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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....