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U.S. picks public health expert for World Bank job
Reuters ^

Posted on 03/23/2012 7:09:09 AM PDT by sunmars

The United States has picked a public health expert of South Korean origin as its candidate for the World Bank presidency, a job emerging market economies are contesting for the first time.

President Barack Obama will nominate Jim Yong Kim, president of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization, a senior administration official said on Friday. The White House would make an announcement at 10:00 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT).

Angola, Nigeria and South Africa have endorsed the nomination of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a respected economist and diplomat, as a candidate to take over the bank when Robert Zoellick steps down in June.

"The endorsement is in line with the belief that the appointment of the leadership of the World Bank and its sister institution, the International Monetary Fund, should be merit-based, open and transparent," the three said in a statement.

It was a rare example of unity among countries often at loggerheads as they strive for dominance on the continent.

The United States has held the presidency since the bank's inception after World War Two, and a European has always headed the IMF.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: georgesoros; jimyongkim; kim; soros; worldbank
Seriously WTF......born in South Korea, university guy....how messed up is this, a "public health expert" for the world bank......
1 posted on 03/23/2012 7:09:14 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

gambit to get support for hillary as IMF head?


2 posted on 03/23/2012 7:11:39 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: WoofDog123

IMF, no way, Legarde and europe always gets that, this is a seriously bad pick, i suspect a payback of some sort as usual.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 7:12:51 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

No doubt a fellow traveler with Zero, and you can bet the World Bank will be used to funnel even more of our tax money to jihadi governments worldwide.


4 posted on 03/23/2012 7:13:08 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: sunmars
...how messed up is this, a "public health expert" for the world bank...

You've seen other Obozo appointments, why would this unqualitifed one be any different?

5 posted on 03/23/2012 7:16:18 AM PDT by econjack
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To: sunmars

This is a slap to Hillary Clinton. I read where she was heavily lobbying for this job.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 7:18:05 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: sunmars
"Healthcare" is the new "Wall Street".

You've been warned.

7 posted on 03/23/2012 7:18:36 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("exterminate the bolshevicks...")
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To: WoofDog123
gambit to get support for hillary as IMF head?

No way. LaGarde is the perfect WEF protege. I'm sure she frightens Obama. In fact, she's going to really go places in this crazy world. Unless, of course, she gets religion.

8 posted on 03/23/2012 7:22:36 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("exterminate the bolshevicks...")
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To: sunmars
Pure political appointment.
Anybody actually qualified for the job is automatically disqualified, because if he knows his trade, he is not so easily controlled.
Reason #113 why communism always fails.

9 posted on 03/23/2012 7:32:33 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: rawhide

Indra Nooyi of Pepsico was also mentioned as a possible candidate. I guess she will just stick around and drive Pepsi down some more by wasting money on environmental projects and healthy food products.


10 posted on 03/23/2012 7:35:03 AM PDT by Ironfocus (Unseat the Looter-in-Chief)
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To: sunmars

Of course. New guy has never worked outside “education,” “community organizing,” and hugely profitable “international agencies” that steal American taxpayer money. Marx is smiling.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 7:37:24 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: sunmars

Well.....as long as he’s an “expert.”


12 posted on 03/23/2012 7:41:07 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: sunmars

The World Bank is a messed up concept and participation by the United States government is unconstitutional.

It is also a huge drag on the American taxpayer as we fund it almost entirely.

The globalists are the masters at thieving from the US taxpayer.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 7:41:47 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: sunmars
Jim Yong Kim (born December 8, 1959) is a Korean-American physician, and 17th President of Dartmouth College. He has been a Professor of Medicine and Social Medicine and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was a co-founder and later Executive Director of Partners in Health

From 2004 to 2006, Kim served as Director of the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department

14 posted on 03/23/2012 7:42:52 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: sunmars
President Kim is a co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH) and a former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization (WHO). He has dedicated himself to health and social justice work for more than two decades

director of the François Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health

Press Here

15 posted on 03/23/2012 7:46:50 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: sunmars

Whew! At least it’s not the insufferable Jeffery Sachs!


16 posted on 03/23/2012 7:48:26 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: sunmars

The cancer of Obama”care” now extends to choosing a “Public health expert for the World Bank.”

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The major problem with THE NINE SUPREMES is that they are chosen for political reasons by the POTUS, and then they vote as an un-accountable democracy, for a Nation that is NOT a Democracy, but a REPUBLIC.

As a result, THE NINE SUPREMES commonly vote 5 to 4 on most issues. Constitutionality is seldom a consideration, and their up-coming ruling on Obama”care” will prove my point.

Now is the time to stand and deliver to address our grievances to the dictates of the Left.

Oppose the dictates of Dictator Baby-Doc Barack!

Our ONLY chance to ABOLISH Obama”care” rests with THE NINE SUPREMES, because Romney will be defeated by Obama.

