This is CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA and this is OLD WORLD JEWISH, CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT MERCHANTS OF VENICE FREEMASONS AND GREEKS ---these groups are NOT RELIGIOUS.
The UN and World Bank use that term SUSTAINABLE to mean providing social benefit without ANY PUBLIC SUBSIDY while creating corporate profits....this is the Trans Pacific Trade Pact policy of ignoring all nations' laws that take from corporate profit. So, the term universal does not mean all global citizens are covered by health insurance---it means ONE WORLD FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES all having the same policies.
Greece's strong public health system was allowed to decay by politicians PRETENDING TO BE SOCIALISTS---just as CLINTON/OBAMA pretend to be LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVES.
In 2008 when Greek citizens were thrown to the global banking rather than having leaders defaulting on fraudulent banking instruments we watched as all public funding disappeared---and Greek citizens---the poor and seniors no longer had what we in US call MEDICARE AND MEDICAID access. That is why we in US knew in 2010 when Obama pushed the right wing health policy AFFORDABLE CARE ACT killing our public health structure global Wall Street was doing the same to WE THE PEOPLE THE 99%. When Obama and his US FED and US Treasury committed the same sovereign debt fraud with US Treasury bonds and state municipal bonds clearly happening in 2013---we knew global Wall Street pols were taking US citizens to having NO ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
GLOBAL WALL STREET CLINTON/OBAMA PRETENDED TO EXPAND MEDICAID NEVER INTENDING TO BECAUSE UNITED NATIONS/WORLD HEALTH UNIVERSAL HEALTH DOES NOT ALLOW PUBLIC SUBSIDY.
This brings the US health care to that same global preventative health access tied to containing COMMUNICABLE DISEASE VECTORS and maternity and infant care. This is what SINGLE-PAYER/UNIVERSAL CARE groups are shouting for in US when they pretend it is MEDICARE FOR ALL. Our grassroots citizens often do not know this---they think they are fighting for our quality US Medicare----but those pesky global Wall Street Baltimore Development 'LABOR AND JUSTICE' organization leaders KNOW THIS.
Universal health coverage
Health: essential for sustainable development
United Nations resolution on universal health coverage
Global support for universal health coverage is gathering momentum, with the unanimous adoption of a resolution in the United Nations General Assembly that emphasizes health as an essential element of international development.
The resolution, adopted on 12 December 2012, urges governments to move towards providing all people with access to affordable, quality health-care services.
It recognizes the role of health in achieving international development goals and calls for countries, civil society and international organizations to include universal health coverage in the international development agenda.
The resolution reaffirms WHO’s leading role in supporting countries to respond to the challenges of implementing universal health coverage.
This concept has been increasingly recognized in international fora since WHO published the World health report 2010, entitled Health systems financing: the path to universal coverage. These include the Mexico City Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage adopted in April 2012, the Bangkok Statement on Universal Health Coverage in January 2012, and the Tunis Declaration on Value for Money, Sustainability and Accountability in the Health Sector, adopted in July 2012.
Health is an important cross-cutting policy issue in the international agenda, as it is a precondition and an outcome and indicator of all three dimensions of sustainable development. The resolution calls on Member States to adopt a multisectoral approach and to work on the social, environmental and economic determinants of health to reduce inequities and enable sustainable development
This article shows how RING FENCE policies help CORPORATION PROTECT THEIR INVESTMENTS----notice global Wall Street tears down these same protections for our PUBLIC FUNDING.
'How To Construct a “Ring Fence”
Many distressed power and telecoms companies are looking for ways to protect their profitable businesses and projects from the reach of creditors of the other parts of the company that are in distress'.
When far-right wing global Wall Street CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA say we need SMALL GOVERNMENT --there are too many Federal agencies overlapping oversight and accountability for the same Federal programs they are saying they want to get rid of RING FENCE. RING FENCE is a left social progressive policy creating CHECKS AND BALANCES in our government agencies to assure no one agencies gained too much power leading to corruption---and to assure Federal funding actually GOT TO INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS and achieved the goal of funding. With health care RING FENCE had FDA----EPA----Veterans Admin----SS Disability---Dept of Education ---all working with HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES to assure all Federal funding tied to MEDICARE, MEDICAID, Veteran's Benefits got to the destination and created data showing positive results.
When we dismantle all those checks and balances and simply have one agency throwing out funds---we get a system that looks exactly like BALTIMORE CITY AND THIRD WORLD NATIONS. As we shout against this structure in Baltimore ---it is designed to assure most Federal funding DOES NOT GET TO INDIVIDUALS---it creates a network impossible to oversee--and one agency Wall Street Baltimore Development/global Johns Hopkins is moved to have all the power with no oversight and accountability.
WHEN POLICY BREAKS RING FENCE STRUCTURES----AS IS HAPPENING WITH UNITED NATIONS/WORLD BANK/WORLD HEALTH UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE----WE MOVE TO ASSURING FUNDS ARE NOT GOING TO GET TO THAT GLOBAL 99% OF CITIZENS.
RING FENCE hires more public employees for oversight and accountability and is LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE----dismantling this is right wing YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.
So, a Sri Lanka and Greece once having strong public health systems as US and UK are losing those----and our developing nations like South Africa, Rwanda, Cambodia, Thailand, Mexico will never see an developed nation quality of care being built only for those nations' rich.
How To Construct a “Ring Fence”
Many distressed power and telecoms companies are looking for ways to protect their profitable businesses and projects from the reach of creditors of the other parts of the company that are in distress.
One method for doing this is called “ring fencing.” This article explains what ring fencing is, why it is done, how entities have been successfully ring fenced, and what risks and issues should be taken into account when considering whether a subsidiary can or should be ring fenced.
Ring-fencing structures sometimes attract bad press, but appear to be able to sustain judicial scrutiny. For example, a federal appeals court recently brushed aside objections from the state of California and upheld steps that PG&E Corp. — a holding company — took in early 2001 to isolate its regulated utility subsidiary, the Pacific Gas & Electric Company, in order to protect its other subsidiaries. The utility filed for bankruptcy three months after PG&E put the ring fence in place. Such financing structures have also met with some level of approval within the financial community. Standard & Poor’s confirmed the efficacy of one such ring-fencing structure in late 2002 when it reaffirmed a strong credit rating for Portland General Electric Co., notwithstanding that the utility’s parent — Enron Corp. — was in bankruptcy. The credit rating survived because Enron had set up a ring fence around Portland General, and there were powerful financial disincentives for the Enron creditors to force Portland General into bankruptcy.
What is Ring Fencing?
The phrase “ring fencing” refers to steps taken to make a subsidiary “bankruptcy-proof” or “bankruptcy remote.” Ring fencing is supposed to shield the assets of the subsidiary from the bankruptcy of its parent or affiliates and allow the subsidiary to obtain or maintain a “standalone” credit rating substantially higher than the lower credit rating of its parent.
