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  • A Very Real New World Order

    01/27/2009 8:41:32 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 40 replies · 1,713+ views
    BorderFireReport ^ | 1/27/09 | Chuck Baldwin
    It is hard to believe, but a majority of Americans (including Christians and conservatives) seem oblivious to the fact that there is a very real, very legitimate New World Order (NWO) unfolding. In the face of overwhelming evidence, most Americans not only seem totally unaware of this reality, they seem unwilling to even remotely entertain the notion. On one hand, it is understandable that so many Americans would be ignorant of the emerging New World Order. After all, the mainstream media refuses to report, or even acknowledge, the NWO. Even "conservative" commentators and talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh,...
  • Global Taxes and Global TV Now on the Agenda

    01/27/2009 8:10:10 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 28 replies · 1,045+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 1/27/09 | Cliff Kincaid
    President Obama’s pick for Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, is being urged to lay the foundation for “global governance” by considering “international taxation” measures to loot more money from U.S. taxpayers. The recommendation is included in the report, “The Global Agenda 2009,” which is being considered by the World Economic Forum (WEF), meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 28th - February 1st. The WEF is not an official government group but does include dozens of government, corporate and labor leaders at its annual meetings. Media companies such as News Corporation (parent of Fox News, the Fox Business Network, and the Wall Street...
  • Mood of sobriety and self-recrimination at Davos (disoriented fat cats gather)

    01/26/2009 2:07:34 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 562+ views
    FT ^ | 01/25/09 | Gillian Tett
    Mood of sobriety and self-recrimination at Davos By Gillian Tett in London Published: January 25 2009 19:17 | Last updated: January 25 2009 19:17 In recent years, Goldman Sachs has been renowned for hosting one of the hottest parties during the World Economic Forum’s glittering annual meeting in Davos. No longer. This year, in a nod to the new mood of sobriety and self-recrimination, the US broker has quietly cancelled its party and sharply reduced its delegation to the event, which starts on Wednesday. It is far from alone. John Thain was due to host a high-profile breakfast meeting on...
  • Jarrett to attend World Economic Forum

    01/25/2009 5:48:10 PM PST · by milwguy · 13 replies · 1,508+ views
    upi ^ | 1/24/2009 | upi
    Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on behalf of the Obama administration, officials said. The Washington Post (NYSE:WPO) reported Saturday that the five-day, invitation-only forum draws leading business leaders from around the world. White House National Security Adviser James Jones and economic adviser Lawrence Summers had been planning to attend, but will remain in Washington to attend to domestic issues. "Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president who is in touch each day with elected officials, business and community leaders across the nation about the economic challenges they face, will...
  • Capitalism in crisis has Davos forum scaling back on glitz this year (Can FR save HOLLYWOOD?)

    01/25/2009 4:32:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 317+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/25/09 | Bradley S. Klapper
    Capitalism in crisis has Davos forum scaling back on glitz this year1 hour, 36 minutes ago By Bradley S. Klapper, The Associated Press GENEVA - No Bono, no Angelina. With capitalism in crisis, the 2,500 business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week will find less star power than usual. Organizers say the five-day event that starts Wednesday will focus on work and on shaping the world after the crisis ends. **SNIP** Appropriately, perhaps, one session has been titled "Update 2009: The Return to State Power" and will assess governments now taking a stronger...
  • World leaders on retreat

    01/25/2009 1:14:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 336+ views
    AFP ^ | January 25, 2009
    The words of communist China's Premier Wen Jiabao and former communist Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will dominate the start of the elite five-day meeting on Wednesday. GENEVA - LEADERS from Russia and China are the star attractions among a record number of heads of state and government gathering in the Swiss winter resort of Davos this week to discuss how to get the global economy off the skids. With the capitalist world suffering its worst battering since the Great Depression, the words of communist China's Premier Wen Jiabao and former communist Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will dominate...
  • White House Criticizes Envoy Over Iran

