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  • At "World Government Summit," Top Globalists Drop The Mask

    02/17/2017 6:13:45 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 February 2017 | Alex Newman
    Meeting this week at the annual "World Government Summit" in the United Arab Emirates, under the shadow of a replica monument from the false god Baal's temple, top globalists and establishment leaders from around the planet offered a series of stunning revelations about their agenda. From the socialist new UN secretary-general and the embattled boss of the International Monetary Fund to national government leaders and tax-funded crony capitalists, over a hundred prominent speakers lectured thousands of attendees on the supposed necessity of globalism, multiculturalism, statism, Big Government, social engineering, "sustainability," and more. One speaker, tax-funded billionaire Elon Musk, even claimed...
  • Davos Founder: World 'Identity Crisis' Driven by Globalization Has Led to Trump's Election, Brexit

    02/12/2017 6:02:00 AM PST · by LRoggy · 26 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | 2/12/17 | Arjun Kharpal
    World citizens are going through an "identity crisis," leading to some of the political upheaval seen across the globe, World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab said on Sunday, addressing the rise of the anti-globalization sentiment. The man behind the annual gathering of elites in the Swiss mountain retreat of Davos outlined why he believed that led to events such as the election of U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's exit from the European Union. Schwab said that globalization has created a "new economic equation" in which labor prices have fallen while those who have capital have benefited. He said...
  • Exit stage left: Lights go out on Biden as he talks of US 'leadership' in Davos speech (VIDEO)

    01/18/2017 11:41:34 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 25 replies
    RT ^ | 18 Jan, 2017 16:34
    It may have just been coincidence, or perhaps something more symbolic, but whatever it was, Joe Biden saw the lights go out on him as he mentioned US "leadership" during his last major speech as vice president, in Davos, Switzerland. "We are going to retain our position of leadership," Biden was telling the audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, when the lights on stage began to dim. Rendered a dark silhouette, and seemingly unimpressed, the outgoing vice president carried on talking about the West's ideas and visions of the world. "If we don't fight for our values, no...
  • (Exclusive Interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at Davos - possible Dem. 2020)

    01/23/2017 8:24:26 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 | Brett LoGiurato
    As some of the world's most influential people wrestled with the implications of President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum this past week, a new face in US politics grabbed their attention. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper served as a representative of the Democratic Party's future here, just as outgoing Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry represented the past. If this gathering is any indication, Hickenlooper may be on the verge of building buzz as a 2020 hopeful. Several attendees pointed to him as someone who could rescue the party after its disastrous 2016 losses. One...
  • Soros: Trump a 'would-be dictator' who will rattle markets

    01/19/2017 5:07:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2017 6:43 PM EST
    Billionaire investor George Soros said Thursday he views President-elect Donald Trump as an “impostor and con man and a would-be dictator” who will rattle financial markets. Soros, a big supporter of Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign, said he is confident Trump will be checked by Congress and the Constitution. […] “I personally am convinced that (Trump) is going to fail,” Soros said. “Not because of people like me who would like him to fail, but because the ideas that guide him are inherently self-contradictory.” …
  • Davos Elites Call For a Ban on Physical Cash... in the US.

    Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist, thinks so. Phasing out currency and moving towards a digital economy would, over the long term, have “benefits that outweigh the cost,” the Columbia University professor said on day one of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos… “I believe very strongly that countries like the United States could and should move to a digital currency,” he said, “so that you would have the ability to trace this kind of corruption. There are important issues of privacy, cyber-security, but it would certainly have big advantages.” https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/the-us-should-get-rid-of-cash-and-become-a-digital-economy-says-this-nobel-laureate-economist
  • Kerry Jokes at Davos: Trump Presidency May Last Only Year or Two

    01/18/2017 9:14:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 18, 2017 | 4:17 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry, in one of his final public appearances before stepping down, jokingly suggested Tuesday that the Trump administration may only last a year or two. Some of his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos — which this year has many attendees absorbed with the looming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump — appeared to enjoy the comment, laughing and clapping. Referring to the prospect that the Trump administration may walk away from the Iran nuclear deal, Kerry said that doing so would harm American credibility, “and it will hurt for the endurance of a year,...
  • In Davos, Globalists Hail Leadership of Communist Chinese Tyrant

