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  • A gun in the face: Davos ploy to reshape refugee debate

    01/23/2019 2:32:48 AM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Jan 2019 | Mark Bendeich
    DAVOS (Reuters) - As businessman and bankers sip their morning coffee in a hotel lobby, admiring the Swiss Alps, a disturbing scene is unfolding in the car park below: men with guns are ordering people onto their knees and stealing their watches. {snip} With anti-immigration policies gaining major support across Western countries, the aid group that runs the simulation wants politicians, officials and chief executives attending Davos to understand the issue from the frightening perspective of a refugee. “It’s more effective now, the message,” said Sally Begbie, director of Hong Kong-based Crossroads Foundation. “We bring it to Davos because there...
  • On video, John Kerry calls on Trump to ‘resign’ at Davos’ World Economic Forum (Video)

    01/22/2019 12:29:11 PM PST · by blueyon · 49 replies
    AmericanMilitaryNews.com ^ | 1/22/19 | Laura Widener
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday during which he took aim at President Trump. Kerry was asked what his message to Trump would be, to which he first hesitated before answering “resign,” CNBC reported Tuesday. “He doesn’t take any of this seriously. He doesn’t have the ability to have that kind of conversation,” Kerry said in his hesitation. His ultimate answer “resign” elicited laughter and applause from the audience. Watch his comments below:
  • John Kerry at Davos: Donald Trump Should Resign

    01/22/2019 10:37:35 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 39 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 1-22-2019 | Tim Hains
    Asked what message he has for President Trump, former Secretary of State John Kerry told those listening at a CNBC Davos World Economic Forum panel that the president should "resign."
  • Over in Davos, plutocrats rub their hands together at Ocasio-Cortez's 70% tax proposal

    01/22/2019 9:01:36 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/22/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Over in Davos, where the globalist elites are meeting, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal for a 70% tax rate on the superrich isn't have quite the response one might have expected. She must know them better than most people, because her punitive taxation plan seems to be almost embraced by at least some of the Swiss conference's utterly wealthy minions, who claim their mission is to improve the world. Here is what Bloomberg reported:
  • The super rich at Davos are scared of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal to hike taxes [tr]

    01/22/2019 8:26:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 22, 2019 | Hugh Son and Brian Schwartz
    The elite financiers attending Davos are worried about the 70 percent tax rate on earnings above $10 million proposed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. "It's scary," Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer for $265 billion Guggenheim Partners, said in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "By the time we get to the presidential election this is going to gain more momentum," said Minerd, who added that he would probably be personally impacted by it. "And I think the likelihood that a 70 percent tax rate, or something like that, becomes policy is...
  • Trump cancels U.S. delegation to Davos forum: press secretary

    01/17/2019 6:45:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 22 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | January 17th, 2019 | Eric Beech
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has canceled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, according to a statement released by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday. Trump, who attended last year's Davos event, had planned to go again this year but pulled out last week as he grapples with Democrats in Congress over funding for a wall on the border with Mexico that has led to a partial shutdown of the government. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were expected to lead...
  • Survey: Workers trust their employer over other institutions [particularly government]

    01/20/2019 10:54:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2019 | Pan Pylas
    With trust in governments taking a hit since the global financial crisis, people around the world view their employer as the most trusted institution in their lives, according to a survey published Monday. In a survey of trust in institutions that public relations firm Edelman releases each year on the eve of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the firm found that 75 percent of respondents trusted their employer. That’s a hefty 19 percentage points more than the equivalent trust in business as a whole and 27 points more than governments. …
  • Oxfam says world wealth gap widening, advocates fairer taxes [i.e. higher on the “rich”]

    01/20/2019 10:21:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2019 | Pan Pylas
    <p>Wealth inequality around the world is “out of control” and doing particular harm to women, anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam warned Monday ahead of the annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.</p>
  • Globalization 4.0 will help us tackle climate change. Here’s how

    01/14/2019 12:15:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    World Economic Forum ^ | January 14, 2019 | by Klaus Schwab, Founder, World Economic Forum
    Climate change – arguably humanity’s most existential challenge – requires urgent global action. As the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2019 will show only too clearly, environmental crises – notably a failure to tackle climate change – are among the likeliest and highest-impact risks that the world faces over the next decade. Indeed, 2018 saw record levels of costs due to extreme weather events. The urgent scientific message on climate change finds it hard to cut through the news cycle and the competing agendas of our ever more complex world. The effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the...
  • Leftist "Global Inequality" Charity Used Underage Prostitutes

    02/12/2018 10:53:53 AM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 11, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Oxfam claims to help fight global inequality. It apparently does so by redistributing abuses around the world. When Oxfam claims to help the children, it's best to ask just what sort of help it offers. The charities watchdog has demanded an urgent clarification from Oxfam after allegations that the charity covered up an inquiry into whether its staff used sex workers in Haiti during a 2011 post-earthquake relief effort. All the "Save the Worlders" had quite a time in Haiti. Just ask the UN and the Clintons. And they partied at the expense of the Haitians. One of the men...
  • The Great British rake-off...what really happens to the billions YOU donate to charity

    11/16/2014 2:17:25 AM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 54 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 16 November 2014 | David Craig
    The figures are astonishing. There are more than 195,289 registered charities in the UK that raise and spend close to £80 billion a year. Together, they employ more than a million staff – more than our car, aerospace and chemical sectors – and make 13 billion ‘asks’ for money every year, the equivalent of 200 for each of us in the UK. But many charities have become hungry monsters, needing ever more of our money to feed their own ambitions. And while registered charities claim that almost 90p in every pound donated is spent on ‘charitable activities’, many spend at...
  • ‘Thanks to The Nutters at Oxfam, I’m Buying SodaStream’ (Canada employment minister)

    02/02/2014 6:17:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2014, 11:03 PM | Ari Yashar
    After Actress Scarlett Johansson stepped down as Oxfam’s ambassador over her advertisement with Israeli company SodaStream, a company Oxfam boycotts, Canadian Employment Minister Jason Kenney said their move spurred him to buy from SodaStream. […] Kenney bashed the “anti-Israel obsession” with which leftist groups pursue Israel, even while they ignore countries like Iran which executes political dissidents and homosexuals. …
  • Oxfam staff 'paid prostitutes for sex in Haiti during earthquake recovery - then charity covered...