    01/30/2008 9:10:15 PM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 107+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 30, 2008
    White House Criticizes Envoy Over Iran January 30, 2008 The New York Times Helene Cooper WASHINGTON -- White House officials expressed anger on Tuesday about an appearance in which the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, sat beside the Iranian foreign minister at a panel of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Saturday. The United States does not have diplomatic relations with Iran, and the Bush administration has limited its official high-level dealings with Iran to discussions about Iraq, primarily in Baghdad. Administration officials said that Mr. Khalilzad’s appearance beside Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in...
  • An Ex-President, a Mining Deal and a Big Donor (Clinton donor rec’d lucrative uranium mining deal)

    01/30/2008 8:19:48 PM PST · by bd476 · 146 replies · 2,130+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2008 | By JO BECKER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in southeast Kazakhstan. Several hundred miles to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world. And Mr. Giustra was in hot pursuit of an exclusive deal to tap them. Unlike more established competitors, Mr. Giustra was a newcomer to uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic. But what his fledgling company lacked in experience, it made up for in connections. Accompanying Mr. Giustra on his...
  • Who Lost Ukraine?

    01/29/2008 9:19:31 PM PST · by jdm · 6 replies · 124+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan. 30, 2008 | by Reuben F. Johnson
    ~excerpt~ UNLESS YOU'VE BEEN hiding in a cave somewhere or posted to a UN humanitarian assistance project site in North Korea, you know that the latest contest in the U.S. election is over who can come up with the sexiest stimulus package for the economy. Both Obama and Clinton have put forth their own plans as part of campaign one-upmanship. Meanwhile, the Congress has proposed a bipartisan plan that would send checks to taxpayers to encourage extra spending and pump up the economy. Increasing worries about the state of the U.S. economy dominated the sidebar conversations and media coverage of...
  • Plan B swings into effect to change mood of America (fat cats find can-do spirit)

    01/27/2008 9:55:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 83+ views
    Times of London ^ | 01/28/08 | Anatole Kaletsky
    Plan B swings into effect to change mood of America Anatole Kaletsky: Economic view It was not quite the way they expressed it, but the message from the policymakers at Davos was clear enough: Plan B is swinging into action. What is Plan B? Two weeks ago I wrote on this page that the global credit crunch was near its end – in terms of time, though not necessarily of price. What I meant was that stock market prices might still fall a long way and some financial institutions might even go bankrupt, but the time for these events to...
  • Turkey warns against EU 'club of Christians'

    01/26/2008 2:24:45 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 174+ views
    Yahoo | AFP ^ | 1/26/08
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) - - Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan warned the European Union against becoming a "club of Christians" as he pushed Saturday for Ankara's membership in the bloc. "If the EU finds itself as a club of Christians.... it is against the very soul of the EU," Babacan told reporters on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. EU heavyweights France and Germany are both opposed to full Turkish membership, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been particularly vocal on the issue, arguing that the mainly Muslim country does not...
  • Bono confesses sins to 'father' Al Gore Jan 24 02:09 PM US/Eastern

    01/25/2008 2:29:23 AM PST · by personalaccts · 24 replies · 194+ views ^ | 1/24/08 | AFP
    Bono confesses sins to 'father' Al Gore Jan 24 02:09 PM US/Eastern ‘Gulfstream-Flying Rock Star’ Bono Confesses Carbon Sins to ‘Father’ Al Gore Having climate campaigner Al Gore round to your house is to open yourself to a self-flagellating guilt trip, Irish rock star Bono confessed Thursday. Sharing a stage with the former US vice president at the annual gathering of world movers and shakers in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the U2 frontman joked that their friendship was a source of pressure on the domestic front. "He's been round my house and it's like... here's the recycler Al,...
  • Capitalism Doesn't Work, Mr. Gates? By Lawrence Kudlow