    01/18/2017 6:13:11 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    In a bizarre spectacle that took many low-level establishment-minded analysts by surprise, brutal Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping was crowned the king of globalism this week by embattled Western globalists at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Blasting “excessive pursuit of profits,” Xi (shown) offered a “vigorous defense” of globalism and pseudo-“free trade” schemes in his keynote speech at the event. He also suggested that his brutal regime was ready to step in to a leadership role in the emerging new world order as the United States changes direction. However, as the globalist alliance with savage communist tyranny comes...
  • Joe Biden warns that the progressive democratic world order is at risk of collapse [tr]

    01/18/2017 5:38:18 AM PST · by oblomov · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | Jay Yarrow
    Vice President Joe Biden delivered an epic final speech Wednesday to the elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The gist of his speech was simple: At a time of "uncertainty" we must double down on the values that made Western democracies great, and not allow the "liberal world order" to be torn apart by destructive forces. Biden went after Russian President Vladimir Putin by name, saying he is using "every tool" in his power to whittle away the European project, and undermine Western democracies. Biden accused Putin of wanting to "roll back decades of progress." Biden said...
  • Davos: Xi Jinping warns against Trump's protectionism

    01/17/2017 8:31:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.ch ^ | 17 January 2017 18:20 CET+01:00
    China’s President Xi Jinping warned on Tuesday against scapegoating globalization for the world’s ills or retreating behind protectionist walls, staking out an alternative vision for the international economy days before Donald Trump takes office. The global economic order has been led for decades by the United States, but the president-elect is threatening to tear up the rule book, and Xi used his debut appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos to insist that globalization was irreversible. “Pursuing protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room. Wind and rain may be kept outside, but so is light and air,”...
  • ‘Inclusive Globalism’ Means Embracing LGBT Rights, Davos Attendees Told

    01/16/2017 12:36:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/16/17 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Corporations should be encouraged to support gay rights as a means to further economic gain, attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos will hear this week. World leaders gather this week at the Swiss ski resort to discuss how to make globalism more inclusive in response to the rising tide of populism. As part of that agenda Chief Operating Officer of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Antonio Zappulla has suggested private and public sector leaders be encouraged to be more “inclusive” of LGBT staff. Singling out organisations who have been leading on that agenda for praise, Zappulla cited the British...
  • A warning for the losers of the liberal elite

    01/16/2017 10:03:54 AM PST · by Fhios · 14 replies
    FT ^ | 1/15/2017 | Wolfgang Münchau
    "...Brexit is terrible because it deprives young Britons of the right to choose where to live, study and work. It deprives them of a European identity many believed they possessed forever..."
  • STARK INEQUALITY: OXFAM SAYS 8 MEN AS RICH AS HALF THE WORLD

    01/16/2017 4:57:08 AM PST · by upchuck · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | PAN PYLAS
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting its findings on the dawn of the annual gathering of the global political and business elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, anti-poverty organization Oxfam says the gap between the very rich and poor is far greater than just a year ago. It's urging leaders to do more than pay...
  • WEF Chief Security Officer Dies in Probable Suicide

    01/26/2010 9:38:02 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 11 replies · 1,424+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 012610
    dead men don't... the source.
  • The numbers behind the numbers

    09/16/2011 6:42:25 AM PDT · by TheBombshellProject · 3 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 9-15-2011 | Bill Martin
    The World Economic Forum recently published its annual Global Competiveness Report. Our continual slide from first in 2008 to fifth worldwide has received some coverage by the press, but no one has written about the underlying causes for the drop or given any meaningful insight into who the WEF is and how the rankings are compiled. The mainstream press has completely missed the story. The WEF describes itself as an independent international organization committed to “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.” The rankings...
  • The numbers behind the numbers

    09/16/2011 6:42:42 AM PDT · by TheBombshellProject · 1 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 9-15-2011 | Bill Martin
    The World Economic Forum recently published its annual Global Competiveness Report. Our continual slide from first in 2008 to fifth worldwide has received some coverage by the press, but no one has written about the underlying causes for the drop or given any meaningful insight into who the WEF is and how the rankings are compiled. The mainstream press has completely missed the story. The WEF describes itself as an independent international organization committed to “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.” The rankings...
  • Davos elites struggle for answers as Trump era dawns

