years ago, but the corrupt elements that held the PL hostage for personal gain is a well known fact. The cost was that there was no political alternative to PN to the detriment of Malta’s democracy. The PN’s cunningness to betray the voters at all cost at the last general election is manifested with the JPO case. They have both betrayed the public by not allowing Political competition, they manipulate the media, they both have their deceitful propaganda machine that excludes other political views from making headway, they have secret agreements between PN and PL as was the case on illegal immigration and was recently declared by the PN as gloves are off now that PL has abandoned the agreement. The ‘Independent’ Malta Broadcasting Authority is made up of PL and PN agreed officials, ex-members of parliament that where voted out by the electorate is rewarded by either high profile positions and given a golden handshake from taxpayers money (no different from rewarding failed banks CEO’s in Europe and America). Superficial restructuring like what happened in the transport system, where liberalizing for competition means hefty tariffs on those entering the market to protect the status quo. And much more, it is a political circus more than a free market economy based on democracy. One day we will learn that it is for the common good of our Country and to the Maltese benefit to ‘liberalize’ the political system as the power will only then be handed down to the people and hold those employed by the taxpayer to account.
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Jenny Mackenzie: Harsh truth is that aid hurts rather than helps

Published Date: 19 May 2009

By Jenny Mackenzie

DIG deeper into your empty purse, the letter said. A chief of one big charity urged us, in a letter to this newspaper, to keep up all of our international aid programmes, despite the dark days.

“We must continue to help Africa”, the writer remonstrated, in case you were thinking of cutting back. But let’s just consider that for a minute. Another eloquent writer, African, internationally educated, with a CV to die for, has just shocked the World with a claim, backed up with pages of facts, that international aid isn’t working. She says that charity, and lots of it, is actually killing her country of birth, Zambia, and most of the whole continent of Africa.

Dambisa Moyo’s book, Dead Aid, is provocative, shocking, brutally honest, and brandishes some very harsh facts indeed. It’s not the first time these things have been said, but this time it’s an African who is saying it. Perhaps it’s time to sit up and listen.

“Aid has actually worsened poverty,” says Dambisa. The most aid-dependent countries, she says, have exhibited an average annual growth rate of -0.2 per cent. She notes that when aid flows to Africa were at their peak, for the last 30 years of the 20th century, the poverty rate actually rose from 11 per cent to a staggering 66 per cent.

“Transferring large amounts of money from one government to another encourages corruption, creates aid dependency, kills off exports and disenfranchises Africans,” says Dambisa. Underpinning all of this is a much more serious problem. “Many Africans,” says Dambisa “are now addicted to aid.”

Please stay calm. It’s an emotive subject for sure. We appear to live on the wealthier side of the world. It’s hard to bear that there are others starving and suffering in countries much poorer than our own. Many of us give, generously, sometimes in compassion, sometimes to address our guilt. But have we really thought this through? Just who is that helping?

Musician and trained counsellor Sylvain Ayite was born in Senegal. Now father of a son and a daughter, Sylvain lives in Edinburgh. He would like us to stop seeing the African continent and Africans as separate from ourselves, the problems as being “over there” rather than “over here”.

“We need to focus on education, not aid,” he says. That education should be as much of ourselves, as anyone outside our own borders, says Sylvain.

“We need to reflect on what we really mean by ‘helping’. Who are you helping by being the ‘helper’? What is your authority? If we are not reflective, one just becomes the person with power, a gratifying position for the giver. But there should not be two sides that remain the same, those who give and those who receive. This will never lead to change, to a transformation where there is health and empowerment on both sides.”

Celebrity giving – it’s a touchy subject too, but actually “irrelevant, adding only very negative PR” to the main debate, says Dambisa.

Bono and Sir Bob Geldof have brought a glamour to giving that rocks the emotions. When G8 came to Scotland, it was soul-searching for all of us. Waves of well-wishers poured off the trains with bicycles and backpacks. They cared, it was moving and it created a tide of euphoria that has carried us all along ever since. We can do this thing. We can slash the debt, we can even the inequalities, we can kick poverty’s ass. We can make poverty history.

But that’s not how it has happened. On the contrary, things are not getting better, but worse, and more people are questioning our rationale. Bono lectured one audience about Africa. He slow hand clapped. “Every time I clap” he said piously, “A child dies”.

“So stop clapping!” quipped one audience member. He had heard enough.

These are hard things to hear. It’s not very nice, but there can be sharp lessons to learn. “Gimme the money”. It can get that crude. “What do you mean – how do I plan to use it?” It can get that arrogant.

For every negative tale of cynicism, there could well be ten of successful empowerment and mutual respect. More important though, as Sylvain Ayite adds, we need to think again.

“There is a better way than aid,” says Dambisa. “Of course there is a moral imperative to respond to humanitarian need, but the non-aid models, the emerging market economies, like South Africa and Botswana, are working. Developing macro-finance projects, regulating free trade, actually setting a date for the day that aid to that economy – and dependency – will cease, this is the way for the future.”

Eminent economist and historian Niall Ferguson, among other things a professor at Harvard business school, prefaces Dambisa’s book, naming her “hard- headed and big-hearted”, urging us to listen and asking us to review our own behaviour.