Ring fencing is used in a variety of financing situations, including acquisition financing, monetizing a subsidiary’s dividend distributions, and corporate spin-offs. In the project finance context, ring fencing generally refers to implementation of two types of provisions: the requirement that an independent director or a separate class of stock be established for an entity to vote on voluntary bankruptcy filings, and the requirement that the entity observe “separateness covenants,” such as maintenance of separate bank accounts and no commingling of assets.
These types of provisions are implemented in order to guard against certain specific risks in the bankruptcy context, including the following:
The filing of a voluntary bankruptcy petition by the governing body of the subsidiary.
Substantive consolidation. Substantive consolidation is an equitable remedy that allows the bankruptcy court to pool the assets and liabilities of two separate but affiliated entities and to treat them as though they are the assets of a single bankrupt debtor. Courts will look at whether there is substantial identity between the entities to be consolidated, meaning whether the affairs of the parent and the subsidiary are so intertwined as to make the two entities essentially indistinguishable. They will also look at whether consolidation is necessary to avoid some harm or realize some benefit.
The filing of an involuntary bankruptcy petition against the subsidiary by creditors of the parent or its affiliates, by creditors of the subsidiary or by the parent or its affiliates.
Piercing the corporate veil. The “corporate veil” may be pierced if the subsidiary has acted as the “alter ego” of its parent, if the parent exerts more control over the subsidiary than would be expected of a normal investor, or if the actions of the parent directly caused the subsidiary to incur a liability. Piercing the corporate veil is a risk when the parent so disregards the separate identity of the subsidiary that their enterprises are seen as effectively commingled. Creditors could pursue a form of “reverse” corporate veil piercing when the parent is insolvent and the subsidiary is viewed as a source of funds.
How to Ring Fence
There is no one blueprint that will guarantee that an entity is successfully ring fenced. However, there are at least six factors at which courts and rating agencies look in order to determine whether an entity is sufficiently “standalone” to justify shielding its assets from creditors of its affiliates (or, in the case of rating agencies, to justify a “standalone”, investment grade, rating).
First, the new entity must be a single-purpose entity. Its objects and powers must be restricted as closely as possible to the core activities necessary to effect the structured transaction. This restriction reduces the entity’s risk of voluntary insolvency due to claims or risks associated with activities unrelated to the structured transaction. It also reduces the risk of third parties filing involuntary petitions against the entity. These restrictions should be drafted into the entity’s charter documents for two reasons: the charter documents are publicly available, and therefore serve as public notice of the restrictions, and the entity’s management is more likely to refer to these documents, and therefore be reminded of the restrictions, when conducting its affairs.
Second, the new entity should incur no additional debt beyond what is needed for its routine business purposes. In order to limit the likelihood of an involuntary filing, the entity should covenant not to incur debt except where such action is consistent with its business purpose. This will reduce the likelihood of holders of additional indebtedness pursuing involuntary petitions to gain access to the entity’s assets or cash. The entity’s charter documents may also contain limits on the entity’s ability to incur voluntary liens.
Third, the new entity should covenant not to merge or consolidate with a lower-rated entity. The bankruptcy-remote status of the subsidiary must not be undermined by any merger or consolidation with an entity not adequately protected from bankruptcy or by any reorganization, dissolution, liquidation or asset sale. The new entity should also covenant not to dissolve.
Fourth, the new entity should observe various “separateness covenants” in order to avoid being substantively consolidated with its parent. It should maintain separate offices from its parent, separate financial records and financial statements, its own corporate books and records, and separate bank accounts. There should be no commingling of assets with its parent or any of the parent’s affiliates. It should pay its own liabilities and expenses. It should have adequate capitalization, given the nature of its business. Entities may also want to consider implementing restrictions on asset transfers and dividend declarations.
Fifth, the company should obtain a “non-consolidation opinion” from its counsel. A non-consolidation opinion addresses the likelihood that a court will grant substantive consolidation based on the observance by a parent and its subsidiary of the various “separateness covenants” referenced above.
Finally, the new entity should in its charter documents provide for either an independent director or a special class of stock (or “golden share”). The independent director or the owner of such class of shares should be an independent entity with no tie or relationship to the parent, its affiliates or any lender to the parent or affiliates. The charter documents of the subsidiary should require the affirmative vote of the independent director or the holder of the golden share before any voluntary filing into bankruptcy. It should also require the independent director or the holder of the golden share consider the interest of the subsidiary’s creditors, in addition to the interests of the shareholding parent, when deciding whether to file. This factor is often viewed as critical by the rating agencies in order to insure that a standalone rating for the subsidiary is justified. Different entities have taken different approaches to this factor. For example, the California utilities have adopted the independent director approach. Under the corporate documents of these entities, a unanimous vote of the board of directors is required for certain major corporate actions, including the institution of bankruptcy proceedings, dissolution, liquidation, and the payment of dividends in excess of certain tests. Portland General instead established a special class of junior preferred stock that is held by an entity independent of Portland General and its affiliates and that requires the vote of the junior preferred holder before Portland General can voluntarily file for bankruptcy.
These factors are not in and of themselves bullet-proof. For example, courts will generally not compel compliance with the various covenant requirements. “Nonpetition” covenants — under which a parent agrees not to file a bankruptcy petition against the subsidiary — are typically not enforceable, as waivers or prohibitions on bankruptcy petitions are void as a matter of public policy. Non-consolidation opinions are fact specific, limited in scope and highly qualified; they also do not address the likelihood of the parent independently filing the subsidiary into bankruptcy. The “golden share” or independent director mechanism only addresses a voluntary bankruptcy situation. While the independent director or golden shareholder may prevent a voluntary petition, the risk that creditors will pursue an involuntary filing still exists. In addition, although it is accepted practice that once an entity is in the “vicinity of insolvency,” the director’s duties extend beyond the entity and its shareholders to include its creditors, the use of an independent director whose position is created specifically to look beyond the interests of the shareholders has seldom been tested in court. Some courts have indicated a willingness to ignore the independent director arrangement. At least one Delaware court permitted a corporation to file a voluntary petition in 1992 without the unanimous vote of the directors, contrary to the requirements of the charter documents. However, this holding appears to be the exception rather than the rule.
As a result, an entity should consider incorporating as many of the elements listed in this article as possible when contemplating a restructuring with the intent of ring fencing. (It should probably also opt for the golden share approach rather than the independent director approach.)
Other Issues to Consider
Although courts appear to be willing to uphold the ring-fencing structures established to date, and rating agencies have provided significantly higher ratings to ring-fenced entities than to their parent companies, because of the highly publicized nature of the Enron bankruptcy and other recent high-profile bankruptcies, ring fencing is subject to a high level of public scrutiny and is liable to be challenged again in the courts.
Because of this, there are a number of non-legal considerations to factor in to the decision of whether and when to ring fence.