    01/25/2008 3:20:16 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 180 replies · 78+ views ^ | 25 January 2008 | Lawrence Kudlow
    Capitalism Doesn't Work, Mr. Gates? By Lawrence Kudlow Friday, January 25, 2008 Bill Gates, bloviating at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is issuing a clarion call for a "kinder capitalism" to aid the world's poor. Gates says he has grown impatient with the shortcomings of capitalism. He thinks it's failing much of the world. This, of course, from a guy who's worth around $35 billion (give or take a billion). Don't you just love it? A guy without a college degree who invented a new technology process in his garage that literally changed the entire world, a guy...
  • Memo to Bill Gates: Capitalism Crashes Far Less Often Than MS Windows

    01/25/2008 7:52:35 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 29 replies · 129+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 25 January 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Bill Gates seems to think there are bugs in the operating system of the modern economy. It doesn’t fight poverty well enough and sometimes suffers debilitating crashes. While attending the World Economic Forum at Davos, he called for a more “creative capitalism” than the one that America hasn’t had to seriously reboot since The Great Depression. He defined “creative capitalism” as follows: "The challenge here is to design a system including profit and recognition to do more for the poor," he said, calling for a new form of "creative capitalism.""Creative capitalism is an approach where governments, businesses and NGOs (non-government...
  • Bill Gates Issues Call For Kinder Capitalism

    01/24/2008 1:50:32 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 68 replies · 347+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (excerpt, subscription) ^ | January 24, 2007 | Robert A. Guth
    Excerpt - Free enterprise has been good to Bill Gates. But later today, the Microsoft Corp. chairman will call for a revision of capitalism. In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the software tycoon plans to call for a "creative capitalism" that uses market forces to address poor-country needs that he feels are being ignored. "We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well," Mr. Gates will tell world leaders at the forum, according to a copy of the speech seen by The Wall...

    01/23/2008 3:33:14 PM PST · by daisyscarlett · 69 replies · 134+ views
    Yahoo,,various | Daisyscarlett
    Today, President Bush participated in a briefing with Mayors on Free Trade Agreements. LINK The President postponed an event today to promote an advertising campaign on preventing prescription drug abuse after actor Heath Ledger's death from a possible drug overdose, the White House said. LEDGER DEATH Vice President Cheney spoke to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington D.C. Cheney wants surveillance law expanded Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is in Davos, Switzerland where she gave the keynote address today to the World Economic Forum. Press Briefing Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Dollar's Golden Era Is Ending, Warns Soros

    01/23/2008 3:00:52 PM PST · by blam · 103 replies · 196+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-23-2008 | Edmund Conway
    Dollar's golden era is ending, warns Soros By Edmund Conway in Davos Last Updated: 8:10pm GMT 23/01/2008 The billionaire investor famous for "breaking" the Bank of England in the 1990s has warned that Britain is heading for a recession. George Soros said that a recession in both the United States and Britain "will be very difficult to avoid". He was speaking on the fringes of the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland, where many of the world's top politicians and businessmen are meeting. The billionaire investor expects the dollar to be usurped as the top currency The warning is...
  • Rice Offers Iran Prospect of Normal Ties

    01/23/2008 10:24:23 AM PST · by cowdog77 · 45 replies · 631+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/23/08 | Sue Pleming
    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday she believed the nuclear stand-off with Iran could be resolved diplomatically but that Tehran must not be allowed to become a nuclear weapons power. Just one day after getting agreement on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution against Tehran, Rice offered the incentive of a "more normal relationship" and expanded trade if Iran gave up sensitive nuclear work, according to the prepared text of her speech to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. "Ultimately, though, we believe that we can resolve this problem through diplomacy," Rice said...
  • World Economic Forum Opens in Davos Amid Economic Turmoil

