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Mad dogs and Englishmen

Posted by feww on April 12, 2009

Accelerated Garbage Production to ‘Save’ Terminal Economy

EDRO’s Ultimate Human Conundrum

The most intelligent species on earth, human, in its quest for the total subjugation of nature has created the ultimate conundrum:

He measures his livelihood gains by the strength of GDP, and his ills by the size of carbon footprint.

The larger the GDP, however, the bigger the carbon footprint!

FEWW says: The exponential growth economy, which is committing human and many other species to extinction, is clearly not ‘designed’ to extend the ‘shelf-life’ of this planet; however, you fulfill its monetary goals for the privilege of participating in the 6th Great Extinction extravaganza.

The following article is by Reuters:

UK still mulling car scrappage scheme

Sat Apr 11, 2009

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Saturday it was still looking into the possibility of introducing a car scrappage scheme to boost the recession-hit vehicle industry, despite a report that the Treasury was blocking the idea.

Under the proposed scheme, cars more than nine years old could be scrapped in return for a 2,000 pound discount on a new car.

The Times reported on Saturday that there was a deep rift between Business Secretary Peter Mandelson and the finance minister, Alistair Darling, over the proposal.


Gordon Brown, UK Prime Minister. Time to scrap ‘one-trick’ politicians (those with double-digit IQs) and let intelligent, non-affiliated individuals save the largest number of species possible. Photo: PA. Image may be subject to copyright.

The unsourced report said Mandelson wanted Darling to make a scrappage scheme the centrepiece of his April 22 budget but said Darling was concerned about the cost and terms of the programme.

“Officials from both departments are continuing to look at the possibilities of such a scheme. However, no decision has yet been taken,” a spokesman for Mandelson’s department said when asked for comment on the report.

A Treasury spokesman denied any rift between the ministers and said: “This is one of a number of measures the Chancellor (Darling) will consider in the run-up to the budget.”

The aim of the scheme would be to boost the car industry, whose sales have slumped due to the recession, while replacing older vehicles with more environmentally friendly cars.

A similar scheme in Germany helped lift new car registrations there by 40 percent in March.

British car sales were down 30 percent year-on-year in March.

The scrappage scheme is top of the wish list for Britain’s struggling car industry which is confident it will get a boost in the budget.

“At the moment the scrappage (measure) is getting more purchase … The Chancellor (Darling) has been keen not to have announcements made outside of the budget,” the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Paul Everitt, told Reuters this week.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the budget will contain environmental measures to aid recovery from recession, creating thousands of “green” jobs.

But analysts say Darling has to balance the needs of the shrinking economy with the dire state of the public finances.

(Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Anthony Barker). Copyright Reuters

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