    01/15/2017 5:42:43 PM PST · by greeneyes · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 1, 2017 | Noah Barkin
    DAVOS, Switzerland - The global economy is in better shape than it's been in years. Stock markets are booming, oil prices are on the rise again and the risks of a rapid economic slowdown in China, a major source of concern a year ago, have eased. And yet, as political leaders, CEOs and top bankers make their annual trek up the Swiss Alps to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the mood is anything but celebratory.
  • ‘Silent Fear’: Party of Davos Founder Plans Emergency D.C. Meeting to Discuss How to Handle Trump

    01/15/2017 5:29:31 PM PST · by Rockitz · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Jan 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    The World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of globalist political, financial and cultural elitists is underway in Davos, Switzerland, but the organization’s founder is planning an emergency Washington, D.C., meeting in 2017 for worried elites worldwide to discuss how to deal with President-elect Donald J. Trump. “The World Economic Forum is listening to Donald Trump,” Bloomberg’s Stephen Morris and Erik Schatzker wrote on Sunday. “The organization will convene a special meeting in Washington this year to discuss issues raised during the president-elect’s campaign and the populist wave that swept him to victory, WEF founder Klaus Schwab told Bloomberg Television on Sunday....
  • Chinese delegation open to meeting Trump's team at Davos

    01/10/2017 10:35:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | January 10, 2017 | Louise Watt, The Associated Press
    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's delegation to next week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos is open to meeting with President-elect Donald Trump's team, an official said Wednesday. Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong told reporters at a briefing that "there are open channels of communication" with Trump's team. Bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the annual gathering of business leaders, politicians and cultural icons are still being finalized, but China would look into what sort of arrangements could be made "as long as the schedule permits and if there is the wish," he said....
  • Germany's Merkel to Skip Davos on Eve of Trump Presidency

    01/02/2017 11:50:25 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 2, 2017 | Noah Barkin
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is steering clear of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, a meeting expected to be dominated by debate over the looming presidency of Donald Trump and rising public anger with elites and globalization. Merkel has been a regular at the annual gathering of political leaders, CEOs and celebrities, traveling to ...the Swiss Alps seven times since becoming chancellor.... conference runs from Jan. 17-20 under the banner "Responsive and Responsible Leadership".... [Merkel's] absence may come as a disappointment...her reputation as a steady, principled leader fits well with the theme... The German government declined [to claim] scheduling...
  • Betsy DeVos: Many of you are asking about Common Core. To clarify, I am not a supporter—period.

    11/23/2016 11:45:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Betsy DeVos ‏@BetsyDeVos Many of you are asking about Common Core. To clarify, I am not a supporter—period. Read my full stance, here: http://betsydevos.com/qa/ https://twitter.com/BetsyDeVos/status/801505785742290945
  • Movie: "Obsolete"

    11/05/2016 6:40:25 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 13 replies
    Amazon or Truthstreammedia.com ^ | 11-6-16 | Aaron & Melissa Dykes
    I can't recommend this enough...stellar. this couple are like James O'Keefe, defending the republic and humanity from the video pious elites. The documentary is 49 mins...arm your older kids and let them want h it, too. I'd love to discuss with anyone so please bookmark and come back after viewing.
  • Senators Slam NATO ‘Free-Riders’ in Closed-Door Meeting With Secretary General

    04/07/2016 5:20:01 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | April 6, 2016 | John Hudson
    onald Trump has spent much of his campaign deriding NATO allies for “ripping off” the American taxpayer and failing to contribute to the world’s most powerful military alliance. But on Wednesday, his fellow Republicans joined the chorus during a closed-door meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Capitol Hill, according to sources inside the room. For under an hour, senators grilled Stoltenberg, a former prime minister of Norway, about why only five members of the 28-nation club spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense, the official amount NATO recommends each nation set aside. Some...
  • It’s time to kill the $100 bill

    02/16/2016 11:00:17 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 16, 2016 | Lawrence H. Summers
    Harvard's Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government, which I am privileged to direct, has just issued an important paper by senior fellow Peter Sands and a group of student collaborators. The paper makes a compelling case for stopping the issuance of high denomination notes like the 500 euro note and $100 bill or even withdrawing them from circulation. I remember that when the euro was being designed in the late 1990s, I argued with my European G7 colleagues that skirmishing over seigniorage by issuing a 500 euro note was highly irresponsible and mostly would be a boon to corruption...
  • Davos Leftists Demand Global Regulatory Collective