Ring fencing is often perceived by the public as an attempt to hide assets that would otherwise be available to creditors. However, the companies doing the ring fencing suggest that they are restructuring their assets to maintain the viability of the company. The difference between hiding and restructuring may depend in part on timing — for example, whether the new entity was in place before or after the liabilities were incurred. PG&E Corp.’s timing was potentially more of a problem given that the restructuring occurred just three months prior to when its affiliate, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Although this element has not yet appeared as a factor in the court’s decision-making process, companies would be wise to begin the restructuring and ring-fencing process as soon as practicable, before their financial problems become dire.
The restructuring effort may also benefit from how one “spins” the restructuring. For example, Edison Mission Energy received FERC approval for the restructuring of subsidiaries of Edison International over the objections of Exelon and others, in part because it stressed that the restructuring was necessitated by its need to meet certain financial commitments to the state of California. In its approval, FERC indicated that it was relying on fulfillment by Edison International of financial commitments it had made to the California Department of Water Resources and that the additional financing to be obtained would serve the public good. Consequently, when contemplating a restructuring to effectuate a ring fencing, companies should consider not only the implementation of various legal factors and the timing of the transaction, but also how they will tell their stories to the public
CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA spent these few decades IGNORING ALL FEDERAL HEALTH LAWS TIED TO MEDICARE AND MEDICAID---SS DISABILITY---VETERAN'S BENEFITS and allowed those Federal funds to be looted and moved to the 1% as they downsized our Federal agencies under SMALL GOVERNMENT. What Trump is doing is exactly the same----only he is officially ELIMINATING THOSE FEDERAL AGENCIES tied to US public health.
THERE IS NO REVOLT IN CONGRESS---THEY ARE ALL GLOBAL WALL STREET ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE.
The national headlines now has that WARM AND FUZZY BILLIONAIRE WARREN BUFFETT coming our for UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE here in the US. Buffett joined Bill Gates in building that global PHARMA AND MEDICAL DEVICE CORPORATION that is already bringing in billions of dollars as they create this global health tourism for the global 1% and their 2% and as they lead in Trans Pacific Trade Pact killing all PUBLIC SUBSIDY LIKE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID.
BUFFETT'S SUPPORT OF SINGLE-PAYER----UNIVERSAL CARE AS WRITTEN IS SUPPORTING THE END OF US MEDICARE AND MEDICAID MOVING FORWARD TO UNITED NATIONS THIRD WORLD HEALTH CARE FOR 99% OF US CITIZENS.
If you are an American protesting Trump and not this CLINTON/OBAMA global neo-liberal version of SINGLE-PAYER UNIVERSAL CARE---then you are fighting to END QUALITY HEALTH ACCESS MEDICARE MEDICAID AND ALL VETERANS' AND DISABILITY HEALTH ACCESS. If you are a developing nation citizen tying to this UNITED NATIONS universal care policy---you will never see the quality health care the Western nations had last century......it is not good for any global 99%.
This is all kabuki theater----both Bush neo-cons and Clinton neo-liberals are on team UNITED NATIONS----as is Trump and these 'Republicans and Democrats'. The global 1% know they need to contain communicable disease---they know they need maturity care to assure strong HUMAN CAPITAL ----they love using mental health instability as a reason for forced labor.
Politics | Wed Jun 28, 2017 | 9:25am EDT
Facing revolt on healthcare bill, U.S. Senate Republicans delay vote
By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan | WASHINGTON
U.S. Senate Republican leaders postponed a vote on a healthcare overhaul on Tuesday after resistance from members of their own party, and President Donald Trump summoned Republican senators to the White House to urge them to break the impasse.
The delay put the future of a longtime top Republican priority in doubt amid concerns about the Senate bill from both moderate and conservative Republicans. With Democrats united in their opposition, Republicans can afford to lose only two votes among their own ranks in the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been pushing for a vote ahead of the July 4 recess that starts at the end of the week. The legislation would repeal major elements of Obamacare and shrink the Medicaid government healthcare program for the poor.
"We're going to press on," McConnell said after announcing the delay, adding that leaders would keep working to make senators "comfortable" with the bill. "We're optimistic we're going to get to a result that is better than the status quo."
At the White House meeting with most of the 52 Republican senators, Trump said it was vital to reach agreement on the Senate healthcare measure because Obamacare was "melting down."
"So we're going to talk and we're going to see what we can do. We're getting very close," Trump told the senators. But he added, "If we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like, and that's okay."
McConnell, whose party has a razor-thin majority in the 100-member Senate, told reporters that Republican leaders would work through the week to win over the 50 senators needed to pass the bill, with a vote planned after the recess. Vice President Mike Pence could provide the crucial vote needed to break a tie.
"I think we can get 50 votes to yes by the end of the week," Republican Senator Roger Wicker said after the White House meeting.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Senate Republicans about healthcare in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2017. Trump is flanked by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION GROWS
The House of Representatives last month passed its own version of a healthcare bill, but the Senate bill has been criticized from both the left and the right. Moderate Republicans worried millions of people would lose their insurance. Conservatives said the bill does not do enough to erase Obamacare.
The bill's prospects were not helped by a Congressional Budget Office analysis on Monday saying it would cause 22 million Americans to lose insurance over the next decade, although it would reduce the federal deficit by $321 billion over that period.
The report prompted Senator Susan Collins, a Republican moderate, to say she could not support the bill as it stands. At least four conservative Republican senators said they were still opposed after the CBO analysis.
Three more Republicans, Rob Portman of Ohio, Jerry Moran of Kansas and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, said after the delay was announced that they oppose the current draft.
Portman and Capito cited the bill's Medicaid cutbacks and how that would hurt efforts to combat the opioid epidemic that has taken a heavy toll in their states. The Medicaid program was expanded under former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
"I think giving time to digest is a good thing," Republican Senator Bob Corker said after the delay was announced.
"UNCERTAINTY" ON WALL STREET
U.S. stock prices fell, as the decision to postpone the vote added to investor worries about Trump's ability to deliver on his promises of tax reform and deregulation, as well as changes to the health sector. Those expected changes have driven a rally in U.S. stocks this year.
The benchmark S&P 500 index closed down 0.8 percent, and the Dow Jones industrial average finished down 0.46 percent.
“The market likes certainty and now there’s uncertainty. What is this going to look like when this gets out of the next iteration?" said Peter Costa, president of trading firm Empire Executions Inc.
Passing the measure would be a win for Trump as he seeks to shift attention after weeks of questions over Russia's role in last year's U.S. presidential election.
McConnell has promised since 2010 that Republicans, who view Obamacare as a costly government intrusion, would destroy the law "root and branch" if they controlled Congress and the White House. Republicans worry a failure to deliver will cost them votes in next year's congressional elections.
If the Senate passes a healthcare bill, it will either have to be approved by the House or the two chambers would reconcile the differences in a conference committee. Otherwise, the House could pass a new version and send it back to the Senate.