I think I go with his last remark. “This reader was left wanting” he says “A lot more Moyo, and a lot less Bono

Dambisa Moyo Discusses ‘Dead Aid’ at the Cato Institute

FOX Business – Dambisa Moyo says Aid to Africa isn’t working

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May 19, 2009 Posted by | Enemalta, Gonzi, Illegal Immigration, Malta, Malta corruption, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Newspapers, Malta NGO's, Malta Prime Minister, Maltese, MLP, NGO groups, NGO's, PN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malta MEP’s – Run up to EU Parliamentary Elections 2009 –

Soon we will get the political parties pestering us again. The TV stations private, political and national will be awash with brain washing us with cheap propaganda and the usual mudslinging on petty issues with no serious debates on real issues that the Maltese public demands answers for.
They will all show us how our beloved Political Parties, especially the Nationalist and Labour Parties will be presenting us with the crème del a crème of the most hard working elements for the benefit of Malta and the Maltese. I do not think that the Maltese Public is mature enough to know the Political cunningness, lies and Political scams that are used to hypnotize and manipulate the public to vote for the, mostly coming from either a PN or a PL camps, all other parties are normally marginalized from access to public exposure.
Let’s for a minute review the last election.
1. Our now Prime Minister Lied to the public as did the PN General Secretary about the Jeffery Pulicino Orlando Mistra scandal……… and what came out of it, total silence and buried to history, what’s even worse and more scandalous is the fact that he is still serving the highest institution of the land, our parliament. This makes a mockery of the seriousness of our representatives and the highest institution of our island.
2. The first thing on taking office, behind the opposition’s back, Our Prime Minister signed the Partnership for peace (PFP), which was not discussed with the opposition especially with election won by the PN by a wafer thin majority and the above mentioned scandal.
3. The multitude of promises, including the much promised MEPA reform to rid land and construction speculators (the backbone of Nationalist financial supporters), into some kind of environmentally friendly rules and regulations that apply to all citizens of the land.
4. The much promised road construction from EU funds project to start, and has so far not even materialized, with roads deteriorating to such an extent, that a new car will become unroad worth in less than a year should VRT be carried out to EU standards.
5. Never seriously challenging EU and UN in regards of Illegal Immigration, making us the ‘yes men’, instead the PN signed a treaty with the EU that leads to Voluntary Burden sharing of these immigrants to which no EU County has yet obliged to comply with never, making us the laughing stock of other EU nations, with the latest UN report making a mockery of us for our attempts of at least trying to do the best we can with what we have.
6. The Criminalizing Law, under the racial hatred law for any national that expresses his opinion against illegal immigration (undefined and with loopholes to prevent rival political parties to present their concerns on all future consequences to the Nation without being liable for enactment of this law).
7. The exorbitant increase of energy pricing, when oil prices collapsed with no transparent auditing of the profit margin being made by the Government owned energy monopoly, which money is incentivizing inefficiencies by management of this Government run Corporation
8. The stealing of public money from the unfair Airport tax that was recently abolished due to EU’s insistence and pressure but never refunded to those having to pay this airport tax which was only imposed on those leaving the island.
9. The Government stealing from the public on the exorbitant fees imposed on those opting to buy their car from Europe or overseas, that instead of incentivizing the public to exchange their car to a modern less polluting ones, the government charged VAT on Tax, which had to be changed, again because of EU pressure, but still the Government managed to modify and twist and turn this issue by now orchestrating bigger revenue from all motorists by overhauling the licensing system that is devised to exclude commercial vehicles from paying up on pollution while private motorists carry all the burden . In essence instead of taxing the amount of fuel used paid obviously by all those that use fossil fuel in line with the polluter pays mechanism, the Government left a loop hole to leave profit margins to businessmen and Construction magnets that support the Government’s Party .
10. The PN’s New General Secretary’s leaked email sent to Government Departments to send Private information of citizens complaining to Government Departments (Data Protection act).
11. The supposedly hearse reform that caused public transport chaos last year, where eventually the Ministry in charge still did not liberalize the sector, with the cartel is still alive and kicking , while the Government even paid off the cartel’s predecessors to end the deadlock. With now an even bigger cartel where promised competition pricing is virtually non existent
12. The promised Public Transport reform, which is always an ongoing issue as sure sunshine in July, with antiquated public transport and the usual time delaying tactics and talks about talks and studies about studies, in short taking the Public for a free ride.
13. The disorganized and manipulation of public funds from Social Security Abusers, instead of closing the loop on abusers, Government is incentivizing abusers with no harsh penalties and no real checks in place to stop abuse of the system ( most abuse occurs in assistance to unmarried mothers, unemployment benefits, benefits to separated couples, marriage of convenience etc)
14. The disorganized running of the multi million euro state of the art hospital that is not living up to ageous requirements.
The Citizens have one shot to get it right and correct the situation every five years and they’d better get it right and foresee the consequences in that only shot. That is their vote. Voting wisely and voting for the love of your Country is paramount, as that is the only true place that you can rely on for your education, health, employment, Law and order and raising one’s family. If your representatives betray these values, not only will one’s Country be destroyed, you would have participated in its destruction and extinction. True Politicians resign when not capable of living up to the citizens expectations not remain in office for his own personal gain. Politics is a different breed of employment, as they have to be in Love with their Country and LOVE to serve its citizens, a breed lacking in Malta, where politicians become in LOVE with their own wealth and power , they are not serving us they are continually lying and betraying us.
Vote wisely in the next MEP elections, anticipate the outcome, traditional parties have become passive in their protection of the Nation and safe guarding our future and future generations. Their lying has become their only virtue, but come the day after the election, the same deterioration of our Country continues. God speed Malta, and may you and your citizens come to your defense, as our forefathers did , and hold your name up with pride.