    02/08/2016 6:23:39 AM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    The key takeaway from this year's Davos World Economic Forum was that the planet is on the cusp of a disruptive fourth industrial revolution that must be managed by a collective of leftist elites and their corporate cronies. A Swiss foundation in Davos has hosted what it calls the "forum for public-private cooperation" for the last 45 years. The three-day event in Switzerland's eastern Alps brings together 2,500 key leftist politicians, intellectuals, journalists, and a slew of multi-national corporate cronies to discuss shaping global, regional, and industrial agendas to best to divide the economic spoils.
  • Davos Insider Vows Trump Defeat: “It Doesn’t Matter Who the GOP Puts Up, Hillary Will Win”

    01/27/2016 2:19:21 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 35 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    Voice of the people be damned. With a week until the Iowa caucuses, it would appear that the fix is in – at least if you take the words of some of the world’s most elite to heart. It is perhaps no surprise that the Davos elite – which just converged in the snowy Alps – have it out for Trump. Reuters reported that the “Davos elite [are] alarmed at prospect of nominee Trump,” whom they consider “dangerous.” Now, one of their attendees, Martin Sorrell – who heads WPP Group, a very powerful advertising and marketing firm that steers hundreds...
  • Davos elite alarmed at prospect of nominee Trump

    01/27/2016 7:39:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/27/15
    "Unbelievable", "embarrassing" even "dangerous" are some of the words the financial elite gathered at the World Economic Forum conference in the Swiss resort of Davos have been using to describe U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Although some said they still expected his campaign to founder before his party picks its nominee for the November election many said it was no longer unthinkable that he could be the Republican candidate. Some noted that whatever the outcome, a heated campaign, which has also seen self-proclaimed Socialist Bernie Sanders provide a tough challenge to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the...
  • Shadow of populism hangs over Davos

    01/22/2016 12:00:39 PM PST · by fingers_crossed · 14 replies
    Financial Times - Europe ^ | January 22, 2016 | Gideon Rachman
    Shadow of populism hangs over Davos
  • Release The Father's Heart it is ok to love [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/22/2016 8:56:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Stop hiding my heart from my children sons and daughters of light for I AM your defense and my spirit takes no offense. So challenge the adversary with the Virtue of My love My Children for you carry The Heart of an Overcomer for I have already overcome the world for all mankind. My Heart trusts My Love for The Father of Mercies gave Me Grace to give to you endlessly. . . and such is My Love for ALL of you ! 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 Love: The Superior Way 13 If I speak human or angelic languages but do...
  • The Specter of Donald Trump Is Haunting Davos

    01/21/2016 9:10:20 AM PST · by Fhios · 37 replies
    1/21/2016 | Vanity link
    .... The prospect of Trump in the White House is ratcheting up anxiety among the 2,500 business and political leaders gathered at the Swiss ski resort for the annual World Economic Forum.
  • UN chief alarmed at prospect of rising global unemployment

    01/20/2016 9:29:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2016 7:20 PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman said Wednesday that projections for rising global unemployment over the next two years are "alarming" and the U.N. chief will keep pushing for job opportunities, especially for youth. The comments from deputy spokesman Farhan Haq were in response to a new report from the U.N. labor agency projecting that the number of unemployed people will increase by nearly 2.3 million in 2016 and 1.1 million in 2017 as a result of the global economic slowdown last year. Haq said Ban has been raising the need for new jobs in discussions with business leaders and others at...
  • World faces wave of epic debt defaults, fears central bank veteran [Situation worse than 2007]

    01/20/2016 7:06:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/20/2016 | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, in Davos
    The global financial system has become dangerously unstable and faces an avalanche of bankruptcies that will test social and political stability, a leading monetary theorist has warned. "The situation is worse than it was in 2007. Our macroeconomic ammunition to fight downturns is essentially all used up," said William White, the Swiss-based chairman of the OECD's review committee and former chief economist of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). "Debts have continued to build up over the last eight years and they have reached such levels in every part of the world that they have become a potent cause for...
  • Trump: Europe is terrific place for investment (2013)

    01/18/2016 7:07:16 AM PST · by demshateGod · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | January 22, 2013 | Donal Trump
    "My concern is that the negligence of a few will adversely affect the majority. I've long been a believer in the "look at the solution, not the problem" theory. In this case, the solution is clear. We will have to leave borders behind and go for global unity when it comes to financial stability."
  • Donald Trump vs. Davos Man

