Structural Adjustment Period: Ten Options vs. Tent-City Austerity
Structural Adjustment Period: Ten Options vs. Tent-City Austerity
Now that the old model of interacting with people is no longer viable, I need to switch to a new model.
People who don't say much are screwing up getting stared at and not admitting or saying anything about the pushy, bothersome, beggardly, needy, creepy, quickly-tricky, sketchy, gross and annoying shit they are doing. Men and women are becoming weirdos who want to interact in weird ways on their schedule; but then make each other paranoid when they scratch themselves and pick their noses and do too much. I know. I've refused to. Then had the person beside me scratch themselves and make the person who asked paranoid.
Over 20 people have begged me to look at them scratch themselves and more junk at this Starbucks alone.
So: I am basically putting out ten options for people to consider to deal with this and then dropping it like a hot potato in favour of alternative and natural health solutions for my benefit and others and as a viable social, cultural, political and economic means of influencing decisions people will make that can help them control their future. As long as people continue to act like needy, creepy, gross and annoying monkeys learning sign language then they'll never be able to deal with their personal or political problems. Just cause a bunch.
This and austerity are probably how "The Man" takes our balls and takes our stuff. If we let him. We'll see.
Right now, I'm listening to "Lose Yourself" by Eminem after growling at tons of men and increasingly tricky, sketchy and aggressive women spending hours trying to trick me into looking at them scratch themselves and pick their noses and wondering what to finally put on my website before moving on. The most embarrassing and even saddest thing in the world is women becoming begging, harassing, needy, creepy, gross, pathetic and soon completely obsolete versions of themselves by joining the perverted attention-whoring moshpit.
Walking and talking are getting harder and more people are getting needier and creepier to compensate.
Therefore, I am either going to get some financial, personal and operational support to execute some of the options that I will present or simply leave the City of Toronto for a place where men act like men, women act like women and people are generally relaxed and tolerant and consensual in their interactions and of other choices. That way, instead of people bothering me beyond my tolerance while I'm making fun of them for hours to get them to stop, they can happily bother each other if they'd like. Or if they can't stop themselves.
Take a look at what's happening for yourself to see if you see it becoming normal or are looking for better.
Besides, people getting quiet, needy and creepy can't be all that's happening.
So: then what?
Probably quiet people jacked by austerity measures who can't talk about it.
Media Advisory - Government Austerity Schemes Continue to Fail Workers, CAW President says
PORT ELGIN, ON, April 5, 2013 /CNW/ - In his wide-ranging opening address today to the union's parliamentary body, CAW President Ken Lewenza emphatically called governments to task for failed austerity schemes.
"Austerity doesn't work," Lewenza told over 600 elected workplace representatives attending the CAW Council held at the union's Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario this morning.
Lewenza pointed to the ongoing severe impact that government spending and program cuts are having on workers and, by extension, economies in Canada and around the world.
"Economies can't find their footing when unemployment rates remain stubbornly high," Lewenza said, highlighting specifically the Harper government's recent stay-put budget and the need for ongoing direct investment to put 2 million Canadians back to work.
Newfoundland and Labrador: welcome to austerity
Published on April 6, 2013
The definition of insanity, Albert Einstein once said, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Welcome to austerity.
In Europe, the harmful and devastating impact of austerity is driving up unemployment to unprecedented levels. And yet the response from many governments, especially the U.K., is more austerity. The impact on the social fabric of nations has been so great that some commentators worry the social welfare state is now in jeopardy.
In Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has also taken a rather deep liking to austerity.
Samantha McGavin: Tax havens, austerity and the fight for a more equal society
April 4, 2013
By Samantha McGavin
Today’s news headlines features Canadians who quietly secure millions of dollars in tax havens, far from the reach of the Canada Revenue Agency. In today’s report, basing their estimates on figures from the Tax Justice Network, the CBC estimates that $7 billion in tax revenue has been lost to havens. What these shocking headlines leave out is an analysis of the austerity regime that has been imposed in Canada and around the world – an ideological regime that ignores potential tax revenue in order to slash and burn spending.
We are told every day that the economy is in deep trouble, that deficits are soaring, and the only cure is to cut back on government expenditures. We must live within our means. The focus is predominantly on cutting expenditure, but rarely on increasing revenue. We are told that revenue, i.e. taxes, should decrease to provide an incentive for individuals and corporations to invest and create wealth. The services that taxes pay for are things we simply cannot afford. Austerity is the only solution, and it may hurt, but it is good for us.
Or is it?
Budget 2013: Austerity through infrastructure cuts
By David Macdonald, rabble.ca, March 21, 2013
One of the most amazing things about this budget is that one of its three focuses is actually the opposite of what it's touting. You'll likely hear that $14 billion will be spent on infrastructure over the next 10 years (actually you may hear much bigger numbers, but they're just re-announcing existing programs like the gas tax transfer). What you won't hear is that 75 per cent of that money is going to be spent in or after 2020. In fact, there will be an affective $1 billion cut to infrastructure transfers to the cities in 2014-15.
The Building Infrastructure Fund is one of the foundations for federal-municipal infrastructure spending. It is currently spending $1.25 billion a year and expires in 2013-14. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (and the Alternative Federal Budget) was looking to have this renewed and significantly increased. However, what has happened is that spending in 2014-15 has gone from $1.25 billion to only $210 million -- a significant drop.