Lawmakers are expected to leave town by Friday for their July 4 holiday break, which runs all next week. The Senate returns to work on July 10, the House on July 11. Lawmakers then have three weeks in session before their month-long August recess.
We keep reminding global citizens that the problems in US public health care for all citizens was not that it was UNAFFORDABLE---TOO EXPENSIVE---it was the massive and systemic frauds of our MEDICARE AND MEDICAID TRUSTS and those Veterans' and Disability funds. It was incredible to watch as CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA opened the door to trillions of dollars from our public health system taken to expand these UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL CARE structures designed only to serve those global 1% in each nation. Our developing nations already had billions coming to establish clinic care---preventative care for several decades. This was our US left social progressive stance on world health. Again, CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA came into office and THAT GLOBAL HEALTH FUNDING FOR DEVELOPING NATIONS WAS LOOTED. So, even the developing nation public health structures built this past century were allowed to decay -----
We KNOW AMERICAN QUALITY CARE is affordable for all----our private health corporations were earning millions in profits all last century---they simply wanted to earn BILLIONS. We encourage our global 99% of citizens to demand QUALITY PUBLIC HEALTH AND NOT THE UNITED NATIONS 'UNIVERSAL CARE'.
JUST GET RID OF PROFITEERING AND CORPORATE HEALTH INDUSTRY FRAUD.
Below you see a well-researched paper on health fraud. Notice that the amount of fraud back in 1998 was $250 billion a year.....THAT WAS BEFORE CORPORATE FRAUD WENT ON STEROIDS
'It is clear to see why Americans consider this the biggest cause, when health care fraud was estimated to cost approximately $100 billion to $250 billion per year in 1998, or 10 percent to 25 percent of total health care spending'
An Undergraduate Honors Thesis by
Professor Nicole C. Quon
Health care fraud is an important and visible factor associated with increasing health care costs in the United States. Medicare and Medicaid contribute to a vast majority of those cost sand therefore must be heavily scrutinized. This thesis will investigate the types of fraud, who commits them, and why the health care system is more susceptible to fraud. More specifically, the problems and complications of current fraud investigation for Medicare and Medicaid are examined. This thesis will then evaluate how successful these initiatives were in reducing health care fraud and explore new suggestions for preventing health care fraud in the future.
The World Health Organization UNIVERSAL CARE structure is CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA and were accomplice to the massive, systemic movement of global health funding through fraud and corruption as happened in UK and US. These global 99% citizens are NOT GETTING what we are told these structures provide---but those global health system structures being built in developing nations WILL PROVIDE AMERICAN QUALITY CARE for those global 1% and their 2% able to afford PROFITEERING HEALTH RATES.
Malcolm K. Sparrow
Fraud in the U.S. Health-
the Vulnerabilities of
Vol 75 : No 4 : Winter 2008
in 1993, attorney general janet reno declared health-care
“number two crime problem in America” after violent crime—a
remarkable status for a category of white-collar crime. In 1995, FBI
Director Louis J. Freeh testified that cocaine-traffickers in Florida and
California were switching from drug dealing to health-care fraud. The
traffickers had discovered that health-care fraud was safer, easier, and
more lucrative than the drug trade, and carried a smaller risk of detec-
tion (Freeh, 1995: 2). In 1997 the
New York Times
reported that mafia
families in New York City and New Jersey were abandoning their tradi-
tional lines of business (extortion and bid-rigging rackets) in favor of
new criminal enterprises, including health insurance (Raab, 1997: A1,
B4). In 2003, Columbia HCA, America’s largest hospital chain, finalized
a $1.7 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, the largest
in history, following 10 years of investigation into an array of whistle-
blower allegations (Department of Justice, 2003). In July 2008, Abner
and Mabel Diaz, a couple in Miami Lakes, Florida, pleaded guilty to
fraud, admitting they had submitted to Medicare $420 million in false
claims for medical equipment (Weaver, 2008
We said these European nations were hit harder than US because they felt both the subprime mortgage frauds AND the sovereign debt frauds ====UK left social progressive universal health care system is GONE-----they now are installing the United Nations World Health Organization UNIVERSAL SINGLE-PAYER----
UK 99% citizens are well on the way to being those Greek citizens in falling health outcomes and death----the US did not have the rate of US Treasury bond sovereign debt fraud during Bush era as Europe-----Obama brought that to US. Our US 99% of citizens will be facing these same conditions after this coming economic crash and US Treasury bond market fraud collapse.
UK healthcare on brink of collapse – NHS regulator
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A UK health and social care watchdog has warned that the country’s healthcare system is on the brink of collapse, and that many patients – particularly the elderly – are going to hospital for emergencies when they should have been seen much earlier.In his first major announcement since being appointed earlier this year, David Prior, head of the Care and Quality Commission (CQC) non-departmental public body, has called for an urgent investment in community care.
He also said that the number of emergency-care beds in hospitals should be scaled back in order to divert much-needed funds to other areas of the National Health Service (NHS). He voiced his concerns at a talk on Wednesday at the King's Fund, a think-tank that seeks to improve the health care system in England.
“If we don’t start closing acute beds, the system is going to fall over. Emergency admissions through Accident and Emergency (A&E) are out of control in large parts of the country. That is totally unsustainable,” Prior said.
He also slammed the decision to allow General Practitioners (GPs) – the name for family doctors in the UK – to opt out of out-of-hours care, advising that they should be on-call and available to patients around-the-clock. “Primary care is in bad shape. I think GPs ought to be responsible 24/7,” he said.
He also pointed out that there is no real market in the British healthcare system, especially in rural areas, leaving many patients at the mercy of their local hospital regardless of its quality.
“The patient or resident is the weakest voice in the system. It is classic market failure. We can talk about competition until the cows come home but if you live in Norwich there is one hospital,” said Prior, the former chairman of Norwich University Hospitals foundation trust.
His comments come amid a slew of scandals involving NHS care and worrying new research that revealed that 1 in 10 patients – about 1 million patients a year – suffers avoidable harm in NHS hospitals and care homes.
The Mid Staffordshire NHS trust is now in administration following reports of “appalling” care that led to the deaths of 400 patients between 2005 and 2008.
Prior said the CQC had identified 45 hospitals – about 20 percent of the total in the UK – which had serious problems dating back five years, and that regulators would not allow underperforming hospitals to carry on unchanged. He also named a further 20 percent of hospitals as “coasting along and not doing terribly well.”
“We cannot give the public a cast-iron guarantee that there will never be another Mid Staffs or another Maidstone & Tunbrdge Wells [ where hundreds died after an outbreak of Clostridium difficile]”, Prior said.
In another blow to the beleaguered NHS, it was reported last week that there have been at least 22 serious incidents and three deaths since the disaster-prone 111 non-emergency phone line was introduced, which is still not functioning in all areas of the country.
Healthcare minister Norman Lamb said that patients have lost faith in out-of-hours care, now that it is no longer provided by GPs. “We have out-of-hours care that too often falls down. People end up with the default option of A&E [accident and emergency] because there is nothing else they are confident in,” he told the Telegraph.