    01/18/2016 6:49:04 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 36 replies
    The Economic Populist ^ | 8 August 2015 | Dan Phillips
    Coined by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington, the term Davos Man was meant to refer to members of the global elite who view themselves as completely international. They have no need for the term "nationality" and feel that governments are merely shadows of time past to be used as facilitators in their global operations. ~ Akash ArasuThe pundit and activist class can't seem to figure Donald Trump out, but as I have attempted to argue elsewhere, Trump's politics are not really as inscrutable as all that. Trump is that guy at the barbershop who says "We need to run the...
  • What is the theme of Davos 2016?

    01/08/2016 6:02:02 PM PST · by Fhios · 7 replies
    WEC ^ | Nov 15 2015 | Fon Mathurus
    Over 2,500 leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts will participate in the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, on 20-23 January. The theme of the Meeting is “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
  • 5,000 Swiss Army Troops Will Protect World's Billionaires During Annual Davos Boondoggle

    01/07/2016 4:06:43 PM PST · by amorphous · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7 Jan 2016 | Tyler Durden
    With a new wave of terrorism, mass shootings and unprecedented social violence around the globe now a part of the daily routine for billions of people across both developed and developing nations, one group wants to be certain there is no chance of "close encounters", violent or otherwise, with the peasantry during its upcoming annual boondoggle at the World Economic Forum in Davos. According to Swiss info, when the world's billionaires land their private jets in the gorgeous Swiss town (which at 1,560 m is also the highest town in Europe) on January 20, they will have up to 5,000...
  • Globalists Who Created Refugee Crisis Now Exploiting It

    09/08/2015 4:18:31 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | Sep 8, 2015 | Alex Newman
    The politicians and establishment figures in the United States and European Union demanding that the West accept millions of Middle Eastern refugees are the same globalists that created the tragic situation in the first place by destroying the countries their victims are fleeing from. Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond all offer plenty of evidence showing that to be the case. The horrific consequences of the globalist establishment's machinations, though — the genocide of Middle Eastern Christians, the emergence of savage terror groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS), the tsunami of refugees right now cascading into Europe, and more...
  • Obama Was Hand-Picked, Was NOT a Natural Born Citizen, Congress Knew It, and Tried to Protect Him

    03/30/2015 5:08:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 104 replies
    D C Clothesline ^ | 3/29/2015 | Dean Garrison
    The further I travel down this rabbit hole, the more I feel divorced from the good conservative people that I choose to call my own. I hold some stories back from our readers. My thought is that people have a hard enough time embracing the basic fact that our government is corrupt on both sides of the aisle. If you knew how corrupt I thought these people really were, I feel like you’d rush to the phone and soon bad men would show up to haul me off in a straight jacket. Do they still do that? Regardless, today I...
  • The slums of Davos

    01/29/2015 9:54:55 PM PST · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | January 27, 2015 | Fareed Zakaria
    Video - A fake slum was built in Davos at the gathering of the ultra rich so they could experience poverty first hand during a break from their 7-star vacation.
  • “Climate Change” Hypocrites and Their Fossil Fuel Guzzling Jets

    01/26/2015 3:38:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Look environmentally-smug, unsafe, duped behind the wheel of a Smart Car or something running on renewables such as solar, wind, or whatever unaffordable form of energy the “climate change” hucksters develop While the northeast is preparing for Snowmaggedon, 2-3 feet of snow, as if we’ve never had a few feet of snow before, the global warming turned climate change crowd is preparing for the upcoming global climate negotiations in December in Paris. Pharrell Williams tweeted “Let’s unite a billion voices to take #ClimateAction now” urging climate change awareness from his private jet in which he is pictured sitting alone. A...
  • What Experts Say about This Past Week--Investment & Finance Thread Jan. 25