    01/23/2008 10:11:53 AM PST · by khnyny · 14 replies · 93+ views
    channelnewsasia ^ | January 23, 2008
    DAVOS, Switzerland : The annual Davos gathering of the world's political and business elite opened Wednesday, dominated by the deep cut in US interest rates aimed at preventing recession and supporting world stock markets. In recent years the annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort has been against a backdrop of bumper corporate profits, strong economic growth and tame inflation. But as the 38th World Economic Forum opened the global economy is now faced with huge slides in stock markets, slowing growth, the sub-prime crisis and increasing oil, food and other commodity prices. "I don't know whether there will be...
  • Answering 'The Davos Question' [get ready for BARF]

    The Davos Question hopes to add a public voice to the World Economic Forum Record your YouTube video on how to make the world a better place If highly ranked your video could be watched by world leaders at Davos (CNN) -- What will be the biggest question asked at Davos this year? The environment, economic development and energy security will all be hot topics discussed by the rich and powerful who will gather in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum from January 23 to 27. Have your say and make yourself heard at this year's World Economic Forum....
  • Outrunning the avalanche -- Credit crisis looms large over annual Davos summit

    01/21/2008 12:48:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 78+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | Last update: 5:30 p.m. EST Jan. 18, 2008 | William L. Watts, MarketWatch
    LONDON (MarketWatch) - With the world's financial markets teetering on the brink of panic, the world's most powerful executives, financiers and politicians will be searching for answers to the global credit meltdown when they gather for their annual retreat next week in the Swiss Alps. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos isn't designed to produce detailed policy proposals, but participants say it will provide a platform to take a look at what went wrong. And front and center will be a look at how the practice of selling mortgages to home buyers and then re-packaging them...
  • World leaders head for Davos

    01/20/2008 4:29:00 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies · 173+ views
    Japan Today ^ | Monday, January 21, 2008 at 07:11 EST
    GENEVA — The icy Swiss mountains are to host the world's business and political elite this week for their annual gathering in Davos, where the cooling temperature of the world economy is set to focus minds. The Davos event, a unique spectacle of wealth, power and debate, begins Wednesday when chief executives and heads of state gather in the chic Alpine ski resort for five days of public discussions and private deal-making. Started in 1971 and known as the World Economic Forum, the gathering provides a unique opportunity to gauge the mood and preoccupations of some of the world's most...
  • Hugo Chavez Lashes Out and Insults Mexico and Felipe Calderon

    02/04/2007 7:00:07 AM PST · by StJacques · 47 replies · 7,396+ views
    Mexico News ^ | February 2, 2007 | Mexico News Staff Article
    Chávez lashes out at Mexico On the same day the Calderón administration took steps to ease rocky relations with Venezuela and Cuba, Venezuela´s Hugo Chávez on Thursday hurled personal insults at his Mexican counterpart Wire reports El Universal Viernes 02 de febrero de 2007 On the same day the Calderón administration took steps to ease rocky relations with Venezuela and Cuba, Venezuela´s Hugo Chávez on Thursday hurled personal insults at his Mexican counterpart. Chávez´s ire was raised as he attacked Calderón for comments the latter made in Davos, Switzerland, last week criticizing countries that "nationalize industries" and "interfere in the...

    02/03/2007 9:35:04 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies · 1,592+ views
    new york post ^ | February 2, 2007
    SEN. Barack Obama might want to tell George Soros to shut up, now that the Hungarian-born billionaire has equated the George W. Bush administration with the Third Reich. Soros, who spent $26 million trying to beat Bush two years ago, is a key supporter of the media-darling Illinois Democrat's presidential campaign. But last week at Davos, Soros made folks like Gwyneth Paltrow and Sean Penn look downright patriotic. After asserting that the United States is recognizing the error it made in Iraq, Soros said, "To what extent it recognizes the mistake will determine its future." He went on to say...
  • Message To John Kerry: "How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?"