May 2, 2009 Posted by | Enemalta, Gonzi, Illegal Immegration, Malta, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Transport, MLP, PN | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malta MEP’s – Run up to EU Parliamentary Elections 2009 –

Soon we will get the political parties pestering us again. The TV stations private, political and national will be awash with brain washing us with cheap propaganda and the usual mudslinging on petty issues with no serious debates on real issues that the Maltese public demands answers for.
They will all show us how our beloved Political Parties, especially the Nationalist and Labour Parties will be presenting us with the crème del a crème of the most hard working elements for the benefit of Malta and the Maltese. I do not think that the Maltese Public is mature enough to know the Political cunningness, lies and Political scams that are used to hypnotize and manipulate the public to vote for the, mostly coming from either a PN or a PL camps, all other parties are normally marginalized from access to public exposure.
Let’s for a minute review the last election.
1. Our now Prime Minister Lied to the public as did the PN General Secretary about the Jeffery Pulicino Orlando Mistra scandal……… and what came out of it, total silence and buried to history, what’s even worse and more scandalous is the fact that he is still serving the highest institution of the land, our parliament. This makes a mockery of the seriousness of our representatives and the highest institution of our island.
2. The first thing on taking office, behind the opposition’s back, Our Prime Minister signed the Partnership for peace (PFP), which was not discussed with the opposition especially with election won by the PN by a wafer thin majority and the above mentioned scandal.
3. The multitude of promises, including the much promised MEPA reform to rid land and construction speculators (the backbone of Nationalist financial supporters), into some kind of environmentally friendly rules and regulations that apply to all citizens of the land.
4. The much promised road construction from EU funds project to start, and has so far not even materialized, with roads deteriorating to such an extent, that a new car will become unroad worth in less than a year should VRT be carried out to EU standards.
5. Never seriously challenging EU and UN in regards of Illegal Immigration, making us the ‘yes men’, instead the PN signed a treaty with the EU that leads to Voluntary Burden sharing of these immigrants to which no EU County has yet obliged to comply with never, making us the laughing stock of other EU nations, with the latest UN report making a mockery of us for our attempts of at least trying to do the best we can with what we have.
6. The Criminalizing Law, under the racial hatred law for any national that expresses his opinion against illegal immigration (undefined and with loopholes to prevent rival political parties to present their concerns on all future consequences to the Nation without being liable for enactment of this law).
7. The exorbitant increase of energy pricing, when oil prices collapsed with no transparent auditing of the profit margin being made by the Government owned energy monopoly, which money is incentivizing inefficiencies by management of this Government run Corporation
8. The stealing of public money from the unfair Airport tax that was recently abolished due to EU’s insistence and pressure but never refunded to those having to pay this airport tax which was only imposed on those leaving the island.
9. The Government stealing from the public on the exorbitant fees imposed on those opting to buy their car from Europe or overseas, that instead of incentivizing the public to exchange their car to a modern less polluting ones, the government charged VAT on Tax, which had to be changed, again because of EU pressure, but still the Government managed to modify and twist and turn this issue by now orchestrating bigger revenue from all motorists by overhauling the licensing system that is devised to exclude commercial vehicles from paying up on pollution while private motorists carry all the burden . In essence instead of taxing the amount of fuel used paid obviously by all those that use fossil fuel in line with the polluter pays mechanism, the Government left a loop hole to leave profit margins to businessmen and Construction magnets that support the Government’s Party .
10. The PN’s New General Secretary’s leaked email sent to Government Departments to send Private information of citizens complaining to Government Departments (Data Protection act).
11. The supposedly hearse reform that caused public transport chaos last year, where eventually the Ministry in charge still did not liberalize the sector, with the cartel is still alive and kicking , while the Government even paid off the cartel’s predecessors to end the deadlock. With now an even bigger cartel where promised competition pricing is virtually non existent
12. The promised Public Transport reform, which is always an ongoing issue as sure sunshine in July, with antiquated public transport and the usual time delaying tactics and talks about talks and studies about studies, in short taking the Public for a free ride.
13. The disorganized and manipulation of public funds from Social Security Abusers, instead of closing the loop on abusers, Government is incentivizing abusers with no harsh penalties and no real checks in place to stop abuse of the system ( most abuse occurs in assistance to unmarried mothers, unemployment benefits, benefits to separated couples, marriage of convenience etc)
14. The disorganized running of the multi million euro state of the art hospital that is not living up to ageous requirements.
The Citizens have one shot to get it right and correct the situation every five years and they’d better get it right and foresee the consequences in that only shot. That is their vote. Voting wisely and voting for the love of your Country is paramount, as that is the only true place that you can rely on for your education, health, employment, Law and order and raising one’s family. If your representatives betray these values, not only will one’s Country be destroyed, you would have participated in its destruction and extinction. True Politicians resign when not capable of living up to the citizens expectations not remain in office forhe 2008 financial crisis. And discusses why financial and economic experts missed the signs of the credit crunch. It also explores the policy decisions that have placed the emerging world- China, Russia and the Middle East, in pole position to become the dominant economic players in the 21st century.
 

Early Praise
Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General
  Dambisa Moyo makes a compelling case for a new approach in Africa. Her message is that “Africa’s time is now”. It is time for Africans to assume full control over their economic and political destiny. Africans should grasp the many means and opportunities available to them for improving the quality of life.

Dambisa is hard – perhaps too hard – on the role of aid. But her central point is indisputable. The determination of Africans, and genuine partnership between Africa and the rest of the world, is the basis for growth and development.   

Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine
  The widsom contained here-if absorbed by African and global policymakers-will turn this chronically-depressed continent into an inspiring miracle of dazzling economic growth.   

Foreword by Niall Ferguson

It has long seemed to me problematic, and even a little embarrassing, that so much of the public debate about Africa’s economic problems should be conducted by non-African white men. From the economists (Paul Collier, William Easterly, Jeffrey Sachs) to the rock stars (Bono, Bob Geldof), the African discussion has been colonized as surely as the African continent was a century ago. The simple fact that Dead Aid is the work of an African black woman is the least of the reasons why you should read it. But it is a good reason nonetheless.

Born and educated in Zambia, Dambisa Moyo also brings to her subject a rare combination of academic expertise and “real world” experience. Her training in economics took her from the World Bank to Harvard and on to Oxford, where she obtained her doctorate. Since leaving the academy, she has spent eight highly successful years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Global Economist and strategist. It is quite a resumé.

To read more, order the book today.

 

March 12, 2009 Posted by | Enemalta, Gonzi, Illegal Immegration, Malta, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Transport, MLP, PN | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malta – New Centers for Illegal Immigrants

It looks like the Maltese Government is testing the waters, by leaking to the Media, ‘that Government owned property in various locations around Malta is being converted into housing and detention centers for illegal immigrants’, the Maltese Government denied these allegations and dismissed them as rumors.

