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  • Mark Carney calls for global monetary system to replace the dollar

    08/23/2019 6:29:40 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 45 replies
    Yahoo (D-MSM) and Financial Times ^ | Chris Giles in London | [Financial Times]
    Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, has said that the world’s reliance on the US dollar “won’t hold” and needs to be replaced by a new international monetary and financial system based on many more global currencies.
  • Vatican: Reject ‘Use of the Term Minority,’ Develop ‘Concept of Citizenship’

    07/18/2019 7:10:17 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 July 2019 | EDWIN MORA
    WASHINGTON, DC — Societies must end the use of the word “minority” and redefine the “concept of citizenship,” a top Vatican official argued Thursday at a religious freedom event hosted by the U.S. Department of State. The comments from Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Holy See’s secretary for relations with states, came during a three-day summit, July 16 through 18, at the State Department — the second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.Gallagher said there is a “need to develop and respect the concept of citizenship,” adding: The concept of citizenship is based on the equality of rights and duties...
  • Provocations: Climate change mass hysteria

    07/09/2019 10:48:05 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 3 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | 7/7/2019 | David Neese
    Provocations: Climate change mass hysteria The ancients had professionals who were skilled at looking into the future, or who said they were.They were called soothsayers. They had different skill sets for practicing their profession.Some specialized in "haruspicy." That is, they examined the flight of birds. Then, based on the patterns they detected, they advised political leaders on the best public-policy course to follow.Others practiced "extispicy." That is, they poked around in the entrails of sacrificed animals to see what the future held.Then there were those professionals who practiced a branch of soothsaying called "cephalomancy." They examined the shape of skulls....
  • How Nashville is Transforming Itself Into a Global City

    07/04/2019 3:53:40 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 44 replies
    Worth.com ^ | Undated | Jennifer Justus
    At a recent fundraiser for restaurant workers struggling with addiction at the Nashville restaurant City House, Kamal Kalokoh, a chef with Jamaican roots, handed out plates of roast; a soul singer backed by a horn section belted out tunes; and Trevor Moran, an Irish chef who came to Nashville from Copenhagen’s Noma—often called the best restaurant in the world—stood behind a rickety table making Japanese kakigori, piles of matcha-dusted shaved ice hiding surprising hunks of greens or kiwi.
  • 'American Soil' Is Increasingly Foreign Owned

    05/27/2019 6:08:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | May 27, 2019 | RENEE WILDE
    The number of acres of U.S. farmland held by foreign-owned investors has doubled in the past two decades, raising alarm bells in farming communities. American soil. Those are two words that are commonly used to stir up patriotic feelings. They are also words that can't be be taken for granted, because today nearly 30 million acres of U.S. farmland are held by foreign investors. That number has doubled in the past two decades, which is raising alarm bells in farming communities. When the stock market tanked during the last recession, foreign investors began buying up big swaths of U.S. farmland....
  • Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel ones, German study shows

    04/22/2019 1:44:46 AM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 62 replies
    Brussels Times ^ | April 17, 2019 | Oscal Schneider
    When CO2 emissions linked to the production of batteries and the German energy mix - in which coal still plays an important role - are taken into consideration, electric vehicles emit 11% to 28% more than their diesel counterparts, according to the study, presented on Wednesday at the Ifo Institute in Munich. Mining and processing the lithium, cobalt and manganese used for batteries consume a great deal of energy. A Tesla Model 3 battery, for example, represents between 11 and 15 tonnes of CO2. Given a lifetime of 10 years and an annual travel distance of 15,000 kilometres, this translates...
  • Evidence from Chile Supports Younger Dryas Extraterrestrial Impact Hypothesis

    03/29/2019 6:18:08 AM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies
    science news ^ | 20mar19 | Editorial staff
    The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis, also known as Clovis comet hypothesis, posits that the hemisphere-wide debris field of a large, disintegrating asteroid (or comet) struck North America, South America, Europe, and western Asia approximately 12,800 years ago. This event triggered extensive biomass burning, brief impact winter, climate change, and contributed to extinctions of late Pleistocene megafauna. Controversial from the time it was proposed, this hypothesis continues to be contested by those who prefer to attribute the end-Pleistocene reversal in (global) warming entirely to terrestrial causes. Now, University of California, Santa Barbara’s Professor James Kennett and co-authors present further geologic and...
  • America gets its ‘a@@ handed to it’ in WW3 simulations