    01/31/2007 7:48:21 PM PST · by suspects · 19 replies · 913+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | January 31, 2007 | Michael Graham
    Why doesn’t John Kerry just go ahead and move to France now? He’ll be happier having escaped an ungrateful nation; Americans - particularly those of us in Massachusetts - will be ecstatic and the French will be miserable. Trifecta! Fox’s Brit Hume, responding to complaints about Sen. Kerry leaving home to criticize American foreign policy, pointedly asks, “Is it really fair to John Kerry to argue that when he’s in Switzerland, he’s away from home?” But there he was, just 48 hours after wishing his lifelong presidential fantasies a tearful goodbye, on the stage in Davos, unloading both rhetorical barrels...
  • Russia's 'petro-confidence' could lead to a fall

    01/26/2007 11:36:24 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 504+ views
    , MarketWatch ^ | Jan 26, 2007 | William L. Watts
    Critics say hardball tactics could come back to haunt Moscow. Alexander Medvedev went to Davos with the tall task of convincing European leaders and others that they have nothing to fear from the state-controlled Russian energy giant Gazprom. The company enraged European leaders earlier this month when it temporarily shut off the flow of oil through a key pipeline due to a dispute with Belarus. The move came a year after it had similarly clamped off natural gas supplies due to a dispute with Ukraine. "I'd like to assure all of the people in this room there is no reason...
  • High-altitude hedonism in Davos (World Economic Forum wraps up)

    01/28/2007 5:21:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 2,092+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/07 | Giles Hewitt
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) - Celebrity sightings may have been scarce, but the annual gathering of the world's most powerful people in Davos still managed to wrap its air of serious debate in a sheen of glamour. For all the grave talk about the dangers of climate change at the four-day meeting of corporate and political leaders, petrol-guzzling limousines and SUVs remained the transport mode of choice for the vast majority of participants. For the really "serious money," the road was left behind altogether in favour of a helicopter entry and departure to the small ski resort high in the Swiss...
  • Kerry at the Anti-American Forum;Iran and the Karbala attack

    01/28/2007 9:24:52 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies · 2,130+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | January 28, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    The World Economic Forum in Davos is a sanctuary for America-bashers. John Kerry was the star there yesterday. In case you missed it, Allah's got video and the lowdown. All I can say is: Thank God for the Swift Boat Veterans. Davos is getting feedback. LGF'ers are leading the charge. Matt at Blackfive notes that while Kerry schmoozed former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, evidence of Iranian special ops orchestration of the horrific attack on US troops in Kerbala is building.
  • These pics of Kerry and Khatami are from Iranian regime site.

    01/27/2007 9:30:58 PM PST · by nuconvert · 89 replies · 2,710+ views
    ISNA ^ | Jan. 27, 2007
    These pics of Kerry and Khatami are from Iranian regime site. Article talks about how Khatami was successful in changing the world opinion about Iran and how Kerry speaks against Pres. Bush. Regime loves it. Feel free to caption
  • McCain calls on China to grow up

    01/27/2007 10:06:20 AM PST · by jdm · 16 replies · 482+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Jan 27 2007
    DAVOS (AFP) - US Senator and presidential hopeful John McCain said the time had come for China to justify its superpower aspirations and "step up" over issues like the North Korean nuclear crisis. "It's time for China to step up in the world and assume their responsibilities," McCain told reporters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. "So far, some of us ... have been very disappointed in their lack of maturity," he added. McCain, considered a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, said allowing Pyonyang to develop nuclear weapons...
  • Kerry says U.S. 'a sort of international pariah'

    01/27/2007 6:46:56 AM PST · by johnny7 · 42 replies · 1,400+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 1-27-2007 | N/A
    DAVOS, Switzerland Democratic Senator John Kerry says the Bush administration's foreign policy has caused the U-S to become --quote-- "a sort of international pariah."
  • Kerry Slams US In Davos Summit