    01/25/2015 10:11:11 AM PST · by expat_panama · 107 replies
    Weekly investment & finance thread ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Freeper Investors
    Considering the top headlines were about soft footballs this has to have been an easy no-brainer week for investments.  Maybe; here's what he experts are telling us:                     [excerpt from Investors Business Daily At Davos, Hypocrites Tell Rest Of Us To Lower Expectations]Former Vice President Al Gore listens to singer Pharrell Williams... [snip]...talking, of course, about the annual confab at Davos, Switzerland, ...[snip] "The purpose," said former vice president and climate-change entrepreneur Al Gore, standing with hip-hop star Pharrell Williams, "is to have a billion voices with one message, to demand climate action now." OK, so how about you flying commercial,...
  • Former Mexican President Says Most Undocumented Immigrants Don't Want To Become US Citizens

    01/25/2015 7:22:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 25, 2015 | By David Sirota
    DAVOS -- The crackdown on illegal immigration combined with intensified border security has prompted large numbers of undocumented Mexican laborers to remain in the U.S. permanently -- even as many prefer to go home -- out of fear they will never be able to return, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon told International Business Times. “Many of them are currently trapped,” Calderon told IBTimes. “There are a lot of these people [who] want to be in Mexico eight months every year, but they are unable to go there, because if they cross the border, they will never be able to cross...
  • Merkel offers Russia free-trade agreement (with EU)

    01/24/2015 4:40:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 Jan 2015 08:23 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Germany would be prepared to negotiate a free-trade agreement between the European Union and Russia as a way out of the deadlocked Ukraine conflict, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. Merkel told the World Economic Forum in Davos that Germany was “ready” to open talks about “possibilities for cooperating in a collective trade area”, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported. But she said that a precondition for the plan, suggested by Russian President Vladimir Putin several years ago but ignored by European leaders, would be a comprehensive peace agreement in Ukraine. …
  • Global economy hopes raised after European stimulus

    01/24/2015 10:50:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    12 News ^ | January 25, 2015 | Pan Pylas
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week's big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers from around the world said Saturday. In a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, they said a perkier Europe, coupled with a prolonged period of low oil prices, could help shore up the global economy following a period of underperformance that has prompted many forecasters to reduce their growth forecasts. "Lower oil prices and the big decision by ECB could further improve world economic outlook," said Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan.
  • THAT’S RICH: Palm Beach Billionaire Jeff Greene Lectures Americans About Living Modestly!

    01/23/2015 3:23:11 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 1/23/15
    Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, who made his fortune by betting against homeowners in the mortgage and credit crisis, has been mouthing off about the lifestyle that the rest of us enjoy. He thinks it’s too much — even though he owns America’s most expensive single-family house! The former U.S. Senate wannabe took advantage of his presence at the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland to tell a worldwide audience via Bloomberg News that we, the common people, need to have fewer things. ... Greene is also known in these parts for making contractors who work on his $36 million-,...
  • Emma Watson Unveils Gender Equality Initiative in Davos

    01/24/2015 6:33:53 AM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 01/23/2015 | Lorena O'Neil
    The plan asks for governments, companies and universities to step in and work together to "bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally." Watson outlined the gender equality initiative in her speech, talking about the overwhelming response she received when she first launched HeForShe with a powerful speech in New York City last September. Although some people proved just how necessary this conversation is by threatening her for defending women, she was largely celebrated for her passionate words.
  • Kerry at Davos: Don’t Blame Muslims for Crimes Not Committed by Muslims Alone

    01/24/2015 5:19:09 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 66 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/24/2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    Here is an excerpt from John Kerry's speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: Against this enemy, we are increasingly organizing and fighting back, but in doing so we have to also keep our heads. Obviously, the biggest error that we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively for crimes not committed by Muslims alone – crimes that the overwhelming majority of Muslims oppose, crimes that their faith utterly rejects, and that Muslim leaders themselves have the greatest ability to address. Religions don’t require adherence to raze villages and blow up people. It’s individuals with a distorted...
  • At Davos, the Rich and Powerful Pay $43 for a Hot Dog [Clinton and George Soros Crowd]

    01/23/2015 9:37:19 AM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    NBCNews ^ | January 22, 2015 | MATT CLINCH AND LAWRENCE DELEVINGNE
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  • Kerry: Violent extremism is not Islamic

    01/23/2015 10:10:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 12:58 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    Violent extremists who are killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience of opinion leaders Friday at the World Economic Forum. In a speech calling for a global effort against violent extremism, Kerry said it would be a mistake to link Islam to criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill-seeking and other factors. …
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    01/22/2015 12:48:08 PM PST · by maggief · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2015 | SIMON TOMLINSON
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