Next week, Lamp will announce a pilot for an integrated care system in a bid to stop the NHS and social services from fighting over who foots the bill for elderly patients stuck in hospital with non-life-threatening illnesses.
Both Prior and Lamb’s suggestions – that hospital beds should be eliminated in order to provide better overall care – was blasted by professor David Oliver, the former clinical director for the elderly. He pointed out that the UK has already lost one-third of its acute hospital beds in the last two decades, meaning that per head of the population it has fewer services than any comparable country.
Think about the MAOIST GREAT LEAP FORWARD----this Chinese 1% rich man pretended to be that worker's leader while clawing all Chinese 99% real estate into the COMMUNAL hands of the Chinese 1%. That is what is happening today in Western nations. This is what global 1% call a BLOODLESS REVOLUTION. When we say #FIST-----#RESIST ----are all United Nations captured groups pretending to be revolutionaries---this is the BLOODLESS REVOLUTION---moving all real estate into the hands of the global 1%.
They are not leading a BLOODLESS REVOLUTION FOR THE 99%---they are leading a BLOODLESS REVOLUTION for the global 1%!
This worst depression is of course-----MOVING FORWARD ROBBER BARON AND GLOBAL BANKING FRAUD JUST AS IN 1920s and 30s.....
'The time is ripe. Greece is undergoing the worst depression in modern history, which has crushed every single asset, including once mighty real estate'.
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A deep and prolonged economic contraction has placed prime real estate on fire sale in Greece, creating good opportunities for bargain hunters. But they may not last too long.
Buying prime real estate is all about good location and good timing. Good location is usually a place with a limited amount of land for development, like a city center or a waterfront. Good timing is a period when real estate in these places goes on fire sale due to catastrophic events or prolonged economic contractions.
That's what happened to prime real estate locations throughout Southeast Asia in the late 1990s, following the economic contraction caused by local currencies; and in Manhattan real estate, following the September 11 calamity.
Now, the prime location has shifted -- to the center of major Greek cities, where thousands of apartments are on sale, some overlooking centuries old monuments that are recognized worldwide, such as the Acropolis.
And it has also shifted to coastal areas in Greece, next to beautiful beaches, including some of the well-known Greek islands.
The time is ripe. Greece is undergoing the worst depression in modern history, which has crushed every single asset, including once mighty real estate.
Since 2009, real estate prices have gone south, with no end in sight. The Greek Home Price Index has dropped from 100 in 2009 to 59.6 in 2017. A popular asset has turned into liability even in the hottest property areas of the country. “The real estate market has been following a bad Greek economy,” says Athens based attorney, Kiriaki Perou.
But these bargains may not last for long time, for a number of reasons. First, the Greek economy shows signs of stabilizing, with GDP growing at 0.4 percent annual rate in the second quarter of 2017. Second, a strong demand for short-term vacation rentals to be listed in RBNB, Booking, Housli and the likes.
Third, as Athens Exchange begins to show signs of life, being among the best performers so far this year, foreign investors have been stepping in. Like Minneapolis-based Varde Partners, which invested $65 million in Greek shopping malls.
Then there are the democratic institutions and high levels of human development that will help Greece get out of the unprecedented depression it has slid into, and rise again, pulling real estate prices along with it.
This article is why we feel AL JAZEERA Muslim media outlet is just as captured for global 1% as our US media outlet. Remember, we have OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE GLOBAL 1% from our Northern Africa and Middle-East and they are team GLOBAL 1% ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE.
Here is where REAL left social progressives are made to sound anti-immigrant.....when we are the voice for equity and justice for 99% of immigrant citizens.
The same global banking 1% created the SHIFTING POPULATIONS OF ARAB SPRING refugees as created the Greek economic bankruptcy killing 99% of Greek citizens. Both groups in this article are VICTIMS OF ONE WORLD. We talked earlier this week of MONEY-LESS SOCIETIES---we talk all the time against global corporate campuses and Foreign Economic Zones. Well, that is what Greece has become---it looks like our Caribbean islands filled with enslaving global factories.
This is why Greek citizens are leaving to EX-PAT ---and it is why these refugees are being given harbor---they will be tied to MONEY-LESS SOCIETY AND FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUS FACTORIES.
We see Al Jazeera KNOWS this as they report Greece is in an EMBRYONIC TRANSITION ----this is what American media calls TRANSFORMATIVE during OBAMA.
Now, if I really supported these refugees here in Greece as well as those being sent to Eastern Europe where Foreign Economic Zone global factories have been built last decade---I would be WARNING THESE IMMIGRANTS TO RUN.
'Shifting populations, desperate responses
Greece's experience with migration reflects Europe's - but with extraordinary intensity.
But, he warns, Greece is in an "embryonic transition" which "cannot be taken for granted"'.
The policy is not WELCOMING IMMIGRANTS---it is the goal of Foreign Economic Zones and ONE WORLD as regards these global labor pool 99%.
Our Muslim global 99% know better than we ----many Middle-Eastern nations have been tied to global labor pool and Foreign Economic Zones these few decades sending their citizens into global slave trade distribution system---as we saw with Sri Lanka and Middle-East labor trade.
FeaturesPolitics9 December 2015
Greek immigration policy: A lesson for Eastern Europe?
Greece was notorious for its treatment of refugees, but its approach has evolved and could offer lessons to others.
Newly arrived refugees sleep in a secluded spot while tourists make their way through a residential area on the island of Lesbos [Anna Psaroudakis/Al Jazeera]
John Psaropoulos is an independent journalist based in Athens and reports regularly for Al Jazeera. His blog is www.then
Athens, Greece - When Jessica Ben Anosike was 12, her sense of belonging in Greece as a second-generation migrant was shattered. The Nigerian-born student had come out on top of her class in track and field events and was looking forward to representing Greece in a European junior championship.
"I remember that I was in first place, and I asked my coach if I'm qualified to go," Anosike recalled, fighting back tears. "She said, 'Well, because you don't have the Greek passport, I don't think it's possible.'" The coach gave the spot to a Greek athlete who had taken second place.
Anosike, raised in Greece since she was four years old, is now 19 and finally eligible for that Greek passport. A law passed this year naturalises people of non-Greek origin if they have attended Greek schools for nine years.
Anosike is among 12,000 applicants, but her relationship with Greece is broken. Aside from her loyal Greek friends, she says, "I don't feel it's my home or that I have something here that belongs to me." In fact, the main reason she wants a passport is so she can leave.
Jessica Ben Anosike, a second-generation migrant, wears a selection of her medals won in track and field events at her home in Athens [Anna Psaroudakis/Al Jazeera]To some extent, Anosike's problems are those spurring much of Greece's youth to leave the country - a joblessness rate of more than 50 percent and a sense that, despite European Union membership, decades of poor leadership have deprived them of a future.
