In the last decade the Asian Development Bank has spent nearly $10 billion financing coal, gas, and oil projects in Asia. Now it is revising its energy policy. Two years ago the European Investment Bank cut ties with the fossil fuels industry, and the UK and US have since announced commitments to phase out financial support for fossil fuels abroad. The ADB needs to change course. It is currently ramping up its financing of fossil gas projects such as the controversial Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India (TAPI) gas pipeline or coal power projects in Bangladesh.
On March 27, 2021, the Transparency Act, a requirement of the Glyphosphate EBI, finally came into force. Now, no more secret studies can be used for the approval of pesticides. One ought at all to demand that only publicly financed studies may be used, because the results of industrial studies mostly depend on the financier. Industrial studies are often designed in such a way that a result about possible harmfulness cannot be obtained, for example by spraying the control fields with other harmful pesticides. At least a published study cannot make scientifically easily refutable claims.
It took a long time, but finally I have a hopefully reliable, analog landline phone in use in Klagenfurt. I should be available every week from Tuesday, later morning until Friday morning. This week, however, at times not on Tuesday afternoon. During this time I am physically present. Otherwise the answering machine would also need to work. The number is in the phone book.
After it turned out that the IP fixed-line telephony using the same Klagenfurt number, where the analog telephone line is plugged into the modem, does not work reliably enough, I finally have a real analog telephone connection directly to the telephone socket. With IP telephony, at times you couldn't understand anything except noise and once I talked, the person I was talking to only heard silence. Calls with IP telephony can probably be blocked completely, similar to cell phones, so that you don't even know that you have been called.
Since October last year at the latest I have been trying to get an analog telephone connection. First through the local Krainz GmbH, to which A1 simply refused to set up the landline connection. I then turned to A1 myself and convicted the interlocutor of the lie that all ISDN connections would be closed within the next month, since analog landline telephony for all those who have always had them is demonstrably still in existence. Finally I was referred to the business department and I got my landline connection at the beginning of January. They told me to take care of the number porting as soon as I got the new connection. While I was still at Fonira, I was previously refused to get the landline set up at an appointment by A1 because I was still a customer of another provider. Then they told me number porting is only possible if I am still a customer of the old provider. Fortunately, I was just able to extend the old contract at the same time. Once they reversed the number porting for me, which I only discovered by accident. I took on accordingly. Then I finally had my British Doro Easyphone in use, but while dialing a phone number it sometimes deleted the number before I could pick up the receiver. I didn't want to trust a 5-Eye phone after all. The volume control didn't work either and when I unplugged it, it forgot all the numbers when without batteries. I now have a Japanese Pansonic KX-TS620EXW with all the functions I want including a FAX port, answering machine and phone book. It was lucky that I got one because the phone is no longer in production.
The word of the transparent citizen is often overstrained and thus many people have stopped to listen. But what is currently to be decided at EU level has the power to actually make such a dystopia reality soon. The so-called Coronapass should be a QR-code that is electronically scanned as in Israel and which then redirects the shop owner to a web page that queries the vaccination status of the corresponding person. However the criticism of the data protectionists that such accesses must not be stored centrally is entirely failed. The fact is that intelligence services will have full access to this data whether it will be encrypted or not. So if you go to a shop next time and order a camera, a mobile phone or a computer there, then the secret service can give you a bugged version, in case it wants to surveil or terrorize you. Even worse Western secret services will have the ability to trouble querying the data on the website and, if really wished, can deliberately deny you access to a shop or cultural event. In our opinion a clear human rights violation. It is needless to protect very sensitive data: Such data must not be created at all. Whether the author will be able to continue to operate his website www.elstel.org under such circumstances without restrictions, will have to show. Nonetheless there would be a simple solution that does not violate one´s personality rights: an entry over the vaccination status in the passport. That would be useful at the same time, because there you will need the information anyway.