    03/23/2019 6:15:25 AM PDT · by vannrox · 107 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 11MAR19 | By Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com
    Full title; America gets its ‘a@@ handed to it’ in WW3 simulations: U.S. forces are defeated by Russia and China in almost all scenarios, analysts warn Nonprofit global policy think tank RAND performs simulated war scenarios to test how the US would fare against other leading military superpowersThe simulations cover battle on land, at sea, in the air, space and cyberspace Analysts warned last week that the US loses to Russia or China in most scenariosHowever, they said it would take just $24billion annually to improve outcomesThat's about three percent of the $750billion defense budget proposed for 2020  By
  • Activists want to carve Trump’s face into glacier to show climate change is real

    01/28/2019 3:41:25 AM PST · by vannrox · 46 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 28JAN19 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    Donald Trump could be getting a 115 feet high sculpture but he probably won’t like it. An environmental group plan to carve his image into a glacier in the Arctic Ocean as a protest against his attitude towards climate change.Finland’s Melting Ice organisation has been trying to raise money for the project for the past two years but are now intending to launch a crowdfunder to pay for the €400,000 (£345,000) costs. Donald Trump could be getting a 115 feet high sculpture but he probably won’t like it (Picture: Project Trumpmore)The US President previously joked his image should be carved...
  • The steam has gone out of globalisation

    01/26/2019 12:49:21 PM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    economist.com ^ | 1/24/2019 | unknown
    WHEN AMERICA took a protectionist turn two years ago, it provoked dark warnings about the miseries of the 1930s. Today those ominous predictions look misplaced. Yes, China is slowing. And, yes, Western firms exposed to China, such as Apple, have been clobbered. But in 2018 global growth was decent, unemployment fell and profits rose. In November President Donald Trump signed a trade pact with Mexico and Canada. If talks over the next month lead to a deal with Xi Jinping, relieved markets will conclude that the trade war is about political theatre and squeezing a few concessions from China, not...
  • Poland summit: Confronting Iran’s threats to the global community

    01/23/2019 8:46:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Iran Freedom ^ | Jan 22, 2019 | none stated
    On January 10, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, announced that a summit will be held in Poland on Feb. 13-14 and explained: “The purpose of the Poland Summit is to focus on Iran’s influence and terrorism in the region. The Iranian regime’s reaction to this announcement well revealed its shaky status quo on the brink of its downfall.Iranian officials expressed their concern about the consequences of the Poland Summit. Zarif and Araghchi referred to the graves of Polish people who lived in Iran during the World War II, and said: “While Iran saved Poles in WWII, this country...
  • U-turns on Global Compact ‘reflect poorly’ on countries concerned: senior UN migration official

    12/01/2018 9:58:19 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    U.N. News ^ | 27 November 2018 | Louise Arbour
    In an exclusive interview with UN News, Louise Arbour, the UN Special Representative for International Migration, said on Tuesday that the stated intention of several countries (including Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria) to pull out of the Global Compact for migration has seriously affected the spirit of multilateralism. Ms. Arbour pointed out that the text was agreed following extensive negotiations – involving all Member States apart from the United States – that lasted for months, during which each country advanced their own interests and extracted concessions from others, adding: “I think it reflects very poorly on those who...
  • TEN OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE FRENCH PROTESTS

    11/26/2018 3:13:12 AM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Power Line ^ | 11-25-2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    John has written about the protests against the French government of Emmanuel Macron, protests that turned violent this weekend. I want to add the following observations:First, the protests weren't just this weekend, although that's when they turned up on the U.S. radar. One of my daughters was in Paris on business last weekend (the weekend before Thanksgiving) and observed some of the disruption. It's estimated that 280,000 people protested throughout France last weekend and more than 100,000 protested this weekend. Second, news reports say that the protesters are not among France's more "marginalized citizens." That's true in some senses....
  • Winds of Change: The Case for New Digital Currency (IMF urges cashless global currency)

    11/15/2018 11:54:04 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 80 replies
    IMF.org ^ | 11/15/2018 | IMF
    https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2018/11/13/sp111418-winds-of-change-the-case-for-new-digital-currency Winds of Change: The Case for New Digital Currency By Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director  Singapore Fintech Festival November 14, 2018 Full text As prepared for delivery  Introduction Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen—good morning and thank you for the opportunity to participate in this important event. In Singapore, it is often windy. Winds here bring change, and opportunity. Historically, they blew ships to its port. These resupplied while waiting for the Monsoon to pass, for the seasons to change. “Change is the only constant,” wrote the ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus of Ephesus. Singapore knows this. You know this. It...
  • GLOBAL Blackout of YouTube right now..?