Despite these shortcomings, Greece serves as an example of a homogenous European society implementing the rule of law and adapting to population shifts. The citizenship law is the pinnacle of that process.
"Those who have finished school here are thought to be integrated," says Vasilis Papadopoulos, the general secretary for migration at the interior ministry responsible for implementing the law. "We consider it self-evident that they participate in society sufficiently to be considered Greek citizens."
Even so, the bill encountered opposition: One MP, Adonis Georgiadis, now running for the conservative leadership, cited an ancient Athenian law introduced by Pericles in 451BC, which tightened the requirements for citizenship and declared that only children whose parents were both Athenian could receive this citizenship.
But Tasia Christodoulopoulou, the migration minister who passed the new law, ultimately prevailed. "We need to accept their will to be Greek citizens, which means that they will have rights as well as obligations," she said.
A group of Moroccan refugees protest against being denied passage into Macedonia. On December 3, a young Moroccan man was electrocuted trying to cross the newly erected fence along the Greece-Macedonia border [Anna Psaroudakis/Al Jazeera]Shifting populations, desperate responses
Greece's experience with migration reflects Europe's - but with extraordinary intensity.
When the Iron Curtain collapsed in 1990, many Eastern Europeans headed west.
Greece tried to develop a policy in an area where it had never previously needed one. Between 1998 and 2005, three amnesties legalised an estimated half-a-million people. The logic was that if the economy had absorbed them, the state should receive taxes and social security contributions.
After the second Gulf war, however, migration from newly destabilised countries in the Middle East and Central Asia swelled. This, coupled with Greece's economic collapse following the 2008 financial crisis, put both Greeks and immigrants out of work, creating a perfect social and economic storm.
"All racist attackers enjoyed a kind of immunity from prosecution," says Dimitris Zotos, one of the lawyers now prosecuting Golden Dawn, the far-right party known for repeated attacks on migrants.
"The then [conservative] government had invested in targeting migrants as one of the causes of the economic crisis and, therefore, wanted to turn people's attention towards seeing migrants as one of the sources of unhappiness."
The official crackdown, too, came in August 2012. The conservatives unleashed police patrols, arresting anyone without residence papers. Holding cells were filled to bursting; detention camps held the spillover.
Iranian refugees sewed their mouths shut at the Greek border in protest against being denied entry into Macedonia [Anna Psaroudakis/Al Jazeera]Migrants held there spoke of unsanitary conditions, beatings, poor nutrition and little or no access to healthcare or legal aid. Most troubling was the practice of detention beyond an 18-month pre-trial limit, for which the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, an NGO coalition, threatened to have Greece indicted at the European Court of Human Rights.
For years, police demonstrated similar behaviour in handling asylum applications. Lacking trained staff, they issued only token approvals.
In 2007, Greece received 20,684 asylum applications - police approved only 140. The next year, Greece turned EU asylum directives into national law. Even then, police only approved 358 asylum applications out of 29,573. With processing taking years, many began filing applications as a way of gaining temporary residence.
Greece improves conditions for refugees
The Greek process became so notorious that in January 2011, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Belgium had violated the rights of an Afghan asylum seeker by deporting him back to Greece.
Under EU rules, the Afghan man's asylum application should have been processed in the EU member state where he first alighted, which was Greece, but the court ruled that poor living conditions and the defective asylum procedures put both the applicant and his application in jeopardy.
Soon after, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees recommended that EU states refrain from returning applicants to Greece.
A police officer on the Greece-Macedonia border checks the documents of newly arrived refugees, early in the morning [Anna Psaroudakis/Al Jazeera]Course correction
Under EU and UN tutelage, Greece adapted again.
In July 2013, it set up a "First Reception Service" to greet refugees at the border, identify them, check their health and inform them of their legal rights. It also set up a dedicated asylum service staffed by lawyers. Last year, the service received more than 13,000 applications and approved almost 4,000.
When the left-wing Syriza party toppled the conservatives in January, it also put an end to the illegal practice of prolonged detention.
A young Iranian refugee, denied passage into Macedonia, warms up with a blanket while contemplating the situation in Idomeni, Greece [Anna Psaroudakis/Al Jazeera]Both Greece's mistakes and its progress since 1990 stand as an example to Eastern European states, says Dimitris Christopoulos of Panteion University, who wrote the citizenship law and chairs Greece's Human Rights Committee.
But, he warns, Greece is in an "embryonic transition" which "cannot be taken for granted".
The countries of Eastern Europe, which have only been democracies for a quarter-of-a-century and EU members for a decade, and who themselves generated Europe's last surge of immigration in the 1990s, now threaten that progress.
Macedonia has since built a fence along its border with Greece and several Eastern European countries have stepped back from their pledges to relocate refugees.
Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European migration commissioner, recently called this unravelling of the commitment to open borders "the beginning of the end of the European Union".
"They are still where Greece was during the Cold War. The worst case scenario [for 2016] is introspection - trying to build new waiting zones in the European periphery as is happening now with Greece," says Christopoulos.
"In this case, the fence mentality will prevail, and the domino effect that started with the [political] right in Hungary and has caught on in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, etc, will continue. In such a case, the European political project is in danger."
But it may just be migrants themselves who alter Europe's debate about migration. Beata Pastor, who was born in Greece to Filipino parents, is a member of Melissa, a non-profit organisation established by migrant women, which helps new refugees.The 19-year-old believes that the citizenship she has applied for will change things.
"Whatever bad happens here in Greece, they blame us. We don't have the right to vote… Shouldn't the blame go to the Greek people who vote?" she asks rhetorically.
"The Greek people they think about their own selves. Us, we believe in voting for the future of everyone, not just the Greeks, but everyone who lives here, and for the future of the country."
And here is where Greece's refugee population is steered----global corporate factories. Here is a Greek yogurt billionaire bringing these Arab Spring refugees to his global factory in US and Greece.
These global 1% billionaires are behind the wars----the displacement of global citizens---and moving them into global labor pools all while being called CHARITABLE. If we go to these global factories whether in Greece or US ----we will see conditions just as Asian sweat shop factories.
Those caught in Greece will be that EMBRYONIC SOCIETY tied to MONEY-LESS GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUS TOTALITARIANISM.
This is why CNN MONEY and this global 1% are SMILING.
The Greek refugees are caught in Foreign Economic Zone global labor factories and Greek's citizen EX PATs no longer have that GIVEN pathway to MIDDLE-CLASS.
Greek yogurt billionaire fills his plants with refugees
by Kate Trafecante & Craig Waxman @CNNMoney
This is what sparks the anti-Muslim rhetoric across the US------what have been Muslim nations tied to FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES AND GLOBAL FACTORIES and global slave trading distribution between Asia and Middle-East are now bringing them to US.
