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The Details of How Obama is Selling America to Corporations Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 16, 2015   The Obama administration has announced a plan to build “a 21st-century infrastructure” that is run by private sector corporations because of their ability to finance these projects. According to a “fact sheet” published by the White House, the president “is announcing new steps that federal agencies are taking to bring private sector capital and expertise to bear on improving our nation’s roads, bridges, and broadband networks.” The creation of the Water Finance Center (WFC) within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) coincides with the implementation of the…

Scientists Call For Low-Energy Urbanization to Reduce Climate Change World

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 15, 2015   A team of researchers from the Mercator Research Institute (MRI) on Global Commons and Climate Change, the University of Maryland (UM) and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (YFES) released a study showing that with the implementation of “low-energy urbanization” efficiency and international climate goals can be achieved. According to data provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) urbanized centers have been observed to consume “between 67% and 76% of global energy and generate about three quarters of global carbon emissions.” The…

Gotta Go Fast: How Does the Bullet Train Change US Travel? Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 7, 2015   California Governor Jerry Brown has entered his 4th term with a focus on increasing renewable energy usage to 50% within the next 2 decades in a race to reduce the dependence of his state on petroleum. Doubling energy efficient buildings and heating systems as well as making available more renewable electricity sources are part of Brown’s goal to increase renewable energy use by 33% by 2020. Brown said in a speech to the press: “We must demonstrate that reducing carbon is compatible with an abundant economy…

Hyperloop: Incredible Fiction or the Future of Travel? Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 20, 2014   Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, Space and the man behind the Hyperloop Transport Technologies (HTT), a high-speed transit train that would travel 760 miles per hour, would like to see this technology implemented not only in California, but all across the nation. Journalist René Lavanchy commented about the project: “As far-sighted technology evangelism, the Hyperloop is laudable and deserves deeper discussion. As an intellectual idea, or the groundwork for some speculative fiction, it is fascinating. But as a shovel-ready infrastructure project, it is dead on…

Privacy or Convenience: Your Online Info Will Be Currency by 2025 Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 19, 2014   The Pew Research Internet Project (PRIP) and the Elon University Imaging the Internet Center (IIC) have released a report dealing with the “future of privacy” as we become more immersed in a digital world. Neils Ole Finnemann, director of NetLab, stated that in the future, “the citizens will divide between those who prefer convenience and those who prefer privacy.” As far as the year 2025 and privacy is concerned, 2,500 internet experts who participated in the study concluded: • 55% said infrastructure would not be in…

Why is New York Up For Sale to Private Developers? Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 8, 2014 The New York Housing Authority (NYHA) has opened an opportunity to take financing from private developers for housing complexes. L+M Development Partners (LMDP) and BFC Partners (BFCP) have made a deal with the NYHA for an estimated $350 million over the next 15 years to renovate areas such as: • Campos Plaza • East 4th Street Rehab • Saratoga Square Houses • Milbank-Fawkley Houses • East 120th Street Rehab • Bronx Chester Houses It is expected that the investments made by private developers could allow for “federal…

Farming Increases CO2? Science Has a Solution For That Weather

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent November 21, 2014   A study out of Boston University (BU) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Water Sustainability and Climate Program (WSCP) claims that the boom in farming has caused a boom in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; explaining how man is contributing to climate change. The culprit crops are corn, rice, wheat and soybean which all together account for 64% of the calories consumed across the globe. The conclusion of the study stated that “a rapid surge in food production to withstand the demands of rising population contributes…