    10/16/2018 6:38:41 PM PDT · by gaijin · 172 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 11th, 2018 | me
    I'm hearing there is a global blackout of YouTube: I'm not able to load anything. How about your neck of the woods?
  • Inflation Target Regrets

    10/10/2018 12:28:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 09, 2018 | Michael Pento
    For years central banks had been keeping rates near 0%, or below, and at the same time printing over a hundred billion dollars’ worth of fiat currencies each and every month to purchase bonds and stocks. That is all changing now. ... fourteen major global central banks are either in the process right now, or have indicated that they be will next year, in the process of raising interest rates. At the same time, QE on a global net basis will plunge from $180 billion per month at its peak during 2017, to $0 by December…and will then go negative...
  • ‘World Wire’: IBM Launches Stellar-Based Blockchain Payments Platform (Global banking breakthrough)

    09/19/2018 11:16:21 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 43 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/05/2018 | David Hundeyin
    ‘World Wire’: IBM Launches Stellar-Based Blockchain Payments Platform (Global banking) https://finance.yahoo.com/news/world-wire-ibm-launches-stellar-224015555.html September 5, 2018 David Hundeyin Computing giant IBM has launched a blockchain-based financial solution that it says has the potential to completely upend the existing status quo in global payments and remittances. The new solution called ‘IBM Blockchain World Wire‘ combines the Stellar blockchain with digital assets to make instant money transfers possible of a guaranteed value possible. In July, CCN reported that IBM backed a dollar-pegged stablecoin issued by Stronghold on the Stellar network.  In the same month, IBM announced that it was involved in an environmentally friendly crypto project also built on...
  • Why The U.S. Ranks At The Bottom In A Foreign Aid Index (According to this freelance writer)

    09/18/2018 1:55:22 PM PDT · by gattaca · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | September 18, 2018 | Joanne Lu
    The United States' commitment to global development does not look good compared with that of other wealthy countries — and it's likely to get worse. According to an annual index released Tuesday by the Center for Global Development that ranks 27 of the world's wealthiest countries, the U.S. scored dead last on foreign aid contributions and quality — despite being the largest donor in dollar amount. That's because in 2017, it allocated a mere 0.18 percent of its gross national income for development assistance. That is well short of the 0.7 percent that wealthy countries have committed to strive for...
  • How to fly to a climate change summit? In a private, carbon-spewing jet

    09/16/2018 11:30:50 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 16, 2018 | Marier & Ross
    One of the hottest spots during the just-concluded Global Climate Action Summit was the private runway at San Francisco International Airport, where SFO spokesman Doug Yakel reports corporate jet traffic was up 30 percent over normal. Airport sources told us that the carbon-spewing corporate jets nearly filled the landing area’s parking slots and that many had flown in for the conference. The three-day climate confab drew more than 4,000 elected officials, business executives and environmentalists from around the globe and was aimed at addressing how to lower the carbon emissions responsible for global warming. The summit was organized by Gov....
  • Cash machines could be mass-hacked in global cyber attack, FBI warns (within days)

    08/13/2018 12:53:50 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 95 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8/13/2018 | Natasha Bernal
    Cash machines could be mass-hacked in global cyber attack, FBI warns https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/08/13/uk-cash-machines-could-mass-hacked-global-cyber-attack-fbi-warns/ By: Natasha Bernal  13 AUGUST 2018 • 2:06PM Banks have been warned of an imminent threat that their cash machines could be mass-hacked by cyber criminals. In a confidential alert on Friday, America's Federal Bureau of Investigation told international banks that criminals are plotting a concerted global malware attack on cash machines in the next few days.  The FBI issued a warning about a highly choreographed fraud scheme known as an ATM "jackpotting", in which crooks hack a bank or payment card processor and use cloned cards at cash machines around the world to...