 

 

For those that do not know the PN and Government strategy, I can give an insight to the plan in progress.

First objective is to leak to the Media that Government is planning to increase shelters (open and closed centers) for illegal immigrants – this will create a public reaction and opposition to the Government plan.

Second objective: The Government denies any plan of further expansion of illegal immigrant shelters – this will amount to the public seeing their city/village/town being spared from having illegal immigrants in their home area, where PN strategist for the EU MEP elections will spread rumors that the PN will be taking strong stance against integrating illegal immigrants in other localities around Malta apart from those already operating.

June MEP’s election concluded, where PN MEP hopefuls are elected

Malta PN Government reverts to his original plan and starts developing public property to serve as free housing for the thousands of illegal immigrants due for release from detention in the second half of the year.

That is identical to the strategy used prior to the last general elections in Malta by the PN and the same tactics will be used, alienate and deny self created rumors but the public starts getting used to the idea, Government heavily denies this rumor (PN supporters tend to believe that their party will never lie to them), after the MEP elections the Maltese Government will disown his citizens in lieu of the illegal Immigrants and EU promises of help and free Euros.

It is the same status quo that our dear PN MEP representative has been promising for the last five years, where he promised deterrent Frontex patrols which turned out to be a shuttle service from Libya to Malta with illegal immigrants to the voluntary burden sharing policy that no other EU country seems to take this bait and take at least one illegal immigrant just for courtesy . To all kinds of other bureaucratic offices that will be or are opened to deal with illegal immigration. With the usual  lies to calm public opinion.

The truth is that while our Energy Minister, keeps on saying that he is providing low cost energy to 138,333 families  out of 190,342 or 73 per cent of all families will be benefitting from ECO reductions , to which 3000 low income families will have direct Government Benefits.

Can you imagine Malta within 15 years time. Most of our qualified workers which cost our education system millions in tax money will be gone to build a better future in some other EU country, and rightly so. While Malta will be burdened with most of unskilled an ever increasing illegal immigrant population (if they do not carry any identification papers , surely our Authorities are not gullible enough to take their word for it as being engineers, doctors etc, I think anyway).

So Malta has been relegated to the unskilled, back to the production factories. The PN promised a high end product but ended up giving future generations the lowest product nobody else in the EU wants. So I guess what a PN Minister one said that the manufacturing industry in Malta is as good as dead must have been wrong, as he will need them back when most of the illegal immigrants are on our streets, with rights to work, unless he prefers handing them all the social assistance packages.

Malta, I pity your future. Once the PN pictured a nice future for you and your future generations. Now their pride and arrogance have vowed to destroy you and wipe you from the face of the earth, and give your hard earned Country, paid for by your forefather’s blood and courage, to aliens that do not care about you, your history, or your future. All they care about is getting their free ride off a hard working nation, in compliance with their accomplices’ that stand to benefit from crime in illegal trade of humans (NGO’s and Jesuits). Same like blackmailing illegal immigrants by giving them 5000 euros to return home is not a viable scheme, as that in itself is an incentive to come to Malta. Free tax payers money with no benefit for the Nation. It serves Malta right to be flooded with the millions of Africans wanting to do the crossing into Europe and I can never blame the human traffickers for targeting Malta either, as there has never been any attempt to see who these traffickers are or that illegal immigrants freedom was ever coupled with any successful arrest of any trafficker. But by God do I blame the Maltese Government, the EU and the Maltese Authorities for flooding Malta with illegal immigrants.

Remember, every cent given in charity towards Africa, is giving a potential future illegal immigrant coming to your home country and taking your, your son’s/daughter’s, or son’s son/ daughter’s daughter  future. Africa does not need aide, Africa is richer than all the EU countries combined, All Africa needs is to stop being a beggar and a haven for crime (African Corrupt Governments and their Military backing). So if the World wants to help Africa, its’ not monetary but by enforcing their Governments to comply and sign UN conventions and for aide to be conditioned and coupled with Western Education and western monitors that they are being compliant. If need be the West should be able to assist militarily an elected Government that values human rights.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what Dambisa Moyo had to say about Africa in her book Dead Aide:

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 Dead Aid
by Dambisa Moyo

There is no doubt: we want to help. The well-documented horrors of extreme poverty around the world have created a moral imperative that people have responded to in their millions. Yet the poverty persists. At a time of unprecedented global prosperity, children are starving to death. Are we not being generous enough? Or is the problem somehow insoluble, an inevitable outcome of historical circumstance? In this provocative and compelling book, Dambisa Moyo argues that the most important challenge we face today is to destroy the myth that Aid actually works. In the modern globalized economy, simply handing out more money, however well intentioned, will not help the poorest nations achieve sustainable long-term growth. “Dead Aid” analyses the history of economic development over the last fifty years and shows how Aid crowds out financial and social capital and feeds corruption; the countries that have ‘caught up’ did so despite rather than because of Aid. There is, however, an alternative. Extreme poverty is not inevitable. Dambisa Moyo shows how, with improved access to capital and markets and with the right policies, even the poorest nations can prosper.If we really do want to help, we have to do more than just appease our consciences, hoping for the best, expecting the worst. We need first to understand the problem.

The Diary: Dambisa Moyo
By Dambisa Moyo

Published: February                 28 2009 00         :18 | Last updated: February                28 20…       :18

As I touch down in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, I am not sure what to expect. My flight has been smooth and incident-free, and the airport is as anonymously modern as any international airport. But it is hard to arrive in Rwanda without thoughts of the 1994 genocide of 1m people.