These are not CHARITABLE PEOPLE---they are the same global 1% and they intend to work these immigrants now in US as they do overseas in Asia and Middle-East----enslaving conditions. We may not see this TODAY---but MOVING FORWARD IS BRINGING THIS to these immigrants and to US citizens----here comes MONEY-LESS SOCIETY AND BASIC INCOME.
When our US United Nations ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE groups like Black Lives Matter-----Occupy Wall Street-----the ROOSEVELT AND ASPEN INSTITUTION bunch are marching and shouting against a TRUMP anti-Muslim ----this is what they want to protect. It has nothing to do with protecting those 99% of global labor pool displaced Muslim refugees---they are protecting that global 1% billionaire's right to bring global labor pool enslavement to US.
THIS IS MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE AND MONEY-LESS SOCIETIES TIED TO 99% LIVING, EATING, SCHOOLED, AND WORKING ON GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUSES....BECAUSE IT IS SUSTAINABLE FOR MAXIMIZING GLOBAL CORPORATE PROFITS.
This is right wing sensationalism ----but the goals of global labor pool and US Foreign Economic Zones as ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE is real and really bad for US 99% and global 99%.
In all honesty -----do we think placing this global factory in IDAHO---home of course to our RIGHT WING SOVEREIGN CITIZENS militias would cause UNREST AND CIVIL INSTABILITY? YOU BETCHA. Especially as US citizens are hired less and less and pay goes down to that of overseas Foreign Economic Zones.
A misleading image macro claimed Chobani's CEO vowed to "drown the United States in Muslims" and was "importing them to Idaho 300 at a time to work in his factory."
CLAIMChobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya vowed to "drown the United States in Muslims" and is "importing them to Idaho 300 at a time to work in his factory." See Example(s)
EXAMPLESCollected via e-mail and Twitter, March 2016RATING MOSTLY FALSEWHAT'S TRUE
Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya proposed big businesses step in and assist with a refugee crisis; Chobani has hired 600 refugees.
Ulukaya did not vow to "drown" America in Muslim refugees; his proposal did not mention Muslims specifically; he has no legal ability to "import Muslims" at a rate of 300 per month.
ORIGINOn 20 January 2016, CNN Money published an opinion item written by Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of the Chobani brand of strained yogurt. Ulukaya’s column posited that an ongoing refugee crisis could be ameliorated with the cooperation of businesses like his:
What would happen if they summoned the spirit of innovation and ingenuity to solve the greatest humanitarian crisis of our lives? What if — to borrow a word from Silicon Valley — we could “hack” the refugee crisis? That’s what I’m asking business leaders to do in Davos. As people of a free world, we have a moral obligation to the 60 million people who, like Nadia [a refugee from Kurdistan whose mother and brothers were massacred by ISIS], have been kidnapped or forced from their homes. People who need food, shelter, and opportunity, and have risked their lives to escape something that makes their childhood nightmares now seem like distant dreams. But it’s not just people who can help. Businesses — and the hundreds of thousands of people they represent — have a major role to play. At Chobani, the food company I founded in the United States, we have hired hundreds of refugees in the past five years, and they are some of the most talented, dedicated people I’ve ever met.
The column included a video segment during which Ulukaya discussed his proposition:
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On 20 January 2016, the unreliable web site WND.com responded to the op-ed with an editorial titled “AMERICAN YOGURT BILLIONAIRE: ‘HIRE MORE MUSLIM REFUGEES’; Calls on biggest U.S. companies to join Islamic surge” (even though the original column never mentioned Muslims):
Ever wonder why the federal government would be sending hundreds of foreign refugees to a relatively small town in Idaho? Wonder no more. They’re sent there, many of them, to work in the world’s largest yogurt factory. As WND previously reported, Twin Falls is in line to receive about 300 refugees this year, many of them Muslims from Syria. And the state of Idaho, despite its reputation as a mostly white, conservative farm state, has been a popular destination for refugees in recent years. The U.S. State Department has shipped more than 11,000 refugees directly from the Third World to Idaho since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Just in the past year, 989 refugees have arrived in the rural state, most of them landing in either Boise or Twin Falls. Nearly half have come from some of the world’s nastiest jihadist hot zones, including 95 from Iraq, 94 from Somalia, 47 from Sudan, 39 from Afghanistan, 31 from Iran, 28 from Syria and 11 from Pakistan, according to the federal refugee database. But despite growing protests by local residents against the refugee arrivals, the Twin Falls area can count on being a prime spot for refugees for years to come, thanks to one man’s rising business enterprise … That man is Hamdi Ulukaya, a Kurdish Muslim and immigrant from Turkey who created the billion-dollar U.S.-based Chobani yogurt empire.
WND collated a confusing number of metrics and purported statistics in their response to Ulukaya’s article, stating that Twin Falls would receive 300 refugees in 2016 (but not all of them Muslim or involved with Chobani), that 11,000 refugees from “the Third World” had entered Idaho as a whole since September 2001, and that 989 refugees from unspecified nations had arrived in Boise or Twin Falls in “the last year.” None of that mish-mash of numbers appeared directly related in any way to Chobani’s founder, or to his company’s hiring practices (especially given that the company wasn’t even founded until four years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks).
On 31 March 2016, the author of the WND article contacted us with further information, substantiating that 961 refugees from all nations (including Iraq, Iran, Burma, Russia, and Ukraine) entered Idaho in the calendar year 2015.
Breakdowns of the that information by state can be found here:
What was particularly notable within the Department of State’s refugee records for calendar year 2015 were demographics of people seeking asylum. While rumors claimed that refugees were primarily from Muslim countries (most typically Syria), the vast majority of people asking for asylum in Idaho were not from Muslim countries:
In 2015 a scant 28 Syrians (fewer than two percent of Idaho’s total) sought asylum in Idaho, despite intense focus on Syria’s refugees in the media. By contrast, 611 of the 961 refugees came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Burundi, and the Central African Republic (64 percent of all people settled in Idaho in 2015). Christianity (not Islam) was the primary religion in all but Somalia. Another 137 (14 percent) came from Burma (98) and Bhutan (39), countries that are primarily Buddhist. Removing the 9.7 percent from Somalia, the sum total of refugees from primarily Christian or Buddhist countries alone settling in Idaho in 2015 was 654 (or nearly 70 percent). Another two percent came from non-Muslim countries like Colombia, Russia, and Ukraine; despite the title of the piece, more than two-thirds of the refugees logged in the source material did not come from primarily Muslim countries.
Not long after the WND item appeared in January 2016, Facebook users began sharing the above-reproduced image macro reading:
Boycott Chobani Yogurt, an American based yogurt manufacturing company in Idaho that is owned by a muslim who says he is going to drown the United States in Muslims and is importing them to Idaho 300 at a time to work in his factory. He is also giving them the jobs that should go to American families even though his American neighbors have protested his actions and oppose his behavior. Please do not buy Chobani Yogurt!