    02/09/2018 2:30:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 2/9/18 | Steve Robson
    Top staff at Oxfam paid Haitian prostitutes for sex in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, it has been claimed.Senior aid workers were found to have paid for sex while involved in the massive cleanup operation after the natural disaster killed 220,000 people and left millions more homeless, the Times reports.The charity, which receives £300million a year in government funding, conducted an internal investigation which led to three men being sacked for gross misconduct.Four others were allowed to resign, it is claimed.One source told the Times that an Oxfam worker had arranged "sex parties" at a villa rented by the...
  • Minister orders Oxfam to hand over files on Haiti prostitute scandal

    02/09/2018 11:08:08 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    thetimes.co.uk ^ | 2/9/2018 | Sean O’Neill
    The government has ordered Oxfam to hand over files on charity staff who paid for sex in earthquake-torn Haiti. The demand follows an investigation by The Times that revealed Oxfam covered up the use of prostitutes by senior aid workers. Matt Hancock, the culture secretary who is responsible for charity regulation, said: “These allegations are deeply shocking and Oxfam must now provide the Charity Commission with all the evidence they hold of events that happened in Haiti as a matter of urgency. “The reported historic behaviour of senior aid workers is abhorrent and completely unacceptable. Charities must ensure that they...
  • Oxfam's deputy chief executive QUITS over prostitute scandal (Haiti following 2010 earthquake)

    02/12/2018 9:10:30 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 11 replies
    Oxfam's deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence resigned this afternoon admitting she is 'ashamed' the prostitute scandal happened on her watch. Ms Lawrence was the programme director for Oxfam's Chad and Haiti relief efforts, which have been plunged into scandal after investigations revealed staff paid victims for sex... Ms Lawrence said: 'I am deeply sad to announce that I have resigned as deputy chief executive of Oxfam GB. 'Over the last few days we have become aware that concerns were raised about the behaviour of staff in Chad as well as Haiti that we failed to adequately act upon... Oxfam is...
  • Oxfam Counts Highly Paid Millennials with Student Debt Among the World’s Neediest

    01/18/2017 2:17:37 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Cato ^ | 18 January 2017 | Chelsea Follett
    Every year, Oxfam releases a report meant to shock the public about the extent of income and wealth inequality. This year’s report claims that the eight richest people on Earth have as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population (3.6 out of 7.2 billion people). That’s certainly shocking. It’s also profoundly misleading. As others have pointed out, Oxfam reached that number with a questionable methodology, which also led them to several other absurd conclusions. According to their own graphs, more poor people live in North America and Europe than China (see the far left of the chart...
  • EU and Oxfam Launch Tax Payer Funded Campaign to Urge West into Taking 60 MILLION Migrants

    09/08/2015 12:31:58 PM PDT · by Black Agnes · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    One of the world’s largest, allegedly corrupt charities has joined forces with one of the world’s largest, allegedly corrupt governments to guilt trip the Western world into welcoming 60 million migrants to their shores. On Sunday, the European Commission and Oxfam launched their YouSaveLives campaign to give “a face and a name to this vast army of invisible people.”
  • 2018 02 04 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Did You Get The Memo?"

    02/04/2018 10:22:56 AM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Feb 4, 2018 | John Haller
    As the world focuses on the now infamous "FISA memo" which has seemingly confirmed "collusion" except that it was done by the Democratic Party, God's prophetic time clock continues to tick. As Jared Kushner continues to work behind the scenes to negotiate a long-lasting Middle East peace plan, Israel continues to prepare for a multi-front assault from multiple players in the region, whose sole purpose is to eradicate and destroy her as a nation and as a people. For the Christian who has read the end of the book, we know that God's chosen people will prevail. But to a...
  • TIME FOR GREENBLATT TO WALK AWAY-Will Trump, chief peace negotiator accept "peace process" is dead?

    02/02/2018 4:14:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 2, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    Unless Trump intends to humiliate himself and America and sell Israel down the river like his predecessors did, the peace process will not be resuscitated. On Tuesday in Bethlehem, the Palestinians demonstrated the choice the Americans now face in their dealings with Fatah – the supposedly moderate PLO faction that controls the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. President Donald Trump and his advisers can play by Fatah’s rules or they can walk away. On Tuesday a delegation of diplomats from the US Consulate in Jerusalem came to Bethlehem to participate in a meeting of the local chamber of commerce. When...
  • Trump's push for smaller government is having global benefit

    02/01/2018 1:26:21 PM PST · by richardb72 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    “What is good for the United States is good for the rest of the world,” has been Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s mantra. Americans know how stock prices have exploded in the United States since President Trump’s election, but stock prices started rising at the same time around the world. To the shocks of Trump’s American opponents, he was greeted by the international elites at the gathering in Davos, Switzerland as almost a conquering hero. Meanwhile, George Soros told people at the meetings that he thought that Trump was a “danger” to the world. So many people view economics as a...