I have come to Rwanda at the invitation of President Paul Kagame, whose aides had seen an account of a Lunch with the FT that I had had a month or so ago in London with William Wallis, the paper’s Africa editor. Over lunch at Angela Hartnett’s chic new Italian restaurant we had discussed the World Bank (where I worked for a couple of years) and Dead Aid, a book I have just written arguing against dependence on foreign aid and offering alternative ways to finance development. Now I am here in Kigali to address senior cabinet officials and other leading Rwandans.

Irene, a young presidential aide, meets me at the airport, and within minutes we are in an air-conditioned official car hurtling down one of many lusciously green hills surrounding Kigali – Rwanda is, I am told by everyone I meet, known as the land of 1,000 hills.

The city of Kigali, home to about a million people, is itself strikingly green and clean. I was born in Lusaka, Zambia, live in London and have lived in numerous cities across the United States, apart from travelling extensively, but Kigali still comes as a jolt to my sensibilities. The country has a stringent anti-plastic bag policy and on one Saturday every month Rwandans get together to pick up litter and spruce up their surroundings.

In the evening at the Novotel, I address a meeting, hosted by the country’s prime minister, of 200 eminent Rwandans about some of the ideas from my book about how to develop long-term sustainable growth independent of foreign aid. I am told by more than one guest, “You are preaching to the converted” – an interesting choice of words, incidentally, in this highly religious country (about 95 per cent of Rwandans are said to be practising Christians).

It turns out that the president and his government are about to go on a week-long retreat to a town in western Rwanda to discuss the country’s development strategy, and a key item on the agenda will be how to wean the country off aid.

Following Kagame’s lead, Rwanda is already obsessed with turning the “no-aid” development theory into a reality. This is not to say that the country does not use aid, nor that all of the country’s aid programmes have been wholly ineffective (some argue that the country has managed to eradicate malaria using aid programmes). But the fact that Rwanda’s leadership is actively making strides away from aid dependency is a clear acknowledgement that they feel, as I do, that engagement with the markets is the proper way to deliver long-term growth and to reduce poverty.

Women feature prominently across the political spectrum in Rwanda: more than half the members of parliament are women, as are the chief justice, the speaker of parliament, and 40 per cent of the cabinet. One of my hosts suggests this is largely a legacy of the genocide, as many men were killed and families disbanded. Women frequently took charge of the homes and have been – and are – central to rebuilding the country.

Yet another woman from the president’s office accompanies me to the Gisozi genocide memorial, a 15-minute drive from the centre of Kigali. It is a beautiful garden, where the remains of as many as 300,000 victims (many of them unidentified children) have been laid to rest.

As we leave the centre, we stop to look at a video in which a Rwandan survivor is saying, and I paraphrase, how he wishes “the global community would just learn to keep its word on the promises it makes”.

The highlight of my trip comes, on Valentine’s Day, at the official residence where I meet President Kagame, the key architect of the country’s rebuilding since 1994. He turns out to be chatty, opinionated, thoughtful and charismatic. I’d been told that he works all hours of the day and is the mastermind behind “Team Rwanda”, the exercise to bring the country back from the brink of what could have been a permanent disaster. At the core of the strategy is a mix of nation-building and political savvy – Prime Minister Bernard Makuza, for example, comes from an opposition party.

Challenges remain. The country remains desperately poor (per capita income is less than US$1,000). Which is why it is even more puzzling that an economy whose budget is at least 70 per cent dependent on foreign aid would dare to work towards less help.

What, I ask, infuriates the president about aid? As we talk it becomes clear that it is a combination of two things. First, not wanting to be bossed around and told what to do by foreign bureaucrats. Second, that with aid dependency comes a loss of dignity, damage to entrepreneurship, and a decrease in innovation: all factors critical to any society’s long-term economic success.

After Rwanda my trip continues to Kenya and I manage to squeeze in a trip to Kibera, a suburb of Nairobi. With 1m people crammed into approximately 2.5 sq km (roughly 75 per cent the size of New York’s Central Park), it is frequently described as “the largest slum in Africa”, and certainly there is sewage and garbage everywhere I look. It occurs to me that Kibera provides a test case for the effectiveness of aid. Here, aid intervention could be measured and judged on its ability to change millions of lives.

Surely just a small portion of the billions of dollars available to the Gates Foundation could raise living standards and eradicate the disease burden in this area in one fell swoop?

Instead, as I walk through the mayhem that is Kibera, I am reminded once again about some of the many absurdities involved in aid.

Kenya has one of the highest ratios of development workers per capita, and, with the headquarters of the United Nations’ agency for human settlements located just hundreds of metres away from where I am walking, it seems painfully ironic that Kibera’s population has been growing since 1918.

My question to those who champion aid as a universal panacea? Why not just try to sort out Kibera and the lives of its inhabitants?

I am not holding my breath.

Dambisa Moyo is the author of ‘Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is Another Way for Africa’ (Penguin £14.99) www.dambisamoyo.com

DEAD
AID

Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
Dambisa Moyo
In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse—much worse.

In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth.

In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined—and millions continue to suffer. Provocatively drawing a sharp contrast between African countries that have rejected the aid route and prospered and others that have become aid-dependent and seen poverty increase, Moyo illuminates the way in which overreliance on aid has trapped developing nations in a vicious circle of aid dependency, corruption, market distortion, and further poverty, leaving them with nothing but the “need” for more aid.

Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world’s poorest countries that guarantees economic growth and a significant decline in poverty—without reliance on foreign aid or aid-related assistance.

Dead Aid is an unsettling yet optimistic work, a powerful challenge to the assumptions and arguments that support a profoundly misguided development policy in Africa. And it is a clarion call to a new, more hopeful vision of how to address the desperate poverty that plagues millions.

Dambisa Moyo was born and raised in Zambia, Southern Africa. She completed a PhD in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters from Harvard University. She completed a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington D.C..

She worked at Goldman Sachs for 8 years in the debt capital markets, hedge fund coverage and in global macroeconomics teams. Previously she worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C.. Dambisa was recently nominated to the Board of Lundin Petroleum – a global independent oil and gas exploration and production company.
  