IMHO, if Romney is anointed as the RNC Nominee, THE main issue in the National Election, Obama”care,” will be taken off the campaign table. Hence, Romney will not only lose, but suffer another crushing, and sadly typical, RINO defeat.

To those who want poster ideas, here are a few ideas for demonstration posters:

Obama”care” was robo-signed by Congress, and is therefore illegal.

Obama”care” was 2700 pages long, but is still being written, but not by Congress: witness the forced contraception coverage recently.

Obama”care” has caused “The Catholic Spring.”

Obama”care” reduces competition, and therefore is illegal by the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.

Obama”care” is designed to be a US Federal Government monopoly, with no competition.

Obama”care” also is illegal according to the US Constitution, because it violates our freedom of choice.

Will THE NINE SUPREMES notice any of these three violations? I seriously doubt it.

Impeached Bill Clinton proved that the US President is above US Federal Law, so anything that the President wants he gets, regardless of the Federal Laws that he has violated.


17 posted on 03/23/2012 7:49:52 AM PDT by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: rawhide

Hillary Rodham Clinton, who officials said was the first to recommend Kim for the job

Yong Kim ... of partner organizations, including the Clinton Foundation


18 posted on 03/23/2012 7:50:17 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: pabianice

Yes, Marx is smiling

http://www.morningstartv.com/oak-initiative/marxism-america

A video that will make you think seriously!
This is bone chilling and 52% of the voters did this to us by
electing Obama.


19 posted on 03/23/2012 8:05:19 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: sunny48

add to my previous post, Around the 5 minute mark you will hear about the health care and where the brown shirts are going to come from in the administration.


20 posted on 03/23/2012 8:07:19 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: sunmars

“how messed up is this, a “public health expert” for the world bank......”

Not messed up at all in their minds. World health care = big bucks and control of masses.


21 posted on 03/23/2012 8:10:22 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: sunmars
Whoa!!! Our Sec'y of State, the dragon lady, said she wanted the job. Que pasa???
22 posted on 03/23/2012 8:12:10 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: sunmars

That’s the next step in their playbook. Get corporations and financial institutions making their decisions based on new criteria that are strictly non-financial.


23 posted on 03/23/2012 8:14:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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“Hillary Rodham Clinton, who officials said was the first to recommend Kim for the job”

Interesting as IIRC there was an article sometime in February, or thereabouts indicating as rawhide posted that Hillary was actively lobbying for that position.


24 posted on 03/23/2012 8:42:31 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: kcvl; rawhide

Here’s the link to that Feb. 15, article:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2846856/posts


25 posted on 03/23/2012 8:47:16 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Ironfocus

I no longer drink Pepsi because of that insidious logo.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 9:26:59 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: sunmars
the nomination of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

I think that's the guy who keeps sending me emails about $20,000,000 his wife's cousin happened to come into when the vault of the national bank was damaged by that last earthquake, and if I supply all my bank data I get to keep 20%...

27 posted on 03/23/2012 9:31:04 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: sunmars

That’s like having a ‘community organizer’ for POTUS.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 10:14:10 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: SueRae
Pepsi itself is much worse than the logo.

Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus ‘ordinary business’
29 posted on 03/23/2012 10:52:10 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: sunmars
Seriously WTF......born in South Korea, university guy....how messed up is this, a "public health expert" for the world bank......

ANSWER?

Jim Yong Kim: Soros was a career highlight for me

Career high: “The high point was when we started receiving support, first from George Soros who gave us our first grants [to battle tuberculosis] and then we received a huge grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.” Kim’s tenure at Dartmouth appears to have been viewed positively by the student body: The college’s student newspaper, The Dartmouth, reported in August 2011 that “Out of 230 students interviewed by The Dartmouth, 118, or 51 percent, said they approved of College President Jim Yong Kim’s performance in his first two years as president.” 14 percent of those interviewed disapproved.

30 posted on 03/23/2012 11:22:48 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Lucky9teen

Yet another nobama minion who hates you, your succcess and your freedom. He KNOWS he is smarter than you.


31 posted on 03/23/2012 11:35:14 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sunmars

I am reminded of all the complaints during WWII—Cooks who were made jeep mechanics & mechanics who were made cooks.

FUBAR


32 posted on 03/23/2012 3:28:22 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: sunmars

Harriet Mires wasn’t available?


33 posted on 03/24/2012 3:04:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: sunmars

“Public health expert” for head of Sperm Bank? No, Mr. President, that’s WORLD Bank.. Ooops, too late.


34 posted on 03/24/2012 4:59:55 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: sunmars

“Seriously WTF......born in South Korea, university guy....how messed up is this, a “public health expert” for the world bank...... “

I guess they are only concerned with how money is spent not whether or not it is produced or retained. In the case of the so called world bank that money is mostly our money.


35 posted on 03/25/2012 10:05:35 PM PDT by Monorprise
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