    01/27/2007 9:52:21 AM PST · by jdm · 56 replies · 1,521+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan 27 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    There's something about the Davos economic summit that drives American leftists to slam their own country while abroad. Two years ago, Eason Jordan lost his job at CNN over his accusations in Davos that the US military had a policy of assassinating journalists in war zones. Today, John Kerry used the forum to scold the Bush administration for its foreign policy while specifying two issues that predate it: Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry slammed the foreign policy of the Bush administration on Saturday, saying it has caused the United States to become "a sort of international pariah." The statement came as...
  • Homeland Security’s Chertoff Warns of Nuclear Terror Threat

    01/26/2007 7:11:36 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 57 replies · 1,234+ views
    US Department of State ^ | Jan. 26, 2007 | David McKeeby
    Washington –- Today, the international community faces a test of its willingness to stop nuclear terrorism, says Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. “You can’t put that genie back in the bottle once a weapon of mass destruction or a nuclear bomb gets into the hands of a terrorist,” Chertoff said in a January 26 panel discussion at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Terrorism is high on the forum’s agenda this year. It constitutes one of the top threats to global security, according to a survey of international business and political leaders attending the event. “What we...
  • Warming makes predicting Alpine avalanches harder (Swiss climate expert, less snowfall makes it so)

    01/26/2007 4:49:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 395+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/07 | Reuters
    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Winter temperatures are rising steadily across the European Alps but snow volumes have varied wildly, making it harder to assess the risk of avalanches, a Swiss climate expert said on Friday. Climatologist Christoph Marty said the cold winds and snow that greeted more than 2,000 members of the world's political and business elites in Davos this week masked a clear warming trend in the region, where winter had a very mild start. A reduction in snow cover generally means that the danger of avalanches decreases, but Marty said increased variability of snowfall made it hard to...
  • Optimism over growth, worries over climate at Davos (World Economic Forum 2007 opens)

    01/24/2007 9:29:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 289+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/07 | Giles Hewitt
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) - World business and political leaders have tempered optimism over global economic growth with concern over climate change as they kicked off their elite annual retreat in Davos. The four-day gathering of movers and shakers in the Swiss ski resort boasted the usual impressive guest list, with delegates able to flit from a breakfast with Microsoft founder Bill Gates to an evening audience with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The theme of this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting -- "The Shifting Power Equation" -- sought to take in everything from the growing geopolitical clout of Asia to...
  • CA: Top California legislator discusses climate change in Switzerland (Fabian Nunez goes to Davos)

    01/23/2007 4:32:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 287+ views
    SACRAMENTO – With little action planned this month in the Capitol, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez is heading to Switzerland for a four-day trip to promote California's efforts to combat climate change. Nunez, D-Los Angeles, was scheduled to depart Tuesday to speak about global warming at the annual World Economic Forum in the eastern ski resort town of Davos. “This subject has become a hot topic throughout the country and the world, and I'd like to think we had something to do with it.” said Nunez, who co-authored California's landmark bill seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. California's law, which took...
  • Al Jazeera enters the 'information war' - in English

    11/14/2006 5:12:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies · 1,507+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-14-06 | LARRY DERFNER
    Beginning Wednesday, November 15, the sometimes called "CNN of the Arab world," will be out to capture the rest of the world as Al Jazeera International debuts on TV screens globally - in English. The new satellite station will run 24/7, broadcasting 12 hours a day from Al Jazeera's home base in Doha, Qatar, with another four hours each from Washington DC, London and Kuala Lumpur. For star power it will have David Frost doing interviews, with Wednesday's "scoop" scheduled to be his talk with Tony Blair. In its decade on the air, Al Jazeera in Arabic has become the...
  • (Vanity) Whither the Economy?