Dambisa is a member of Cambridge University’s Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM), and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Dambisa is also a Patron for Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), a hedge fund supported children’s charity, and serves on the Board of the Lundin for Africa Foundation, which pledged US$100 million towards microfinance initiatives.
Dambisa argues for more innovative ways for Africa to finance development including trade with China, accessing the capital markets, and microfinance.

Dambisa has also been offered a contract for another book, entitled How the West Was Lost, scheduled for publication with Penguin and Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2010. This book examines the policy errors made in the US and other Western economies which culminated in the 2008 financial crisis. And discusses why financial and economic experts missed the signs of the credit crunch. It also explores the policy decisions that have placed the emerging world- China, Russia and the Middle East, in pole position to become the dominant economic players in the 21st century.
 

Early Praise
Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General
  Dambisa Moyo makes a compelling case for a new approach in Africa. Her message is that “Africa’s time is now”. It is time for Africans to assume full control over their economic and political destiny. Africans should grasp the many means and opportunities available to them for improving the quality of life.

Dambisa is hard – perhaps too hard – on the role of aid. But her central point is indisputable. The determination of Africans, and genuine partnership between Africa and the rest of the world, is the basis for growth and development.   

Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine
  The widsom contained here-if absorbed by African and global policymakers-will turn this chronically-depressed continent into an inspiring miracle of dazzling economic growth.   

Foreword by Niall Ferguson

It has long seemed to me problematic, and even a little embarrassing, that so much of the public debate about Africa’s economic problems should be conducted by non-African white men. From the economists (Paul Collier, William Easterly, Jeffrey Sachs) to the rock stars (Bono, Bob Geldof), the African discussion has been colonized as surely as the African continent was a century ago. The simple fact that Dead Aid is the work of an African black woman is the least of the reasons why you should read it. But it is a good reason nonetheless.

Born and educated in Zambia, Dambisa Moyo also brings to her subject a rare combination of academic expertise and “real world” experience. Her training in economics took her from the World Bank to Harvard and on to Oxford, where she obtained her doctorate. Since leaving the academy, she has spent eight highly successful years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Global Economist and strategist. It is quite a resumé.

To read more, order the book today.

 

March 12, 2009 Posted by | Army, Enemalta, Gonzi, Illegal Immegration, Illegal Immigration, Malta, Malta corruption, Malta Energy, Malta Government, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Newspapers, Malta NGO's, Malta Prime Minister, Maltese, Minister Gatt, NGO's, PN, PN Electoral Manifest, United Nations | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malta MEP’s – Run up to EU Parliamentary Elections 2009 –

Soon we will get the political parties pestering us again. The TV stations private, political and national will be awash with brain washing us with cheap propaganda and the usual mudslinging on petty issues with no serious debates on real issues that the Maltese public demands answers for.
They will all show us how our beloved Political Parties, especially the Nationalist and Labour Parties will be presenting us with the crème del a crème of the most hard working elements for the benefit of Malta and the Maltese. I do not think that the Maltese Public is mature enough to know the Political cunningness, lies and Political scams that are used to hypnotize and manipulate the public to vote for the, mostly coming from either a PN or a PL camps, all other parties are normally marginalized from access to public exposure.
Let’s for a minute review the last election.
1. Our now Prime Minister Lied to the public as did the PN General Secretary about the Jeffery Pulicino Orlando Mistra scandal……… and what came out of it, total silence and buried to history, what’s even worse and more scandalous is the fact that he is still serving the highest institution of the land, our parliament. This makes a mockery of the seriousness of our representatives and the highest institution of our island.
2. The first thing on taking office, behind the opposition’s back, Our Prime Minister signed the Partnership for peace (PFP), which was not discussed with the opposition especially with election won by the PN by a wafer thin majority and the above mentioned scandal.
3. The multitude of promises, including the much promised MEPA reform to rid land and construction speculators (the backbone of Nationalist financial supporters), into some kind of environmentally friendly rules and regulations that apply to all citizens of the land.
4. The much promised road construction from EU funds project to start, and has so far not even materialized, with roads deteriorating to such an extent, that a new car will become unroad worth in less than a year should VRT be carried out to EU standards.
5. Never seriously challenging EU and UN in regards of Illegal Immigration, making us the ‘yes men’, instead the PN signed a treaty with the EU that leads to Voluntary Burden sharing of these immigrants to which no EU County has yet obliged to comply with never, making us the laughing stock of other EU nations, with the latest UN report making a mockery of us for our attempts of at least trying to do the best we can with what we have.
6. The Criminalizing Law, under the racial hatred law for any national that expresses his opinion against illegal immigration (undefined and with loopholes to prevent rival political parties to present their concerns on all future consequences to the Nation without being liable for enactment of this law).
7. The exorbitant increase of energy pricing, when oil prices collapsed with no transparent auditing of the profit margin being made by the Government owned energy monopoly, which money is incentivizing inefficiencies by management of this Government run Corporation
8. The stealing of public money from the unfair Airport tax that was recently abolished due to EU’s insistence and pressure but never refunded to those having to pay this airport tax which was only imposed on those leaving the island.
9. The Government stealing from the public on the exorbitant fees imposed on those opting to buy their car from Europe or overseas, that instead of incentivizing the public to exchange their car to a modern less polluting ones, the government charged VAT on Tax, which had to be changed, again because of EU pressure, but still the Government managed to modify and twist and turn this issue by now orchestrating bigger revenue from all motorists by overhauling the licensing system that is devised to exclude commercial vehicles from paying up on pollution while private motorists carry all the burden . In essence instead of taxing the amount of fuel used paid obviously by all those that use fossil fuel in line with the polluter pays mechanism, the Government left a loop hole to leave profit margins to businessmen and Construction magnets that support the Government’s Party .
10. The PN’s New General Secretary’s leaked email sent to Government Departments to send Private information of citizens complaining to Government Departments (Data Protection act).
11. The supposedly hearse reform that caused public transport chaos last year, where eventually the Ministry in charge still did not liberalize the sector, with the cartel is still alive and kicking , while the Government even paid off the cartel’s predecessors to end the deadlock. With now an even bigger cartel where promised competition pricing is virtually non existent
12. The promised Public Transport reform, which is always an ongoing issue as sure sunshine in July, with antiquated public transport and the usual time delaying tactics and talks about talks and studies about studies, in short taking the Public for a free ride.
13. The disorganized and manipulation of public funds from Social Security Abusers, instead of closing the loop on abusers, Government is incentivizing abusers with no harsh penalties and no real checks in place to stop abuse of the system ( most abuse occurs in assistance to unmarried mothers, unemployment benefits, benefits to separated couples, marriage of convenience etc)
14. The disorganized running of the multi million euro state of the art hospital that is not living up to expectations of tax payers, with all the fanfare that was used during the opening ceremony, nobody expected it to remain monopolized by Surgeons and Medical Professors, that still use it as an extension of their private run clinics while surgical intervention waiting list get longer
15. The Golden handshake monetary Bonus given from taxpayer’s money to ex-members of parliament. To those that the voting public did not trust in giving them another term in office by electing them again into parliament
16. The hefty salary increases voted in favor by all members of parliament, when the public is being asked to tighten the belt and make sacrifices due to the looming financial crisis affecting most economies and a reflection of the true state of our financial situation.
17. The double standards used for laid off employees, the shipyard workers gets thousands of Euros in compensation while others get zilch.
18. Conflict of interest runs havoc in the Political system, were public money tenders and contracts are given to friends, friends of friend, or Companies that involve members of parliament, On any given tenders or contract there is no transparency as to who the beneficiaries of the Companies are ( it is most common that our beloved representatives or their relatives are hidden somewhere within that Company structure, sometimes with both sides of the political spectrum involved in a Company’s make up)
19. The housing speculation, domineered by Estate agents in conjunction with the banking sector, Notaries and Government, where housing valuation no longer follows the market rules of supply and demand, thereby the real gainers will be Government from tax, Banks from interest charged and real estate agents their hefty commissions, and Notary charges. That is the true reason why hardly anybody can ill afford housing without going into lifelong debt that diminishes workers rights to protests because they simply can’t afford to lose monetary income. While the true value of housing is like everywhere else in the world, in a Crisis, the true value is manipulated by all the above mentioned to keep citizens in check and reap the profits, another cartel. It has been suggested more than often to charge tax on un-occupied housing, neglected housing that causes an eyesore, a never finished construction also causing eyesores etc