As with many rumors of its type, the Chobani rumor evolved to encompass multiple versions inaccurately describing Ulukaya’s proposition, intent, and practices, including completely fabricated claims that Ulukaya had vowed to “flood” the U.S. with Muslims or “drown” the country in refugees. Some versions of the rumor asserted the CEO “imported” 300 Muslims per month” to the U.S. specifically to work in his Idaho plant, a claim which was difficult to square with immigration math. Per the U.S. Department of State, roughly 21,000 work visas were granted nationwide in each of fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015 [PDF]. If the claims about “300 Muslims per month” were to be believed 17% of all work visas were going to persons employed by a single yogurt plant in Idaho, irrespective of the fact that business people don’t have the authority to grant work visas of any description in the first place.
WND appeared to have extrapolated some of their numbers from a 15 January 2016 Financial Times profile of Ulukaya and his efforts to help refugees, which noted that the entire Chobani global workforce was made up of only 600 refugees (of all nationalities and religions):
Ulukaya decided to act. Last year he established a foundation, Tent, to channel financial aid and innovation efforts into refugee work. He also declared that he would give half his fortune to refugee causes (he has made an eye-popping $1.4bn from his wildly popular Chobani yoghurts in recent years). And he has stepped up efforts to hire as many refugees as he can at his yoghurt plants, where they currently account for 30 per cent of the total workforce, or 600 people. “There are 11 or 12 languages spoken in our factories,” says Ulukaya. “We have translators 24 hours a day.”
However, initial reporting upon the Idaho yogurt-processing plants facility’s opening in 2012 indicated that the plant employed 300 people in total, further calling into question claims that Chobani was placing 300 Muslim refugees per month in that same Idaho plant. Either Chobani was experiencing credulity-testing and unchecked monthly expansion, or the numbers were way off:
Chobani, the yogurt company that grew from nothing five years ago to a roughly $1 billion powerhouse today, will formally open one of the world’s largest yogurt-processing plants in Twin Falls, Idaho. The $450 million, 1 million square-foot plant is the company’s second. It will employ 300 people, and Mr. Ulukaya said for every 10 jobs it creates directly, it is expected to create roughly 66 additional jobs in ancillary businesses.
The claim that Chobani was headquartered in Idaho was also inaccurate. While the brand operates processing facilities in that state, Chobani was founded, and remains headquartered in, New York.
It is true that Ulukaya proposed using business employment as a novel approach to a refugee crisis in January 2016. However, claims that he sought to assist only Muslim refugees and was personally “importing” 300 Muslims per month to work in his Idaho plant were fabrications.
Below we see the global corporation and the global 1% tied to this NESTLE corporation known by everyone globally as the top BIG BAD MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATION---which with MONSANTO controls much of the world's food sources.
We know those pesky Greek FAKE SOCIALIST leaders loading the nation with global banking debt fraud were working for this Greek corporation. We know as well these are the Greek wealth executives that took all their wealth off-shore to leave 99% of Greek citizens to have their personal wealth lost and stolen. We know this Greek corporation is now using its labor organization to send Greek refugees to Foreign Economic Zones around the world.
We know this because that is what the CLINTON INITIATIVE has built these few decades.
If we look at this annual report from HELLAS NESTLE----we see the exact terminology in Baltimore City and its mountains of NGOs-----HEALTHY KIDS/WELLNESS/NGOs focusing on children-----this is what fills our US city school organizations----our US city social services organizations---our US city job training and employment----all once government agencies---local, state, Federal ----now global and controlled by a global corporate tribunal.
When Greek public health system was left in decay-----this is to where all those public funds went-----when Greece was loaded with sovereign bond debt---this is to where that bond revenue went----when Greek people lost their pensions and homes---this is to where that value went.
THIS SAME POLICY IS HAPPENING IN BALTIMORE BECAUSE ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY POLICY.
Creating SHARED VALUE---not for 99% WE THE PEOPLE!
As BORING as these annual reports are----believe it or not WE READ THEM-----we must educate broadly to know what the rich and powerful have as goals---and know when our politicians and organizations are CAPTURED BY THEM. This will be ONE of the Greek global corporations installing that EMBRYONIC MONEY-LESS SOCIETY just as global Google in San Fran is leading the way in US...........
Nestlé Hellas Sustainability
and Creating Shared Value
Hellas Sustainability and Creating Shared Value Report 2011
A message from the CEO________5
The structure of the Report__________6
About our Sustainability and Creating Shared Value Report _________6
The content of the Report _________6
The methodology of the Report _____7
A few words on the structure of the Report ____7
Scope of the Report _________7
Nestlé in Greece and the world___8
The history of Nestlé in Greece _____10
The structure of Nestlé in Greece __________11
3.3 Nestle Hellas: 2011 strategy and financial performance ___________12
The Nestlé facilities in Greece __________12
3.5 Nestlé products in Greece _________14
3.6 Nestlé Corporate Business Principles ____16
Our mission and values ______18
Corporate Governance ______18
Renumeration of managers _________18
3.10 Determination of qualifications and expertise for senior
management and senior staff _________19
3.11 Nestlé Code of Business Conduct ___19
3.12 Compliance Committee _________20
3.13 Issue Round Table __________20
3.14 Security Committee__________20
3.15 Safety Committee ___________20
3.16 Awards received in 2011 ___________21
3.17 Nestlé participation in organizations and business associations ____21
Creating Shared Value at Nestlé
The way we work _________22
The three pillars of Creating Shared Value ______23
4.3 Nestlé Creating Shared Value in Greece ____24
Wellness Taskforce _________24
Mapping of stakeholders _______24
5. Nestlé in the Greek market: Delighting consumers_28
The Nestlé Quality Assurance and Product Safety Policy __________30
5.2 Nestlé Quality Management System _______30
Consumer Services _______________31
Consumer communication with our Company in 2011 _31
Communication starts from the product label ____________________32
We develop food and beverage products for health and pleasure ___33
5.7 Nestlé Consumer Research Studies ____________________________35
Responsible Communication ________35
Supplier and customer relations: We develop responsible partners__36
5.10 The Nestlé sales network ________37
5.11 Our suppliers _____________38
5.12 Fair competition ___________39
We care for our people ____________40
Our people in 2011 _____________41
Employee turnover __________43
Employee progress and development ______44
Employee training __________44
Employee Health and Safety __________48
6.8 Nestlé Employee Council ________49
The Nestlé Environmental Management System______52
Our performance in 2011 ___53
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions ____________________54
Water management _______55
Use of materials _____________57
Company fleet _________57
Commitment to society______58
Healthy Kids Global Programme _______58
Healthy Kids in Greece __________59
Healthy Kids: Goals for 2012 _______63
2nd Water Care Festival at the Korpi factory _____________________64
Support of NGOs focusing on children _________________________66
Employee volunteerism ____________66
Corporate Responsibility Report Quality Assurance__68
9.1 Introduction ________69
Assurance Statement ________69
9.3 Communication with Nestle__69
10. GRI Index_______70
11. Evaluation form__79