    02/08/2006 10:53:43 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 29 replies · 1,685+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 02-08-2006 | grey_whiskers
    There has been a good deal of speculation about the state of the US economy lately. Which way are interest rates headed, now that Bernake has replaced Greenspan at the Fed? Will the housing bubble burst or just leak slowly? What will be the influence of the tensions in Iran? While all of these questions are challenging, and may present the opportunity for a quick strike, they are still among the easiest of all economic questions. Why? Because they are short term questions. If we just wait six months or a year, the answers will have already happened. Instead of...
  • The End of the World Is Near Bill Clinton Says So

    02/04/2006 2:47:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,987+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | February 3, 2006 | CFIF
    In our urgency to deal with really urgent stuff over the past few weeks, we have been piling up news articles regarding what some regard as a universal urgency. That would be global warming or Global Warming or GLOBAL WARMING, depending on one's perspective, provided that one has a perspective. Bill Clinton, speaking last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that mother of all junkets for rich folks who take themselves very seriously, said that GLOBAL WARMING bothered him a bunch. "It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of...
  • The U.N.'s plans for global socialist rule

    02/04/2006 2:24:04 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 558+ views ^ | Saturday, February 04, 2006 | Henry Lamb
    At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, the United Nations Development Program promoted its plan to rule the world through a global socialist economic system. The plan is detailed in a book entitled "The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges", published by Oxford University Press. The U.N. plan identifies seven trillion dollars – that's $7,000,000,000,000 – to be taken from developed nations for use by the U.N. to solve all the world's problems. At the heart of the program is a global pollution-permit trading scheme that would produce $3.64 trillion, according to the U.N. This is...
  • Building An American Future Means Rejecting the "Davos Culture"

    02/02/2006 6:40:03 AM PST · by Willie Green · 65 replies · 1,447+ views ^ | Wednesday, February 01, 2006 | William R. Hawkins
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. In his State of the Union address, President Bush unveiled his "American Competitiveness Initiative" (ACI) that is meant to encourage innovation and strengthen the nation's ability to compete against foreign rivals. The strategy calls for an increase in Federal research programs and a push for students to do better in math and science. The commitment of only $136 billion to this effort over 10 years, most of it beyond his term in office, raises questions about his sincerity, especially measured against his past record of indifference to the challenges posed by...
  • Angelina Jolie: "Absolutely Ashamed" of U.S.

    01/31/2006 10:33:48 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 36 replies · 786+ views
    Angelina Not Jolie: Starlet "Absolutely Ashamed" of U.S. By Debbie Schlussel Hmmm . . . . Maybe she should stay there. Angelina Jolie--new face of St. John fashions and old face of support for Palestinian kiddie terrorists-in-training--said she's "absolutely ashamed" of America at this weekend's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Skank Angelina Jolie at pro-HAMAS Arab Children's Conference Hate-Fest in Jordan, 2004 Accompanied by skank-o-phile Mr. Angelina Jolie (Brad Pitt), the actress told the self-absorbed international rich-and-famous beautiful people lefties at the navel-reflecting/pontification gathering, that she's hopping mad that the U.S. Congress hasn't ratified the U.N. Convention on the...
  • Kerry Plays The Race Card

    01/29/2006 10:41:36 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies · 2,512+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/27 | Wendy Long
    Democrats — at least those seeking the Democratic nomination for president and those who are desperate for money from extremist Left deep pockets — are trying to "out-Liberal" each other on the Alito nomination, even when it is clear a bipartisan majority of senators intend to make the Judge Alito "Justice Alito" in just a few days. John Kerry, after launching the first international filibuster from the slopes of the Swiss Alps with the help of Ted Kennedy, gave a speech earlier on the Senate floor that rivals Kennedy’s 1987 smear of Judge Bork. Kennedy claimed that in “Judge Bork’s...
  • Gates promotes business in China

    01/28/2006 8:29:28 PM PST · by maui_hawaii · 3 replies · 292+ views
    DAVOS, Switzerland -- The specter of state censorship and the proliferation of software piracy shouldn't deter technology companies from doing business in China, Bill Gates said Friday. As technology develops and Chinese innovations multiply, those problems gradually will dissipate, the Microsoft Corp. chairman and co-founder said. "I think (the Internet) is contributing to Chinese political engagement. ... Access to the outside world is preventing more censorship," Gates said, referring to China's restrictions on politically sensitive Web sites. Microsoft, Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. have been criticized for acquiescing to Chinese government demands to block access to certain sites, a move...
  • Gates won't cross China government

