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+glyn moody warns payers of tax and their collectors who hope to gain a free lunch for their sponsoring exporters by granting investors rights to compensation for all future profits they might possibly have had if laws could never be changed by election and politics.

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In the face of growing criticisms of the ISDS system from many quarters, the European Commission has proposed replacing it with an Investment Court System (ICS), discussed in detail in an earlier Ars post. But even if the US accepts the idea—and first indications are that it might not—it fails to address the biggest problem with ISDS: that it gives foreign investors privileged access to special courts outside national legal systems.

Those courts will still be completely one-sided, allowing companies to bring cases against EU countries, but not vice versa. There is nothing to stop huge fines being imposed by ICS courts, just as ISDS tribunals do today. And finally, the European Commission has said that ICS will not be used for CETA, which will therefore allow US investors to sue the EU and its member states using ISDS by the backdoor, as well as through ICS and national courts. In other words, US corporations might end up with not two, but three different ways of bullying European countries into dropping legislation investors don't like. That's hardly progress.

It is worth emphasising that ISDS and ICS are not abstract, distant mechanisms with no real relevance to everyday life. Their effects will be felt by every EU citizen, and in the most direct way possible. Whether ISDS and ICS result in damages of €10 billion or €100 billion, any such damages will come out of national taxes—they'll be paid by your hard work. This is something the European Commission never mentions: that over time, increasing numbers of ISDS lawsuits brought by foreign investors are likely to wipe out completely any economic gains that accrue from TTIP, which in any case are likely to be very small.
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http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/12/how-eu-nations-are-being-sued-for-billions-by-foreign-companies-in-secret-tribunals
Already a huge problem in Eastern Europe, Western Europe is being hit by ISDS as well.
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Clever. I am going to sue a country of my choice for not having sunny days that I will be deprived of if I might travel there in a few years.
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relative reduction of debt by increasing income should make more sense for many than hope to avoid deflation by negative interest which is just a tax easily avoided by investing in financial risk. 
This is going to be a short thought piece. But the takeaway should be that the convergence to zero will continue unabated as the threat of inflation is muted given the combination of excess capacity, high private debt and unfavourable demographics. The subject is monetary policy.
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Ido Bachelet creates molecular media of information which might implement quantization of ambiguity in continua of distinction under a subsidiary theory of Deutsch&Marletto Constructor Theory of Information
http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.5563
 
2015 human trial of DNA nanobots to fight cancer and soon to repair spinal cords?

Professor Ido Bachelet announced the beginning of the human treatment with nanomedicine. He indicates DNA nanobots can currently identify cells in humans with 12 different types of cancer tumors.

#cancer  
At the British Friends of Bar-Ilan University's event in Otto Uomo October 2014 Professor Ido Bachelet announced the beginning of the human treatment with nanomedicine. He indicates DNA nanobots can currently identify cells i...
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19 000 000 000 € = hypotopia city
Milliardenstadt.at
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100 billion US$ for sustainable development  New Development Bank NDB of BRICS with headquarters in Shanghai to accelerate growth (12.) for 2.9 billion living in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

Most items of the Fortaleza declaration support sustainable development aligned with UN declarations, reports and goals. Some Western eyes might blink however:, reading

(17.) taxation of revenue generated in jurisdictions where economic activity takes place

(18.) which restates the January 2015 deadline for general review of quota in IMF 

(19.) expecting the shareholders of the World Bank to accept changes in October 2015

(48ff.) critical observation of observation with ICT for CT etc

http://www.mea.gov.in/bilateral-documents.htm?dtl/23635/Sixth+BRICS+Summit++Fortaleza+Declaration
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seems there are no benefits in the new g and explaining that fails if it suceeds.
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Should I enter captchas  
to search?
For now I will test other search engines. 

https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/86640
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MindMapping MindMapping?
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lieber michael, kannst du mir bitte deine email schicken? danke
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investor-state dispute settlement = ISDS

"This report compiles all publicly available data on investor-state dispute settlement cases taken against EU member states since 1994. It highlights the irrefutable attack on recent EU accession countries and the environment, as well as the cost this system has already had on EU taxpayers and European democracy.

The ‘investor-state dispute settlement’ mechanism has been coming under growing public scrutiny due to its inclusion in the ongoing negotiations of an EU-US trade deal and the recently concluded EU-Canada trade treaty.

What is rarely mentioned is how often this mechanism has been used against EU member states, and how much this mechanism has cost EU taxpayers. The ongoing negotiations of trade and investment agreements are unprecedented in size and scope, and would drastically expand the extent of foreign direct investments covered by investor-state arbitration. Such an expansion would risk seriously undermining governments’ ability to regulate for the protection of people and the environment."

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#ISDS has already cost #EU €3bn, likely cost €30bn once all claims settled - http://www.foeeurope.org/hidden-cost-eu-trade-deals remember: it's the public that pays
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Fascist oligarchies are being created all over the globe and costing everyone. 
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fast charge long life battery for phone, car and drone in 2016.
 
"The breakthrough came after the scientists replaced the traditional graphite that makes up the anode (the negative pole of the battery) in lithium-ion batteries with a new gel material made from titanium dioxide nanotubes that they created themselves."
Reseachers have developed a groundbreaking new lithium ion battery that charges super quickly and lasts ten times longer than today’s batteries
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