I think that that should be enough, I cannot write about the Labour Party except about the doggy election of their leader, where some suspect the hidden hand of the General Secretary was somewhat involved in defeating the leadership contestant George Abela . Also the P: will be no different than the PN in making things right.
So to recap are we sure that they work for the benefit of the Country and the Citizen. Are we still convinced when they say to each and every one of us that they are ‘Servants of the Public?’ and may I add serving us in what in Europe?
• Has anyone in Malta opened his eyes lately to see half baked construction all over the place that are neither sold or finished
• roads worst the Baghdad after the American bombing raids
• Hundreds of illegal immigrants roaming our streets and running the black economy (all illegal immigrants from Far east, Russia, Africa, Middle East, white, black, blue, green, red and any other color in between)
• employers using illegal immigrants to evade having to pay National Insurance, Tax, pay sick leave and leave benefits
• Shops full of products to choose from but nobody can afford
• A Government that invents taxes (although the new buzz word is tariff) to hide the reality of Malta’s financial situation
• Tourism – is on death row and down on its knees. This is the backbone of our direct and indirect employment
• ,A new modern taxation to save the world from suffocating itself (carbon emissions tax, energy surcharges, polluters pay taxes etc )
• Government agencies and department that still lacks monitoring if they are in/out of work, with free phone numbers taken literally (free for them to use but the public never seems to get through), enjoying their summer siestas unlike the rest of the working world,
And tons and tons of other dysfunctional systems in what is supposed to be a modern, EU Country
Don’t you think it’s about time that Citizens start losing faith in Politicians, Governments, Political Parties, Judicial system, Security and Health System?
I think the whole system is about to collapse- Even the EU Central Bank is playing with our forefather’s hard earned savings to bail out European failed greed (Our Central Bank is now part and parcel of the ECB).
Thank God for thinking of leaving this piece of rock sticking out of the water to protect the world and show the world how to run a Country and how take pride of being a National of this Country)

“Disraeli was pretty close: actually, there are Lies, Damn lies, Statistics, Benchmarks, and Delivery dates” – he must have lived in Malta, as that entire phrase applies to Malta.

One thing is true; all Politicians lie every time they open their mouth. They all forget what they said after being elected (Every liar has a short memory), and they all abdicate their responsibility towards their citizens

They sold out the Nation to the EU and the UN so we have no right to govern our own destiny anymore- and that is the mess we are leaving our children, grand children and future Maltese generations.

One thing will remain constant, and that is that both the PN and PL will try and use every imaginable trick and lie to steal your vote in the upcoming MEP elections. One thing that will surely expose them is their commitment towards the Maltese Citizens as the elections will be taking place right in the middle of the illegal migration season and in essence how those in charge of our Nation’s security deal in expelling those living and working illegally on the islands, but I am sure that both political parties will pay off the press and media to hide that information from the Public, as I am sure that the Government will use the excuse of the international credit crunch crisis and pump back some of the excess money stolen from the public pockets since election to win votes, in that way the Government can say that it is pumping in money to stimulate the economy and support job creation while using the past full year plus of reaping funds from extraordinary taxes and tariffs to get his MEP’s seats, than we start over again after June elections.