    01/28/2006 8:23:20 PM PST · by maui_hawaii · 5 replies · 375+ views
    Bill and Melinda Gates, along with Bono, were honored at the "Persons of the Year" by Time Magazine for their good works. "For being shrewd about doing good, for rewiring politics and re-engineering justice, for making mercy smarter and hope strategic and then daring the rest of us to follow, Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono are Time's Persons of the Year," Time wrote. The $29 billion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation should earn the Gates' Nobel Prizes and eternal thanks from the entire planet. However, when it comes to the business of the Internet the Bill Gates who built...
  • Clinton: Climate change is the world's biggest worry

    01/29/2006 3:47:31 AM PST · by Dewy · 86 replies · 1,580+ views
    Newsday & AP ^ | January 28, 2006 | DAN PERRY
    DAVOS, Switzerland -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton told corporate chieftains and political bigwigs Saturday that climate change was the world's biggest problem _ followed by global inequality and the "apparently irreconcilable" religious and cultural differences behind terrorism. Clinton's comments provided something a freewheeling and philosophical finale _ ahead of Sunday's formal wrap-up _ to several days of high-powered discourse on the state of the world, and the mostly admiring audience seemed to hang on his every word.
  • Angelina Jolie Tells Starstruck Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland to Stay Focused

    01/28/2006 4:26:02 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 47 replies · 1,646+ views
    Angelina Jolie told a summit of business leaders and politicians, many driven to distraction by the Hollywood siren, to concentrate on the real issues. "I just think if I can ask anything it's for everybody in this room, including myself, to stay focused on the issues," Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, told an audience at the World Economic Forum on Friday. "To follow up on Darfur, to watch what is happening in the courts, to follow up on Nepal ... on Afghanistan," she said. Jolie uses her celebrity pulling power to draw attention to humanitarian crises...
  • In Davos, Part III (Merkel's speech)

    01/28/2006 10:32:33 AM PST · by wolf78 · 7 replies · 495+ views
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | January 27, 2006 | Jay Nordlinger
    Thanks for joining me, for Part III of this journal. Part I appeared on Wednesday, and can be found here. Part II — published yesterday — is found here. Where were we? I think I was talking about Angela Merkel, the new chancellor of Germany. She gives a major address, and it is a surprising (to me) and splendid address: I wish I could link to it, but apparently there is no transcript. Not to worry: I will give you a strong taste of it, from my notes. First, let me say that I myself have not sufficiently reflected on...
  • Michael Douglas in Economic Conference in Davos, Switzerland: "Don't Underestimate Star Power"

    01/28/2006 4:44:30 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 56 replies · 891+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/27/06
    Michael Douglas knows that those who attend the World Economic Forum can move mountains and make mounds of money. But a little star power — be it Bono, Angelina Jolie or Peter Gabriel — never hurts. "It's an impressive group, to say the least, that covers a broad spectrum," said the 61-year-old actor-producer, adding that the free-flow nature of the event promotes dialogue in a friendly environment. "People seem to let their hair down a little bit and loosen their ties. And there is a lot of give and share that's going on both in front on the panels and...
  • Bush team attacks critics as .... Swiss?

    01/27/2006 7:09:34 PM PST · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 1,102+ views
    AFP ^ | Fri Jan 27, 2006
    Years after they first fingered Iraq war foes as "French," US President George W. Bush's Republicans are now dismissing the "Davos Democrats" -- turning the Swiss resort town into an unlikely insult. One of the first targets was Senator John Kerry, Bush's rival for the White House in 2004, who was in Davos Thursday when he urged the Senate to use a delaying tactic called a filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Sam Alito. "It was a pretty historic day. This was the first time ever that a Senator has called for a filibuster from the slopes of Davos, Switzerland," White...