Saturday, December 24, 2016

Wrong solution of the week. Proof of parking to buy a car?

Don't have parking space? Can't buy car: Centre mulls new norms - Times of India: "NEW DELHI: You may not be allowed to register your new car or any other vehicle unless you produce proof that you have adequate parking space for it, according to a rule that the Centre is looking at introducing in future."
They don't care what kind of bureaucratic nightmare they create. Governments will do anything but make buses free all the time. The oil industry won't let them do that, so they come up with the craziest, stupidest schemes.

Friday, December 2, 2016

World Bank’s forest protection plan a nine-year scam

Global Justice Ecology Project: "Rainforest Foundation UK calculates that almost two-thirds of the money spent under the FCPF since 2009 has gone on the World Bank’s own administration, consulting expenses and transaction costs.
Simon Counsell, Executive Director of the Rainforest Foundation UK told Bistandsaktuelt that all this money, “has not saved a single hectare of forest or prevented a single gram of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere”."