They will use the Media as if it’s the end of the world, but this time, I am sure that only the well and truly gullible and blue eyed boys will vote PN MEP’s in or their disorganized counterpart the PL, I hope that a third party will go past the finish line to end the duopoly in our electoral system created by the PL/PN, although both will prefer that the opposing side win rather than have an outsider gain seats and support.
You lied and tricked me far too many times Mr. Prime Minister, to put my trust in you or your party.

January 30, 2009 Posted by | Enemalta, Gonzi, Illegal Immegration, Malta, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Transport, MLP, PN | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Incompetent Maltese Goverment

How sad, to have a Government that cannot find true social solutions to the multitude problems facing the Maltese citizens. The new buzz word to all problems seems to be ‘The high price of Oil, outside Government control and that it is an imported problem’. Lies, Lies and more Lies, the truth is that the Government has abdicated from doing its duties towards its citizens. I can give some practical examples that is used by serious Industry Managers.

  1. What is in the pipeline to mitigate at future oil supplies and future oil price rises – NOTHING
  2. What is Enemalta doing to guarantee future supplies – Nothing
  3. What incentives are given to help fuel efficiency – Nothing
  4. What investments are being made in alternative energy – Nothing
  5. What investments are being made in exploration for oil/gas in an area surrounded by oil producing Nations – Nothing

That is why I keep reiterating that we don’t have leaders in Malta, we have amateurs that have amassed a great wealth and power that can be used to abuse and hold to ransom the whole Nation. Our Parliament has become to look more like a Mafia forum with the Godfather running the Government.

Solutions are easy to find but they are not willing to use their pea brain. The media has been a propaganda machine to the Government, with no real investigative reporting to find and disclose the hidden Government agenda, instead they keep repeating the Government’s arguments ‘That the reasons for fuel prices is an International and imported problem and justifies the Government’s repeated steal of its citizens money in ever increasing direct and indirect taxation with the ever diminishing services and assets.

Solutions:

  1. Stop being the European Begging Nation – We are not beggars, it’s either we are treated as equals or we don’t really need to belong there.
  2. Float Enemalta, and insist on the board of Directors and Chairman to have set goals – underperformers are to be given the boot on there behind. They must invest in future oil exploration and alternative energy partnerships to guarantee future energy supplies, and curb antiquated energy waste through their infrastructure. If need be it can be floated on the Malta stock exchange, first of all to be more transparent in its profits and losses and how their assets are managed. In a few words to become a professional enterprise instead of an amateur run energy company. It’s incredible that a monopoly Company is in such a dire situation, you could smell it from a million miles away that it’s a Government run enterprise.
  3. Encourage investment in oil exploration around our territorial waters and onshore, by reviewing antiquated exploration contracts, Find the oil once and they will all flock around you for an opportunity to drill and exploit. Give them the opportunity to make their first strike of oil and then start dictating your exploration licenses. Not exploiting them before even given the opportunity to strike oil/gas.
  4. Have a serious energy resources department run by professionals that have international contacts, they are expensive but their return can run into billions of dollars, but for God’s sakes let it be run by an Oil Exploration professional, like an ex-CEO of a Multinational Oil Company, not by a Minister that doesn’t even know where the dip stick in his car engine is let alone how to explore for oil.
  5. Incentivize scientific research alternative energy companies to open up shop in Malta, use funds and now that we are members of the EU, exploit their research funds to attract these Companies. Organize International Conferences and advertise where these Companies Congregate.
  6. Stop taxing fuel indiscriminately, if the polluters pay is going to be adopted than it should be at the pump, those who use it pay for emissions of their usage, not a set price at car licensing on engine capacity, a 30cc engine used on Sundays emits less co2 than an engine 10cc used 24/7, but alas a dead brained Government’s easy option is to target the masses, another tax collection method and not an environmental issue, that comes into the equation a lot further down the line.
  7. High energy consuming enterprises. Including Hotels that does not meet the criteria to reduce consumption and modernizing by investing in energy saving methods should shoulder the cost of fuel increases as everyone else, and the Government should stand bold into threats of employee redundancies.

I think I have made some points that are worth looking into. A Government worth its salt should stop funding inefficiencies and start being professional in its outlook towards its mission to protect its HONEST HARD WORKING citizens, not those that become paralyzed by Government inefficiency of those that pray on the social handouts and work in the black economy.

The Global Warming issue is overstated, CO2 is a natural element, there is more CO2 released into the atmosphere than the whole use of CO2 per annum due to natural earth activity such as volcanoes. The International buzz word as CO2 emissions and Global Warming are only scare mongering tactics by environmentalists that managed to infiltrate Governmental positions and International sponsorships from industries having interest in such dooms day approach. In reality China and India will consume more energy and emit more CO2 into the atmosphere even if the EU keeps setting it’s emissions lower, efficiency is a good thing to provide longer term used of the limited natural Oil resources, but surely not at the cost of driving employers out of the EU into China and India, after all the EU will ultimately pay the price by unemployment costs on their Countries financial system .Research also proved that the world has gone through warming phases in the past with evidence in snow layers in the Arctic, might have been accelerated from the use of oil since the Industrial revolution but Oil is still being used and still will be the main form of energy used in the foreseeable future, emissions can only be delayed by a few years at most but will still be emitted. Another theory that nobody seems not to blow horns about is the suns increasing solar wind activity and the effects on earth, so what happens next, install an outer space umbrella to shield the earth. Nature’s way of protecting itself is well under estimated. Mother Earth does not need human intervention to mess up its work as it can deal with whatever it is thrown at her, nobody can bring back the dinosaurs as mother nature found a solution for that, it’s called evolution, and if mother earth has planned in its evolution to destroy the top predator in the food chain, it will do so, just like the dinosaur.

 

July 13, 2008 Posted by | Enemalta, Incompetent Malta Government, Malta Alternative Energy, Malta Natural Resources, Malta Oil Exploitation, Malta Oil Exploration | Leave a comment